"Get creative! Sketch, paint, dance, play music, whatever then give us a glimpse."
I shared these on Instagram a couple weeks ago when I made them. I'd made paper beads once when I was a kid, but haven't in years and years. Like, a lot of years. Like, maybe 20. Ouch. But I had been craving a bit of a creative outlet, and was in the mood to learn something newish.
I like that I can play around with supplies and colors without using a huge area to spread out, and I love how inexpensive this craft is (recycle some paper, and what crafter doesn't have modpodge, a paintbrush and some sort of thin thing to make the holes? All I bought for this was a tiny thing of Minwax). I don't soooo much like how much time it takes to make so few strung inches ;-) I still haven't made anything out of the beads yet, but I do enjoy just playing with them :-) These particular beads are made from pages of pearls from the catalogue of one of my favorite jewelry suppliers. They're only about a centimeter long, so they're super-cute and dainty. I may do a how-to post on them soon... there are lots of them out there, but everybody does it a little differently, so I may throw my particular technique out there too :-) Maybe it'll help it click for someone else, too.