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07 November 2009 ~ 1 Comment

“Down to Earth” Paper Bead Necklace

“Down to Earth” Paper Bead Necklace

I came across a necklace pattern in one of my jewelry books, which really seemed to stand out to me. It was made of beautiful crystals, gold, glass beads, and pearls. The necklace looked so elegant, however it seemed to be too much for an average day. So I thought to myself, “How could I […]

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30 October 2009 ~ 6 Comments

From Magazine Pages to Wearable Art

From Magazine Pages to Wearable Art

Many of you have e-mailed me on how to cut paper into triangle strips ready for making beautiful paper beads. When I started experimenting on how to make paper beads I get frustrated when I get those odd shape looking ones. One day, as I was opening a package from my sister (she ships on […]

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29 October 2009 ~ 5 Comments

How To Make Paper Beads w/ a metal roller

How To Make Paper Beads w/ a metal roller

There are several ways you can make paper beads, rolling paper with a metal roller (available for purchase from Aubrey’s Beads, just $12, sold as kit)  is just one of them.  I like using them because the holes is not as large compared to paper beads made on a dowel or a skewer.  I had […]

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18 October 2009 ~ 10 Comments

Think Pink Paper Bead Stretch Bracelets

Think Pink Paper Bead Stretch Bracelets

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and if you need to make something quick and easy to give as a present to someone whose life is somehow  touched by this disease, or just to show your “pink” side, stringing on elastic is the answer.  I am going to show how to properly string beads on […]

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13 October 2009 ~ 3 Comments

Paper Beads and Rosary Loops

Paper Beads and Rosary Loops

This necklace is easy to make once you get to learn how to connect the beads with “Rosary Loops” – notice how rosaries beads are connected in this manner. First of all, is a quick “how to” on rosary loops. The paper beads used in this project is bigger and more rounded, and even if […]

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10 October 2009 ~ 3 Comments

Paper Beaded Key Fob

Paper Beaded Key Fob

When I look at something, I always imagine how it would look like with paper beads.  Certainly, it will be more interesting and eye cathing, it would spark someone’s interest that’s for sure.  I found this key fob at etsy (www.gingersnappz.etsy.com), it is pretty as it is but I think you can take it up […]

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08 October 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Pasta Paper Bead Jewelry

Pasta Paper Bead Jewelry

This is a follow up on a previous article on how to make paper beads out of pasta.  It is fun, inexpensive and a lot of possibilities.  Paper now comes in all prints and texture, if you do not want to use magazine paper, scrapbook supply stores has a whole array of beautiful prints of […]

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07 October 2009 ~ 4 Comments

Pasta Word Salad Necklace

Pasta Word Salad Necklace

Can’t sleep?  Think of other ways to make paper into beads.  I remember as a child stringing macaroni into necklaces and painting them.  As I was cleaning up my kitchen pantry, I was about to throw a bag of rigatoni which is about 3 years old when I thought of trying this idea.  So, here’s […]

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02 October 2009 ~ 1 Comment

Bamboo Paper Bead Roller

Bamboo Paper Bead Roller

Got old magazines and left over scrap booking paper? The paper bead roller kit is here and fun to use. It would take a little bit of practice and patience to master the “art of rolling paper” into paper beads but a few tries should do it. You will find a step by step photo […]

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22 June 2009 ~ 4 Comments

Show your green side with the earth awareness paper bead bracelet

Show your green side with the earth awareness paper bead bracelet

What a better way to show your green side.  The Earth Awareness Paper Bead Bracelet is not just eco friendly but fashionable!  It is inexpensive and would be a great present to anyone age 9-99.  The following are materials needed: 22 gauge silver or gold non tarnished wire 10mm diamond shaped paper beads (aubreysbeads.com) tree […]

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