I made the beaded paisleys by using a wire beaded shape and then adhered it to white cs with CE placed red/turquoise beads with tweezers and then added clear microbeads. When they were dry, I trimmed them out.
Date: Wednesday, August 3, 2005 GMT Views: 927
To make paisleys.....I used a fine guage wire(not too fine) and strung the beads-just picked a sequence and stuck to it. When I thought I had enough to make the size of paisley I wanted, I cut the wire and then ran each end through the last couple of beads at the opposite end to create a circle and then trimmed closer and folded the wire ends so they couldn't be seen. Made a paisley shape, made sure it was flat and then placed it on cs and put some crystal effects just on the inside of the wireshape making sure that all parts were touching the cs. Then I placed a very thin layer of CE inside the paisley, placed the r/t beads in a pattern with tweezers and then quickly poured clear microbeads over it. Lightly pressed those down and then carefully dumped off excess and then let dry. Finally, I trimmed around the outside.