How do you make African paper beads?

What kind of paper do you use for paper beads?

Almost any type of paper that is flexible enough to roll into a cylinder is can be used for making paper beads. Once you start looking around, you’ll notice sources for paper beads everywhere! Experimenting with different types, weights, colors, and thicknesses of paper is a great way to expand your creativity.

How do you make rolled paper bead necklaces?

How to Make a Paper Bead Necklace

  1. Step 1: Tear Out a Colorful Page of a Magazine. See image…
  2. Step 2: Cut Out a Long Triangle. …
  3. Step 3: Flip the Triangle Over. …
  4. Step 4: Put Glue on About an Inch of the Smaller End. …
  5. Step 5: Roll the Triangle Up. …
  6. Step 6: Repeat. …
  7. Step 7: Cut Your String. …
  8. Step 8: Knot a Clasp to the String.

How are beads made?

Wound beads are produced by winding a hot and molten rod of glass or strand drawn from molten glass around a metal wire called a mandrel. The bead maker sits in front of the heat source, typically a flame, heating the glass and winding the bead. … The most elaborately decorated wound beads are known as fancy beads.

How are paper beads measured?

How to Measure and Cut Paper Beads

  1. You need to mark the top part and bottom edges of your paper to your desired size of your beads. …
  2. I would then take my ruler, to trace the dots and connect them forming a triangular shape. …
  3. It should look like this.
  4. You can then cut it into strips by using a craft knife or scissors.
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