Because the paper is so thick, I used strips just 4 inches long, by 1 inch wide. I cut a coat hanger and used the wire from it to wrap the strips around. After gluing the ends I put them each in a binder clip overnight to dry. The next day I put each on a toothpick and painted them all over with Mod Podge to just give them a good seal.
Don't you just love my high tech drying rack?
Here's a close up of one of them.
Once the Mod Podge was dry I strung them each onto a head pin with a glass bead from my stash at the bottom and tiny gold bead on each end.
I really had just planned to use them on a necklace, but I found some hoop earring wires in my findings stash and I really like the way the look as earrings.
I hung the rest of them from a thrifted necklace that I had.
I'm happy with the results. Sorry for not modeling them. It's Super Bowl Sunday, so I never got out of my sweats today!
Have you made paper beads lately? Do you have any favorite crafts using paper? Mom says she has a second roll of the same paper that I can have when she finds it, so I'm open to suggestions on what to do with it.
I hope you had a good weekend. Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful week :)