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How to make super tiny paper beads!

Posted on Oct 2, 2013 in How-To's / Tutorials, Paper Bead Creations | Comments Off on How to make super tiny paper beads!

Here’s a short video on how to make these super tiny paper beads

Tiny Paper Beads

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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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How to Measure and Cut Paper Beads

Posted on Nov 9, 2009 in How-To's / Tutorials | 13 comments

I was asked by one reader if there is a template for measuring and cutting paper for paper bead making.  I guess there is, but that would limit the size in terms of length of your strip of paper.  The longer paper strip will make a more round and thicker bead.  Here is a tutorial on how to cut the paper for paper bead making.  I showed it here in a piece of regular printing paper so you can see the marks I made.  You can apply this principle to longer paper.


You need to mark the top part and bottom edges of your paper to your desired size of your beads.  In this case I marked the 1/4 inch for a smaller bead.



I would then take my ruler, to trace the dots and connect them forming a triangular shape.  Tip:  If you want a longer paper you just need to use two sheets or two magazine pages glued together and use the yard stick instead of just regular ruler.


It should look like this.


You can then cut it into strips by using a craft knife or scissors.  Below are cut up magazines ready for rolling into paper beads.


Now you’re ready to make some beautiful paper beads.  So, go ahead check out your mailbox for those glossy holiday catalogues they’re sending out this year and turn them into beautiful wearable art.


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How To Make Paper Beads w/ a metal roller

Posted on Oct 29, 2009 in How-To's / Tutorials | 5 comments

There are several ways you can make paper beads, rolling paper with a metal roller (available for purchase from Aubrey’s Beads, just $12, sold as kit)  is just one of them.  I like using them because the holes is not as large compared to paper beads made on a dowel or a skewer.  I had this specially made with a bamboo holder, you get a good grip of the roller this way.   The materials you need are the following and for instructions, please watch the video.

Strips of old magazines cut into triangles

Strips of old magazines cut into triangles

I am using Diamond Glaze to glue the paper and also as glaze/top coat.  I like using Diamond Glaze because it gives it a glossy finish and it dries quickly.


Here is the how-to video:

Get inspired and make some beautiful paper beads.


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