Thursday, October 18, 2007

paper beads

I have been making paper beads. I read about it in a magazine called Cloth, Paper, Scissors. (Click on magazine name in upper right hand corner.) You take a rectangular or triangular piece of any paper and glue it up with acrylic medium except for the bottom 1/2 inch.
Roll the bead up tight using a straw. When rolled, remove the straw.
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Last step is to decorate the beads. I mostly only have paint to decorate with though could use some threads or wire if I get some. But the article had all kinds of other decorating doodads one could use.

7 comments:

Cris in OR said...

I saw something like this on HGTV and loved it. how fun. I will check out the magazine. Thanks for sharing that with us.

Elizabeth said...

cool. I haven't come across this idea before. Simple, effective and cheap!! I like it!

Bad Faery said...

These are really pretty! And so simple to make. Lovely!

Patti said...

A great idea, very colourful.

Lynn said...

I found this magazine in the store last month and bought it. It was I think the beginning of my giving myself permission to be my own creative self (out of the box, outside the lines, etc) kind of creator. I loved it. It was so freeing and forgiving and allowing. There are many wonderful things in that issue Sept/October. I keep looking for the next one!

sukipoet said...

Yes, making the beads is fun. Kinda meditative. I haven't been able to find another copy of the mag in a store. Thanks for all the comments.

ANDREA said...

Suki, that is a great idea, your beads look wonderful! I have to try this. I was going to get a subscription of the Quilt Art magazine and the cissor magazine! (cause you can't get them here in a store) in a rush when suddenly I had the good idea of having an oline look at my bank account!!! Erps. Ok. I prefer to stick with your fabulous descriptions:) thank you for sharing the process!