Is it a spacer or a saucer? A button or a charm? However you may call this saucer shaped bead it is versatile in its uses and most amazing thing of all it is made of paper! Finally, here is the tutorial, it took awhile for my sister Joann to put a video together and I am writing out for you the instructions.
These instructions is for one large saucer bead which measures about 1 3/4 inch in diameter.
25 triangle strips ( 1/2 inch at the base and 17 inches long) – this is the first part of the bead
13 triangle strips (3/16 inch at the base and 17 inches long) – this the 2nd part of the beads
metal or bamboo roller
elmer’s glue or any white glue
You will hold the 25 triangle strips in your hand and roll the first 2 or 3 inches with a roller (how big your roller is will determine the hole of your bead). You will continue rolling (you can take out the roller at this point), hold it tightly while doing it and glue the ends as you go as seen here. After the first 25 strips are rolled and glued, you will then take the 13 strips and join it to where you ended the first round and do the same thing. Here’s the rest of the instructions:
If you want to have a particular color in mind not the magazine colors you see above, you can paint them into different colors!
I would like for you to try it and then show me what you did, you can do so by emailing me photos and we can share it here. Sunday, September 26th will be the last day for you to sign up for our Paper Bead Trade, you can do so by leaving me a comment here.