Archive | How-To's / Tutorials

29 December 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Message Beads #315

Message Beads #315

Here is a wonderful way to turn your beads into charms and incorporate them into your mixed media pieces.  Use rub-ons to put words or short phrases onto your beads. They can be inspirational, a special message to the wearer, or whatever you desire!  View the tutorial.

Tutorial for Making Message Beads

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29 December 2013 ~ 1 Comment

Olive Shaped Beads

Olive Shaped Beads

I always try to come up with new ways on how to make paper bead making easy to those just starting to discover this very engaging if not addicting hobby:). Below is an image on how I line my page:

Half inch size makes perfect olive shape beads, here is a video tutorial!

I hope you enjoy [...]

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02 October 2013 ~ 1 Comment

How to make super tiny paper beads!

How to make super tiny paper beads!

Here’s a short video on how to make these super tiny paper beads

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27 October 2012 ~ 7 Comments

Saucer Bead How-To

Saucer Bead How-To

It took me quite awhile to respond to all your requests for a Saucer Tutorial.  We were working on improving the technique to make it simple enough!  So, now it is finally here!!! I am excited myself:)  Amazing what few strips of paper can do.

 
The neat thing about it, you don’t need any tool to [...]

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28 November 2010 ~ 3 Comments

Pumpkin and Spice

Pumpkin and Spice

…..and everything nice.  It is fun finding interesting patterns in a scrapbook paper and you wonder how would this look like rolled into paper beads?  Smaller prints would show up best in the finished bead like this scrap booking paper with a lattice design.  For those of you who already mastered cutting the paper in [...]

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26 October 2010 ~ 7 Comments

Paper To Paper Bead Idea #4 – Poster Board

Paper To Paper Bead Idea #4 – Poster Board

Poster boards usually come in 22 x 28 size and they are great for making paper beads.  The fiber of the paper is strong and they make thick beads.  That being said, my Paper To Paper Bead Idea # 4 is white poster board.  I marked and cut the paper on it’s short end, with [...]

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01 October 2010 ~ 6 Comments

Saturn’s Moons In Paper Beads

Saturn’s Moons In Paper Beads

I see how you like the Beads In Orbit bracelet, and some of you have decided to make this type of design for the bead trade.  Here’s is another example using three beading wire instead of two and I am calling it Saturn’s Moons in paper beads and a video tutorial of Kayla showing you [...]

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20 September 2010 ~ 6 Comments

Color of Fall-Paper Bead Trade

Color of Fall-Paper Bead Trade

A few bead traders have already signed up for our Color Of Fall Paper Bead Trade, and I will leave this post open until Friday to  give a chance to those new visitors to our blog.  I will continue to update this post each day with new fall jewelry ideas and paper beads with [...]

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04 August 2010 ~ 8 Comments

Paper Bead Balls

Paper Bead Balls

These little charm balls are so simple, to dangle as charms or as a connector.  The materials that you need:  head pins or eye pins, 6/0 seed beads, 4mm crystals and 5mm round paper beads.  Tools:  flush cutter and round nose pliers.

Here’s Kayla, showing us how:

This will look pretty to dangle on a chain or [...]

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26 July 2010 ~ 3 Comments

Paper Play Sunday

Paper Play Sunday

I had a most relaxing, fun-filled Sunday playing with paper.  I am sharing this with you so you can try it, and see for yourself how much fun it is!  I had so much left over craft paint from previous projects and just have to use them before they harden up and then I would [...]

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