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Scrapbook Paper Beaded Necklaces

Updated on May 22, 2012

Paper bead necklaces are fun, unique and affordable jewelry projects that result in some of the most beautiful, customizable pieces of art you will ever wear. I began making them just a few years ago, and since then have sold dozens to woman who fall in love with the one-of-a-kind designs. My first attempt came from the fact that I had a friend who mentioned she loved the beaded necklaces I made, but couldn’t have any weight around her neck because of slipped discs that caused her a great amount of pain. She said she was able to wear “dainty”, lightweight pendant-less necklaces, but she missed the variety that cane with beaded designs.

It was then that the idea of paper jewelry came to mind. I had heard of and seen paper beaded necklaces before, but didn’t fall head-over-heels in love with the look and feel of the design. I knew that if I had intended to make paper beads, I would want to use scrapbook paper, as it comes in so many patterns, and that the popular cone-shaped design would ultimately keep me from being able to showcase it well. In fact, one of the most exciting reasons for me to try making beaded jewelry was the fact that the scrapbook paper itself offered thousands of gorgeous possibilities – so I wanted to make sure it was seen. For that reason, I chose a cylinder shape. Depending on how wide you cut the paper, these beads can be made in any size you want, though I have tend to use strips that are ¾” to 1” simply because it really displays the patterns in your paper.

Scrapbook paper bead necklaces can be made of the paper beads themselves, or can be enhanced by resin, crystal or art glass beads and silver or gold spacers. Though I’ve made both, I feel that the paper bead / art glass combination looks the nicest, and feels more natural. Murano foil glass art pendants can also be added to add an extra look to your necklaces.

You Will Need:

  • Beading tools
  • Handmade paper beads
  • Beading wire
  • Crimp tubes or beads
  • Crimp covers (optional)
  • Non-paper beads (optional)
  • Pendant (optional)

Assembly of scrapbook paper beads is no different than any other beaded necklace, though if you use the longer, cylinder beads, you will ultimately be using less non-paper beads, which can significantly decrease your costs.

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      Priyanka Estambale 

      6 years ago from United States

      Awesome work. Love those texture on the beads. Lovely.

    • Sherry Hewins profile image

      Sherry Hewins 

      6 years ago from Sierra Foothills, CA

      Wow, those look amazing. I've made paper beads before, but never imagined they could look like that.

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