Posts Tagged "Scrap book Paper Crafts"

Teal On Lavender Bracelet – day 107

Posted on Apr 17, 2011 in 365 Paper Bead Creations | 2 comments

I like the idea of making your own beads, don’t you?  Paper bead making has come a long way, it is not just a kids craft anymore.  With the popularity of mixed media jewelry, beaders and crafters have pushed the limits of their creativity in creating their own beads and incorporating found objects into their pieces.  Here, Kayla made beads out of scrap booking paper using our bamboo paper bead roller.


Kayla, chose the opalescent teal crystal, and the silver bead cap completes the look.


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My Paper Beads – by Cathy

Posted on Sep 17, 2010 in My Paper Beads | 7 comments

We are always looking for tips, ideas on how to make cutting the triangle strips easier and most importantly uniform in shape.  Cathy,  would like to share with us how she cut her triangle paper with a rotary cutter – primary use is to cut fabric for quilting.  Here is a step by step in Cathy’s own words:

Turn first paper over and mark the top and bottom with a little dot as to where to cut.   Don’t need to draw the line.


If you were to mark them, it should look like this:


Start at the bottom with the rotary cutter with the ruler on dots.  Keep all fingers and finger tips ON the ruler to they don’t get cut off!   Stand while cutting so weight is on top of ruler and it doesn’t slide.   Keep left pinky finger on side of ruler to keep it in place.   apply some pressure to cut through several layers.  With a new blade you could probably cut through more than 4 layers at a time but I just did 4 layers.


Keep a steady pressure to cut straight up.   You may need to move your left hand up while cutting to the top so it doesn’t slide.


Take rotary cutter all the way through the paper at the top.


Just shows I cut 4 layers at a time.   After wards I sort the paper into the 4 different colors.


Cathy finds it easier to cut with the rotary cutter compared to an exacto knife.   After you’ve made the beads, make something pretty with it 🙂


Paper Bead Trade  w/ Fall Theme is open to anyone who loves to make paper beads whether you are a newbie or an expert we would love to have you! You can sign up by leaving a comment here or email me.

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