Paper Beads

I started this project a while back. The process is simple, you might have even made these in fourth grade. To start, cut long thin triangles (isosceles) out of paper. The two longest sides are equal and then the base determines the width of the bead. Wrap this base around the handle of a pen and roll it up, attaching the last pointy inch or so with a glue stick. After I made as many beads as I could handle, I covered them in a thin mixture of Elmer's glue and water and waited for them to dry.

Later I found inspiration in this metal fence, and realized I wanted to contrast the crafty look of these beads with metal chains.

1 comment:

Arielle said...

these are awesome. i see them everywhere but had no idea they were so easy to make!