Posts Tagged "paper bead creations"

99 Paper to Bead Challenge

Posted on Jan 19, 2014 in Paper Bead Creations | Comments Off on 99 Paper to Bead Challenge

99 Paper To Bead Challenge! Are you up for it?

How many kinds or types of paper are there that we can turn into beautiful beads? A LOT! Here are some examples: magazine paper, brochures, envelopes, gift wrap paper, specialty paper such as rice paper, Lokta paper, origami paper, old calendars, old books, I can go on and on…

Join the fun and share your creations at the paperbeads facebook page. Here’s a batch made from polka dot wrapping paper.


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Pendulum Pair – day 177

Posted on Jul 11, 2011 in 365 Paper Bead Creations | 2 comments

Another easy breezy pair of earrings.  This is a great way to display those special beads you made and you only need two!  They look so pretty hanging from your ears, swinging back and forth, back and forth………


How To: Take an eye pin the length of your bead.  For this pair I use a one inch eye pin, put your paper bead and do another simple loop on the other end.  Open the loops and attached you chain.  The whole process takes 5 minutes.


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Paper Bead Pet Collars

Posted on Nov 10, 2009 in Paper Bead Creations | 4 comments

For all you Animal Lovers out there, I have come up with a quick and easy project, which might just be for you… and your pet!

These are my two babies, yes I know, they are Kitties 🙂



Phoenix-Taloose is two years old. He is a short haired, well-rounded orange tabby, weighing in at a strapping fifteen pounds. He has the most adorable and loving personality, that will just warm your heart. He is defiantly the laziest out of the two… by far, however he is the best pillow in the whole house! Chai-Bella is only a year. She is a cute, very petite grey and white pharaoh cat, with beautiful exotic stripes and spots.  Chai on the other hand is a little rascal. I am convinced it is due to her wild cat instincts. We rescued her when she was just about four weeks old. Her eyes had barely opened and she was learning how to move and walk around. She had to be bottle fed.

I always try to come up with unique and creative ideas, especially when it comes to Paper Beads. I love working with these beads because they are so colorful and ethnic, and not to mention they’re recycled, which totally fits into the whole “Go Green” craze that is in right now. So the other day I came up with this really cute idea of pet collars. They’re both super quick and easy to make, therefore anyone can make them for their much loved, spoiled pets.



I went to my local pet store, where I purchased plain, inexpensive pet collars. Since I was making collars for my kitties I chose the kind that snap on and off since they’re safer (i.e Safe Cat). I measure the diameter of my cat’s neck and adjusted the collar to fit perfect, I then simply sewed smaller sized paper beads, side by side along the band of the collar & WHALAH! I had a cute, trendy, earth friendly pet collar!



Now if you chose a collar with a bigger band width, you could decide to use a bigger shape Paper Bead. You can also add accent beads; it all depends on the look you are looking for, but whatever you choose I am sure your pet will LOVE it and so will you!



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