How-To’s / Tutorials

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

Another Version of the Ladder Bracelet

Posted on Mar 10, 2010 in How-To's / Tutorials | 4 comments

If you are new at making paper beads, the tubular shape paper bead, is a good way to start.  It should be about an inch long and 1/4 inch wide. You can display more text and color because it is a bigger side bead.  Here is another version of the ladder bracelet that Kayla C. came up with using the paper bead tube.  It came out really nice and easy enough that even a beginner can do.  She used the one inch paper bead tube in green tone and pink tone.

The materials are:  paper bead tubes, softflex (medium), magnetic clasp and jump rings.  Tools: flush cutter and chain nose pliers.

Here’s the video tutorial:

Tah dah

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It also looks nice when you wear two

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Evil Eyes Paper Bead Bracelet

Posted on Mar 4, 2010 in How-To's / Tutorials | Comments Off on Evil Eyes Paper Bead Bracelet

Paper bead jewelry is truly versatile in the sense that you can mix it with so many things and make that piece unique.  We had fun the other day, going to our local Ross store and chose some inexpensive jewelry that we can take apart and mix it with our paper beads.  This particular one, is made with our larger round paper beads and “evil eye beads.”

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Here is Kayla with a video tutorial

Tip:  You have to end and tie your elastic with a larger hole bead, in this case a paper bead, this way you can hide your elastic knot inside that bead.

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I’m so happy to see some happy blooms….

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You still have some colorful left over eye beads and crystals for your next project.

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Petite Paper Bead Flower

Posted on Mar 3, 2010 in How-To's / Tutorials | 17 comments

It’s time for us to make flowers again,  our way of sweet-talking  spring then we know summer is not far behind.  This is a great way to use your tube shape paper beads, we have made this in the big paper  tube as well.  It is very simple to make and you can use it for a cell phone charm, scissor keeper or glue it into a ring finding for a ring.

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We have a video tutorial for you, you can apply the same technique to bigger paper bead tubes as well, outcome would be a big flower.


Here it is as a ring

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As a scissor keeper, my neighbor Sue came up with the idea!

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Other ideas: earrings and hair pins

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Paper Bead Origami Star-Studded Earrings

Posted on Feb 28, 2010 in How-To's / Tutorials | 2 comments

I remember making the origami stars as a kid, it is one project that kids will be good at.  It is not a new thing, there are a lot of tutorials on the internet on how to make the origami star.  I am always interested with anything paper that I can incorporate into my paper bead jewelry.  Possibilities are endless when it comes to paper bead jewelry, it is always fun and definitely a conversation piece.  So, here is my version of the origami star strung on a wire which I made into earrings – materials are: 1 strand of 4mm paper beads, origami star, 4mm bicone swarovski, ear wire finding and diamond glaze.

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How to:

You can find many ways to use them, as a dangle attached to a book mark finding or a 3d decoration on a card would be pretty also.  It would be a nice way also to tell someone that they are the “star” in your life.

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Wish I may….wish I might…….

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