As I have just reached 10,000 subscribers over on my YouTube channel, I am celebrating by giving you two free digital downloads to use in your crafts.

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How to make round paper beads is a question I get asked by crafters all the time.

One of my YouTube viewers asked this question recently, so Abie M. – here are a couple of ideas for how to make round paper beads.

And as Alison K. also asked me for ideas on how to make beads from toilet tissue (see the pretty turquoise beads above), I decided to combine answering those two questions in one video.

You can watch that video over on my YouTube channel by clicking here.

First of all, in the video I made on how to make round paper beads, you will see me making these small round beads.

And to make these paper beads, I designed a template in two parts which is my first digital download giveaway of this post.

I strung my beads with gold spacer beads to make this bracelet.

To get the round paper bead digital downloads, look at the links below and see which one you need.

I have made them in US Letter size and UK A4 size – so click whichever you need.

US Letter Size Templates

Round Bead Template US Letter Size Part 1

Round Bead Template US Letter Size Part 2

UK A4 Size Templates

Round Bead Template UK A4 Size Part 1

Round Bead Template UK A4 Size Part 2

Make sure you get both parts. And once you have them, watch the video on how to use them.

The two part template I designed to make these round beads using 200gsm paper.

If you are wondering how to make round paper beads, you will find this template really helpful but you must print it onto the same thickness of paper that I did to get the same look.

I used 200 gsm heavyweight matt coated paper from Rymans in the UK but I believe the US equivilent to the UK 200 gsm is around 110 lb but you may want to check that conversion out yourself.

So that’s one way to make roundish paper beads. Below you can see more round paper beads that I made with toilet tissue.

When you are thinking of how to make round paper beads – you may not immediately think of using toilet tissue 🤔

But toilet tissue makes fabulous round beads that are extremely hard and durable if you follow the instructions I give in the video.

YouTube viewer Alison K. asked about making beads from toilet tissue and so I made the ones you see here.

I have used this method many times before, but usually using decorative table napkins instead of toilet tissue.

Yes – these are made from toilet tissue!

These are quite bulky to have as bracelet beads, unless you love the chunky look – I strung eight beads on a length of black 1mm round elastic and wore them as a necklace slung quite low.

I absolutley love turquoise, black and gold together and I show you in my tutorial how I decorated the beads to get this look.

But you can decorate yours however you want of course.

And now we come to the second paper bead strip design giveaway.

From me to you – a free digital down load to print off, cut up and make into beads.

In the tutorial, how to make round paper beads, I have included a quick video showing you how to make these beads with tips on how to finish them really nicely.

There are a couple of things you can do when rolling beads like these to make them look more professional and I include those tips in the video.

See what I do to make these beads really pop.

And here are your free downloads for making these beads.

Turquoise, blue and black decorative paper bead strips US Letter Size download.

Turquoise, blue and black decorative paper bead strips UK A4 Size download.

I added silver metal spacer beads to make this necklace.

Was my ‘How To Make Round Paper Beads’ video useful to you?

If you used either of the free printable templates let me know how you got on by commenting over on my YouTube channel.

And if you are still stuck at home, you might like to visit my Amazon shops for some supplies I use in my tutorials:

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Hopefully you will now have some idea of how to make round paper beads – thanks for being here and see you next time with more crafty ideas.😎

Fancy paper beads are a step ahead of the usual triangular shaped bead strip that make a fairly standard paper bead.

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Standard paper beads made from triangular strips.
Diablo shaped beads made from a more adventurous paper bead strip shape. As these strips are quite hard for beginners to make, I sell the pre-cut diablo bead strips online. They are currently only available as part of a kit. See further down for details.

Making these fancy paper beads in the diablo shape is easy.

I have created a pre-cut diablo paper bead strip in plain white, to make it easy for beginners to make basic diablo paper beads which they can paint and decorate in their own style.

In the picture above, you can see the diablo beads I made in my most recent film and they are painted with metallic pink and green paint with a sealer/glaze on top.

I have added some tiny gold and silver spacer beads to set off the colours.

Two bracelets I made with my pre-cut diablo srips.

If you want to see how to make these fancy paper beads, watch the video over on my YouTube channel.

I have made a short film showing the technique for rolling the strips. When you first see the strips, especially if you are a beginner to paper bead making, they can look a little intimidating and complicated.

But they really are not difficult to roll and the fancy paper beads they make are a lovely change from standard paper beads.

I show you very clearly in the tutorial over on YouTube how to roll the diablo strips with ease to make perfect diablo shaped paper beads.

If you want to get hold of these pre-cut paper bead strips, I am selling kits with enough strips to make three bracelets

The kit – a 3mm paper bead rolling tool, 36 diablo strips and 100 3mm metal bead cores.

And while stocks last – I am giving away a free glue stick with every kit.

A free glue stick while stocks last.

UK, European and other worldwide customers can buy my diablo paper bead kits from my Folksy shop below.

In my Folksy shop, the postage costs are separate. I have set this shop up especially for UK customers but I do ship worldwide from here for those who want to use Folksy.

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USA, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand Customers can also my diablo paper bead kits in my Etsy shop below.

In my Etsy shop, the postage prices are included in the item price and are set for the costs to send items to the USA/Canada/Australia/New Zealand.

I therefore recommend that UK and European customers buy from my Folksy shop, above, instead of Etsy.

This is because the new Etsy postage policies are making the overall cost of items more expensive for people in the UK and Europe.

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Hope you enjoy the video.

And if you have any questions, please drop me a comment on here or in the comments section on YouTube.

Have fun making your fancy paper beads!