Ab-stractions

May 4, 2009

Product Endorsement

Filed under: Uncategorized — by serendipper @ 10:51 pm

I tried my hand at making paper beads a long time ago with magazine pages. There used to be a special tool on the market, but it’s not being made any more. So at the time, I just rolled my beads around a toothpick. It was difficult and messy, and I gave up. But I saved all that paper!

Fast forward 15 years, and thanks to the power of Twitter, I learned of a female entrepreneur with a new paper bead tool for sale. I ordered it, and have been cranking out beads. It’s called The Paper Bead Roller. The slot in the tool helps control the paper. You also get consistent 1/8″ holes in your beads, which is great for heavier gauge wire.

I’ve seen quilling tools in the store, but they are only 3/16″ wide. The Paper Bead Roller is 1-1/4″ long for a greater variety of bead size.

So if you’re interested in making paper beads, I highly recommend The Paper Bead Roller, which I hear is going to be carried by Fire Mountain Gems.

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3 Comments »

  1. Hello, Just a note to tell you that Mzuribeads is an ethical business who have been individually hand rolling recycled paper beads in the village of Ndejje in Uganda for over two years. I would like everyone interested in fair trade beads, or the art of rolling paper beads to visit our website, where you can locate a stockist near you or goto our online shop to buy our loose paper beads and paper bead jewellery. http://www.mzuribeads.com Thank you.

    Comment by mzuribeads — May 5, 2009 @ 12:01 pm |Reply

  2. Sounds neat!

    Comment by Sara Hardin — May 5, 2009 @ 8:53 pm |Reply

  3. My friend Jamie made paper beads with old Christmas wrapping paper, which was very pretty…and glossy pictures from fashion magazines (like those Red Carpet Oscar pictures). (Something great to do with the Best Dressed and Worst Dressed lists *lol*)

    Comment by Barbara — May 13, 2009 @ 10:51 am |Reply


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