Olive Paper Beads Torsade

Posted on Feb 10, 2010 in Paper Bead Creations | 12 comments

This necklace came about by experimenting how to do what I call a permanent torsade.  A torsade is usually done by twisting several strands of beads and then fastening the clasp to keep the torsade in place.  I find that when you strung them with wire and twist them, it stays in place and would lay beautifully on your neck.  I made this necklace with the extra small olive beads and glass beads.



I would like to try this with pearls and gem stones and maybe in white olive paper beads.


I have not done any video tutorial for this project, I thought that if there is enough request for a video tutorial then I would have to make time to do it.  So, please let me know if it is worth doing a tutorial on how to do this very easy simple style of making a torsade necklace, I need at least 15 requests for a tutorial, you can leave me a comment or email me.



  1. these are beautiful and please do a tutorial on this necklace

  2. yes please – need a tutorial for these – they are awesome!!!

  3. I really like your video tutorials!!! Please make the tutorial also for this cute necklace!!!!
    I’ll wait. Thank you.

  4. This is so gorgeous!!! Please do a tutorial. It’s such a unique look and I bet lots of people would be interested.I enjoy all your video’s. I just don’t know how you can cut a 1/4″ bead across 4 sheets of paper the long way – love the little round beads tho.

  5. Great! I can’t wait for you to show us!

  6. this is beautiful! I would love to have a go at making this necklace, perhaps as a bracelet, too. I vote yes to a video tutorial!

    • Hi!

      I guess I will have to share my secret of making this necklace…..

  7. This one is so cool I’d love to see it in different colors

  8. Beautiful work. A pearl one sounds terrific.

  9. I love this necklace as well!. Janice, I would love you to do this tutorial!. I love all your videos, and I am learning so much from you and everyone here that shares their ideas!. I do check daily to see if you have up loaded any new videos, which I think alot of people do too, but I’m sure alot of them just don’t post on blogs and such.
    I look forward to your blog on a daily basis to see what you and others come up with.

  10. I would love to see a tutorial on this!

  11. i love this kind of necklace !!