Have you made paper beads as a kid? Has it been years since you tried to make them? Well it is time you check out what is happening with this ages old craft! People all over the world are making beautiful beads with all kinds of paper! I have scoured the internet to find out what paper beads are being made and I have to say, some of the paper beads I have come accross are just beautiful. I have been making paper beads since 1997 but over the past 3 or 4 years, the popularity of making paper beads has exploded!
This site is dedicated to making paper beads. With this site you will be able to learn how to make them for yourself. There is a special program called the Paper Bead Designer you are free to use to design your paper beads. Also paid members, can use their own images with an upload utility in the Members area. Everything you would ever hope to know about making paper beads will be explained on this site. I hope you find this site informative and fun!
Allthough you may already know how to make paper beads, these beads are different and made differently. First off, you won't be using just gift wrap or magazine pages. You will be using standard copy paper which is 8½" x 11" in size. The size of the beads will range from ¼" to 1" in length and from 6, 7, 8, 8.5 or 9mm in diameter with a 5/64", 3/32" 1/8" and 3/16" holes.
There are instructions on this section for making standard paper beads with recycled paper but the beads I will explain in great detail are special. You can put photos or your favorite clipart on them. The possibilities for what you put on your beads are only limited to your imagination. You will also learn how to embellish your paper beads.