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How Cone Shapes Are Made

Posted on Jun 8, 2010 in How-To's / Tutorials | 6 comments

Here’s the tutorial on how to make cone shaped paper beads as promised 🙂  One might think that you cut the paper differently………it is cut exactly the same way as you would your regular triangle strip of paper.  The trick is pushing the bottom part of the paper bead towards the center, as shown in this video!  So, let’s get ready with your magazine pages, yard stick or a long straight edge wood (I used to measure with a plank of wood left over from a remodel I did in my dining room).  You can use a heavier card stock paper like this used poster for example;


I did the measurements on the back of the poster; the base is 1/2 inch and the triangles will look like this before you cut them up:


Then you cut them up into strips, you can use scissors or exacto knife


And then you start rolling as shown here:

An then you let them dry on tooth picks and take pictures 🙂


And the fun part, making them into jewelry, that would have to be another day.


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Hana-Ami Inspired Flower Motif

Posted on Apr 9, 2010 in Paper Bead Creations | Comments Off on Hana-Ami Inspired Flower Motif

This flower motif using olive-shaped paper beads and seed beads is inspired by Deborah Roberti of Aroundthebeadingtable.  It is called Hana-Ami, I think it means woven flower.  Kayla C made a few of these to be made into a pendant or bracelet later on.


Here’s Part 1 and Part 2 of our own interpretation of Deborah’s Hana-Ami motif.

Part 2





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Multi Strand Paper Beads Necklace

Posted on Apr 7, 2010 in Paper Bead Creations | 2 comments

When I saw this antique copper chains, I thought it would be a nice to mix it with brightly colored olive shaped paper beads. The vibrant magazine colors of the olive shaped paper beads accent the antique copper chain extremely well. The browns and burgundys really stand out in this necklace. Of course you can not miss the all sorts of bright colors, that really give this necklace a summery feel.


The oxidized chain or any kind of antiqued chain, would look good with the paper beads.



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