There are lots of waste paper such as magazine papers, scrapbook paper, and any other kind of paper that could be otherwise be rendered useless. These papers can be recycled and be used to make paper beads jewelry and paper bead rollers. Designing and making paper beads is enjoyable and relaxing.
When you can make these paper beads from waste papers by recycling them, then that is being environmentally friendly. You do not have to spend money buying papers since you can pick any junk paper from junk mail and old magazines, and you are good to go. When you are done, you can make jewelry such as bracelets, necklaces, earrings, key rings other forms of jewelry from the paper beads. The following are the basic steps for making jewelry beads from waste paper.
First you require four sets of supplies that is needed for each step of the process. In the first step, you will need scissors, paper, craft knife, and paper cutter. Choose a waste paper that you could otherwise have taken it out as rubbish such as brochures, magazines, leaflets, and any other waste paper. The use of the paper cutter makes the process faster, but you could also use a craft knife or scissors.
For the next step, you require a bead roller, PVA glue, and maybe a small jar. The bead rollers are the essential tools, and they usually have a slit at one end that is utilized for rolling the paper beads. When you cannot find one, you will use the toothpicks in which there is a slit cut at one end, and they will work perfectly well. You might also need a small jar to be used in storing the rolled beads before undertaking glazing.
Glazing is the next step. For this step, you can use the mod podge or any other type of glazing, such as a sponge, soft paintbrush, or toothpicks.
The next step requires the use an elastic wire or string so that you can use it for holding and stringing the paper beaded jewelry. You should also get clasps if you are utilizing a string or wire. The elastic wire is usually preferred because it is easier to use and wear apart from looking good.
When you have all the needed supplies, then you begin by cutting the paper into strips. The paper thickness, its length, and the width of the strip plays a crucial role in determining the shape of the bead. You can make the paper beads in shapes, colors, and sizes that you like. You can utilize the brochure to get thin pages.
When you are using the scissors or the craft knife to cut the waste paper, you first have to mark from the top at even intervals, but you have to make a cut that is half the original measurement first. Line up the ruler in between the marks and then cut it into triangular strips, but you should always start with the thicker end of the paper in order not to rip the then paper. The same process is followed when using the paper cutter.