Posts Tagged "bamboo roller"

What is Love? Stop by Paperbeads on Facebook and share!

Posted on Feb 11, 2014 in Paper Bead Creations | Comments Off on What is Love? Stop by Paperbeads on Facebook and share!

heartWhat Is LOVE to you?

Join our Valentine’s Day contest at our facebook page and tell us what Love is to you!

Here’s how to PLAY:
1. Answer the question by commenting on the Post by Paper Beads on Facebook.
2. Anyone can LIKE your comment.
3. The Commenter whose Comment has the most LIKES wins!

1st Prize – My Collection of Heart Beads and a Bamboo Roller Kit with the Vibrance
2nd Prize – Bamboo Roller Kit w Vibrance
3rd Prize – Bamboo Roller Kit w Vibrance

Contest will end on February 14, at 12 a m Pacific!

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Olive Shaped Beads

Posted on Dec 29, 2013 in How-To's / Tutorials, Paper Bead Creations | Comments Off on Olive Shaped Beads


I always try to come up with new ways on how to make paper bead making easy to those just starting to discover this very engaging if not addicting hobby:). Below is an image on how I line my page:


Half inch size makes perfect olive shape beads, here is a video tutorial!

I hope you enjoy this tutorial!

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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?


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Tutorial On Bamboo Roller

Posted on Oct 3, 2010 in Paper Bead Creations | 1 comment

The craft of making paper beads has been around for a long time, dating way back in the Victorian era when ladies would sit in the drawing room making paper beads out of discarded wall paper.  I love the fact that anyone can do it with materials that you already have at home.  I’m sure many of you has made some using tooth pick, skewers, nails, needles, knitting needles etc.  The paper bead roller tool that you can find everywhere just makes the job easier.  The bamboo roller that we have after a few tweaking is one of my favorite tool.  I love the fact that it is made of bamboo and that it feels good on the hand.  Here’s Kayla showing you how to use it:

You can make any bead color you want and mix it with other beads.  We have made this bracelet in jade color, and all you really need is paper, glue and glaze!


It is a very engaging craft, it is not only relaxing but also meditative!  Definitely jewelry making on a shoe string.


Believe it or not I hardly wear anything else but paper beads jewelry.


You can take it up a notch and mix it with crystals and gem stones.


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