I am trying to locate a craft tool called The Bead Crafter. It is used to roll paper beads. The company who manufactured the tool is no longer in business. I would be interested in purchasing one or if anyone knows where I can locate one, please let me know. Thanks.
By hellopf from McMinnville, TN
If you are looking for something to roll the beads onto. You only need a knitting needle. Wrap it with foil or plastic first so the paper won't stick and away you roll.
Here is a tutorial on making them with alternate bead roller.
Here is a link for a bead roller you can buy.
There is also several available on Ebay, to search type in "paper bead roller". This can easily be done with a knitting needle also, I have made hundreds this way.
Etsy sells them. They have several sellers on there. I always use a nail. The beads don't stick and you can get any size you need.
Below are listed just a few of the many websites that tell how to make paper beads. Not all are the tubular beads, some are round, barrel, etc.
I have never used a specific tool. I have used everything from a hairpin, wire from a twist tie, a large eyed needle, the needle itself and even a bamboo skewer (I don't recommend this one!). Have fun.
I have just received my order for two of the paper bead crafter that looks very similar to the one you are looking for. I have searched far and wide for two years looking for the item pictured on the paperbeadcraft website : http://www.Paperbeadcrafts.Com I could not find one anywhere. Last week - quite by chance when searching for Christmas gifts I found what I was looking for. I hope you will be lucky if you contact the place I found because I was so pleased with the quality of the bead crafter which also comes with paper cutting templates and a very informative booklet that I immediately telephoned to place a further order for gifts my friends. I was told that they were selling quickly as they are seldom seen these days and customers have been buying more than one. I am so pleased with my purchases.
Here is a great paper bead roller:
She even sells them in different handle designs.
I ordered one about 2 months ago and just LOVE it!!! I have rolled hundreds of beads with it... much better and faster than using a knitting needle or a nail. And the lady who sells them went out of her way to help me with any questions I had.
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