Paper beads are great fun to make. Use your favorite rubber stamps to create your own custom decorated paper which is perfect for making paper beads.
Paper beads can be made more robust by giving them a coat of clear varnish. This makes them waterproof as well as extremely hard wearing and this makes them ideal for many projects.
Paper beads can be used to make a variety of gifts. Use them to make jewelry or charms for friends and family. Here are some tips for making paper bead gifts:
- When you are making paper beads make a few extra to keep to one side, this will be useful for last minute gifts
- Add glass beads and other embellishments to help give some sparkle to the finished item - they also help to add some weight to the beads which are otherwise very light
- Keep a look out for unusual findings that you can use to hang paper beads, for instance keyring fobs or cell phone lanyards
Paper Bead Projects
Here are some paper bead projects which also make perfect gifts: