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New! Paper Bead Shapes

Posted on May 3, 2010 in Paper Bead Creations | 6 comments

Hello everyone!  I am taking over Janice’s blog for today to share with you what I did with leftover paper strips.  We are all taking a break after we have filled orders from the CHA Show last winter.  BTW, I am the sister Joann who is based here in beautiful Philippines.  So, here is what I came up with when I tried new shapes, Janice game me the task of coming up with new shapes 🙂

First,  You take about 100 strips of triangles, size of strip: 6/16″ – 1/4″ the length is 16 3/4″.  You glue each strip of paper at the base to hold them together, maybe use a glue stick to do this.  This is how we cut the magazine pages, first we glue the edges together.


Second Step: You hold in your hand the 100 strips of paper that’s glued at the base and start rolling.


Step 3:  You glue each strip of paper as you go along to hold it in place, making sure that each piece is in line with the rest.


Step 4: At this point, you have glued all 100 strips of paper together, now you have 50-65 strips of paper that needs to be glued to the first 100 strips you rolled.  Take two strips of paper and glue it to the previous strips that is visible on the side of the big circle you have made at this point.  Basically, what you are doing is overlap two strips of triangle to the edge of the big circle every two strips of the 100 strips.



This is how the 150-165 strips of paper will look like after they have been glued together, as big as a small saucer.  You can use this as a trivet or as a coaster!  Just an idea.


If you push the middle part of the circle, then it takes a cone shape form or a hat.


Here they are looking like hats or cones


We had fun with it, trying it on paper dolls and figurines!


I don’t know what to do with these yet (I guess I leave that up to my sister).  I think it will be a good paper bead curtain accent, Victorian cones and fill it with paper flowers…….what do you think?  If I have not explained everything correctly, just leave me a comment here and I will answer any questions.

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