Paper Beads!

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.

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