How to Make a Paper Bead Necklace

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Today I’m going to show you how to make a Paper Bead Necklace.  Believe it or not the beads are made out of magazines and glue, but you would never know that by looking at the finished craft.  The finished Paper Bead Necklace turns out beautifully.  Beautiful enough that you could give it as a gift this Holiday season.  Or, keep it for yourself…. the choice is yours.

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How to Make a Paper Bead Necklace



 

Materials Needed

Colorful Magazines/Catalogs

Toothpick

Glue

Needle

Thread

Scissors

 

Step 1



Gather some colorful magazines and catalogs.



Gather some colorful magazines and catalogs.


Step 2



Cut out long triangles from the catalogs.



Cut out long triangles from the catalogs.

 

Step 3



Place a toothpick on the wide side of the triangle paper strip.



Place a toothpick on the wide side of the triangle paper strip.

 

Step 4



Roll the paper and toothpick tightly.



Roll the paper and toothpick tightly.

 

Step 5



Dab glue on the end and hold closed to secure.



Dab glue on the end and hold closed to secure.

 

Step 6



Hold for a few seconds to securely hold shut.



Hold for a few seconds to securely hold shut.

 

Step 7



Take bead off of toothpick.



Take bead off of toothpick.

 

Step 8



Make a whole bunch of beads.



Make a whole bunch of beads.

 

Step 9



Thread a needle.



Thread a needle.

 

Step 10



Place the beads over the needle and pull down over thread.



Place the beads over the needle and pull down over thread.

 

Step 11



When you strung enough beads... then tie it shut like shown in the picture.



When you strung enough beads… then tie it shut like shown in the picture.

 



Finished Paper Bead Necklace



And, there you have it…. you have just finished making your Paper Bead Necklace.  How did it turn out?  Let me know in the comments below.  And, don’t forget to take a picture and share it in the comments as well.

Here is our video on How to Make a Paper Bead Necklace step-by-step.

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1 Comment

  1. Leah

    12.01.2011

    That is so cool and a good thing I found this, I felt like a collector with all these magazines zand they make good gifts for friends.XD

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