April 22nd is Earth Day and will be celebrated nationwide. It is amazing to see the things we have achieved over the years in terms of making efforts to be more earth friendly. In honor of this day, I made this whimsical bracelet, which is made out of paper beads. In one of my trips […]
I talked to my sister Joann today; in fact I talk to her everyday about paper beads. Well, we talk about other stuff but since couple of months ago, it has been mostly paper beads. She takes pride in making them look like something that takes on a transformation (not simply rolled paper!). I call […]
An egg carton is one of those perfect containers for small things like beads (specially seed beads), paper clips etc. Just to make it more fun and to give color to a desk or work space you can paint it with leftover craft paint. I made one, and put a handle to it to hold […]
When you say paper bead what comes to mind is kid’s craft, rolling strips of colorful paper and stringing them to make colorful long necklaces. It doesn’t have to be just long colorful necklaces for kids. You can certainly make paper beads in all shapes and sizes – long and thin, small and round, and […]
Paper beads can be made into something elegant and fashionable. Wouldn’t you rather wear something that is unique, certainly a conversation piece than some fashion jewelry bought at the mall that will just end up at the bottom of your drawer after they tarnished? Mix it up with other light inexpensive beads and you cannot […]
I can say I have come a long way turning paper beads into jewelry – rings, necklaces, earrings and bracelets. I look at the different colors and patterns of the paper beads and my mind races along with what beautiful jewelry I can make out of them. Today, I came up with the Necklette – […]
Updated: 11/05/09 We now have an updated tutorial: How to use a “METAL” Bamboo Paper Bead Roller. And it is available for purchase at Aubrey’s Beads: Metal/Bamboo Paper Bead Roller Kit. Watch our video on how to make paper beads, using the bamboo paper bead roller.
It is fascinating to watch a pattern unfold as you are rolling the strip of paper into a bead – I think this is what makes this craft so appealing to those who are looking for a hobby and those who actually make a living out of making paper beads. It is not just for […]