Being a card maker I have a lot of scraps of pattern paper. I was watching a YouTube video by Gina K and she was showing you how to make beads out of paper. Warning….there are a lot of pictures in this post.
They are really easy to make and I think I have become addicted!
By cutting your paper in different sizes, you can get different shapes and sizes.
Once I had a large number of beads made, I turned some of them into some bracelets….
The first one I used some stretchy cord.
I then decided to try stringing them and adding a clasp to the bracelet. I found it to be pretty easy.
I went through my stash and pulled out the paper that I have had for some time but never used.
I used different sized papers, 6 X 6, 8 1/2 X 11, and 12 X 12. I only used one strip of paper, so the different sized papers make different size beads. I have seen other videos that by adding more than one piece of paper, you can get larger or thicker beads.
I had some paper that I really wasn’t that fond of, but when made into beads, I really liked them.
If you have some papers that you don’t like, or haven’t used, you might give this a try.
Here is the link to Gina’s YouTube video if you would like to give this a try. She explains how to cut the paper, roll the beads, seal the beads, and then turn them into a bracelet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tt9gXw2QQ08&t=596s
Have fun! Stay safe! Happy Crafting!