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Whimsical Paper Beads

By: Wendy Robbins from
Updated August 16, 2019
Whimsical Paper Beads
Whimsical Paper Beads

"I’m intrigued with tiny paper beads rolled from pages torn from books or magazines. The technique is rather standard, but the finished look varies greatly depending on the medium and the colors. For example, the first paper beads I created were made from pages torn from a Restoration Hardware catalog. With such muted colors, they looked a bit like seashells. Then I made these from paint color strips. Once the beads are made, your options are endless. Transform them into earrings, bracelets or necklaces. And remember, the best way to learn is just to do it. With practice comes perfection."

NotesCheck out this tutorial on my blog My French Twist to see more visuals.

Project TypeLearn a Technique

Bead TypePaper

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Bead Technique UsedStrung

Bead Project TypeBracelet, Necklace


Materials List

  • scissors
  • Mod Podge & paint brush
  • paper (book pages, paint chip strips, etc)
  • small cardboard box
  • string or wire
  • bamboo skewer
  • toothpicks
  • clear varnish
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