Does anybody make rolled paper beads that are so popular now? I have tried but need some hints on how to get them started. Anybody?
go to check the pj class list.. toryam does these beads.
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Thanks, I see them everywhere now and that makes me want to make some!!! I think some tips from an expert will make it easier!!!!
We roll ours around a toothpick, hit the end of the tip with Aleene's Tacky Glue, Drop them off the toothpick onto a glass or stoneware dinner plate to dry. You got beads.
I used fabric the same way, made a necklace. It's very shabby chic.
Oh, thanks to both of you. Your fabric beads didnt fray too much? You coated them? Ill bet they are gorgeous!
I've never tried fabric, but I make beads out of colorful magazine pages. I roll them around a toothpick and use a glue stick when I am almost finished rolling.
I glaze them too, sometimes with a glaze, sometimes with Mod Podge, and I have even used clear finger nail polish.
I stick the end of the toothpick in an upside down foam bowl to let the beads dry. After I take them off I sort by similar colors and store in baby food jars until I am ready to make something.
I left them as is, they didn't fray, just looked rough cut.
Sounds beautiful. Im going to try it.
Made tons of them when I was a little girl using the method SharonK described. That was 40 some years ago. We used paper from old magazines, and they turned out really pretty and colorful.
Use your rotary cutter to cut them in a long skinny triangle shape. The wide end is where u start rolling with the toothpick & determines the width of your beads. PM me your addy & I'll put a sackful in the mail to u.
I made these just two years ago, I showed the granddaughter and she made lots and loved it.
My friend Eileen showed me how and she had purchased a neat wire bead paper roller. It had a little slit in it and you just slipped the paper in and rolled.
We started with a length of triangle shaped paper. The longer the paper the larger the bead. We used Aleeens glue on them.
http://www.ejrbeads.co.uk/blendedtutorial.htm here is a site and if you gogle you tube paper beads i am sure you will get many hits. or just paper beads.
There are several good tutorials on Youtube.
Woven paper can be easily made into all kinds of beads in the different sizes and colors.Here is an article about paper beads. Hope you can get some inspirations from it.
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