01 September 2010 ~ 5 Comments



Another Curtain Idea


I have read your comments on what you do with the many paper beads that you make and I think we all agree that paper bead making can be addicting and relaxing at the same time.  I had previously posted paper bead curtains made by Celina, she was one of the ladies who made paper beads in the Philippines and she made beautiful curtain out of the “rejects”  paper beads and look how beautiful it is!

Paper Bead Curtain by Celina

Paper Bead Curtain by Celina

I think it is prettier when you just string them randomly.  I used a fishing line that can be bought at any sporting goods and just make a loop at the top where the curtain rod would go and finish the end by looping the fishing line twice on the last bead (like putting a bead stopper).  The telescopic curtain rod can be bought at a hardware store for something like $3.00 works great as it can fit any door.

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This curtain is made out of 3 inch tubes and small rounds in between, and is 72 inches long and fits a 44 inches doorway.

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It makes a nice screen to a room or a divider

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It is big project I know but very rewarding when you get to hang it up and see all your paper beads displayed like that.

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5 Responses to “Another Curtain Idea”

  1. Lynn 28 September 2010 at 11:08 am Permalink

    I’d love to do one of these! Magazines wouldn’t be hard to get hold of but how many bottles of Vibrance would this take? :-)

  2. Sanja 2 September 2010 at 12:30 am Permalink

    The curtains looking beautiful. :D
    I want to make a curtain too, so every paper bead that don’t come out good i put them in a box and when i have enough i will make myself a curtain. :)

  3. Linda R 1 September 2010 at 8:13 pm Permalink

    What a beautiful curtain and I’m sure hours of work. Maybe some day I’ll be able to make something of that quality. I just started making paper beads. So far I’m getting a little frustrated. It seems that no matter what size I cut my triangles I always end up getting oblong shaped beads. Other than tube beads do you cut the paper into triangles for all other shapes, (such as: olive, round, disk etc.)?

    • JaniceMae 1 September 2010 at 10:38 pm Permalink

      Hi Linda,

      The olive shaped beads, round beads and the spacer beads started out as a strip of triangle paper. Please check out my tutorial on how to cut paper. The olive shaped for example has a base of 1/4 inch and the length can vary what is important is the size at the base determines how big is your bead going to be. If you really want to make curtains out of your paper beads, do not throw away the odd shaped beads that you had made they will look lovely on a curtain. I will have a video tutorial on the diamond shaped paper beads and how they are cut, it is not that complicated at all, just be patient and practice. Thank you for stopping by. Janice Mae

  4. Elim 1 September 2010 at 2:19 pm Permalink

    I was just thinking about making one for my room today. :) I want to make mine pink, so thats gonna take a while for me haha :) Yours looks so nice.


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