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!

25 May 2009 ~ 1 Comment

Pistachio in Paper Beads Bracelet

Pistachio in Paper Beads Bracelet

I am always fascinated by the colors and patterns that come out of the finished paper bead, no two are alike.  When I saw these paper bead, pistachio came to my mind.  I mixed it with peridot chips, and it came out pretty, no calories, you know how it’s hard to stop eating the real […]

25 May 2009 ~ 2 Comments

Paper Bead Ladder Bracelet

Paper Bead Ladder Bracelet

I used the ladder stitch to make this paper bead bracelet.  It is very simple and very much paper bead friendly.  Instead of using the elastic I used the silk cord with a needle in the end, it last more and is just fitting for “grown-up” jewelry.  Paper bead tube (aubreysbeads.com) in festive colors I […]

24 May 2009 ~ 1 Comment

Newspaper Beads

Newspaper Beads

I came accross a really cool blog on turning newspaper into spherical shaped beads – A Story Book Life.  I tried to make some, did some trial and error and learned from other people’s comments, mistakes.  After several tries, this is how they look like.  I would like to share with you how I made mine: […]

23 May 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Paper and Pearls Three Strand Necklace

Paper and Pearls Three Strand Necklace

Paper beads and glass pearls make such an elegant combination.  The unique color of the paper beads used for this project, which is an off white or beige color  about 7mm in size (Buy Paper Beads) combined with swarovski glass pearls and pink seed beads, look so feminine together.  The paper beads have bigger holes […]

23 May 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Memory Wire Paper Bead Bracelet

Memory Wire Paper Bead Bracelet

23 May 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Paper Bead Neck Wire Necklace

Paper Bead Neck Wire Necklace

You can use different size of smaller paper beads it does not have to be the olive shaped as long as they are small.  You can also substitute the swarovski crystals for other crystals or beads.  When you cut the memory wire from the coil, it is hard and stiff and would seem to be […]

22 May 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Tiny Paper Beads, Big Hoop Earrings

Tiny Paper Beads, Big Hoop Earrings

This will also look nice with swarovski crystals or 5 mm round crystals instead of copper and a smaller hoop.  The memory wire is stainless steel and should be cut with a memory wire cutter (buy wire cutter) other wise your regular cutter will be ruined.  

21 May 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Paper Beads and Crystals

Paper Beads and  Crystals

I find that crystals goes well with paper beads.  We are totally committed to making elegant paper beads jewelry and mixing it with swarovskis and firepolished crystals make it sparkle and can be worn with dressy attire.  The crystals come in birth stone colors and so does the firepolished and they are less expensive.  The paper […]

17 May 2009 ~ 1 Comment

In the midst of spring

In the midst of spring

Spring, to me is the best time of the year, not too hot, not too cold.  I count my self lucky to live in this part of the country and even luckier to be greeted by birds making lots of noise apparently talking to each other, enjoying the beautiful California weather.  Every year we have […]

16 May 2009 ~ 1 Comment

Hour Glass Shaped Paper Bead

Hour Glass Shaped Paper Bead

When I first saw this bead what immediately comes to my mind was the feminine form that every woman in us aspires to be – an hour glass shape!  As I was looking at the bead trying to decide how to make it into a piece of jewelry, my eye is drawn to the curvy […]