This was fun! The bracelets are memory wire, to keep a neat round bangle shape, and the beads are rolled paper, each bead 1cm wide.
I used white printer paper for all of them, then I painted them with nail polish. Some are plain gold; some are dichromic purple / green; some are blue with gold crackle varnish on top; and some are blue with copper varnish sponged on top.
Plus gold coloured glass seed beads at the ends, and gold coloured daisy spacer beads throughout.
I didn't intend for them to be inspired by the Qartheen colour schemes, but afterwards I realised that was what they reminded me of (especially Daenerys in her blue dress and gold jewellery), so I guess it was probably knocking around in my little head somewhere.
(Pictured are 3 identical bracelets, stacked. Going to divide them up and give them as Christmas presents. )
Thank you so much! It depends how many beads I have to make (how many rows on the bracelet). This one is 6 rows, so the beads took 2 days (ALL day ) to measure, cut and roll; and another day to paint. Then a few minutes the next day to assemble.
Right you are. They are 3 bracelets of 2 row each, but I liked the effect more when they're worn as one. If I'd only made a single bracelet of 2 rows, I think it still would have taken a day or so to make. Currently I've only made them for friends, but I'm contemplating selling them (if I can justify how time consuming it is to make them).
Thank you! I NEVER THOUGHT OF IT EITHER. A while ago I bought black and gold W7 crackle polish, and they were discounted so I figured they'd suck. The black one is okay, and I use it on my nails... but the gold one is lumpy and powdery and looks hideous on nails. Glad I finally thought of using it for beads. If the beads were round, they'd look like tiny globes. *strokes beard*
Ugh, tell me about it. -_- I try to buy all my nail polish from discount cosmetics sites! But then they're so cheap that I end up buying a whole box full of them, and still spend more money than I should. D'oh.
Hahahah, thank you. THEY'RE PRETTY, NIC. I'm so addicted to making paper beads, but I don't want to use them exactly the same way every time, so I have to keep coming up with ideas, at least for different colour schemes.