The Paper Bead Boutique

Sharing My Love of Paper Beading!

In a Creative Funk…


Good Morning Paper beading Friends!
Have you ever been in a creative funk? What do you do to recoup your creative juices? The above bracelet is all that I’ve been able to come up with lately…
I have been feeling less than creative for the last couple of weeks and when I feel this way, it’s hard for me to want to work on any crafting projects! I guess what’s going on around us effects our moods and in turn, our desires to get creative.
We’ve gotten my Mom thru her big move…Haven’t been feeling the best lately…Got a big ticket in the mail yesterday…Yes, I guess all of those things are effecting my desires!
If you are so inclined, I’d love to hear what motivates you when you get in that creative funk!
In the meantime, I am going to try to turn things around today and get something going! I’ll keep you posted! Until next time, Happy Beading!


Love Is In The Air!


Good Morning Paper Bead Friends!
My Valentine Collection is arriving! I have published in my Etsy Shop the first two of eight new paper bead designs I will have available with a Valentine theme! There is a little something for everyone so be sure to check in daily this week at for all the new styles and colors!
Until next time, Happy Beading!


Valentine Paper Bead Collection Coming Soon!



Good Evening Paper Bead Friends!
Now that the Christmas holiday is upon us, I want to take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas (if you celebrate!)and if you don’t, a peaceful season spent with family and friends!

Along with everyone else, I have been busy preparing for the new year! I have several changes I want to make in my Etsy Shop over the course of 2015 and I think you will be pleased with all of them!
Regular seasonal collections, featured items and follower discounts, just to name a few!
I begin with my first new collection of 2015 and that is my Valentine Paper Bead Collection that I will be unveiling next week! The above designs are two in my new collection! What do you think? Valentine’s Day is my favorite holiday and I can’t wait to show you what I have come up with!
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Breaking Gound!


I have some excited news to share with all of you! My loving husband is breaking ground and having built for me, the craft studio I have always dreamed of having! Above is a photo of what the finished design will be, with a few minor changes! The other photo is my husband preparing the space for where my studio will go. Our big hold up now is getting with the contractor and having him commit to a time frame for installation. It’s a very busy time of the year for them so we just need to be able to pinpoint a time before we can proceed. Of course, I wanted it done yesterday!!! Meanwhile, I have been having sleepless nights, mentally trying to design my dream studio in my mind! I’ve always loved the Washington Coast so I think I will be going with somewhat of a beachy theme! I love all the natural light this studio will have! Any amazing dream come true for me! I will keep you posted on our progress…
Until then, Happy Beading!


You’ve Asked For It and I’ve Listened!

Paper Bead Strips are coming to The Paper Bead Boutique!

So many of you have asked if I will ever sell just the paper strips in my shop… Well the time has come! As I put together my paper beading kits, I’ve asked myself “Why Not?” Why not offer just the strips, for those perhaps already using a tool or maybe not wanting to invest in a paper cutter to cut the strips themselves, paper strips will now be offered! I will offer a variety of sizes and colors for a varied selection of bead shapes and colors! What colors would you like to see? Do you have a favorite? Drop me a line and let me know! In the mean time, I have some cutting to do! Be looking for the paper strips to hit my shop sometime this week!

Until then, Happy Beading!

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My New Paper Findings!

Well if you’re not already aware of this, Hobby Lobby is one of favorite stores to seek out new paper designs! They have such a wide variety, colors and textures! So much of it seems to change seasonally or at least from my perspective!

Yesterday, my daughter Caitlyn and I were out running errands and headed up to the Hobby Lobby to check out their paper selection! We found so any new designs that I can’t wait to work with!  Here is my new selection! What do you think? A couple for fall and for Christmas as well as a few everyday designs!

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Be looking for some new paper beads to be unveiled soon! Until then, Happy Beading!

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Taking My Studio Time Outside!


Well here I am, on a beautiful day, enjoying my studio time outdoors! The clouds cleared and it’s been in the mid 70’s today so I grabbed my “anywhere” tray and my necessary supplies I needed (paper strips, bead roller, mod podge, gloves and paintbrush) to do my paper beading outside! So nice to have a side deck just for days like this! Hard to see the colors here in these beads! One is in greens, blues & white (beachy colors) and the other is a beautiful mosaic looking color combo! They will be beautiful when complete! Be looking for them in my Etsy shop at! Until next time, Happy Beading!

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In My Studio Today…

Sometimes I run into road blocks, don’t you? Trying to come up with new designs in both color and style can be challenging. Currently, I am working on a bead design with a paper I found while vacationing with my family on the Washington Coast! There’s a small scrapbooking/printing shop in Ocean Shores, Washington that I like to stop in whenever we’re in town and see what’s new and exciting!

I found this paper and fell in love with it! It’s bright color I knew would be beautiful once cut and rolled and I believe I was right! I am in the process of rolling the beads now and will post a picture when they are all complete later in the week! Until then, Happy Beading!Image

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