Saturday, January 2, 2010

How to Make Paper Beads and Jewelry Tutorials

Paper Jewelry Part 3 of 3
Traditional roll paper beads
The most popular way of making paper beads is by rolling a long triangle strip of paper. However, even though the basic technique is easy, there are many ways to personalize the beads. Check out the tutorials below.  There is also a paper bead roller kit to make the task quicker. The basic paper bead tutorial by Mzuri Beads is on Instructables.com.

Sharon Paradiso of Seedlings: Jewelry Because produced this beautiful and thorough tutorial on how to make a lariat style necklace with vintage music paper beads and wire. If you need to know how to make a treble clef in wire, definitely check it out.

I really liked Go Make Something's rolled paper beads tutorial because she makes it look so Japanese. Embossing ink was used but her idea of adding metallic embroidery thread was inspiring! She includes many tips and other suggestions.

Being Natasha Fialkov takes it one level up with her how to adorn paper beads tutorial using modge podge, decoupage glue, glittery stuff, paint and whatever strikes your fancy.

Do the paper strips have to have straight edges? Nope. Just check out designarob's tutorial on Instructables.com and see how using a zig zab blade on a paper cutter gives a whole new look to traditional rolled paper beads.

If you make the strips very narrow, you get spacer beads! This tutorial from the Paper Beads site also suggests you use nail polish to finish them.
MissVan722 on Craftster has an easy paper roll bracelet tutorial. She uses newspaper and modge podge.

Round Beads
A Storybook Life's friend Helen gave her the recipe and tutorial to make these cool round paper beads. Via

iHanna of Creative Space blog has an alternative round bead tutorial where she makes paper mache beads. She drills the holes after the beads are dried. The embellishment step is what takes the longest.

The coiled paper pendant by Diane Gilleland on Craftstylish is clever because you can either build a multi coiled design or add internal coils for different looks.
Paper bead threader earrings
One lovely way to showcase your paper beads is to put them at the end of threader earring findings. Check out the tutorial from the Paper Beads blog.

3-D paper jewelry
Karen Elizabeth Halbrook of Bayoudreamer.com produced an outstanding 3-D butterfly pin tutorial complete with wire antennae.

Folding tree's tutorial for pod beads is a briliant way to use floral paper punches - the kind scrap bookers use. The paper flowers are folded and then glued together. The pod beads can then be strung in a necklace or perhaps used in earrings.

Check out the Paper beads post cum video tutorial on how to make sea anemone inspired cocktail rings.

Before You Go :
Amazing paper quilled filigree pendant by Ann Martin
DIY paper rings you can fold
3-D laser cut paper jewelry
How to make origami jewelry

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4 comments :

Azure Islands Designs said...

Wow...these are very pretty beads...some more so than others but unique and interesting all the same!

Cheers

Mod Podge Amy said...

Beautiful beads! I love all of them!

BetteJo said...

So fun and pretty!

Rajesh Agrawal said...

I am intrested to Purchase Paper Jwelery.

Rajesh Agrawal
agrawalrajesh245@gmail.com

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