All Things Paper Beads, By JaniceMae

Paper Beads & Jewelry

A person who finds an interesting hobby finds happiness.


Its not just for kids anymore. The possibilities with paper beads in crafts and making jewelry are endless!

15 September 2009 ~ 1 Comment

Paper Beaded Burlap Messenger Bag

Paper Beaded Burlap Messenger Bag

I am always in the look out for great projects involving paper beads. I found this great burlap messenger bag made from recycled coffee bags made by women from Guatemala in a store called Heavenly Treasures, they are a great organization who is also helping disadvantaged men and women in other countries. When I saw […]

25 August 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Paper Beads Eye Glass Holder

Paper Beads Eye Glass Holder

Paper Beads as eye glass holder – great idea!  It is light weight, eye catching and a great way to show your “green” side.  I made it with different size paper beads as you can see here, using just softflex for stringing, a crimp bead and a pair of eyeglass holder finding.  I know that […]

22 June 2009 ~ 4 Comments

Show your green side with the earth awareness paper bead bracelet

Show your green side with the earth awareness paper bead bracelet

What a better way to show your green side.  The Earth Awareness Paper Bead Bracelet is not just eco friendly but fashionable!  It is inexpensive and would be a great present to anyone age 9-99.  The following are materials needed: 22 gauge silver or gold non tarnished wire 10mm diamond shaped paper beads (aubreysbeads.com) tree […]

17 June 2009 ~ 5 Comments

The Making of Paper Beads

The Making of Paper Beads

  Making paper beads is a nice hobby for kids and adults alike can be pretty addicting actually. The love of making paper beads and the need to augment their income is how the community of men and women in the Philippines came together to put up this little cottage industry.  You have the best […]

10 June 2009 ~ 0 Comments

A charming paper bead bracelet

A charming paper bead bracelet

This is such a fun bracelet to make, mixing and matching the paper beads with India Glass.  I used the 10mm paper beads and just different shapes of India glass.  Each bead is between bead caps and wire wrapped with a head pin and attached to a silver chain bracelet. The bead caps are used […]

07 June 2009 ~ 1 Comment

A paper bead necklace for dad

A paper bead necklace for dad

.        I prefer to use the magnectic closure for convenience, specially that you need to take the necklace off when taking a shower.      

06 June 2009 ~ 5 Comments

Paper Bead Makers in the Philippines turning out beautiful paper beads

Paper Bead Makers in the Philippines turning out beautiful paper beads

We have been working with the men and women in the Philippines in coming up with making quality paper beads made out from old magazines and catalogs. I am very impressed with the workmanship and the fact that they are not just beautiful and durable but also, that they are made in a clean environment […]

26 May 2009 ~ 2 Comments

Paper Bead Ring

Paper Bead Ring

This ring is a very easy project but a nice way to showcase that one single paper bead that interests you.  I found this one bead from a strand of paper beads, I like the stripe pattern of the bead.  The one good thing about the paper bead is the large hole, perfect for hiding […]

26 May 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Leather in Red

Leather in Red

I made this piece intended to be a man’s bracelet.  The contrast of the red paper beads and black leather cord is striking.  Red in some culture is believed to ward off evil spirits.  The color red also symbolizes joy, good luck, courage…….  This bracelet is finished with wire wrap on both ends, unlike the […]

25 May 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Beaders turned Paper Beaders – Pamela Rae

Beaders turned Paper Beaders – Pamela Rae

From time to time I would like to feature other beader’s work – Pamela Rae is an avid beader who just recently discovered paper beads.  She has a very good eye for color and she loves to mix metal, glass and paper beads.  I think she did a good job!  Judge for yourself. Here is […]