Yes, you’ve heard very well: paper beads!!!!
“Do paper beads exist? I only know of glass beads, ceramic beads, metal beads….but PAPER BEADS?” one can wonder.
Not only they exist but they are very, very easy to make. You can make necklaces with them or any other jewellery. This is a craft that kids can make as well. It is also a very good way to recycle old magazines or all this junk mail we receive every day in our mail box.
Cut the long strips
Start rolling each strip on a toothpick. 5cm before the end put glue and keep wrapping it around the toothpick.
Once they are dry you can polish them (while still on the toothpick) with some clear nail polish.
Choose pages with text only for a black and white effect or with pictures for a colourful effect.
I hope you will enjoy making them and if you do I would like to see your creations so do share them and tag me.