The Paper Bead Boutique

Sharing My Love of Paper Beading!

Look What’s New and Coming to The Paper Bead Boutique!

I am so excited to be bringing you something brand new to The Paper Bead Boutique! I have played around with coiled paper in the past and even have a couple pieces in my shop but because of the amount of time it takes, I never gave much thought to the idea of introducing coiled paper beads into my line! My that has changed and my newest addition is being introduced to you, here first! I will have paper beads, sold in sets of 12 and I will also offer pendants! So time consuming but so much fun for me to do! Be looking for them and additional coiled paper items at!

Until next time, Happy Beading!


Happy New Year!

Hope you all are having a great start to the new year! As I have taken time today to reflect on the previous year and what changes I’d like to make, I wanted to take a minute to thank all of my loyal subscribers! Without you, there wouldn’t be a point to this blog! I am dedicated to put more time and effort into regularly posting for the new year as that’s one thing I don’t take much time for!

I would like to also take a minute and send out a special Thank You to my online Etsy Team (The Potti Team) Captain, Jesse for making this beautiful rosary for me! I sent him some paper beads I made before the holidays and received this in return a couple days ago! I can’t tell you how much it means to me! Please stop by his shop and check out some of the beautiful rosaries he makes – ! Along with beautiful rosaries, he has a great collection of Vintage treasures!


The copper looks amazing with these beads! Such a nice piece!

Until next time, Happy Beading!



Black Friday Weekend Special!


Hello to all my Paper Bead Friends!

Happy Thanksgiving to you! Hope you all had the opportunity to enjoy time today with your family and friends! I am not one for heading out on Thanksgiving night or even Black Friday to shop…However, I am having one heck of a good sale in my Etsy shop now thru Monday in honor of Black Friday , thru the weekend and Cyber Monday!

Save 15% on anything in my store using code BLACKFRIDAY15, no minimums and no limits! First come, first serve and limited to stock on hand! I’m sorry, special orders are excluded in this sale!

Stop by and stock up! NOW is the time to order for all those Christmas projects you have in mind! I have some beautiful paper bead jewelry or if you’re in the market for a little project? Why not try one of my paper beading kits! Perfect for the crafter on your list! The link is!

Know a friend that might be interested? I’d be grateful if you passed this post along!

Until next time friends, Happy Beading!



Our First Big Storm Damage!

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We’re already having a crazy storm season here in the Pacific Northwest! As you can see, we had our first ever tree fall on my new studio! I was so upset when I drove into the driveway and saw this! I immediately stopped the car and sat there and cried!

Once I calmed down and realized that it wasn’t all about me and I needed to be thankful that it didn’t fall on our home and that no one was hurt, I called the insurance company, opened a claim and got the ball rolling to get it taken care of!

The appointment is set to have them come out and assess the damage so until then, my last open house of the season is cancelled. I hated to have to do that but I really didn’t have a choice!

Thank goodness I still have my craft room inside of our home to work out of! And that will just give me more motivation to continue doing what I am doing and that is bringing you more colorful and exciting new things from The Paper Bead Boutique!

Until next time, stay safe and have a wonderful Thanksgivng holiday, for those that celebrate! I know I have truly a lot to be thankful for!


Homecoming Bound 2015!


Hello Paper Beading Friends!

Well as you can see, this post has nothing to do with paper beading! However, I did want to share with you pictures of our daughter Caitlyn as she heads off to her Homecoming dance 2015! She was so excited and we were just as excited for her! I would love to show you the pics we took with her and her date however, without his mother’s permission, I can’t do that yet! They enjoyed a wonderful Italian dinner and are currently now having a great time at their homecoming event!

Until next time…Thanks for stopping by!


Drumroll Please…


I am proud to say I have FINALLY finished my Paper Bead Curtain! I have been working on this project since last fall, almost a year now! It is on the back of my studio door! I found a magnetic curtain rod that fits perfectly across the top of the window! I’ve chosen to make my paper bead strands in varied lengths for a funkier look! It is so beautiful, I can’t quite put it into words! I am so happy with the finished product, I wanted to share it with all of you! I’d love to know what you think! Leave a comment if you wish! Until next time, Happy Beading!


My Paper Bead Garland has arrived!

Hello Paper Bead Friends!

Happy Friday to You! I am now finished with a new item I’ve mentioned earlier in posts! This weekend, my paper bead garland will be revealed and you get a sneak peek right here! 


This garland has been a time consuming project but I am finally finished and VERY PROUD of how it turned out!  Would love to hear your thoughts! Do you decorate for the seasons? My decorating passion comes from my 26 years working for Hallmark Cards! We’ve always decorated through the years and this year won’t be any different! And with Fall right around the corner, I Cant Wait to pull out my Fall decorations and add something new this year…Paper Bead Garland! If you like this, you’ll be anxious to see my Christmas paper bead garland coming soon! Stop by to get yours, this weekend!

Until next time, Happy Beading!


Coming to The Paper Bead Boutique this Fall!


Good Morning Paper Bead Friends! Happy Saturday to You!

I have something exciting coming to my Etsy shop this Fall!

I’ve decided to bring in some seasonal garland! I’ve been busy this week preparing the beads for my Fall garland and might I be so bold to say they are absolutely beautiful! Done in the prettiest of Fall shades! They have been sealed and are drying as I write this! Above are the strips I’ve been busy cutting all morning to begin rolling my Halloween and Christmas garland beads! The garland strands will be three feet long, perfect for a table top tree or perhaps to decorate a centerpiece on your dining table!

Since things are a bit slow for me right now in the summer, I am busy preparing for the holiday season and you should be too! Check out my selection of fall beads available in my Etsy shop! Other seasonal items will be available mid August, as will my NEW Paper Bead Garland! Please be sure to stop by often as new beads, etc. are added weekly!

Until next time, Happy Beading!

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Summer Fun!

Good Morning Paper Beading Friends!

It’s been awhile since I’ve last posted, yes I know. I’ve been enjoying my “Staycation” right here in Auburn, Washington! I am getting anxious to spend time in the studio but the heat/humidity has just been overwelming so I have put that on hold until the weather cools down and have been spending time in my inside craft room with the air conditioning!

I have taken the time to pull some weeds and add some geraniums to my outside studio and wanted to share the pics with you! I am toying around with the idea of opening the studio up in the fall for outside sales! What do you think? I thought about a once a month open house type thing, like say the second Saturday of each month for a few hours…Not quite sure how I will advertise. Still lots to consider and LOTS more to make in order to make this happen!

To celebrate the summer, I am offering any of my blog readers a 25% discount off their purchase now thru July 31st, 2015! Just use code BLOG15 at checkout! A great time to stock up for all your fall and holiday projects! Just click on this link to visit my Etsy shop!

Well here are the pictures! Hope you enjoy them! Until next time, Happy Beading!



What I’ve Been Working on This Weekend!

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Hello Paper Bead Friends!

It’s turned out to be a fairly nice day here in Seattle…Hope it is where you live as well!

As you can see, I’ve been busy working on beads this weekend! It seems whenever I get going on several sets at the same time, other things seem to get put on the back burner…Housework, My Etsy Shop, etc. But I guess sometimes, that’s the only way I can get new things completed! The beads above are all drying and hopefully will be ready to list by tomorrow!

I’ve been on a paper hunt for new and excited designs and feel I have enough to keep me busy half way through the summer! How about you? What are you working on this weekend? I’d love to hear about it!

Until next time, Happy Beading!