The Paper Bead Boutique

Sharing My Love of Paper Beading!

Christmas in July Sale!

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Good Morning Paper Bead Friends!

It’s been quite awhile since my last post! Not sure if I’ve shared with you that I have gone back to working full time , Monday thru Friday, so my time is so limited now! By the time I get home and get dinner out of the way, late evening chores, I am exhausted! I am not the spring chicken I once was and I feel it! Any extra time during the week is spent preparing for the little minds I engage through out the week! My beading is, for the most part, done on my weekends!

Having said all of that mumbo jumbo, I am trying to prepare for the Fall/Christmas rush and so guess what time it is?


Tomorrow, July 1st thru July 31st, you can save 25% off my entire Etsy shop when you spend $25! Yep! You heard me right! Save 25% off all of my current stock on hand!

It’s a great time to start thinking about your holiday projects for your upcoming craft bazaars or perhaps the holiday gifts you plan to make! Stop by my Etsy shop at and take a look around! See what you simply can’t live without! Stock up and Save!

Until next time folks, Happy Beading!


Stop By and See What’s New!


Hello Paper Bead Friends!

Hope your Spring season is off to a great start! Mine has been busy and is about to get even busier! I’m changing jobs in a week and will have even less time to devote to The Paper Bead Boutique, at least until I get use to my new schedule!

But in the meantime, I’ve been busy, busy, busy trying to stock my Etsy shop back up with new and fresh things for you! I have quite a few new paper bead kits in stock! So much color and variety to choose from! All include my paper bead tool! I’ve taken on a new size focal bead, a full inch in size and a much lower price of only $5 for the set of 3, instead of $6.50! Continuing to replenish my stock of tube beads as they have been really doing well this year! In case you’ve not seen them, I now carry a 1/2 tube bead as well! I call them my shorty tubes! Super cute!

So stop by when you have some time and check out all the new things I have to offer! And for the 1st time ever, I am offering FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING on your order of $40 or more, now thru April 20th, 2019!

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

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My 1st Video Ever!


Good Morning Paper Bead Friends!

We’ll I’ve done it! I made my 1st YouTube video! It’s far from perfect but I figured it out on my own with very little help from my tech savvy daughter!

So many of you have asked me for years if I had any videos! Although I wanted to, I didn’t know how…I decided it was time! Here is the link:

Now that I know what to do (to a point!) I will be learning more about making the video’s better and more complete so PLEASE, be patient with me! Follow my channel and look forward to more!

Until next time, Happy Beading!

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Donation Beads Underway!


Good Morning Paper Bead Friends!

Some of you may remember that each year, I like to make a donation batch of beads and create beautiful handmade bracelets with them! I donate them to one of our local breast cancer centers for those that are going thru treatments, are a survivor or know of one, or just want a little inspiration to take good care of themselves! I put each bracelet in a pink organza bag with one of my business cards tied to it and display the bracelets in a little basket so they are easily noticeable and don’t take up a lot of counter space!

A conversation I had recently on Facebook really got me in the mood to begin my donation bead batch! So here’s what I have so far! Today is sealing day for these beauties! I have several more styles of paper I still need to cut, roll and seal before I can begin creating! It’s such a worth while project for me, so gratifying and something that’s dear to my heart!

Have you ever made your hobby, your love of paper beading  a donation project? I’ve heard so many say they have all these beads but don’t know what to do with them… Donating

is such a great idea and a way to pay it forward to those that need a pick me up! Consider it…It will make your heart feel good!

So it’s off to the sealing room! I will post again when all the beads are complete and we’re ready to begin creating beautiful pink jewelry!

Until next time, Happy Beading!

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We’re Having a Sale!

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Good Morning Paper Bead Friends!

We’re having a SALE! It’s time to clear out some of our existing designs and get ready for some new designs and new changes taking place at!


Now thru Saturday, March 9th, spend a minimum of $25 and save 25% off of our entire shop! It’s that simple! No coupon codes needed! Discount will be taken off when checking out!

It’s a great time to stock up on holiday designs or everyday designs going into Spring! Just a couple more things to consider…This offer is limited to stock on hand, as well as one discount per customer, per visit!

So grab a drink and sit back and shop where there is endless free parking and NO long lines at!

Until next time, Happy Beading!

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Hello Spring Projects!

Hello Paper Bead Friends! Hoping your New Year is off to a great start!

We were so glad to get thru the holidays and move on with a fresh start to the new year! And with the new year, comes new beads! I was so sick during the holidays, I didn’t get much beading done…(insert sad face here!) Another small thing that has stood in the way of my beading during the holidays is that I went back to work full time, so I don’t have anywhere near the time I once had to do what I LOVE and that is to paper bead! But I’ve got some pretty big goals for myself, my Etsy shop and my life in 2019 and I can’t wait to get this party started!

So Spring projects…You got any planned? I’ve found some pretty amazing floral paper designs for spring that as time permits, I am making bead designs for you to enjoy! The two above designs are two of my newest! Sorry about the bad photo’s as my camera died this past fall also and I am using my husband’s, which I don’t care for.

Stop by my Etsy shop and check out the new Spring section! I’m sure there will be something you can’t live without! And while you are at it, enjoy a 25% discount when you spend $25 or more! This sale will only last thru  January 31st and is limited to stock on hand!

Until next time, Happy Beading!


Scratch & Win Time!

Scratch and WinGood Morning Beading Friends!

The holiday rush is off to a fine start! Trying to stay healthy and on top of things is fastly becoming a challenge in the McCollum home! But I have a super fun promo going on that begins today that I wanted to share with you!

For every order placed now thru the end of December, I will include one Scratch and Win card in your order! The prizes revealed are anything from a 10% discount,  to free shipping and dollars off your next order! I’ve always wanted to be able to have a promotion like this and now is the time! There are a couple mentions I need to make regarding our new promo…

  • One Scratch and Win card per order
  • Not good on previous orders
  • Must be used by end of March, 2019
  • Good on in stock merchandise only

Our special redemption codes will be revealed under your scratch off, should your card be a winner! And to be 100% fair, I am mixing all cards up, including the sorry your not a winner cards, so that I don’t know what cards are going out to who.

Place your orders now as I only have 50 Scratch off cards to send out and when they’re gone, they are GONE!

Until next time folks, Happy Beading!

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Black Friday Begins Monday!












Good Morning Paper Bead Friends!

Wanted to let everyone know we will be participating in Etsy’s Black Friday Sale! Our sale begins on Monday, November 19th and will run thru November 25th! Save 25% off your total order when you spend $25 or more! It’s a great time of the year to stock up and save at the same time!

Stop by and pick out a few things you can’t live without! Our sale is limited to stock on hand so everything is available to ship right away!

Join the Black Friday Frenzy but do it from the comfort of your own home, your own couch, in your jammies!

Hope to see you soon! Until next time,

Happy Beading!


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Ready for the Holiday Rush?

Good Morning Paper Bead Friends!

It’s been quite a long time since I’ve posted…I’ve been without a computer…UGGHHHHH! I’ve been using my daughter’s but it’s not as user friendly for me as I am not very computer savvy! So I have a new laptop now and am trying to get myself back on track!

Are you ready for the holidays? Are you planning your 4th quarter projects? I am and am already super busy in my mind, just thinking about all I want to do to prepare for the 4th quarter! I have my first show in years happening this Saturday, November 3rd from 9am-4pm at Sunrise Elementary School in Kent, Washington! Those in my area, I’d LOVE to see you! I will have most all of my paper bead jewelry displayed for your viewing pleasure! It should be super fun!

I am currently offering FREE SHIPPING on orders over $40 so stop by the shop and see what you can’t live without! I will have an upcoming BLACK FRIDAY Sale that I am super excited about! Details to follow!

Now that I am back to work full time, I don’t have nearly the time to bead as I’d like…I am trying to get new designs posted as often as I can but don’t like to rush so I can continue to bring you the best quality paper beads possible! Continue to check back and see what’s new! My goal is to post new designs each week for you!

Until next time, Happy Beading!

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Christmas in July Sale!


Good Morning Paper Bead Friends!

So excited to be unveiling new designs to you this week! I’ve got numerous Fall, Halloween, Winter and Christmas paper bead sets that will all be available, all by the end of this week! Which means, they will be available for our “Christmas in July” Sale! Yes, another sale right around the corner!

Our sale will cover the entire Etsy shop and will run July 1st – July 31st! No coupon code needed for this one!

Receive 25% off your total purchase when you spend $25 dollars! This includes beads, supplies and tools! A great time to stock up on gifts for the holidays or beads for your holiday bazaar projects!

Stop by and see what we have unveiled for the holidays as well as through out the week! Plan to stop by and stock up!

Until next time, Happy Beading!

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