21 October 2010 ~ 12 Comments

Paper to Paper Bead Idea #3

I have a collection of paper of all kinds because I hate throwing anything out thinking I will be able to recycle them and give it new life.  With this in mind, my Paper to Paper Bead Idea # 3 is freezer paper.  You come home from the deli one day and you find that cheeses and meat is wrapped in freezer paper.  It has such a nice texture to it, not too thick and not too thin.  I thought they’re great for painted paper beads, you can use whatever left over nail polish you have which is what I did for this project.

freezer paper cut into triangle strips

freezer paper cut into triangle strips

I cut the triangle strips 1/2 inch wide at the base and 22 inches long, of course you can cut it longer or wider at the base for a different look.  I then, applied nail polish in green.


Dip it in glitter


Voila!  Pair of blingy earrings 🙂


I think they will look like pearls if you were to make it a little rounder and painted with frosted white nail polish.


Any ideas you want to share?


12 Responses to “Paper to Paper Bead Idea #3”

  1. Grace B 23 October 2010 at 10:50 am Permalink

    i would love to see that in PLUM… Where did you get the finding?
    You are amazingly creative… Hmm I have a roll of that stuff in my kitchen!!
    Did you ever try parchment paper? I wonder with the silicone if the glue would stick?
    I have another question too.
    If i want to get a metal effect do i just ink the edge of the paper or do i have to color the whole paper in metal like silver?
    thanks for the tutorials., they are amazing…
    Oh and I love this site!! I just found you today!

    • JaniceMae 23 October 2010 at 11:04 am Permalink

      Hello Grace,

      I have a shop and I carry these findings I will be listing this on my etsy shop, you can take a look there too. I have not tried parchment paper yet, if you do try them and it does not stick with regular glue there are super tacky glue you can buy at a craft shop and that should do the work. And to answer your last question, I think you will have an interesting effect if you just ink the edge of the paper that is actually a neat idea! Janice Mae

  2. Julie 23 October 2010 at 5:48 am Permalink

    My daughter would absolutely love these…actually so would my DIL! What a beautiful pair of earrings!!! Just so pretty!!! Great idea…I may have to learn how to do the chandelier part…

  3. Sanja 22 October 2010 at 8:27 am Permalink


  4. Lynn B 22 October 2010 at 7:53 am Permalink

    Did you glue this all over before applying nail varnish? I do this to all my beads but it takes a log time – especially with the tiny ones!

    • JaniceMae 22 October 2010 at 2:21 pm Permalink

      Hi Lynn,

      You don’t need to apply glue all over just the tip of the triangle.

  5. dayan 21 October 2010 at 10:35 pm Permalink

    wow, those earrings are gorgeous! i’d love to make mine but i can’t find glaze in phils.. any substitute? i’m a newbie in paper bead making. thanks!

  6. Ashley Pun 21 October 2010 at 7:20 pm Permalink

    If I glazed it with Vibrance three times, do you think the glitter would become waterproof?

    • JaniceMae 21 October 2010 at 10:17 pm Permalink

      Hi Ashley,

      I dipped it in Vibrance once just to kind of hold the glitter in place. It should be okay if it gets occasionally wet.

  7. Lynn B 21 October 2010 at 2:01 pm Permalink

    Those are gorgeous! Did you glaze after applying the glitter?

    • JaniceMae 21 October 2010 at 6:24 pm Permalink

      Hi Lynn,

      Yes I did dip it in glaze but not necessary if you are wearing them as earrings. The glitter stayed put.

  8. papelhilo 21 October 2010 at 1:02 pm Permalink

    in-cre-di-ble !! i LOOOOOVE those earrings ! they’re wonderful ! that’s exactly what I would love to wear !
    Janice you’re a genius !