I love jewelry. But art jewelry is often way too expensive. That’s when I learned about paper beading.
Paper rolling is something I used in a previous post to make a picture frame.
Paper beads are a tinier version of the same. Tiny, vibrant and beautiful.
Take a look at my paper bead jewelry.
The first thing you will be needing are paper beads. Here’s a quick video tutorial to show you how to turn glossy magazine paper into colorful beads.
Fun isn’t it? Think of all the possibilities you can make with these colorful beads.
For jewelry making.
Things I used:
- Paper beads
- Stones and beads from an old bracelet
- Thin crochet thread
- Loops from old earrings
First I threaded a thin crochet thread through a needle. Using double ply is best for strength.
Now I began threading the beads in the order I wanted. Since I wasn’t going to add any kind of fasteners at both ends, I simply made a long necklace that could be worn just like that. When the desired length was reached, I simply tied both ends together.
For the earrings, I threaded the beads in a thread and tied the upper end to the loops of old earrings. That’s it!
My paper bead jewelry is ready!
Did you like it? Please leave your feedback on this post. 🙂
Happy DIYing y’all!
This post has been written for the A to Z April Blogging Challenge
Also linking it to the Ultimate Blogging Challenge
25 thoughts on “J – DIY Jewelry with Paper beads – A2Z April Blogging Challenge”
Wow.. the bestest one so far- just because I’m crazy of jewelry 😛 Now, I ‘ll make my own and show off to my frenz n family 😛 😛 Thankkkkkkssssssssssssss.. XOXOXOXO.. 😛
this oneis my favorite too! my kids fight to wear this 🙂
Ooh very creative Gau! I may make some for myself!
Let me warn you though, once you do, you will get addicted! 🙂
This is amazing Gauri!
Very creative and interesting! The end results are charming. Visiting form the A-Z.
Another beautiful creation. I make paper earrings like this 🙂
Thanks Raj, do you have pics?
That’s very beautiful, Gauri! You are extremely creative and talented.
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Thanks Beloo *blushes*
That’s a creative one, yet again!! ♥
Thanks Shilpa 🙂
This is aesthetically beautiful and super creative::)
This was undoubtedly among the favorites…If I can overcome my laziness I’ll certainly try this
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That’s beautiful and so innovative.
Very creative, Gauri. I am just going to sit and watch you do all these things 😀
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Extremely pretty Gauri 😀
That was so creative…
I love hand crafted jewellery…
Will definitely try this out
extremely creative. Making the beads will be a challenge though. Aah, not for you. 🙂
hahahaha it wasn’t challenging re, try it, they are very easy to make 🙂
This sure is going to be a hit with family 🙂
it was 🙂
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What a lovely tutorial! Very nice! And so helpful for those who are learning how to make paper beads. I have an Etsy shop that offers precut paper strips for making paper beads, paper bead rollers, and paper bead kits. One of my customers purchased the kits for their church so the kids could make paper beads. I thought that was such a wonderful idea! But if any of your readers would like to make the process easier, I invite them to visit my shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/GroundZeroCreations