The Paper Bead Boutique

Sharing My Love of Paper Beading!

Happy Almost Summer!

Good Morning Paper Bead Friends!

Hope you are all doing well and enjoying the warmer weather! Summer is almost here and I am looking forward to a busy season!

As most of you may know, I’ve recently had carpal tunnel surgery on both of my hands. So needless to say, beading came to a screeching hault! It’s been about 2 weeks now and I just picked up a beading tool last night to see if I could handle it, as I am still having a challenging time with twisting and turning. It felt really good to be able to bead again but I know I just won’t be doing it as often as I am use to until I am a little more healed!

What I am really having alot of fun with is hand-colored beads as those shown above! Extremely time consuming but the process is really helping me to keep my stress levels calm! I am enjoying it alot! I am also now offering hand colored paper for your own bead making, that comes cut in the sizes listed at no extra cost! Please stop by and check the papers and beads at If there are specific colors you would like for your hand-colored paper or beads, just let me know!

The art of paper beading on Etsy has become very saturated and I am just trying to stay in the game and continue to offer my customers the very best in quality and supplies. THANK YOU for your continued support of my small business!

Until next time, Happy Beading!

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So Excited to Share with You!!!

Hello Paper Bead Friends!

Alot is going on right now! I’ve been doing alot of thinking lately regarding the changes that Etsy has made and the upcoming increases coming April 11th. I’ve been weighing my options, trying to decide what would be best for me regarding sticking with Etsy or just what to do…So I have decided…

I’ve opened my own website!!! I have a .com address now and couldn’t be happier! The website is up and running but PLEASE BE PATIENT WITH ME as I get everything moved over! I will probably continue to keep my Etsy shop open for another few months to grow my traffic, but I think it will all be worth it! Not to mention, things will be less expensive at the new

Please stop by when you have time and check it out! Help me spread the word! Eventually, my blog will also be moved to the new website but not right away! Thanks to all of you that have supported me over the years! I feel so great about this move, I can’t even tell you!!!

Until next time friends, Happy Beading!

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner!

Good morning Paper Bead Friends!

Happy New Year! Hope you are all well and keeping safe during this pandemic. We’ve been so busy at work, trying to keep all of our kids safe and not having to close our center. It’s been extremely difficult locating testing sites and/or home tests. It’s brought on an entirely different kind of stress.

I’ve really contemplated closing my shops because I just don’t have the time I once did to keep up with them. I see all the new paper bead shops out there, all the new competition, and I get discourage when I come across yet another shop that appears to have copied various things from my paper bead shop…very upsetting. How can people feel good about that?

I would love to be able stay home and really focus on my shops but unfortunately, that is not in the cards for me right now! So, I continue to plug along, do what I can do, when I can find some time, and move forward. I am very proud of my shops and how far I’ve come, what I’ve accomplished, and the customer based I have worked so hard for! What I offer, the quality and time I put in to making my beads before presenting them to you all, it just means the world to me!

I thank you for your continued support and welcome you to stop by and see what’s new! Visit and today!

Until next time, Happy Beading!

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Start Your Holiday Shopping Early!

Good Morning Paper Bead Friends and Happy Fall! Hope you’re all doing well and staying healthy this season! My favorite time of the year!

Been staying way to busy with the new roll I’ve taken on at my job! I often wish I could retire early and work both my Etsy shops full time. But that isn’t in the cards for me at this time. That’s ok though. Until that time comes, I’ll keep the dream alive!

Holiday shopping starts early this year in both my shops! Beginning tomorrow, November 1st, running thru December 1st, you will find the following holiday specials! No coupons needed, discounts taken at checkout! = 25% off $25 or more = 25% off $30 or more

Sale is limited to stock on hand in both shops! And please, no special orders will be taken during sale! Now is a great time to start your holiday shopping or give my paper beads a try!

Until next time, Happy Beading!


Hello from Sunny Washington!

Good Morning Paper Bead Friends!

Hope all is well with you in your little corner of the world! I’ve been a busy girl but unfortunately, not so much with paper beading! I made a decision in my work life to step out of the classroom as a teacher. I’ve come to realize that it had simply become to much for me.

I did decide to take on a position, within the same company, as an assistant director of one of our childcare centers! Sooooo very much to learn and longer hours has left me exhausted with not as much time as I’d like to work on my beads, but very rewarding in so many other ways!

So as I begin this new journey, I thought it was a good time to share with you all that although my time is limited in beading, I am still very much in love with this super fun hobby and dedicated to putting out as many new beading sets as I am able! I am trying to do my beading on weekends and unveil the following weekend! So designs may come thru slow but they will come thru and be just as beautiful and quality driven as you would expect from me!

In honor of this new change, I would like to offer my blog friends and supporters a 20% discount when you spend $20 in my Etsy shop today thru next Saturday, June 26th, using code FATHERSDAY21 at check out! Just stop by and see what’s new and what you can’t live without!

Thank you for your continued support in my work! It means the world to me!

Until next time, Happy Beading!

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Pre Cut Paper Bead Strips Are Back!

Hello Paper Bead Friends!

Hope all is well with all of you and the year is off to a great start!

So many of you have asked why I am not offering paper bead strips any longer… Well the truth is the blades that I have used for so many years have simply sky rocketed in price. I just thought it would be hard to offer the strips at a fair price when I took into account the price of the blades. So I temporarily decided to put them on hold.

In the meantime, soooo many continued to request them and I began thinking more and more about it. I decided that if I brought them back, I would have to add the cost of my blades into a new price…So that’s what I decided to do! I search for the highest quality paper that I can find and those designs with the most color! At this time, I am offering one size and that is a 3/4″ by 12″ strip for $4.50 for a set of 51 strips! Plenty for more than one project! So stop by and check out the new selection NOW AVAILABLE at

Until next time, Happy Beading!

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End of Year Sale Going on Now!

Good Morning Paper Bead Friends!

It’s time for our End of Year Sale at both shops! Please enjoy 20% off your purchases now thru January 2nd, 2021! That’s it! No special codes or limits! Stop by and stock up today at and!

Here’s to a great 2021! Happy New Year!

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Holiday Sale Starts Monday!

Good Morning Paper Bead Friends!

Hope you all are staying healthy and safe! I am taking every precaution necessary to keep my work areas clean, safe and protected!

My Holiday Sale will begin on Monday!!! YAY!!! It will begin Monday, November 23rd and run thru December 23rd! No coupon codes needed! Discounts will be taken at checkout. Purchase $25 or more and receive 25% off your purchase! That’s it! Nothing to it! Sale will be going on at both of my shops. and!

So be sure and stop by for your paper bead supplies to make your own jewelry or already made jewelry for upcoming holiday gifts!

Until next time, Stay Safe and Happy Beading!


Birthday Sale Going on Now!

Happy August Paper Bead Friends!

Hope you are all having a fabulous summer! I am so done with these scorching hot days!

To celebrate my Birthday month, I am holding a sale in each of my Etsy stores!

Save 25% when you spend $25 now thru Aug 30th at

Save 15% when you spend $15 now thru Aug 30th at

Your discount will be taken at checkout! No coupon code needed! Shop now while the selection is good!

Thanks for supporting my small businesses!

Until next time, Happy Beading!

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Stop by and See What’s New!

Good Morning Paper Bead Friends and Happy Father’s Day!

I’m writing to share some exciting news with you all…

As some of you may know, I’ve been having a ball with my new found love of seed beads! I added my new seed bead bracelets to my paper bead shop! Well, as several of you have mentioned to me (and I do thank you for your feedback!) the seed bead bracelet line was taking away from my paper beads. I’ve been on the fence from the beginning as to whether I should open a separate shop for the bracelets but also, taking that advice you had given me, I decided to combine it all. Well the more I thought about it, I finally decided to separate the two loves, into two separate shops!

So I’d like to introduce to you ,! Super excited about this new shop and can’t wait to see the response it will get! I will still continue to run and replenish my paper bead shop but I invite you to check them both out! I am currently trying to transfer all the bracelets over to the new shop so you will see them in the old shop until they’ve been transferred!

Please feel free to ask any questions you might have! I have a good feeling about this and I hope you join me on this journey!

Until next time, Happy Beading!

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