Finish Your European Style Paper Beads Beautifully With Metal Paper Bead Cores.
In part one of my two part YouTube tutorial on how to use my European Style paper bead templates, I showed you how to make European style paper beads using the two part template available in my Etsy shop.
You can find more information about that tutorial here.
In my latest film, I show you how to finish your beads to give them the European look, similar to the style of some Pandora beads.
Paper beads made with my templates.
Paper beads made by my workshop students using the templates.
Paper bead cores are the key to taking your paper beads to the next level.
Paper beads can look exceptionally pretty and leave many people astounded that they are made with paper.
But when you make them with a larger core hole, paint them with metallic paint and add metal paper bead cores to give them a professional look, it lifts them to a whole new level.
People who have seen my YouTube videos often get in touch and ask me where to buy certain supplies they have seen me using.
So I now try to find products similar to those I have used. Sometimes, I am able to recommend products I have actually bought from Amazon but unfortunately, that is not the case with the product suggestions that follow.Paper beads can look exceptionally pretty and leave many people astounded that they are made with… Click To Tweet
Most of the products I used in the video are from stock I have held for some time (such as the paper bead cores and silicone rings) and were originally bought in from abroad.
So most of the suggestions you will see below have not been tried out and therefore I cannot recommend them from personal experience, they are just suggestions for you to research.
But in the case of the Imagination Crafts Starlight paints - I can highly recommend them because I use them all the time and love them.
I buy mine from Keep On Crafting in Bury St Edmunds Suffolk. The owner also ships worldwide, so check the website for details.
Please note - I am an Amazon Affiliate and receive a small commission for any products bought through this site.
Starlight metallic paint from Imagination Crafts, along with metal paper bead cores make your paper beads look stunning!
When you have rolled your beads using my two part template (available in my Etsy shop) they look ok - just ok; they look like beads made with paper.
Paint them with any of the gorgeous Starlight metallic paints and they look beautiful.
Add the paper bead cores and they look amazing.
Put them on a faux leather or metal bracelet and they look absolutely stunning.
Starlight Metallic Paints by Imagination Crafts - perfect for your European Style Beads
If you are a reader from the USA - here's, what I found for you on Amazon.com.
Remember - you need to research these products yourself as I cannot personally recommend anything I have not tried.
I have looked for items that are as close to the ones I have used in my video as possible.
It appears that Imagination Crafts Starlight paints may not be available outside the UK as I can only find them on Amazon UK.
All the products I have suggested here are featured for people who may ask me where they can buy the supplies needed to make the bracelets and I urge you to shop around before buying.