Tuesday 26 June 2012

Mulberry Wood

Welcome to the world of Mulberry Wood. As you know I am a new member to the Design Team of Crafters Companion and Beaders Companion but my job is different to the other design team members in such that I have to create jewellery from designs on the CDs.
You are going to love this new Cd and stamps that will be launched on Friday. The papers, toppers, epiphany tool shapes and the card companions are all so cute and easy to use.

I created a jewellery set with coordinating gift box. I printed off one of the backing papers and cut out the desired shapes and then rolled the paper beads which were then varnished and left to dry overnight. To make the necklace I had a memory wire necklace from the Beaders companion website, which are so easy to use if you are new to jewellery making. To create the pendant I made a coil using my Gizmo and silver wire and then opened up the coil to insert the paper bead. It was then all put back together so that the paper bead was now wrapped in the wire. I used silver bead caps top and bottom of the gizmo coil to give a neater finish. I threaded some more wire through the bead and created a loop at the top to attach to the memory wire and a coil at the bottom to stop it falling off. To find how to do these techniques visit the Beaders Companion website for full instructions from Sarah.
Once the pendant was put onto the memory wire it was just a case of threading on beads of your choice. I used some silver oval beads, more paper beads enclosed in wire gizmo coils and even a gizmo coil with silver seed beads added. Once I was happy with the design I just had to make a coil in each end of the memory wire. Due to the weight of this piece I have added a clasp at the end just to give it extra security. 
The bracelet was made in the same way using memory wire again and just threading on the beads. The coordinating earrings are made the same way as the pendant. And there you have it a full set of paper bead jewellery.
I made the box using centura pearl card and some of the papers and toppers from the CD and my trusty ultimate pro. To finish I added another wire wrapped bead to the gift tag.

The complete set of paper jewellery


  1. Oh Cathy they are gorgeous once again , you are so talented xxxxxxxx

  2. Cathy this is such a beautiful set you have made hun x

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    1. wonderful as usual Cathy. xxx

  4. Wow cathy this is fantastic xx

  5. Wow Cathy this is stunning hugs Pam xxx