First mark the edge of your paper – then mark the opposite edge. Use the width that you would like your beads. Mine are 1/2 inch.
Next up is the rolling part. Basically you cut the strip along the diagonal, then place a line of glue all the way down and roll from the wide side to the skinny side. I thought the best way to show you this step was a short video:
This next step is optional, and you probably don’t need it if you’re using a magazine page, but I wanted my beads to be glossy and seal in the paper, so I stuck them on a toothpick and painted a quick coat of clear glaze on the outside.
My helper, setting them all out to dry:
Once they’re dry, it’s time to assemble the bracelet. I went with a 2 strand bracelet; simply tie the string on to the clasp and slide the beads on however you’d like them, then tie it to the other part of the clasp when it’s the correct size.
Love that it pulls all the colors from the paper but isn’t too crazy:
And here are some other images – I couldn’t decide if a dark background or a light one was better, so I gave ya both to ponder:
Enjoy making rolled paper beads – I know I do! It’s one of those simple crafts that is just fun to do.