24 March 2009 ~ 3 Comments

Making paper bead jewelry tips

It is fascinating to watch a pattern unfold as you are rolling the strip of paper into a bead – I think this is what makes this craft so appealing to those who are looking for a hobby and those who actually make a living out of making paper beads.  It is not just for kids anymore, the many things you can do with paper beads – the possibilities are endless!  We hope to walk you through the process of making them yourself!

1. Paper beads have larger holes than most beads; spacer beads would be good between paper beads.

2. Mix paper beads with other inexpensive beads such as seed beads, druk beads and fire polished beads.

3. For stringing materials the following can be used; hemp, cotton thread, silk thread, leather or any type of yarn that will go through the hole.

4. Paper beads are good for triple stand or more because they are very light.

How to make paper bead jewelry

Triple strand paper bead jewelry

3 Responses to “Making paper bead jewelry tips”

  1. viebschen 24 February 2011 at 6:41 pm Permalink

    Hi,Do you have a tutorial on how to put the fastenings at the back. Using wire or thread, or the other beading cords. I am not a jewelry maker so I’m in the dark here. After stringing on the beads then how do you finish off. I don’ want to use elastic thread.I went through all the tutorials and cannot find any explaining the ending. Please help.

  2. Emily 9 March 2010 at 4:56 pm Permalink

    Hi. Do you need the roller to make other paper bead sizes? I just use a plain needle, will that work?

    • JaniceMae 9 March 2010 at 5:11 pm Permalink

      Hi Emily,

      You don’t need the roller to make other sizes, it just makes it easy on the hands with the bamboo handle and the metal part is coated. The size of your paper bead would depend on the length and width of your cut triangles. Thanks for visiting. Janice Mae

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