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paper bracelet - Jewels of Qarth by Crimefish paper bracelet - Jewels of Qarth by Crimefish
Tutorial for making this bracelet:


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. :aww: )

My other paper bead tutorials:


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autumnmoon3 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
these are absolutely gorgeous. I think that is one of my favorite color palettes. Just curious, do you treat them with anything or is the nail polish enough to make them last?
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Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I came here to fave it again xD too bad that ain't possible, unless...
*adds +10000 faves by different accounts*
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Crimefish Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
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geneive Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
These are so awesome! Really beautiful!
How long do these take for you to make?
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Crimefish Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
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 :lol: ) to measure, cut and roll; and another day to paint. Then a few minutes the next day to assemble. :aww:
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geneive Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
oh this is all one bracelet? I thought they were individual ones in a stack! Haha, well they're terrific. Love to buy them if ever possible. I will continue to see what you make! Keep it up~
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Crimefish Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
:dummy: 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).
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geneive Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Ohoho! Well I'll be watching your page if you ever decide to! :) Thanks!
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kenshin-chan64 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
absolutely gorgeous!
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Dragonfly22 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Omg you are so amazing!!! I can't believe these are made from paper! And the colors work so well!
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linsesuppa Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Absolutely gorgeous! I love the colours :) Very inspiring :)
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Fruity-Tuity Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Great colours! The tutorial is very informative, thank you :)
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Crimefish Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Oh no, thank you! :heart:
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Ilojleen Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012   Traditional Artist
Pretty *___* You're so versatile and bloody talented :clap:
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Crimefish Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
OH YOU. :heart:
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Ilojleen Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012   Traditional Artist
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EikippieJ Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks awesome! I once made a bracelet for my best friends with one of your tutorials, she was thrilled and super happy with the present : ) Yet when you make then, it looks even better!
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Crimefish Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Oh, thank you. :heart: I find it so touching that anyone actually USES any of my tutorials. ^^; I'm not good at explaining how to do stuff, and sometimes I use a bit too much colourful language, LOL.
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EikippieJ Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually I found your tutorial very clear and fun to use. And I don't mind your 'colorful' language, I think it's fun to read and pretty much how I would say it myself most of the times ; )
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paintedmaru Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
These look gorgeous! Your paper beads are so pretty that it should be a crime.
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Crimefish Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Hahahaha! Thank you so much. :XD: I'm gradually getting better at making them.
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paintedmaru Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
They look so smooth. And each time you post them, I get all anxious and excited like I'm going to make some and think about how I learned to make really big beads in 4th grade for a mother's day gift.
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art-of-amie Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
love love love!!! I knew you used nail polish on paper beads, but I never thought to put crackle on top as well! So gonna find some gold crackle now...
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Crimefish Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
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*
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art-of-amie Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
oooh pretty.... I'm so gonna hit up the dollar shops and buy some now...not that i need to spend more money...damn expensive time of year.
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Crimefish Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
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.
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art-of-amie Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's just so easy to spend, there's always a bargin to be found. :D
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Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
These look so amazing! *grabby handssssssss*

Your talent has no limits :heart:
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Crimefish Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Hahahah, thank you. :XD: THEY'RE PRETTY, NIC. :heart: 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.
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BetahimeTsukiko Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
You so awesome! How you so awesome!?
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Crimefish Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Hahahah! Thank you. :XD:
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momo-q Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
The blue and gold ones are beautiful!
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Crimefish Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Ugh, I'm so glad you think so, thank you. :heart: I originally bought the gold crackle polish for my nails, but it was too lumpy and powdery! I'm glad I thought of using it for beads instead.
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StephanieRosario Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh my such beautiful work! :heart: Must have taken a lot of patience to roll the paper into those tiny beads O:
Awesome job! :clap:
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Crimefish Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Thank you! Hah, yeah, it took all day! But it's easy and repetitive, and strangely addictive. I can't seem to stop. :XD:
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StephanieRosario Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student General Artist
hehe you're welcome :heart:
lol! interestiiing :XD: I'd love to learn how to make them O: Would you perhaps consider making a mini tutorial for the beads? :iconbegplz:
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Crimefish Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Sure, I'll definitely consider it! :lol: I've been thinking about it for a while.
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StephanieRosario Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh wonderfuuul! :heart: Thank you for considering it!! :iconsqueezehugplz:
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Crimefish Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
I'm STRONGLY considering it now... I think as soon as I'm not busy, I'll do that. :aww:
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StephanieRosario Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Yayy!! Totally looking forward to iiiit! :iconlovesqueeplz: :heart:
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Crimefish Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
DONE. [link] :dummy:
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Pencil-Stencil Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so beautiful :heart: it just perfectly shows how much can be done with so little! you're extraordinarily talented :heart:
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Crimefish Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Thanks so much! :blush: Indeed, I love ALL materials for jewellery making, but the challenge for me is seeing how elegant I can make it look, using the most basic materials I can find. Paper is my baby. :heart:
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Pencil-Stencil Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're certainly more than successful :D i can't wait to see more :heart:
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DemonicEssence Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely work...they are very beautiful!
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Crimefish Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Thank you, baby! My god you're fast. Ninja. :o
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DemonicEssence Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was cleaning out my messages...they were all done...then bamf 1 appeared...I was here the the right time it seems...MUAHAHAHAH *rollsaway* and your most welcome!
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