Posts Tagged "diamond shaped paper beads"

Color Of Candy-day 7

Posted on Jan 7, 2011 in 365 Paper Bead Creations | 5 comments

Chevron beads have been around for a long time, they are colorful beads cut from a glass cane and has a distinctive star design from where the bead is cut from the cane.  They look to me like hard candy while Kayla thinks that the finished necklace has all these bright colors that resembles the United Nations’ flags.  Kayla carefully hand selected the diamond shaped paper beads that goes into this piece.


Chevron beads are very inexpensive and Firemountaingems has a nice selection.


The beads complements each other and look nice with the gold plated findings.


We made it long enough so that it can be worn as double strand necklace.


Or as bracelets


A closer look at the necklace, you will see the similar pattern of the chevron beads with the paper beads, except that they are going in opposite directions.


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Diamond Shaped Paper Beads

Posted on Sep 5, 2010 in Paper Bead Creations | 10 comments

The diamond shaped paper beads are my favorite shape to make into stretchy bracelets.  I like mixing them with gem stones, wood beads and crystals.  To make them – cut a long strip of triangle 1/2 inch at the base.  I am not good at doing  a step by step instruction so here’s a video tutorial.


I used the metal roller in this tutorial but the bamboo roller will work as well.

Here’s a couple of bracelets I made with the diamond shaped paper beads


The coral beads and the wooden carved beads are a perfect accompaniment to the diamond shaped paper beads


Congratulations to Cathy, please email me your address and your Turtle Graduated Bracelet will be on its way.

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Ethnic Look w/ Paper Beads

Posted on Dec 9, 2009 in Paper Bead Creations | 1 comment

I’ve had this mother of pearl pendant in the form of a lizard for quite sometime and din’t quite know what to do with it.  I was shopping for beads the other day and came across with what look like wood beads, in fact I was told they were wood beads but upon closer examination, I found that they are irregular in shape and has smaller holes just like that of seed beads.  They are very light, weighs almost like nothing.  I just loved them.  After staring at them for quite some time (you know how it is when you are trying to decide on a design), I thought they would be a perfect companion to the diamond shaped paper beads and the lizard mother of pearl pendant.  So, here is the finished necklace.


I made a matching necklace, using the same diamond shaped paper beads.


I think this necklace would look just as cool on a man’s neck, my husband said he would wear it.



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Paper Bead Threader Earrings

Posted on Nov 27, 2009 in Paper Bead Creations | 1 comment

Paper beads is just perfect for earrings because they are lightweight, you can make them into chandelier earrings or dangling earrings, it gives you the desired look but also easy on your ears.  When I saw this threader earring finding, I thought they would be perfect for a single paper bead.  I chose what I call the diamond shaped paper bead for this project.

Materials you need are the following:  threader earring finding (available, tear drop shaped (briolet) crystals, 4mm bicone or round crystals or any bead of your choice, 3 inches eye pin, bead cap, spacer and 26 gauge silver or craft wire.



First, you take the 3 inch eye pin and put in bead cap, paper bead, spacer and 4 mm bicone (in this order), make a wire loop (please check our tutorials), before closing the loop attach it into the ring and the end of the threader and wire wrap.  It should just take you 15 minutes to do the earring.  Of course, what is fun and takes longer time is the selection of the beads.


I have made them using tear drop shaped crystals with the 4mm bicone.  I think the Crystal Topaz Threader Earrings came out really nice, can be worn day or night.


I also did it in blue sapphire crystal.



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