30 March 2010 ~ 4 Comments



Round Paper Beads


I get asked a lot about how to make the paper bead more round – the best way to do this is: Make long strips of triangle 1/2 inch wide at the base of the triangle.  How do you make a long strip of paper?  You can do this by joining the magazine pages together by gluing them at the edges or use a really long paper like wrapping paper.  I take my measurements by using a yard stick, if you don’t have one, just use a long piece of straight edge wood.  Keep in mind that the result would vary depending on the texture or how heavy the paper you are using.  I would suggest to just experiment on the paper you have available.  There is no wrong or right way to do this, I love the different shapes that come out every time, AND I like to be surprised!

Here’s an example of round paper beads that I just strung on elastic and mixed them with Chinese crystals, they are not that expensive and goes well with the paper beads.

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Long strip of paper about 36 inches

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I then, rolled the long strip of paper using the metal paper bead roller.  It came out round, don’t you think?  I was so happy to see my roses in bloom again, hello Spring!

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These are examples of necklace and bracelet sets we have made in the past.  They are just strung on elastic and mixed with crystals.  These are great projects for a beading party or “paper beading party” as I would call it  – all you need is elastic and paper beads.

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Elastic paper bead necklace and bracelet with pink crystals

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Elastic round paper beads with firepolished crystals

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4 Responses to “Round Paper Beads”

  1. jennifer 2 January 2013 at 3:50 am Permalink

    that was amazing
    this is a great idea!
    thnx a lot:(

  2. Emily 14 April 2010 at 5:02 pm Permalink

    Thank you!

  3. Emily 13 April 2010 at 4:40 pm Permalink

    How can you cut so straight? Mine are never as straight as that.

    • JaniceMae 13 April 2010 at 7:26 pm Permalink

      Hi Emily,

      I use a yard stick like what you see here and mark the lower edge of the paper and the top edge of the paper…..Janice Mae


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