More Paper Beads….

I’m really intrigued by these little paper beads.  I made a few more and, this time, I used scrap computer paper.  It has text all over one side, but only the white side shows.  Instead of glue, I used Matte Medium, which I always have in my studio.  It’s not only a good adhesive, it adds strength and body to the item.

For this batch, when I drew ruler lines for cutting the paper strips, I used a copper metallic marker (thank you, Lorna!!), and that line intentionally became part of the design.


For these ones, I added the Copper Marker AFTER they were made.


Here, I changed the shaped and added a thin strip of color from a magazine.

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I tried a double strip, but don’t really like it, plus it was very awkward to roll up.


These beads are surprisingly sturdy and robust.  I see now why people use paper for jewellery or decorative items.

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5 Responses to More Paper Beads….

  1. Lorna says:

    Those are really cool.
    You could start adding red and green for colour, and make strings of them for a Christmas tree.

  2. The favorite one says:

    I like the tappered ones best

  3. Ev says:

    I remember making a necklace out of these ‘beads’ in about 1972. I used a magazine. They are very fun!

  4. Suz says:

    Hi .. I loved the metal wrapped ones best … In Mexico the woman make these paper beads from coloured paper and put a plastic glaze over them .. they are awesome!! Great idea for decorating items including .. maybe paintings


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