This step is optional...

I prefer to add a gloss coating to the beads. It seems to harden/ cure the paper and helps the bead to be more water-resistant (ex. if water splashes onto the bracelet when washing your hands---would not recommend wearing the bracelet while bathing---even if you do seal with the nail polish!) You decide if you want to include this step...

-Select a finished/glued bead. Place upon a toothpick and "polish" with the clear nail polish. The polish I use dries in less than 5 minutes. I stick a row of the toothpicks containing the polished beads in a piece of styrofoam so they may dry without touching the table top or each other.

-After the beads are dry, inspect each one and use the cuticle scissors to trim away any tiny paper tags that are not completely glued/ sealed in place.
<p>Graeat Article to how to make Bracelet and you can see other cool bracelets </p>
<p>There is a great tutorial on YouTube and shows you how to make other shapes! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLCVvTCtJJ4</p>
<p>I didn't use metal or glass beads, just paper.</p>
This is cool!
<p>there's a tool got this. Can you tell me where to get one?</p>
Can you give more details on how you tied the elastic?
Can i make it with just regular paper?
How long will the nail polish last on paper beads. Most times the polish wears off.
Great idea, I forgot to take off my bracelet after washing up the dishes and now the beads are a little worn out but I can renew them! I'll post a picture of mine soon..It's great for sleepovers..I'm not eighteen really...I don't wish I was either.
Hey, I actually found this on StumbleUpon last night and since then have gone bead crazy! I am an avid crocheter/knitter/etc, but don't generally do these kinds of crafts. I have been dying to try something with beading and am also obsessed with re purposing so your project was the perfect thing! <br> <br>Thank you for sharing and for the wonderful pictures and instructions - you made it a breeze, and I can't believe how easy it was! Thanks again! :)
How does one make a round shape bead from paper? <br> <br>Anita
I have a question. <br><br>Initially, I found this tutorial under the 'Green Jewelry' heading. To make this a truly green project, what sort of adherent (glue) can be used? Also, what sort of 'green' sealant?<br><br>It's a great idea, and I truly love it, but would like to know how to make it actually 'Eco-friendly'. <br><br>Thank you.
This is nice!!! It's so fun to make the beads, and the resulting colors are amazing! Here's a pic of a bracelet I made with the beads.
Love It!
Wow, your's look really good. I'd never thought of making beads going horizontally. At least I didn't think it would look nice. The glaze you used seems good. Did you use any and what kind?
How did you put this beautiful bracelet together? Do you use elastic?
See Step 5 in the directions above...you can see a picture of the elastic cord I used. It's sold in the beading section of craft stores and maybe even Wal-Mart or JoAnns. I've used it with success on many jewelry projects. Good luck.
Thanks so much for your quick reply. I'm on my way to Michael's today and will buy a roll of elastic. Your bracelets are beautiful. Have any good ideas for necklaces with paper beads or earrings?
How dod you get the long beads so perfectly shaped? Mine all fall apart and look horrible.
Fabulous! Love your bracelet design...thanks for including the picture!
Hello!<br><br>First, thanks for this instructable, because it made me remember that I already tried this techniqe when I was a child :) So I decided to make again some nice colourful beads, and here's the result:<br>
Wow! Looks GREAT!
Hi, I abosolutely love this craft! We did it forever ago in 4th grade, I think. We used cornstarch, but I've found this to be soo much easier! Thanks a ton!!(:
&nbsp;LOVE THIS!!!! dyu think that it would b 2 hard 2 teach k-5 grdrs how 2 make this??? im volunteering @ a summer camp and i hav 2 teach them how 2 make stuff &gt;.&lt;
I taught my 6 yr. Grandson in less than 5 mins. And he loving it!<br>
Hi- I think it may get frustrating unless you have lots of older helpers-&nbsp; probably better for middle school age groups.&nbsp; <br /> Have you considered dyeing dry pasta with food coloring and rubbing alcohol?&nbsp; The alcohol evaporates....the younger kids would enjoy sorting pasta shapes/ colors and making necklaces using yarn....try googling it to get the right food coloring/ alcohol ratio.&nbsp; Used to make this frequently when my girls were in preschool/ elem. school...they loved it!
&nbsp;oh cool!!!! thnx!!!!
Different instructions say not to use watercolor markers. I love using them. I makes the beads look marble like. I just started making beads a month ago and I am having the best time!<br><br>
These are fantastic! I shared your tutorial at aimeeasher.com<br>Can't wait to try some!
Many thanks :)

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