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Recycle magazines to make an interesting, colorful necklace. Great for presents, or for an activity. If you have patient kids, they can do it too!

Glue (Glue stick will make it cleaner and easier)
Thread (I used some from an emergency seeing kit)
"Spacer Beads" (To keep with recycling theme use an old bracelet or something)
Time! (Getting the hang of rolling paper into a bead is quite a learning curve

Step 1: Choose your magazines

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Whatever magazines you have lying around will work, Try to overlook the ones with too much news print writing; you're going for colorful and whimsical, not black and white. I like to use fashion magazines because that's what I have, and the adds provide a lot of interesting color.

If you want to be organized about it, split up the chosen pages by color. I did this, then decided to use one color family/
jennybotha2 years ago
Thanks a lot for this. I have made some paper beads, but put them away in a bottle. Glad for the idea of threading them with other beads in between. Will also make mine long so won't need a clasp.Fancy the idea of making several strands as well.
Very cute and great reuse of magazines!