Girl from Ipanema Paper Bead Earrings

Posted on Dec 28, 2009 in Paper Bead Creations | 3 comments

Like the song, long and tan………. this dangly paper bead earrings will surely turn heads and you feel instant glam when you put it on.  I love how paper beads can take ordinary to extraordinary pieces of jewelry.  It is simple, chic and definitely makes a statement.  This pair is very simple to make:  Just take olive shape paper beads, softflex (any stringing material), seed beads, spacer shape crystal, crimp and earring finding.  String the paper beads and seed beads to desired pattern and crimp, you’re done.





I’m sorry if I have not posted the instructions for the New Year’s Eve Earrings it will be on the next post.  I will announced the winner for our very first giveaway and a “how-to” so you can make them yourself!


  1. How do you get your beads so shiny?

    • Hi Ana,

      The paper beads you see here comes from Philippines. They apply several coats of varnish by stringing them and hanging them to dry for several days and reapplying several coats to make it water resistant. Thank you for stopping by. Janice Mae

  2. These are awesome! May I share them on my blog for Soft Flex Company? I’ll site you and your blog, of course!

    Happy Holidays!