Paper Bead Necklace

Mold extra scrapbook paper into distinctive beaded jewelry.
finished paper bead necklace ready to wear

finished paper bead necklace ready to wear

Paper Bead Necklace

Paper Bead Necklace

Materials and Tools:

colorful wrapping or scrapbook paper (glossy works best)
scissors
bamboo skewers
glossy découpage medium

Steps:

1. Cut paper into triangles approximately 1" or less across the bottom and approximately 2" long.

2. Apply découpage medium to the back of the paper.

3. Starting at the wide end of the paper, roll it tightly around a bamboo skewer.

4. Apply glue to the last 1/2" of the paper (the pointed end) and roll into place. Once it dry, apply découpage medium over the surface of the beads to create a glossy finish.

Paper Bead Necklace

Materials and Tools:

2 paper beads
clasp
chain (long enough to make necklace the desired length)
decorative beads (here, two beads were used, one large and one small rosy quartz)
2 jump rings
2 crimp beads
wire cutters
round-nose jewelry pliers
1 head pin

Steps:

1. Cut a length of chain to use as the base of the necklace.

2. Slide rosy quartz beads onto a head pin. With the wire cutters, snip off the head pin excess, leaving enough to make a loop. Use round-nose pliers to form a loop at the end of the head pin.

3. Locate the middle point of the chain and attach the bead charm you just made to this point. Use pliers to open the loop of the head pin and attach it to the link in the middle of the chain.

4. Slide paper beads onto the chain, putting one on each side of the charm.

5. With round-nose pliers open up the jump rings and attach one to each end of the chain. Attach one half of the clasp to one of the jump rings and the other half of the clasp to the other jump ring. Close the jump rings with the pliers.

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