how to make paper beads
Step 1: Gathering Your Supplies: First, collect the following: a colourful page from your favourite magazine or catalog, scissors, pen, ruler, needle or toothpick, clear varnish, thread similar to the width of your needle or toothpick.
Step 2: Cutting The Beads Out: Cut triangles of your colourful magazine page that are 2 cm wide and go the entire length of the magazine page. Use the ruler to make sure that the lines from the top to the point are straight. Use your thin-tipped pen to outline the triangles if you want to be more precise.
Step 3: Rolling the Beads: Starting at the thickest end of the strip, roll the triangle tightly around either your needle or toothpick. When you get to the end, add a dab of glue to hold the paper in place.
Step 4: Varnish and Leave to Dry: String your beads temporarily and coat them with two coats of varnish. Let them dry for 2-3 days.
Step 5: Time for Creating! Now that your beads are dry, you can create your own beautiful, recycled accessories and jewelry for them for a very low cost.