A Bunch Of Olives

Posted on Sep 7, 2010 in Paper Bead Creations | 2 comments

The tiny version of the big paper bead tubes resembles a lot of things.  They can look like shells, wood beads, rice beads, but I like to call them olives.  They are not only great for jewelry making but also very easy to make.  To make the olive shaped paper beads you need to cut the paper 1/2 inch by the base and probably 8-12 inch in length depending on the kind of paper you are using.  These Bunch Of Olives Earrings are made the same way as the Paper Beads Cluster Set, the only difference is that here, the olive shaped beads are used instead of the small round beads.


Here’s is the video tutorial on the clustered bead balls, these are made the same way.

Each individual olive bead is strung into a head pin with a simple rosary loop at the end


I made 18 olive dangles for each earring, a total of 36 olives or one strand.


I think it will also be pretty if you string more than 18 olive dangles for a different look.


Possibilities are endless…….



  1. I stumbled on to your website over the weekend and absolutely LOVE it! ALL of your creations are stunning and the tutorials are awesome! I called and placed an order with Kayla yesterday for the metal roller and other items….I cannot wait to get started!

    • Hi Donna,

      Welcome and thank you for stopping by.