Bamboo Paper Bead Roller

Posted on Oct 2, 2009 in How-To's / Tutorials | 1 comment

Got old magazines and left over scrap booking paper? The paper bead roller kit is here and fun to use. It would take a little bit of practice and patience to master the “art of rolling paper” into paper beads but a few tries should do it. You will find a step by step photo on how to use the bamboo roller.

The Paper Bead Roller Kit

The Paper Bead Roller Kit

It comes with: 225 strips of cut-out magazines, 2 tubes of 2cc Diamond Glaze, 2 sets of bamboo roller and 2 brushes.

First Step: Take a strip of cut-out magazine, and with the right side facing you fold the edge to about one eighth on an inch.

First step

First step

Second Step: Take bamboo roller with the slat in your right hand and insert the base of the paper triangle with the fold in between the slat.  You take the other part with your left hand and insert it in between the slat and the paper.

Step Two

Step Two

Step Three: Start rolling the paper with your thumb and fingers as shown:


Step Four: You continue rolling with your fingers until you have about 2 1/2 inches left.img_34821

Step Five: Squeeze a little bit of the Diamond Glaze, not a lot since they can dry up really fast, just about a size of a quarter onto a disposable plate.img_3483

Step Six: Take the brush and brush the remaining 2 1/2 inch of paper with the glue.img_3487

Step Seven:  Continue rolling the rest of the paper.  It’s okay to get the glue on the other parts of the paper bead because it also serves as the top coat.img_3488

Step Eight:  Now you are ready to remove the part of the bamboo roller that is in your left hand.img_3491

Step Nine: Squeeze the paper bead gently and slide it off the bamboo roller.img_3493

Step Ten:  You would then put the paper bead on a tooth pick and stick it on a styrofoam to dry.  After an hour you can reapply the glaze again until you get the desired result.img_3503

Make as many as you like, enough to make a piece of jewelry or a lot for a bigger project.


You can purchase the Paper Bead Bamboo Roller Kit at our online shop: or

The Bamboo Paper Bead Roller Kit

The Bamboo Paper Bead Roller Kit

It comes with already made paper beads as seen on this photo.

One Comment

  1. What a wonderful colourful idea. So many great things can be made from recycled paper besides saving/changing lives in Africa. Good luck