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Beautiful Paper Beads

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These Beautiful Paper Beads are a great way to use up old magazines.  With this easy to follow tutorial, making paper beads is a piece of cake!  Use them on a necklace, earrings, or bracelets.

Beautiful Paper Beads

Materials:

  • A colorful magazine paper
  • Glue
  • Gauze wire or any strong string
  • Tooth pick
  • Paper cutter or scissors
  • Vanish (nail or wood vanish)
  • Colorful small plastic beads
  • Stoppers
     

Instructions:

  1. Tear out a colorful page from an old magazine.

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  2. Cut a long triangle.

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  3. Flip the triangle so the wrong side is facing up.
     
  4. Roll up the triangle starting with the larger part,make sure the whole is big enough to fit your string. Put glue on about one inch at the small end.

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  5. Repeat until you accumulate the number of paper beads you would like.

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  6. Now take your string and cut it in the size you want.
     
  7. Knot a clasp at the end of your string.

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  8. Thread your beads onto your necklace, leaving three inches at the end.

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  9. Add clasp at the end.

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  10. At this stage, with your beads stringed, you prepare them for vanishing.
     
  11. Pour some vanish into a container and hold your stringed beads from the tip of the string as you mix them into the vanish.
     
  12. Then hang them on a wire or rope for an hour. Repeat the process at least 5 times so that the whole bead Is covered in vanish. Because vanish will make them stick together,its important to always keep them from clasping together as they are drying.
     
  13. When you are sure they are dry,unstring them.
     
  14. Armed with a fresh string and stoppers (these are for joining the two strings), tie a knot in the string and ensure that it is firm. Do this at the other end too.
     
  15. You can make many different designs using colored paper. Each bead is beautiful and unique,all these lead to very attractive jewelery!

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  16. You can use small plastic beads in between the paper beads to give them a unique look!

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