Paper Bead Rosaries

Posted on Aug 17, 2010 in Paper Bead Creations | 3 comments

Prayer beads are used by various cultures as a form of devotion and meditation.  Saying the rosary to me has a special meaning because my mother taught it to me as a little child, now I use it to take my mind off from worry sometimes, I know I should be using it more as devotion.  I am sharing this with you to use paper beads to make prayer beads, I would like to come up with other forms of prayer beads.  In the meantime, I am sharing with you Rosaries that I made.  Most of the materials and instruction are available at Our Lady Of Rosary Makers, they are a not for profit organization.

I made mine out of olive shaped paper beads because the original Rosary that our church gives away for free is made out of plastic beads that resembles the olive shaped paper beads, like this one below.


The plastic findings are very inexpensive and this would make great gifts.


I also made it in silver.


You see how some people hang it on their car, this would be great for that purpose as well.  I have the Virgin Mary in my backyard, so I took a picture of it on Her.


Silk cord is used to make these rosaries, you could also make them with eye pins using the rosary loop technique.


Upcoming Posts: How to make the saucer shaped beads and more Prayer Beads ideas.

I will be introducing our new product Vibrance, a non toxic, eco-friendly glaze for paper beads!!!


  1. Do you have templates of the triangles to make different size paper beads?

    • Hi Linda,

      You don’t really need a template, just the right measurement depending on how wide or fat you want your beads to be. The olive shaped beads for example used in the rosary beads is 1/2 inch at the base and tapers down to a triangle strip of about 16 inches long. I have quite a few tutorials on how to cut triangles, just check them out please. Thank you for visiting. Janice Mae

  2. Very nice. How do the beads hold up to frequent use? They are so much prettier then the plastic ones.