Paper Bead Pinwheels

Posted on May 12, 2010 in Paper Bead Creations | Comments Off on Paper Bead Pinwheels

I have came across a pattern for making flowers called the Hana-Ami motif and you can find a simple step by step here. This design is so versatile that you can make it to look like a flower or something else, depending on the beads you are going to use.  I made quite a few of these small ones and big ones, the smaller ones using olive shaped paper beads in magazine colors but mostly white makes it look like pinwheels.  Now, I put them on anything; flip flops, hats, head bands and I am thinking on putting them on candles.


You can also connect them in whatever arrangement you want for a bib necklace


We used 8/0 seed beads to go in between and illusion cord or fishing line


Here it is as an earring.


Or as a headband, I just use hot glue gun to affix them into a store bought head band


Another day of taking the ordinary to extraordinary!