I saw some paper beads with 2 holes in them and a tutorial to go with it. Toothpicks were used to make the 2 hole paper beads. I thought to myself, how could I make a tool that would make it a lot easier to make 2 hole paper beads. This is what I came up with! You will not find these tools anywhere but here, my Etsy Shop and on Amazon.com. As far as I know, no one else in the world is making these tools.
Paper Bead Rollers With Double Winding Pins
Made of stainless steel, the winding pins in these paper bead rollers, are 1-1/8" long which will enable you to make beads up to 1" long comfortably! You can use these beads in jewelry or crafts. You are only limited to your imagination to what paper beads you can make with these Double Hole winding pin paper bead rollers. Your package will have the Double Hole Paper Bead Rollers as well as instructions on how to use them. As of September 16, 2015, The 1/16" Double Hole paper bead roller is made with solid stainless steel dowel pins and the other 3 sizes are now made with slotted stainless steel pins. I am not able to get the slotted pins long enough in the 1/16" size so they will always be solid dowel pins.
Checkout the jewelry you can make with these beads! The beads take longer to make than regular one hole paper beads but the effort is well worth it!
You can use the same paper strips that you would use for any paper beads you want to make. In the picture above, there are beads made from brown paper bag type card stock, colored card stock, copy paper with scrap paper wrapped around the final turn, magazine covers, calendar cover, copy paper with a bit of security envelope paper wrapped around it. I even used some copy paper that was printed on my computer using the paper bead sheet designer on this site! The orange beads in the Orange and Black bracelet were made with orange construction paper!
There are beads made with tapered strips as well as plain straight strips! You really are only limited to your imagination to what beads you can make with these tools.
One thing to keep in mind. You might want to stock up on white tacky glue like Elmer's Glue or Aleene's Tacky glue. Every single turn of the tool requires glue. I have applied it with a craft brush and tooth pick and find myself using the tooth pick more so I don't put too much glue on. I have tried regular glue sticks. They just don't work. I have also tried a heavy duty, extra strength glue stick and it worked but I still had to use the tacky glue at the beginning for good adhesion.
When you are using this tool, you need to pinch the paper together between the pins, after each turn to glue the center together to form the 2 holes. Complete instructions will be included in the package.