I was asked by one reader if there is a template for measuring and cutting paper for paper bead making. I guess there is, but that would limit the size in terms of length of your strip of paper. The longer paper strip will make a more round and thicker bead. Here is a tutorial on how to cut the paper for paper bead making. I showed it here in a piece of regular printing paper so you can see the marks I made. You can apply this principle to longer paper.
You need to mark the top part and bottom edges of your paper to your desired size of your beads. In this case I marked the 1/4 inch for a smaller bead.
I would then take my ruler, to trace the dots and connect them forming a triangular shape. Tip: If you want a longer paper you just need to use two sheets or two magazine pages glued together and use the yard stick instead of just regular ruler.
It should look like this.
You can then cut it into strips by using a craft knife or scissors. Below are cut up magazines ready for rolling into paper beads.
Now you’re ready to make some beautiful paper beads. So, go ahead check out your mailbox for those glossy holiday catalogues they’re sending out this year and turn them into beautiful wearable art.