Based on Paper Beads by Cat Morley
I always make my triangle as long as possible. Towards the top of the triangle, i make sure it is much skinnier than the bottom to make sure that the bead will be round in shape. Remember, the bigger the bottom of the triangle, the wider the bead! :3
I usually use magazine pages, newspaper, even my own designs on regular old lined paper to make the triangles.
I put glue all along the triangle. I don't really care if the straw gets stuck onto the bead, it's not going to show anyways once you cut it off :) I found tacky glue (comes in a gold bottle, you can't miss it) works best. It isn't too sticky, but isn't weak also.
OH! I use straws! It makes a bigger opening, which i need because i always work with hemp, but some people use toothpicks, wire, even needles. I like straws the most because they dont need to be pulled out like said items. :) You simply just cut off the exposed straw from the FINISHED bead. Always wait until they are dry.
When my beads are still on the straw, i coat them with a layer of extra glossy collage pauge (it's this stuff with the glue in the craft stores. I use collage pauge, as seen in the picture). It makes for a shinier, more glass-like bead :D
I hope these tips have helped someone! :3 HAPPY CRAFTING!
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