European Style paper bead templates are so easy to use and I have taken all the headache out of figuring out how to get that perfect Pandora style bead shape!
My easy to use paper bead templates are available for download in my Etsy shop.
If you want to find out how to use them, you can watch me making beads with them over on YouTube on the Rainbow Lane channel.
Want to make fabulous bracelets like these? I did it by designing the ultimate European style paper bead templates so my beads would have that Pandora style shape.
We all love exquisite Pandora jewellery and you cannot beat the real thing but it’s fun to try and recreate beautiful jewelery pieces from paper.
I have been making paper bead jewelry for decades now and I also teach other people how to do it.
To make my life easier, I started designing paper bead templates to take the hard work of measuring and drawing lines every time I was making a new piece of paper bead jewlery.
My workshop students were always asking if they could buy paper bead templates from me and so I put them in my Etsy shop, Images For Crafts.
We now sell The Easy Beady Bead Tools with the original handle.
We are have phased out the straight handles and returned to the original design with the more shapely handle which is easier for many people to hold.
After listening to students in my workshops tell me which handles they preferred, I decided to go back to the handles I used for my very first bead tools, many moons ago now!
You can find these tools here in my Etsy shop. They are my own design and I manufacture them myself in my UK workshop.
The paper bead templates in my shop are also my own designs.
I spent a long time trying to perfect my European Style bead shape and I had many failures along the way!
Although I guess they weren’t really failures because each one taught me that my measurements needed to be tweaked.
Eventually, I decided on the two part paper bead templates because I am guessing not many people have printers that can print paper big enough to do them in one part.
And the new improved template above is the result of some really helpful feedback I had from one of my lovely Etsy customers in the USA.
I tweaked the design to make it much easier to see what part of the paper is waste and to make it easier to cut.
If you aren’t sure what these paper bead templates are all about, hop over to YouTube and watch the video on the Rainbow Lane channel.
Paper Bead Templates for European style beads – download here for only £4.80 (plus VAT if you are a UK customer).
Once you have downloaded the files (they come in both UK A4 and US Letter sizes), you can print the templates over and over again to make as many beads as you want but please read about the copyright restrictions on the actual templates when visiting my shop.
Have fun with my paper bead templates and let me know how you get on with you bead making.