14 June 2010 ~ 11 Comments

Paper Beads Out Of Zentangles

This is a follow-up on yesterday’s post on zentangles.  It is another way to make paper beads, this time not the usual magazine pages but from a doodled page.  First, I doodled on a long bond paper, this would come out different if you will use a heavier paper like construction paper.  Then, I cut them up into strips and rolled them into paper beads using the metal paper bead roller.


The measurement for the triangles is 1/2 inch at the base and 14 inches long, the size of a long bond paper.


Here’s the video……

They look like spotted eggs, don’t you think?


I think this can be made into a guys necklace with black beads.


Perfect jewelry to go with the black and white outfit!


And the fun part, is turning it into wearable art :)   Another day of turning the ordinary to extraordinary.

11 Responses to “Paper Beads Out Of Zentangles”

  1. Ramiro 19 May 2014 at 12:03 am Permalink

    Try doing tube beads so that the doodle pattern will show up instead of them being speckled beads.

  2. Shazia 18 October 2011 at 6:14 am Permalink

    That looks lovely! You’ve got some great ideas here! I’ve linked back to your site on a post i made on paper beads :)

  3. Cathy 17 September 2010 at 6:14 am Permalink

    I will be visiting my grandchildren and plan to have them doodle on paper and then make a necklace for their mommy!

  4. dionne santos 13 July 2010 at 11:39 pm Permalink

    hi! these paper beads are very nice! am just curious, what happens when they get wet? thanks!

    • JaniceMae 14 July 2010 at 11:23 am Permalink

      Hi Dionne,

      The paper beads when they are coated several times with glue and varnish (whatever type of varnish that you use) becomes water resistant. I would suggest to take it off when washing dishes or going in the pool :) Thank you for visiting. Janice Mae

  5. Shell 11 July 2010 at 7:27 am Permalink

    Thank you for an inspiring tutorial. Since I discovered paper beads at a craft market in Cornwall I’ve been eager to give them a go myself. I love the idea of doodled paper as a start ^_^

    • JaniceMae 11 July 2010 at 10:11 am Permalink

      Hi Shell,

      Thank you for visiting, I love your blog as well, you are so artistic and so many things to see and learn. Janice Mae

  6. StacieB 4 July 2010 at 9:29 am Permalink

    Found your site via Infarrantly Creative! Thanks so much for this great tutorial! Can’t wait to try it out myself :)

  7. leelay 20 June 2010 at 4:55 am Permalink

    i’ve been doing paper bead accessories but never tried this one… now i have something new to try out….

  8. Elim 15 June 2010 at 10:07 pm Permalink

    When I saw this post it inspired me to try my own. I cant wait to try it out.

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