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A Passion For Paper

Posted on Apr 22, 2012 in Other Crafts & Crafty People | Comments Off on A Passion For Paper

We have a guest today, Ms. Dee Ann, like me she has been bitten by the “paper bead bug” and couldn’t stop making paper beads. Not just any paper beads, she makes really beautiful, glass like, vibrant, meaningful paper beads. Dee gets her inspiration from flowers, nature and story books. I have some of her beads just couldn’t resist them, not that I need anymore but her beads has something to it, you can tell it is made with love and care, see for yourself.  Her shop is filled with colorful and beautiful paper beads –


Dee has fool proof way of glazing her beads using the Vibrance, and she is sharing it with you here:

Dee takes photos of plants and nature and turning them into beautiful paper beads.  She has a library of prints with varying subjects mostly nature and flowers.  This is one example of Dee’s creation, The Scrabble Charm Bracelet, hop on to her etsy site and see how she made this one.


More tutorial from Dee coming up.

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Frosted Pink Bracelet – day 137

Posted on May 20, 2011 in 365 Paper Bead Creations | 3 comments

Scrap book paper is ideal for making paper beads if you want to match certain beads or if you have a color theme for a birthday, baby shower, bridal shower, Awareness ………..Kayla made these beads using bamboo roller and glazed with Vibrance.


Do you know how many designs of specialty paper you can find at a craft store? Tons!  There are some with texture on them like embossed paper or you can texture them yourself.


Possibilities are endless!

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Graduated Size Beads

Posted on Aug 29, 2010 in Paper Bead Creations | 22 comments

How do you make three different size (small, medium, large) beads from the same magazine page?  I find that rolling two triangle strips together with the paper bead metal roller, makes a bigger rounder bead.  Stacking three strips of the same size and length will make a bigger bead.  I am very happy with how these beads came out after dipping them in Vibrance three times.


First, cut triangle strips, preferable from a glossy magazine, with dimension: 1/4 inch at the base, about 17 inches long or the whole length of two pages of an open magazine section.


Smallest bead as shown above is made from one strip, medium bead from two strips, and big bead from three strips of magazine triangle rolled together as one.


I chose a magazine page that has a pattern of black, green and yellow to go with these India glass beads.


I strung it on .8mm elastic and made a bracelet.


The pattern on these beads remind me of turtles and I just love turtles and what they represent: longevity, endurance and patience.


I  would like to take a little survey on what you do with your paper beads.  Make jewelry with it? Just give it away as gifts to friends or sell it? Do you wear your paper beads jewelry? Have you made so much and you just don’t know what to do with it? I will be giving away my little paper bead bracelet when I will have at least 20 comments  or emails.

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