Paper To Paper Bead Idea #4 – Poster Board

Posted on Oct 26, 2010 in How-To's / Tutorials | 4 comments

Poster boards usually come in 22 x 28 size and they are great for making paper beads.  The fiber of the paper is strong and they make thick beads.  That being said, my Paper To Paper Bead Idea # 4 is white poster board.  I marked and cut the paper on it’s short end, with the measurement 1 cm by 22 inches long.  Part of the appeal of paper bead making is the unexpected out come, just like “a box of chocolates, you’ll never know what you’re going to get” right?


Triangle strips: 1 cm by 22 cm


I find the bamboo roller to work better with thicker paper because you can insert the strip of triangle in between the bamboo and then roll.


I was surprised of the outcome, it came out more like saucer shaped 5/8 of an inch in diameter.  I was hoping for a more round shape.


I love using nail polish for projects like bracelet and earrings because of the variety of colors and they always have fancy names, this particular nail color is “glass slippers” that just makes me smile.


I let it dry in front of an electric fan and coated it with Vibrance and let it dry again.  I brushed the glaze on instead of dipping it.


I made about 13 beads enough for a bracelet and maybe a pair of earrings.


It turned out really nice after all.  I took my beads into my studio and start looking for findings that will go well with it.  This is what I found, what do you think?



  1. Rupa, since she started with the thicker part of the paper, she ended with the thin part in the mid-section of the bead. That is how she got this particular shape. Try it and you will see just what is meant. Keep the part you are rolling centered so the mid-section becomes the thickest part of the bead,

  2. I still dont get it. How did you make these beads. Is there any other tutorial that I am missing here?

  3. Those turned out nice Janice…Love the findings that you choose to go with them…Can’t wait to see what you make with them…

  4. Well, I see now that I will be purchasing a poster board at lunch today! Those beads are awesome…By the way, the coral and copper colored beads that I sent in were painted with nail polish also.:}