Coiled Paper Buttons – day 70

Posted on Mar 10, 2011 in Paper Bead Creations | 5 comments

Each of the tightly coiled paper buttons is a work of master paper bead makers from the Philippines.   Swirls of colors from the magazine pages create what looks like tree rings only in color.  I made them into buttons by attaching it into coiled wire and making a loop on the other side of the button just like a button.


This is a substantial piece and it is not for the faint of heart!


It reminds me of something that Cleopatra would wear, I wonder if someone thought of making paper beads out of papyrus back then?



  1. i am looking for directions on how to make the saucer beads and the small round beads. i have purchased both starter kits from JTV along with the 3 cocoons and a bag of paper beads. please tell me where i should look for the patterns to make these beads along with a few others. i think a kit with those patterns would be a huge hit with JTV customers. have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!!

    Many Blessings


  2. oh! I love these paper beads ….! they are my favorite! I still can not find the right paper to make such pretty shades of colors in my saucer shape beads, but I persist! I love this necklace … it is a success!

  3. Wow, this is bold. I think it’s a wonderful way to use the large discs. It really makes a statement.

  4. I love love love this ! what an idea you had !! wonderful !

  5. Oh my, how beautiful that is!!!

    I would love one day to be able to make this. The colors are exquisite and the necklace is amazing.