Paper beads still remain my favourite go-to craft of all time.
And with this ongoing crisis, which we all hope will end soon 🤞, I am really enjoying sharing some of my printable paper bead designs for free. My latest YouTube tutorial shows how I used my design, seen below, to make the double strand bracelet above.
I love this way of crafting, because as long as you have paper, virtually any kind of paper, from scrap to magazine pages to wallpaper and anything else you can get your hands on, you can make paper beads.
Of course you need a paper bead rolling tool and ideally, you would have a proper bead tool, HOWEVER, you don’t need one, as I have been showing you in my last few videos in this Crafting In A Crisis series (this is No 6, can you believe that!)
Paper beads can be made using all sorts of makeshift paper bead tools.
Watch the videos I have made in the last few weeks and you will see the various ways you can manage without the perfect tools and materials.
This week for example, I show those people who have not been able to get elastic, a simple way to make a stretchy bracelet without elastic. Yes, I know – how do you do that? 🤔
Watch and see – it’s easy!
The bracelets below are some I made in my YouTube tutorials in the last few weeks – have a look, they are pretty easy to make.
And yes, I have been asked why, when I have been manufacturing paper bead rolling tools for many years, I am telling people to use whatever they can get their hands on to make paper beads.
The reason is, unless you are really serious about making hundreds of beads, in which case you really do need a more robust bead rolling tool that will stand up to the use, you are absolutely fine using whatever works best for you from around the house.
I also know that millions of us are suffering, some worse than others, from being shut away from family and friends indefinitely and I really want to encourage people to seek solace in crafting any which way they can.
Which brings me to this week’s free printable for making the paper beads in this post.
If you click on this link, it will take you to the page where you can get access to the downoad in either A4 or US Letter size.
Once there, you will be asked for a password. To get that, you need to watch the video tutorial over on my YouTube channel where, at some point, I reveal the password. That’s it! All you have to do to get this free design is watch my video and come back here to grab your download.
Thanks for being here and…
Let me know how you get on. Leave me a comment on here by scrolling down until you get to the comment’s section, or, leave a comment over on my YouTube channel – I do my best to acknowledge everyone.
Have fun making your paper beads!