Etsy Monday

Posted on Jul 12, 2010 in Paper Bead Creations | 3 comments

I am listing three items of paper bead necklaces on etsy today.  I got inspired by one of our readers Sanja, who incorporates shells in her jewelry making.  I find free form wire wrapping to have really rewarding results and I have been doing a lot of wire wrap on shells which have irregular shapes.

Free Form Wire Wrap

Paper Beads can look like shells or wood beads and it looks pretty neat when paired with sea shells.

Free From Wire Wrap

Do you know that Philippines has one of the most beautiful shells?  It is also know as the “Pearl of the Orient”.

Wire Wrapped Shells

The wire wrap I did in these shells are really simple, just a bit of practice.  I took a class once on wire wrapping and I just lost interest, it was so complicated and the heavy gauge wire is too hard for me to manipulate.  I am still thinking of how I can shorten the video without cutting the important parts of it 🙂


Kayla and I will be busy the next few days putting those kits together.


  1. I have many many shells that I bought in HI 20 some years ago on our Honeymoon. I can now incorporate them into jewelry. Fantastic ideas.

    The jewelry is awesome.

  2. Janice,
    How do you get all of your beads to look so similar? Mine never even look close to the same.

  3. I Love all of those Janice! I love anything and everything that has to do with a beach theme.