The Paper Bead Boutique

Sharing My Love of Paper Beading!

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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A Sneak Peek…

Good Morning Paper Bead Friends! Hope everyone is doing well and staying safe all quarantined at home…

Well wanted to share something super exciting with you! Something I have been doing as I have been trying to stay safe at home , creating a different type of jewelry! No, these are not paper beads! These are seed beads that I have been playing with! I am truly fanatical about beads in general. I love all the color, shapes and sizes they come in! I’ve been a fan of layering for sometime and decided to give it a try! I’ve been having so much fun making these boho seed bead stretch bracelets that I’ve decided to list them in my shop! They will be listed at but under a new tab of Seed Bead Stretch Bracelets! With a boho flair to them, I’ve got several I am working on and plan to debut them this coming Friday, May 8th at 7pm PST!

Please check back for their debut this Friday and read all the juicy details, sizes, price, etc.

Thanks for your continued support! Until next time, Happy Beading!


Ease the Boredom Sale!

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Good Morning Paper Bead Friends!

Hope you all are faring well with everything going on in our world right now…My area has been hit very hard with the Corona virus and it doesn’t look like there is an end in site. We are doing our very best to stay safe, over washing, keeping our home clean and staying away from crowds in general. Most of you may know but if you don’t, my day job is a preschool teacher so you can imagine how busy my days are! Trying to keep my classroom clean and germ free is challenging with a group of 4 year olds! Not to mention, teaching them the importance of covering their coughs and sneezes! So when I have a quiet weekend to relax and recoup, I like to bead! It really is the only time I have to do so, since I am back working full time! And as many of you may have noticed, I don’t have near the amount of stock in my Etsy shop as I once did…Which makes me sad but I simply am spending every ounce of extra time I have beading and I certainly don’t want to sacrifice quality for quantity, so…my new items are limited to weekend work.

I have a full weekend project ahead of me! I’ve had to arrange my in house studio quite quickly yesterday when we had a company come out and clean our air ducts. Here is a few pics of what my project looks like now:

Clearly not a one day project, but a project none the less! It’s always fun for me to go thru and clean things up, perge and reorganize! This is what I will be doing over the next couple of weekends! What are you working on while indoors?

If you are trying to stay indoors, my shop is offering a 25% discount when you spend $25 or more on any current stock in my Etsy shop! Feel free to stop on by and see what you can’t live without!

Until next time, Happy Beading and Stay Safe!



Small Batch Lots Now Available!



Good Morning Paper Bead Friends!

First I want to take a minute to wish you all a Merry Christmas! It’s been a tough year at the McCollum residence, with lots of changes! I’m so looking forward to a brand new year with just as many changes! Positive changes!

As I take the time to reflect on my paper bead business and how it has changed and what direction I’d like to see it going, I will be making a few changes through out the new year and one of them is adding smaller batches of beads to my shop!

Over the years, so many have asked for smaller batches of beads. Some of the comments I’ve heard… “I don’t need 50 of these, I only need a handful” or “I’m using these in an art project and only need five”. Well I’ve listened and am now introducing smaller batch bead lots! So today, I will be introducing my first 9 lots of small batch beads and will begin making more so that you all have more choices that are a bit more affordable! My new small batch bead lots will include 15 beads and will sell for $4! Click on my side bar menu titled Small Batch Beads to see the new ones!

Please stop by and check them out! While you’re there, enjoy FREE US SHIPPING with your purchase of $35 or more!

Until next time, Merry Christmas and the Happiest of New Year’s!

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