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Make your own paper mache beads
These are so easy to make and they help settle bead addiction (I have it bad). This would be a great project to do with kids. It does get a little messy, so be warned.

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1114 projects »
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  • How to make a paper bead. Paper Beads - Step 1
    Step 1

    Take a few sheets of A4 paper and cut it in to strips length ways.

  • How to make a paper bead. Paper Beads - Step 2
    Step 2

    Make a glue like paste out of 1 parts water to 1 part flour. Mix together well.

  • How to make a paper bead. Paper Beads - Step 3
    Step 3

    Take a stick, I used a cocktail skewer, and wrap a piece of paper up around it.

  • How to make a paper bead. Paper Beads - Step 4
    Step 4

    Cover the paper in paste.

  • How to make a paper bead. Paper Beads - Step 5
    Step 5

    Push the bead down the stick and then repeat until the stick is full.

  • How to make a paper bead. Paper Beads - Step 6
    Step 6

    Let the beads dry and then remove them from the stick.

  • How to make a paper bead. Paper Beads - Step 7
    Step 7

    Paint and decorate the beads.

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shaina madaan
shaina madaan
huh
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lauren h.
lauren h.
I love using this technique to make beads for my dreadlocks, it's cheap, easy and controllable wrapping various tissue paper around them also look quite nice Happy
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Mzuribeads.com
Mzuribeads.com
Great blog!

Mzuribeads is an ethical business who have been individually hand rolling recycled paper beads and jewelry in Uganda since 2006. I would like everyone interested in our fair trade bead art to find out how we make our recycled paper beads by visit our website.

We are also on the look out for new representatives , please get in touch if you would like to help promote and develop Uganda through our fair trade business.

www.mzuribeads.com
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Katie S.
Katie S. · 2 projects
should i post my version of door beads on hear? I made them at the begining of summer.
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Surf jewels
Surf jewels · Southend-on-Sea, England, GB · 11 projects
Youre right- u can NEVER have enough beads
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mlc1803 m.
mlc1803 m. · Chihuahua, Chihuahua, MX
this is just perfect for all the recycled paper i have at home thanks cat ! also im gonna try to do this with magazines or newspaper to see how it turns out
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EbonyMae.
EbonyMae. · Kingswinford, England, GB · 2 projects
wow cool
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1397 projects
A4 is just a paper size, it'll be a similar size to you standard sheet of paper.
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Courtney Couture
Courtney Couture · Keller, Texas, US · 20 projects
oh...whats A4 paper? can u get something like that in the U.S.?
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1397 projects
Click the blog tab at the top. The projects use to appear as blog entries, so that's what they were referring to.
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