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 🙂



  1. Your beads are so beautiful! You are very talented and I wish I had your skills!! I can’t wait to see more of your bead creations!

  2. You are very talented and your work show that skill. Thanks for sharing, you are inspiring.

  3. You are quite welcome Gisela! Hoping your having a good weekend too!

  4. Thank you Deb and Manou for the lovely compliments. Like everone here I just love making paper beads. It gives me a real sense of satisfaction to take paper that would end up in the landfill and give it new life. I have Janice to thank for starting to add painting beads/paper to the possibilities. Until then I had never done that. Thank you all and have a good weekend.

  5. These beads are absolutely gorgeous, Gisela! I particularly like those found on the photo # 4 … they have fantastic colors! Bravo! the necklace is gorgeous too! great job…

  6. I Love this necklace that you made Gisela! Janice is right, you have perfected the art on making paper beads! Your necklace is Beautiful!