Posts Tagged "rosary loops"

Sweet Sixteen Necklace – day day 191

Posted on Aug 13, 2011 in 365 Paper Bead Creations | 1 comment

This is one of my favorite necklace why?  It is feminine, I love the colors of pink and periwinkle blue together, it is something that 16-60 girls or women can wear.  The rosary loops make look delicate and dainty, something for the girly girl, like most of us:)


A Bridal Shower gift for a green bride?  What do you think?


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Imagine World Peace

Posted on Oct 15, 2010 in Paper Bead Creations | 8 comments

It is fun watching colorful magazine pages turn into beads that are vibrant and saturated in colors.  You don’t even have to sit there and agonize over which color would go well with each other, you put them together and somehow all the colors just blend and look like they belong……


The black rhodium plated eye pins used in connecting them, brought out the colors of the small round beads.


The bottle cap pendant makes this set casual yet feminine


Worn together?  Fabulous!


Reminders to participants of the Paper Bead Trade:  Please send in your beads by October 23rd, 36 beads or more, small to medium size beads if possible.  You can leave me a comment here if you have questions or email me.

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Paper Beads and Rosary Loops

Posted on Oct 13, 2009 in How-To's / Tutorials, Paper Bead Creations | 3 comments

This necklace is easy to make once you get to learn how to connect the beads with “Rosary Loops” – notice how rosaries beads are connected in this manner. First of all, is a quick “how to” on rosary loops. The paper beads used in this project is bigger and more rounded, and even if they have bigger holes it will not go through the loops. You can use other type of beads of course but since I am the “paper bead lady” I try to make everything in paper beads. I loved the balloon pendant, the colors just cheers me up, I thought it’s just perfect for these paper beads. So, one of those days when you feel like taking off but can’t, I wear my paper bead balloon necklace instead and dream of those far away places…..

Paper Bead Balloon Necklace
Paper Bead Balloon Necklace

Of course you can substitute everything, use other kind of beads and pendant. What I’m going to show you is just basics of rosary loops that can be applied into making bracelets and necklaces.


Here’s an example of a bracelet made with rosary loops. I used the same size beads and amazonite beads left over from previous projects.

Paper Bead Bracelet and amazonite
Paper Bead Bracelet and amazonite

Materials are:

  • Tools: flush cutter, round nose pliers and chain nose pliers
  • paper beads or other type beads
  • 30 pcs. 1″ inch head pins
  • jump rings and lobster claw clasp
Paper beads and eye pins
Paper beads and eye pins

Here’s the Steps:
(read on for photo tutorial, or scroll to the bottom of the page for a video tutorial!)

Step 1 – Put a bead into the head pin.


Step 2 – Cut the head pin to about 1 cm


Step 3 – Bend the head pin at 90 degree angle away from you.


Step 4 – Take the round nose pliers and put the head pin in between the round nose pliers. Make sure that the tip of the head pin is not sticking out of the round nose pliers but right in between the jaws of the round nose pliers.


Step 5 – Slowly turn the round nose pliers towards you with your wrist until you cannot turn it anymore which at this point you need to let go and reposition the pliers


This is how your loop should look like.


Step 6- Before you close the loop attach the rest of the beads already made and continue to close the loop.


This is a finished portion of the chain interconnected with rosary loops. You continue doing so until you reach your desired length.


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