The Paper Bead Boutique

Sharing My Love of Paper Beading!

Etsy Birthday Sale Going On Now!

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Good Morning Paper Bead Friends!

Come and Celebrate Etsy’s 13th Birthday with us at http://ThePaperBeadBoutique.etsy.com

We are offering  a 25% discount on your purchase of $20 or more, when you use code BDAY25 at checkout, NOW thru Friday, June 22nd!

Stock up on your supplies for all of those fall and holiday projects! Do a little Christmas shopping for other crafter’s in your circle! Take advantage of one of our biggest sales of the year! Don’t wait to long…Most paper bead designs have only one quantity available!

Hope to see you soon! Until next time, Happy Beading!

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Happy 13th Birthday Etsy!

 

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Good Morning Paper Bead Friends!

Have you Heard? Etsy is celebrating their 13th Birthday June 18th – June 22nd! They are encouraging Etsy shops around the globe to participate by offering specials and discounts!

We here at The Paper Bead Boutique will be offering a 25% discount on your orders of $20 or more, using code BDAY25 at check out!

A great time to stock up for all of your upcoming Fall and Holiday projects! Curious about paper beading? Try one of our kits at a huge discount! They will bring you hours of fun! Also a great time to stock up on Holiday gifts for friends and loved ones!

So Mark Your Calendars for June 18th – June 22nd and plan on stopping back by to receive your special Etsy Birthday discount at http://ThePaperBeadBoutique.etsy.com

Until next time, Happy Beading!

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Thinking ahead to Fall projects yet?

 

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Good Afternoon Paper Bead Friends!

Ok is anyone else thinking ahead to Fall projects? Well I sure have been! As I continue to try and keep my paper beads seasonal and fresh for our current season, I am also feverishly working behind the scenes, preparing by searching out new paper designs and making new beads! My problem is, in my area, I am not finding a whole lot of new fall/autumn paper out just yet! So going thru current stock and trying to determine what folks are wanting…What is bright and bold, colorful and just what your next project is needing!

So, why we all are enjoying the weather getting sunny and warm, I will be here, preparing you some beautiful beads for your upcoming seasonal projects! Don’t forget to check back for our “Holiday in July” Sale! Discounts and designs you won’t want to miss out on at http://ThePaperBeadBoutique.etsy.com

Until next time, Happy Beading and have a great summer!

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Come See What’s New!

Good Evening Paper Bead Friends! It’s been awhile since I’ve last posted…I am not one to post just to post…I’ve been a busy girl! So many new designs that have been listed and will continue through the weekend! Stop by and see what’s new! Plan ahead for summer projects and fall bazaars with my May Sale going on NOW! Spend $20 and save 20%, just use coupon code MAY18 at checkout! It’s that simple! Hope to see you soon! Oh Yeah, sale is limited to stock on hand and only one coupon per customer, per order!

Until next time, Happy Beading!

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Thank You Sale!

 

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BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THIS POSTCARD! It will contain the coupon code needed to participate in my 1st ever Spring Sale! Postcards will go out this week and will contain all the information you will need to participate in my annual Spring Sale at Etsy.com/ThePaperBeadBoutique! But only for a short time, will you receive a 25% discount on your entire purchase! Sale will run thru the end of March!

Stop by and see what’s new! Pick up some of the designs you’ve been eye balling but haven’t taken the plunge on yet! If you’ve purchased your paper bead tool but are running low on your strips, we’ve got lots of new designs for Spring and already pre cut for your convenience!!

Want to insure you’ll receive our “Thank You Sale Postcard”? Send me a quick message and I will see that you are on the list!

Until next time, Happy Beading and Happy Spring Sale!

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Thank You!

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Good Afternoon Paper Beading Friends and Followers! It’s been since last fall that I’ve posted…I’ve been a very busy gal! No excuses though…

This post is mainly to THANK ALL OF YOU for being my faithful followers and supporting The Paper Bead Boutique through these past 5 years I’ve been in business! As I stand at my studio door looking out and realizing all the things I have to be thankful for, it is my health, my family and my followers and paper bead loving friends! My small business means so much to me! I strive to provide the best possible customer service I can as well as quality products that you can use and enjoy! I do realize there are many folks out there offering paper beads and supplies…Your support has helped me do my part in supporting my family and I can’t thank you enough for that! Please know that every purchase you make from The Paper Bead Boutique on Etsy is made by me with much love! I try to keep my selection current and I am constantly looking for new and exciting designs to make new beads for you! If ever you have suggestions or things you would love to see in my shop, don’t hesitate to contact me with your suggestions!

So again, thank you for your follows, your support and your friendship of me and The Paper Bead Boutique!

Until next time, Happy Beading!

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The Paper Bead Boutique will be OPEN THIS SATURDAY!

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I am excited to be able to tell you The Paper Bead Boutique will be Open for Business this Saturday, November 4th,  from 11am until 2pm! I will have all of my latest jewelry and paper bead designs! If you are looking for that unique Christmas gift, I’ve got it! If you’re looking for those special beads to complete that project, I’ve got them! Stop by and see what’s new! I’d love the company! Check out my Etsy shop to see what’s available at ThePaperBeadBoutique.etsy.com and then stop by on Saturday for a holiday treat!

Hope to see you there! Until next time, Happy Beading!

 

 

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It’s Christmas in July!

 

Good Evening Paper Bead Friends!

Well July is upon us and guess what that means? It’s Christmas in July at The Paper Bead Boutique! Yes, that’s right! Our sale begins tomorrow, June 30th at 9pm PST and runs thru Sunday, July 9th, 9pm PST!

For every three sets of paper beads you buy, you get one FREE of equal or lesser value! Limited to stock on hand, No special orders! You must list your freebie sets in the notes to seller box and not with your purchased beads or you will be charged for them!

Feel free to contact me before placing your order if you have any questions and I will certainly get back to you in a timely manner! If you’ve ever wanted to try paper beads in any of your jewelry or crafting projects, now is the time!

So browse away and start your wish lists!!! Sale begins tomorrow night! Until next time, Happy Beading!

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What type of Paper Do You Use?

Good Morning Paper Bead Friends! I’ve recently been told that I don’t have enough of a selection of paper bead strips in my shop for beading so I decided this week, that was going to be my goal! I’ve been cutting like a mad woman! I think I now have a pretty nice variety! But as I’ve been cutting, it got me thinking…What does everyone else use to make their paper beads? There are sooooo many types of paper that can be used for beads, I really am curious what everyone else uses! My main source is scrapbook paper! I am always on the hunt for the newest, most colorful papers I can find! I’ve always been obsessed with scrapbook paper! The above pictures are two of my latest strips!

Other types of paper I like to dabble with are, wallpaper, tyvec paper, which is the paper your priority envelopes are made from! I love to make coiled paper beads from colorful napkins! I’ve even tried making my own designs on paper or handpainted paper in the past!

So what do you use? Do you use scrapbook paper? Do you prefer newspaper? Do you paint your beads? I’d love for you to share your preferences! Drop me a line or leave a comment! Until next time, Happy Beading!

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My Sealing Process!

Good Evening My Paper Bead Friends! 
So many have asked and I thought I had already posted my sealing process
 but after checking, I realize I loaded the pics and nothing more...
I currently am using a dipping method for sealing my paper beads! 
This is the box that I have 10 cup hooks screwed in to the top of the box
 to hold my strands once I dip. As you can see at the end of my strands, 
I have what I call "junk beads"! They are beads I roll out of junk paper
 that I put at the end of the strands to catch the excess gloss.
 I dip the beads and allow the excess to drip back into the can
 to save as much as I can. Once I've dipped them, I allow them to dry
 at least 12 hrs. but 24 hrs is better!
Once dry, I pull them off the hooks and pop them apart. They usually just
 snap apart but occasionally they are left with a bit of residue
 and when that happens, I will either sand them down or trim the excess
 with a pair of small tipped scissors!
That is the process that currently works for me! What's working for you? 
I'd love to hear about it! Until next time, Happy Beading!
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