Available as a free download to my readers and viewers until January 31st 2021! The link is further down the page.

These are the beautiful European style paper beads you can make with my template

My latest YouTube video is a tutorial showing how to make these ornate European style paper beads.

You want to make European style paper beads – right?

But you just can’t get that European style paper bead shape and it’s so frustrating if you are new to making paper beads.

Which is why I’ve been designing European style paper bead templates for the last few years and selling on Etsy.

The template you see below (link above) is also for European style paper beads in two parts.

Another of my European style paper bead templates.

So what is different about my new template?

Well my newest template for making European style paper beads is more compact and it saves on paper.

The new template looks like this…

My newest European style paper bead template

The reason it saves paper is because I have put it all on one sheet.

It is still a two part template with a very gradual taper but I have moved the strips closer together so that both parts will print out on one sheet.

And this template is for making 12 complete beads whereas the other template I sell only makes 11 and it prints over two sheets.

Follow my YouTube tutorial and make these ornate European Style paper beads really easily.

I know this new compact paper bead template is not going to be for everyone because the strips are close together.

But if you want to try it, you can get it now as a free printable up until January 31st 2021 by clicking the links below.

It’s my Happy New Year gift to the early birds who are faithful to my channel.

And you can keep it to use as often as you like. All I ask is that you honor the terms of downloading it.

UK A4 size

US Letter size

Let me know what you think.

After Jan 31st 2021, it will only be available in my Etsy shop.

So get it asap!

If your eyesight is poor, you may prefer the other template in my Etsy shop which has the strips space further apart.

The previous template in two parts, which prints on two sheets of paper, will be easier to cut for some people.

But if you have good eyesight and can cope with the lines close together, this new template is more economical to use.

If you are a Silhouette Cameo user – I have good news for you!

This European style paper bead template is now available in my Etsy shop so you can cut your bead strips with ease in only a couple of minutes.

European Paper Bead Template for using in a Silhouette Cameo machine. My files also work in Cricut machines but you must know what you are doing as I am unable to advise on after sale Cricut queries.
This is how easy it is! After you have bought the electronic cutting template from my Etsy shop, you can open it in Silhouette Studio and cut your strips perfectly in a couple of minutes.

And if you want to get hold of craft supplies such as the clear gloss I use to glaze my beads, visit my Amazon shops.

UK shoppers click here.

US shoppers click here.

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That’s all for this time.

I’ll be back again soon with some lovely freebies I am designing for Valentine’s Day – so subscribe here and make sure you don’t miss the free printables I give away.

And have fun using the template for making European style paper beads.

how to make european style beads

And by the way, there is a free printable further on in this post but take note…

News flash – I have now created a special page where will find all my free printables in one place. You no longer need passwords to access them and I have also put in the YouTube tutorial links showing you how to use most of the free printables. Click here to go to the page.

European Style Paper Beads

European style paper beads are very easy to make when you have my two part printable template.

My carefully designed two part European paper bead template.

The template is available in my Etsy shop and my tutorial on how to use the template to make these black and gold european style paper beads is over on my YouTube channel.

I spent absolutely ages trying to figure out how to get that distinctive European style of paper bead.

Getting this shape eluded me for a long time – but then I cracked it and you can too with my template.

After many failed attempts, a few years ago, I finally got it right with a combination of a carefully graduated two part paper beadstrip template and 210gsm (78lb) paper card.

If you want to make European style paper beads like mine, have a look at my video to see just how I get the gold design on them.

You’ll be shocked at how easy it is and what the possibilities are for all sorts of decorative paper beads made this way.

Six European Style Paper Beads on a bangle – simple!

And in case you think there is no free printable with this post…

You’re wrong – hooray!

Included in the tutorial on how to make european style paper beads is a brief look at another paper bead template I designed to make 1 inch regular paper beads in earth warm spring-like colours.

My latest free printable to make this bracelet…
So simple to make using my free paper beadstrip printable.

This is a really simple bracelet to make – the beads are easy to cut out and roll.

The strips can be cut out with scissors or with a Silhouette Cameo electronic cutting machine (as seen in the video).

You can probably use a Cricut machine too – let me know if you do.

To get my free printable in UK A4 size click here.

To get it in US Letter size click here.

It’s that simple! No passwords anymore.

And if you are here because you wanted to find out how to make European style paper beads…

…you might want to know where to get my 3mm paper bead rolling tool and other materials/tools I use in the tutorial.

My 3mm paper bead rolling tool is available in my Etsy shop

I ship my tools all over the world. They are simple to use because of the gently shaped handle which is very comfortable to hold.

Good for those who find it hard to hold tools.

Watch the video by clicking here and leave me a comment or ask a question on YouTube!

And for the other items I use in my tutorials, visit my Amazon shops where you will find lots of craft goodies. including the wonderful Silhouette Cameo cutting machine like I use in the video.

https://www.amazon.com/shop/rainbowlane

https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/rainbowlane

See my Amazon Affilate Statement here https://www.funcraftstodoathome.com/amazon-affiliate-statement/

I hope this post helps if you are looking for info on how to make European style paper beads – check back soon for more freebies and more ideas.

European style paper beads are so much fun to make and they shock so many people when you reveal that they are made from paper.

When I wear my bracelets made from European style paper beads, I get lots of compliments.

And when I casually say they are made from paper, very often, people will look at me as if I am joking!

When I run my workshops teaching people how to make these beads, it is brilliant to see their faces when we reach the point at which the real magic happens.

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