How To Make Paper Beads

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Old 10-May-2012
Mandeep Kaur Guraya
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Make Beads Using Pre-Colored Paper

Cut long triangles out of magazines, colored construction paper, wallpaper, etc. Choose colors that you like. The base of the triangle will be the width of the bead and the longer the triangle is, the fatter the bead will become. The slender 1-inch beads used in this method are made from 1-inch by 4-inch triangles, but 1/2-inch by 8-inch triangles would create fat 1/2-inch beads. Cut accordingly.


Turn a triangle design-side down and apply a bit of glue to the pointy end. A glue stick or a tiny bit of liquid glue will do.


Starting at the wide end, roll the triangle around itself using a dowel or other slender cylinder. A rounded toothpick or bamboo skewer would work nicely. For a symmetrical spiral, keep the triangle centered as you roll; for a more freeform look, allow the triangle to become slightly off-centered.

Roll tightly, especially if you want the beads to last. Try to avoid having space between the layers.


Glue the tip of the triangle to the rolled paper. If the bead doesn’t stay tightly rolled up, apply another dab of glue.


Recommended: Extend the life of your bead by glazing it. Use a finish like Marvin Medium, ModPodge, Diamond Glaze, or a solution of one part clear-drying glue to two or three parts water. Let it dry thoroughly, making sure it doesn’t stick to anything. (For example, you might shove your toothpick into a pincushion or piece of Styrofoam or remove the bead and hang it to dry on a piece of string.)


Slide the bead off the end of the dowel. If it is well wrapped and glued, it will hold.


Repeat Steps 2 through 6 to make as many beads as you want. For earrings or a bracelet, you might make only a few beads. For a necklace or other larger project, you'll need more.

Old 10-May-2012
Mandeep Kaur Guraya
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Old 11-May-2012
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