My earlier paper bead tutorial shows the basics of making paper beads for stringing, but I wanted to create something a little flashier for this instructable. I decided to make large hole, Pandora style beads with a super shiny finish and use them as the base for this boho style leather bracelet. Have fun making the beads and choosing papers. I don't think you can get too colorful for this project!
Paper - You can use any kind of paper. It's particularly fun to save old wrapping paper, paper bags from a trip or other papers that remind you of a special time. For this project pick out patterns that are colorful. Thicker paper makes bigger beads.
4mm Leather cord, about 10"
Clasp and cord ends - these can be separate or all in one, hook, toggle or button all work
Optional large hole metal beads and/or charms
Thin straw, fat skewer, thin wooden dowel or other round form to make the bead holes - aim for something about 4-5mm in diameter and fairly smooth
Metal ruler, xacto knife, pencil are all optional for cutting strips (or a paper cutter)
UTEE - ultra thick embossing enamel, clear - any brand