Paper beads – an attempt

Craft, Photography

I absolutely had to try my hand at making beads after seeing this instructable. Their products looked almost too good to be true. I had to find out if it was really that simple to recycle paper into something stunning.

Suffice to say that it got addictive that first day. I think I sat there for almost 6 hours just slogging away at it, ruling and cutting strips of paper then rolling them onto toothpicks and trying to get the shape just right. And it may seem like a simple idea to begin with, but once you get into it you realise just what an art it really is!

a few beads

dried and waiting for varnish