“Minted” Paper Beads-day 20

Posted on Jan 20, 2011 in 365 Paper Bead Creations | 15 comments

I painted the big round paper beads with a soft green, love the refreshing color of mint.  The lightness of paper beads goes so well with vintage beads and when put together just spells playful and fun.  I must have desert on my mind when I made these, the paper beads reminds me cream di menthe.


The bead board is a necessary tool for me, it makes putting colors together and deciding on how long your necklace is going to be so much easier.


I wish you could try this on, they are so light and feels smooth on the skin.  I just love the chocolate brown speckled oval beads.


Definitely casual chic!


I am thinking of having another swap with painted paper beads, what do you think?


  1. Count me in too!

  2. I love this necklace! Count me in on a painted bead swap, too!

  3. I sure wish I could do this swap…so busy here, will have to sit this one out! I haven’t even gotten to put together my bracelet from teh fall swap! Boo hoo…:(
    I need more hours in a day!

  4. I would love to be part of it – count me in!

  5. Oh, I forgot. You can count me in too if there is another swap.

  6. Beautiful necklace Janice. I’m wearing the necklace today that we made in the fall bead swap – only as a bracelet coiled around my wrist. Makes me smile whenever I look at it!

    Count me in for the next swap!

  7. I love the color of those painted paper beads! I think that necklace turned out great. Of course you can count me in on another swap!

  8. if there is another swap, count me in !

  9. me too count me in!!

  10. I love the idea of a swap with painted beads. I can’t wait. Count me in!!

  11. I love these. You are right, the painted paper beads add new design possibilities. Do I detect some polymer beads in the finished necklace too?

    • Hi Gisela,

      The necklace compose of “minted” paper beads and acrylic vintage beads but they do look like polymer clay specially the brown barrel shape one.

  12. Of course I love the idea of a swap with painted beads!!! 🙂 Count me in!

  13. hi, janice!
    your news paper beads are so beautiful in this color !
    great idea for a swap with painted paper beads and the other to found objects too ! that’s good for our creativity !
    bisous, manou.

    • Hi Manou,

      Yes! The found objects as charms would look great with paper beads. Let me plan on how to “execute” this 🙂