Golden Paper Beads

Posted on Apr 15, 2010 in Paper Bead Creations | 13 comments

I received a strand of these big chunky gold  paper beads that my sister made out of Johnny Walker box.  Like me, when she looks at paper or boxes she is imagining how they will look like when they are made into beads.  They look heavy but you know they’re very light.  I imagine, that even if you make them with the metal paper bead roller, you would need stronger hands and really tacky glue to hold them together.  I had fun today, trying to decide which bead would go with them.  I am hoping you can help me?


Gold paper bead from a JW Gold Label box

I put it side by side with gold finished bead which is expensive at $6.00 a piece and it looks just as nice.


I am thinking of making it into a necklace and here are my choices of beads that can go with it.

Jet black swarovskis?


Fire polished in luminescent pink?


Gold on gold with swarovski  gold aurum 2AB?

aurum 2AB

Greenish fresh water pearls?

fp green

Swarovski pearls in copper?


Gold foil Murano Glass beads?

gold foil mg

Firepolished Amethyst aurum crystal

amythyst aurum

Or lava beads?

lava beads

Decisions, decisions……….would appreciate your input.


  1. murano beads will be the best.

  2. These ones are so pretty, I think they would look good with the Jet swarovskis as well.

  3. I think gold go best with violet beads may it be fire-polished or Swarovski or amethyst even..

  4. Thank you Janice. I will be making these soon. I am addicted to making paper beads. I am so glad i found your blog. Your work is very inspiring.

  5. I stumbled on your tutorial on Youtube, and really enjoyed them. I love your site! I will definitely be making paper beads!

    • I’m glad you stopped by Lynn, watch out paper bead making can be addicting:)

  6. Greenish fresh water pearls would make the accessorie looks so ‘royal’..
    I make brooches from paperbeads, have a look:

    • Hi Tocimi,

      I went to visit your site, that brooch you have up there is really pretty. I tried to leave a comment but somehow it did not allow me, maybe I need to sign up first? I would love to feature you on my blog. Thanks for stopping by.

  7. Those are Beautiful!! I would try the Gold Foil Murano Glass Beads.

  8. these are awesome !!!!! can you please tell me the measurement of the paper strips needed for this shape? ummmmm try the greenish fresh water pearls 🙂

    • Zoey,

      I will let you know, I emailed my sister to get measurements. Janice

    • Hi Zoey,

      The measurement of the strip of paper is 1/2 inch at the base of the triangle and the length is the length of the box. Keep in mind that the box is thick and has to be rolled tightly. My advise is make one first and then you will know how long you want to cut the paper. Thanks for visiting. Janice Mae

  9. Wow those are beautiful beads. I think they’d go great with Jet black swarovskis.