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How to make paper beads
Back in May of this year I was looking for something on youtube and kept seeing a video for this pop up even though it wasn't anything to do with what I was looking for. I actually can't remember what it was I was looking for lol! Anyway, I finally decided I had two birthdays coming soon and this may be a great gift idea, what would be the harm :) I'm glad I did, I ended up making two, one for my aunt and one for my youngest sons girlfriend.
I cut my strips at 3/4" X 12" but you can cut them wider or narrower and shorter making different sizes of beads.
I used double sided scrapbooking paper and rolled them with opposite sides up giving me two different colour beads. The video I saw and a few others I looked at, it appeared the maker was using 8.5X11 plain white paper not cs, and using specific markers to add colour to the strips before rolling.
I used a toothpick to roll the strips up and glue in place.
Coat 3X with diamond glaze letting dry completely between coats.
Instructions thus far...cut strips, roll and glue, 2-3 coats of diamond glaze, drying in between coats, then decide how you will string them together. You can buy empty necklace rings at the $ store, just add the beads and any embellies you like, you can even add real beads if you like! Or try stretchy necklace cord, wire, string....whatever you prefer will work. I used wire and made loops at each end making all the beads individual then hooked the wire loops together and added a charm in the centre for each necklace. :)
For my aunt's I saw this little teapot set and thought, omg that's so cute, she would love that, so I searched for the perfect shaped bead for it and found this pretty blue one to go with her green and blue necklace, she loved it!!
You can even make earrings to match. My aunt and I started a pair when she was visiting last to go with her necklace but we didn't get them done and she took them home to finish. Unfortunately she has been to busy with work to get them done, so I've suggested she bring them back when she's down for the coming Canada Day long wkend.
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