Rolled Paper Bead Necklace

Paper Beads

Are you planning your handmade gift lists?  Today’s project is a lovely penny saving piece of unique jewelry, made from paper beads, wire, and glass beads.  This piece is a two stranded necklace that can be casual or dressy.  The general concept can be applied to bracelets, earrings, eyeglass holders, bookmarks and more.


  • Paper beads (see this post for instructions)
  • Round nose pliers, wire cutters
  • glass beads (I used crystals and rock beads)
  • Closure Mechanism
  • Small chain length (to connect beaded strands to closure)

necklace from paper beads


  • Make loop on one end of 2 inch wire segment, add beads in desired order, then loop other end using round nose pliers.

necklace from paper beads

  • Make as many of them as you need to get the desired length of your chain, and connect them, loop end to loop end.

paper beaded necklace

  • For a double stranded piece, connect both strands to a small segment of chain (or jump rings), then connect that to your clasp.  See pictures to better understand!

necklace from paper beads

necklace from paper beads

make paper beads

necklace from paper beads

make paper beads

make paper beads


  1. I absolutely adore paper beads – your bead jewelry is lovely!

  2. These paper beads look fabulous, Johnnie!

  3. This is awesome. I just saw similar jewelry being sold at Epcot this past weekend benefiting a village in Africa who makes the jewelry! Your version reminds me of what I saw at Disney this past weekend! Great job!!!!

  4. Hi Johnnie, I love this project! I follow you from my own little blog kitchenfun.blogspot (dot) com but I am featuring you and this project on my “favorites” blog – I LOVE your crafts and that you show your faith on your blog! :) ~Lori

  5. I made hundreds of these back in the 70’s it was fun and they turned out beautiful, still hae a box full so plan on putting them to use now, thanks.

  6. so pretty. Thank you so much for sharing and linking up to our party Show and Share. Make sure to come back this week and link up your latest projects. We would love to see them.

    A mommy’s life…with a touch of YELLOW

  7. It’s incredible how rich, colorful, and expensive the rolled paper beads look. Beautiful!


  8. Wow! These are amazing!

  9. Thank you so much for linking this up to {nifty thrifty sunday} last week! I featured you at this week’s party! :)

  10. Pretty! I made a bunch of these beads lats year and never made anything with them…might give this a try!


  1. […] project is a beautiful piece by Johnnie over at Saved by Love Creations.  She has worked using paper in the past, just look at her tutorial page for the links.  Here is […]

Speak Your Mind


565 Total Shares