Paper bead printable template download. Golden deer & royal blue tube beads. Rijksmuseum. Make your own paper beads. Gold and blue tube bead

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This paper bead printable template and tutorial has been the brainchild of a stunning piece of artwork that dates back hundreds and hundreds of years.
In rich royal blue which compliments the strong gold colours of the deer, these paper tube beads really pack a punch.
I have produced this template to be used with just simple a4 copy paper, no need for card for anything thicker, you can have your very own set within minutes of purchasing this t&t.

The finished beads measure just under 3cm with a thickness of around 6mm.

You will receive in your download a jpeg and a pdf file of the beading template and the instructions for making these cute little blue and gold wonders.

Below are the details of the artwork from Rijksmuseum and at the bottom is the link for a rather interesting blogpost from Etsy.

Gold deer, anoniem, c. 1700 - c. 1799
The Chinese character for ‘deer’, lu, is pronounced in the same way as the character for ‘good income’. So the animal symbolizes the prosperous life that results from a successful career. In its mouth, the deer holds a lingzhi, the ‘mushroom of immortality’. Thus its auspicious message is extended to express the wish that financial fortune continue to be enjoyed well into old age.

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Love the deep blue with gold deer. Very pretty
Nov 10, 2014 by Cyndy Beller

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I had a problem recently where the glue/coating I had been using 'changed' during shipping due to adverse temperatures. I was devastated this happened and the lovely lady who received the beads was very understanding.
I gave a refund on the spot as I do NOT want unhappy customers.

I am no longer using this glue/coating so generally would not give refunds unless the problem was 'my' fault, maybe I sent out the wrong order....
I can't be held responsible for packages once posted but of course, I will do my 100% best to resolve any situation that may occur.