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I love making paper beads for use on my art dolls and for jewelry. I found that zig zag blade on my paper cutter makes beads that look wonderful. The ...
Choose a page where the images and color reach the edge of the pages, unless of course you want white beads. Cut wedges shapes alternating the widest...
Start to roll from the widest end. Some people have success using a round toothpick, but I don't bother with that. I need a hole wide enough to accomm...
I like a small flat stiff bristled brush since the paste glue is..well, paste.
I leave a tail of between 6 and 8 inches and paint on the glue thinly.
I use glue stick, which is tackier than wet paste, on the last 2 inches of the tail. This prevents the tip from lifting as the paste dries slowly.
Finish rolling the bead.
I find that running the completed bead back and forth between my palms and fingers really seals the edges and begins the drying process. My hands get ...
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Posted:May 24, 2008
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