Double Strand Newspaper Bead Necklace

Paper Craft Jewelry

This necklace is my favorite paper bead creation so far.  I love the round, shorter paper beads.  There is a wonderful video that helped me to figure out how to get this shape, as opposed to the longer oval beads.  The trick is to cut a really long, super skinny based triangle.

Paper Bead Necklace

For this piece, I planned the design, then made just the beads I needed, instead of my normal make a bunch of beads for days and days, then come up with projects.  The latter method always left me with tons of leftover bead soup.  I realized I was spending lots of time making paper beads for which I had no project in mind.  Not very efficient.

How to Make Paper Beads

I made the beads gradually smaller from front to back by decreasing the length of the triangle strip.  Here is the instructional video I mentioned above from paperbeads.org.  This site is amazing.  The majority of what I have learned about paper beads has come from there.

This is going to make one person on my gift list very happy.  Get rolling… you still have time!