Archive | How-To’s / Tutorials

24 February 2010 ~ 3 Comments

Wire Wrapped Paper Bead Tube Necklace

Wire Wrapped Paper Bead Tube Necklace

There’s so much inspiration around us that can be interpreted in a jewelry design.  Something, someone can spark your interest and gets you motivated.  My home is full of stuff collected over the years; books, magazines, fabric, yarn, boxes…..anything that I think I can use someday.  Once in a while I try to organize and […]

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22 February 2010 ~ 4 Comments

Paper Bead Dangle Earrings

Paper Bead Dangle Earrings

I was invited to a friend’s birthday and we had so much fun making the paper bead jewelry to match our outfit.  Using paper beads in jewelry makes the finished piece more interesting, unique and different.  I’m on sort of a mission to prove a point-paper beads jewelry can be elegant and fashionable.  I made […]

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16 February 2010 ~ 5 Comments

Paper Beads Made From Cat Litter Bag

Paper Beads Made From Cat Litter Bag

Paper beads can be made not just from news paper, magazines and catalogs but also wrappings and bags from things we use at home like cat litter bags.  There might me some hesitation for some of you to try to cut your own paper beads thinking that you would have to measure everything  to be […]

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12 February 2010 ~ 3 Comments

Paper Beads Hemp Jewelry

Paper Beads Hemp Jewelry

I had to see the movie Avatar, just to look at the nature inspired jewelry worn by the characters in the movie.  I searched on etsy and true enough, there is a lot of  the Avatar movie inspired necklaces that came up and hemp is the stringing material mostly used to give it that organic […]

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29 January 2010 ~ 3 Comments

Paper Beads Ladder Bracelet With Wire

Paper Beads Ladder Bracelet With Wire

I had a tutorial on the ladder bracelet using wire and showed the how to steps with pictures.  I want to make it easier and this time did a video, I learned a lot by watching other people’s video.  This style is great for the one inch tube paper beads or 3/4 inch paper beads […]

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21 January 2010 ~ 4 Comments

Knotting With Paper Beads

Knotting With Paper Beads

Putting knots in between beads is the technique used in stringing expensive pearls because it is secure and decorative at the same time.  I like to use knotting with paper beads, just as I like to use it with pearls and gem stones.  Knotting with paper beads or pearls is a very relaxing and enjoyable […]

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16 December 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Space Them Out With Paper Beads

Space Them Out With Paper Beads

When I feel I need a little “pick me up”, I paint my nails fun colors.  Last night, I decided to take a break from my projects, watch tv, eat dessert and do my nails! So, as I was helping my self to a box of pastries and painting my nails, I thought that the […]

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10 December 2009 ~ 7 Comments

How To Make Round Paper Beads / Metal Roller

How To Make Round Paper Beads / Metal Roller

I get emails from paper bead enthusiasts on how to achieve a more round paper beads.  So, here it is a vlog I think would explain it best plus a few photos.  Materials are: metal roller or bamboo roller (either one can be purchased at aubreysbeads), Judikin’s Diamond Glaze but you can also use any […]

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13 November 2009 ~ 6 Comments

Paper Bead Christmas Star Ornament

Paper Bead Christmas Star Ornament

This Christmas instead of sending Christmas cards I thought making Christmas star ornament  from paper beads for my clients and contacts in the home care industry.  The star ornament reminds me of Christmas lanterns we hung from our windows as a child.  I know they will think about me as they hang these little star […]

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09 November 2009 ~ 13 Comments

How to Measure and Cut Paper Beads

How to Measure and Cut Paper Beads

I was asked by one reader if there is a template for measuring and cutting paper for paper bead making.  I guess there is, but that would limit the size in terms of length of your strip of paper.  The longer paper strip will make a more round and thicker bead.  Here is a tutorial […]

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