Friday, February 5, 2010

How to make Beautiful Colorful Paper beads.

For those who would love to know how to make paper beads. Here's how!
You will need
  • Scissors
  • paper at least 12inches long, in this case I'm using scrapbook paper
  • Glue stick
  • ruler
  • toothpicks
  • diamond glaze glue or collage pauge instant decoupage
  • and card board box or Styrofoam  to stick the toothpicks in so beads can dry while glazing. 
First take you paper  scissors and ruler
    Then on your paper make marks of half an inch...(if you want longer beads make your marks an inch, for spacer beads mark 1/4 of an inch) Then connect them so they form a triangle like this:
    Then cut out your triangle strips:           
    After you have cut your strips of paper, grab your tooth pick and start to roll one of the triangle pieces tightly on to the toothpick. Make sure to leave 1 inch of the paper unrolled.

    Next take your glue stick and rub some glue at the tip of the triangle (last inch that was not rolled), and then roll it on. Here are how the beads look like.          

    For a glass like finish add some of the Diamond glaze, or Collage Pauge on the beads and let them dry on the tooth picks.You can stick the toothpicks onto a Styrofoam box or cardboard box so the glaze can dry.

     Can you believe this bracelet is made with paper beads and some plastic silver beads? See what you can make with your beautiful paper beads. Get inspired from all the things around you. Please leave a comment and tell me what you think about this tutorial or what you've made. 

    1 comment:

    Ashley Pun said...

    I have recently discovered your blog, and I think it is very creative. How do you make such beautiful polymer clay charms? And how long does it take?