Paper Bracelet

by Betty Traciak

Create a bracelet using rolled paper beads.

Supplies

  • Double-sided paper (Stampin’ Up!® Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper used here)
  • Cardstock (Dapper Denim and Very Vanilla Cardstock used here)
  • Pencil with a smooth barrel
  • Liquid adhesive
  • Snail or tape adhesive
  • .5 mm elastic beading thread (Stretch Magic used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: Lemon Lime Twist and Dapper Denim ink, Mini Tassels Assortment, 1” and 1-1/4” Circle Punches, Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies)

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Cut twenty to twenty-five 1”X 3-1/2” strips of double-sided paper. Hold a pencil at one end of the paper strip. Tightly roll the paper around the pencil.

  2. Step 2

    Apply liquid adhesive to the end of the paper strip.

  3. TIP:
    Use a piece of scrap cardstock to distribute the adhesive in a thin layer.

  4. Step 3

    Hold the rolled bead in place until the adhesive starts to become tacky.

  5. Step 4

    Roll 20-25 beads. Allow them to dry thoroughly.

  6. Step 5

    Center a bead on a 3-yard length of elastic thread.

  7. Step 6

    Place a second bead near the first. Thread the end of the right-hand thread through the right side of the bead. Thread the end of the left-hand thread through the left side of the bead.

  8. Pull the thread ends until the beads are nested together.

  9. Step 7

    Add more beads in the same manner.

  10. Step 8

    Measure around your wrist and continue to add more beads until the desired length is reached.

  11. Step 9

    Fold the top half of the bracelet down. Thread the right-hand thread through the right side of the first bead. Pull taut and tie a knot near the left side of the bead. Trim the ends and adjust the cord to hide the knot.

  12. Step 10

    For the box bottom, cut a 5-1/4” x 8” piece of cardstock. Score at 1” and 2” on all four sides.
    For the box top, cut a 3-3/8” x 6-1/8” piece of double-sided paper. Score at 1/2” and 1” on all sides.

    Locate the four squares in the corner. Cut away the three outer squares and cut remaining square on two sides to form tabs. Trim small slivers from the edge of the tabs. Fold on all score lines.

  13. On the side that will be the outside, apply adhesive to the small tabs. One the side that will be the inside, apply adhesive to the outermost tabs. Assemble the box. Decorate as desired.

  14. Step 11

    Complete the project.

Video!

Variations

  1. For a bracelet that is smaller around, use a quilling needle or piercing tool as a form. Cut the paper strips to 1/2" x 3 1/2" - you will need at least 32 beads. String the beads following the instructions above.

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Paper Bracelet. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

Betty,

Thanks for the fun tutorial. The video was well done and very helpful especially for "seeing" how to weave the elastic cord through the beads. For the gift box, I like how you explained which squares to cut out and which side of which tabs to apply the tape. I have trouble remembering where to apply the adhesive.

I am thinking the bracelet could make an interesting belly band for a card and slip a pencil or money underneath. I will give it a try.

Thanks again for the tutorial.

Kathleen
kab  |  Wed Jun 21, 2017 at 3:32 AM
i have been unable to view the videos for the weekly tutorials for several weeks now. Can someone help me?
Sally  |  Wed Jun 21, 2017 at 6:10 AM
I love this bracelet, BUT my video did not run! Is this possibly on YOUTUBE or any other accessible site? Thanks for your help!
Margaret
Margaret Roehmer  |  Wed Jun 21, 2017 at 7:23 AM
They are posted on YouTube. Just go to splitcoaststampers on YouTube!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3wWnesRBTs&feature=youtube_gdata_player
muscrat  |  Wed Jun 21, 2017 at 1:25 PM
If you're having trouble with embedded videos, you might also try updating your flash player.
dina  |  Wed Jun 21, 2017 at 3:16 PM
Thank you to mucsrat, dina, and splitcoaststampers - I am able to find the videos now
Sally  |  Wed Jun 21, 2017 at 4:50 PM
Super-cute bracelet, and I love the gift box too!
Cathy  |  Thu Jun 22, 2017 at 2:17 PM

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