Posts Tagged "paper bead roller"

JTV Appearance, Sneak Peak

Posted on May 18, 2014 in Paper Bead Creations | Comments Off on JTV Appearance, Sneak Peak

Looking forward to Jewel School with Kim Prentiss tomorrow morning at 7am PST (10am EST)! Need to find JTV on your TV? Enter your zip code here. Remember that you can also watch online at jtv.com.

In the meantime, here are a few of the products that you will see… Thanks and see you there!

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Paper To Paper Bead Idea #4 – Poster Board

Posted on Oct 26, 2010 in How-To's / Tutorials | 4 comments

Poster boards usually come in 22 x 28 size and they are great for making paper beads.  The fiber of the paper is strong and they make thick beads.  That being said, my Paper To Paper Bead Idea # 4 is white poster board.  I marked and cut the paper on it’s short end, with the measurement 1 cm by 22 inches long.  Part of the appeal of paper bead making is the unexpected out come, just like “a box of chocolates, you’ll never know what you’re going to get” right?

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Triangle strips: 1 cm by 22 cm

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I find the bamboo roller to work better with thicker paper because you can insert the strip of triangle in between the bamboo and then roll.

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I was surprised of the outcome, it came out more like saucer shaped 5/8 of an inch in diameter.  I was hoping for a more round shape.

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I love using nail polish for projects like bracelet and earrings because of the variety of colors and they always have fancy names, this particular nail color is “glass slippers” that just makes me smile.

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I let it dry in front of an electric fan and coated it with Vibrance and let it dry again.  I brushed the glaze on instead of dipping it.

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I made about 13 beads enough for a bracelet and maybe a pair of earrings.

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It turned out really nice after all.  I took my beads into my studio and start looking for findings that will go well with it.  This is what I found, what do you think?

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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!

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It is a very engaging craft, it is not only relaxing but also meditative!  Definitely jewelry making on a shoe string.

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Believe it or not I hardly wear anything else but paper beads jewelry.

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You can take it up a notch and mix it with crystals and gem stones.

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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;

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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:

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

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And then you start rolling as shown here:

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

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

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