Tutorial: How to Make Paper Beads

Akonye Kena paper beads my mother got for me

While I was visiting my family in Cincinnati recently, my mother showed me these beautiful paper beads she buys from a vendor that are handmade in Uganda.

As soon I saw them, I said “I’ve got to learn how to make those.” I googled how to make paper beads and found this tutorial by Thread Banger that gives the basics to making them.


I plan to try my hand at making some over the 3 day weekend (woo hoo!). You will be seeing some of these beads that my mother gave me above in my upcoming designs for the shop.

Stay creative.


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