Thursday, 16 March 2017

Stampin' Up! Designer Paper Beads....

Afternoon Everyone,

Hope you are all well.  We made something different this week at Stamp Class.

Paper Beads.

We made bookmarks, bracelets, keyrings, scissor charms and bone folder charms.

I also added them to the centre of the butterflies on these two cards as its body.

The papers are the Blooms & Bliss paper pack which is great as it has two colour combinations.

I drilled a hole in the end of the bone folder for the ball chain to go through.

This is a closer look.

These are the two bracelets.  A leather style one and a pandora style one.

A keyring.


A wine glass charm.

The bead is painted with crystal effects or watered down tombow but you could use nail vanish.

For the thinner beads, follow this tutorial.

Take one piece of 6" x 1" strip of designer paper cut into a triangle.
Use a bamboo skewer, start with the wider end of the strip and wrap it around the skewer with out any glue.  Keep rolling it around until you get to the thin end, then glue it down with tombow.

The bigger one on the right is using the same principal but a 12" x 1" strip cut into a triangle.

Round Bead Tutorial.

Cut two strips 12" x 1cm or 3/8" straight piece and a 12" x 1 cm or 3/8" cut into a triangle.

You need two 5mm end caps (got mine from amazon) a no.5 knitting needle.

Start with the straight piece and wrap it around the needle.

Take it off the needle without glueing the end in place, let it unraffle and put in the silver end caps to get the right tension, then roll it back up tighter.

Glue down the end of the straight piece and then add the wider end of the triangle second piece.

Wrap it around until you get to the end and glue it in place.

glue in the end caps.

Finished bead.

Thanks for looking,


Aquarius said...

These are fun and what a great way to use up scraps of paper which we all get left with

Stamps and Paper said...

Jenny your paper beads are amaazing and so beautiful..I'm sure the girls had fun making them


Anonymous said...

Love you beads used for the body of the butterflies. I assume you slide the off of the skewer when completed but seems like they would unwind when doing so?