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  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!


  1. there awesome, I’ve always made the long oval beads, just might try this one, thanks for sharing!!!!

  2. I made a bunch of beads with no project in mind a long time ago. It was very time consuming, but I enjoyed the process so that was ok. I strung them together to make a garland for a while, which looked great. Then I took the garland apart and used the beads to make Star of David Christmas tree ornaments by stringing them on thick wire for my nieces and nephew. I want to make more beads again some day, but not when I need to jump up every 90 second to chase around a toddler!

    But the most important part of my comment, of course, is that your necklace is sew beautiful! I think newspapers everywhere are crossing their proverbial fingers hoping you will choose them next!

  3. Oops! I meant ..SO beautiful… (giggling behind my hand in typo-inflicted embarrassment.)

  4. These are so amazing! I have been interested in making these beads-I will check out your video-you have really creative ideas-I’m a happy new follower :)

  5. It looks great! I love the rounder beads, thanks for sharing that tip – mine have always turned out long and skinny which is challenging to design with.

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