How-To’s / Tutorials

Step-by-step tutorials about how to make custom paper beads and paper bead jewelry of all kinds!

Paper Beads Out Of Zentangles

Posted on Jun 14, 2010 in How-To's / Tutorials | 9 comments

This is a follow-up on yesterday’s post on zentangles.  It is another way to make paper beads, this time not the usual magazine pages but from a doodled page.  First, I doodled on a long bond paper, this would come out different if you will use a heavier paper like construction paper.  Then, I cut them up into strips and rolled them into paper beads using the metal paper bead roller.


The measurement for the triangles is 1/2 inch at the base and 14 inches long, the size of a long bond paper.


Here’s the video……

They look like spotted eggs, don’t you think?


I think this can be made into a guys necklace with black beads.


Perfect jewelry to go with the black and white outfit!


And the fun part, is turning it into wearable art 🙂  Another day of turning the ordinary to extraordinary.

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How Cone Shapes Are Made

Posted on Jun 8, 2010 in How-To's / Tutorials | 6 comments

Here’s the tutorial on how to make cone shaped paper beads as promised 🙂  One might think that you cut the paper differently………it is cut exactly the same way as you would your regular triangle strip of paper.  The trick is pushing the bottom part of the paper bead towards the center, as shown in this video!  So, let’s get ready with your magazine pages, yard stick or a long straight edge wood (I used to measure with a plank of wood left over from a remodel I did in my dining room).  You can use a heavier card stock paper like this used poster for example;


I did the measurements on the back of the poster; the base is 1/2 inch and the triangles will look like this before you cut them up:


Then you cut them up into strips, you can use scissors or exacto knife


And then you start rolling as shown here:

An then you let them dry on tooth picks and take pictures 🙂


And the fun part, making them into jewelry, that would have to be another day.


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Cha-Cha Bracelet in Paper Beads

Posted on Mar 19, 2010 in How-To's / Tutorials | 3 comments

This cha-cha bracelet finding has been sitting on my desk for quite sometime now, when Kayla C. finally decided to do something with it to match our Sea Anemone Ring.  You just need to be patient making all those dangles and connecting them to the loops on the bracelet, the finished bracelet,  is all worth it!  Kayla, used the small round paper beads and opal colored fire polished crystals.


Here’s Kayla with a video on how she attached the dangles to the bracelet finding.

It is a perfect match to our Sea Anemone Ring



Winner for the paper bead lucky charm bracelet  is Amy, and strand of green paper beads goes to Elim and Eveline.  Please email your addresses guys!

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A Tutorial on the Sea Anemone Ring

Posted on Mar 13, 2010 in How-To's / Tutorials | 26 comments

I did a post on this ring a few months back, but no video tutorial.  This has been such a popular ring, and just catches everyone’s attention when I wear it.  It such a nice cocktail ring or just a “feel good ring”.  The ring would take on a different look depending on which ring finding you are using.  The trick is to just fill up the loop with as much dangles as you can – which can be quite a challenge, but then you get such rewarding results. I have used the olive shaped paper beads and the small round beads in making these rings.


This ring is made with the small round paper beads.


You can also try and wire wrap the dangles into the ring loop finding instead of the rosary loop.


I hope you have fun this week end making these rings.



Thanks for visiting……..

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