Make your own paper bead jewellery - Better Homes & Gardens Magazine
Most of us have a little stash of leftover decorative papers from projects and parties. But before you put your scraps in the recycling bin, take a look at what you can do with them. These colourful beads can be made from any paper – junk mail, magazine pages, used giftwrap or leftover stationery papers – and they’re so easy, you and the kids can whip them up by the dozen. Paper beads Gather your supplies Paper; ruler and pencil; scissors; wooden skewers; glue stick; disposable plates or plastic container; gloss spray varnish; leather cord, for stringing; necklace findings (2 silver leather clamps, 2 jump rings and a clasp per necklace); needle-nose pliers Note: For a triple-string necklace, make sufficient beads for 3 strands of beads. Here’s how Step 1 Use Bead templates to choose the shape of your paper strips. Step 2 When you have cut a number of strips, you can start to roll your beads. Step 3 Continue to roll beads this way until you have covered most of the skewer.