Friday, July 31, 2009

Paper Bead Technique

I am a terrible blogger... but, I have been stamping.  In fact, I have a technique to share with you at the Cornish Heritage Farm forum.  It's fun and different... and perfect for scraps of paper you might have around.

Paper Beads:

The technique requires only a few supplies... stamps, cardstock, ink, glue... and wire or other jewelry findings to make whatever your heart desires.

Here's a close up of the beads.  I used the Vintage Text Scrapblock for my cell phone strap... irony, yes?

And a bonus project for the technique were these earrings:

I think I'll make a few more of these to have on hand for birthdays.

To see a step by step outline of how to recreate the beads, check out the tutorial HERE.

Thanks for stopping by,

Vintage Text Scrapblock by Cornish Heritage Farms
Paisley Scrapblock by Cornish Heritage Farms
"For You" from the Baked with Love stamp set (The Kim Hughes Collection) by Cornish Heritage Farms

Tuxedo Black and Rose Bud Memento dye inks by Tsukineko

Simply Smooth White cardstock by Cornish Heritage Farms
Black cardstock by Prism

Liquid Glue by Scotch
Paper piercing tool by Ranger
Pliers and wire cutter
Cell phone strap (Craft store)
Jump rings
Jewelry findings (Craft store)
paper flowers by Prima
Pearl brads by Paper Studio


  1. Brilliant - they match the mobile phone perfectly - and what is more they are light too - and original

  2. Adorable projects - I'll have to give it a shot!

  3. Great blog, I love your vintage looking beads for the funky. Thought I'd tell you about paper beaders in Uganda!

    Mzuribeads is an ethical business who have been individually hand rolling recycled paper beads and jewelry in Uganda since 2006. If your interested in our fair trade bead art visit our website.

    We are also on the look out for new representatives , please get in touch if you would like to help promote and develop Uganda through our fair trade enterprise.

    Thank you , Kirstie