This tutorial is for making the paper beads that i have used for my arms and legs on my pretty ballerina.
Paper, Straws, mad podge or Gel medium Scissors
First step Decide how wide you want your beads and cut strips that width by about 3 –4 inches, depends on how thick you want you beads , a Bit of trial and error may be required
Then cut your strip like those shown in this picture depending on what shape you want your beads to end up, you can see the beads underneath the shape required to make that bead.
Then stick your paper piece to the straw and wind it around the straw to form the bead shape and coat the outside in the medium you have chosen ( Mod podge or gel Medium) this seals it and sticks it together .. I had four of five beads on each straw.
leave them to dry over night.
Once dry, the bead may slide off the straw, but if then don't , use the scissors and cut the straw close to the end of each bead. hey presto … you have beads.
Which can be used on your projects , or to make some really cool jewellery.