My Paper Beads

55 Strips = Large Saucer Bead

Posted on Apr 22, 2017 in My Paper Beads | Comments Off on 55 Strips = Large Saucer Bead

We are always trying new bead shapes, in this case the largest saucer bead we have ever made!

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Perfect Size Round Beads

Posted on Apr 22, 2017 in My Paper Beads | Comments Off on Perfect Size Round Beads

New kid on the block, 10mm round beads, made by joining two strips together.

10mm paper beads; Janice Mae

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Gisela’s Paper Beads

Posted on Aug 18, 2011 in My Paper Beads | 6 comments

Gisela is one paper bead fan who perfected the art of making paper beads.  I just love and admire her work, she knows which paper to use and how to get the desired color from the magazine pages or whatever kind of paper she is using to the finished bead.  You will be inspired by what you see here:)


I love the earth tone color of these beads.


These are barrel type beads with large holes perfect for leather cords.


I love the print on this long tubes, they are like little paintings, don’t you think?


I never thought mixing lavender and green….

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Perfect tube beads!


Gisela, mixed the earth tone color beads with seed beads, love the organic look!


Thanks Gisela for sharing your beautiful work 🙂


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Manou’s Matryoshkas

Posted on Aug 10, 2011 in My Paper Beads | 9 comments

I would like to share with you, Manou’s  paper bead Matryoshkas.  I first saw these when we had the painted paper bead swap.  Manou painstakingly painted each one of them and they are just super cute, don’t you think?


I think she first made cone beads with a wide base and painted each one to look like Matryoshka doll.  Manou visits me regularly so you can ask her questions here about these cute paper bead creations.


Here’s the challenge:  How would you incorporate these cute paper bead dolls into your design?  I need your comments, inputs and ideas!  What I consider the best design idea will win a set (2) Matryoshka Paper Bead Dolls.


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