Posts Tagged "paper bead charms"

Message Beads #315

Posted on Dec 29, 2013 in How-To's / Tutorials | Comments Off on Message Beads #315


Here is a wonderful way to turn your beads into charms and incorporate them into your mixed media pieces.  Use rub-ons to put words or short phrases onto your beads. They can be inspirational, a special message to the wearer, or whatever you desire!  View the tutorial.

Message Beads

Tutorial for Making Message Beads

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Paper Bead Charms day 139

Posted on May 20, 2011 in 365 Paper Bead Creations | 3 comments

Bead caps are paper beads’ best friends, they cover the holes beautifully and is just the perfect accent to enhance colors.  You can use these paper bead charms or dangles to hang on bracelets and necklaces.


This will look pretty too dangling on a silver chain, gold bead caps on gold chain for the fall season.


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Coins and Paper Beads to Welcome the New Year

Posted on Dec 31, 2009 in Paper Bead Creations | Comments Off on Coins and Paper Beads to Welcome the New Year

My mother was a superstitious woman, she believed that what you do in the first day of the New Year determines what you do the rest of the year.  She made sure that we have coins in our pockets for example, and wear something with circles to symbolize money.  I always think about her mostly around this time, because she was a frugal person, she loves the thrift store and anything used or second hand.  I was at Joann’s Fabric the other day and these coin charms caught my eye.  I thought I would love to ring in the New Year with lots of coins and paper beads as a constant reminder to be thrifty, reuse and recycle.  I mixed olive shaped paper beads with the coin charms ($2.95) and some left over turquoise chips, the result is something like Cleopatra would have worn.  I put it on and I love the clinking sound of the coin charms just perfect way to usher in the New Year.







May the New Year (2010) will bring you good health, good fortune and happiness!  Happy New Year!

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A charming paper bead bracelet

Posted on Jun 10, 2009 in Paper Bead Creations | Comments Off on A charming paper bead bracelet

This is such a fun bracelet to make, mixing and matching the paper beads with India Glass.  I used the 10mm paper beads and just different shapes of India glass.  Each bead is between bead caps and wire wrapped with a head pin and attached to a silver chain bracelet.

10 mm paper bead charms dangle from a silver chain

10 mm paper bead charms dangle from a silver chain

The bead caps are used to cover the larger than normal holes on the paper beads.  The bead caps can be substituted with 4mm beads or 6/0 seed beads.A charming paper bead bracelet

It would also be nice to add charms to this bracelet.A charming paper bead bracelet

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