Book Bead Curtain

I have wanted to make a paper bead curtain for the longest time, but as you can see it takes a crazy amount of time! I used about 1,000 paper beads to make this one! It takes me about a minute to make each paper beads, soooo you can do the math, its kinda nuts. It would have been cool to make a longer one for a doorway, or one for actual curtains, but because of time requirements I made a smaller version with 1,000 paper beads. I rolled every single one of those, there are probably about 25 different books in there, all left over beads that I didn’t have enough to make anything with.


Submitted by: Kim Franklin !

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Who is trashycrafter?

Trashy Crafter was born in July 2011 when Kim and her Mom Helen were at a local thrift store. They loved to go to thrift shops, and one day while at the thrift store they noticed hundreds of damaged and outdated books being thrown away. Some books were missing covers, some had ripped pages, and many were scribbled in with pens or crayons. No one was buying this books, so they were to be thrown out, and that broke their hearts…. So they grabbed as many books as they could and took them home. They had to do something useful with all of the books. Kim remembered that she had learned how to make paper beads by her 3rd grade teacher Mrs. Byant. So she began to experiment on how best to roll the beads, and turn them into beads. She made some bracelets and started wearing them around, they would always get compliments, so she thought, why not make some for other folks to wear and enjoy, at that moment Trashy Crafter was born!

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  1. Sarah - September 20, 2013

    It looks great! Now I want to do one too.

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