Poster boards usually come in 22 x 28 size and they are great for making paper beads. The fiber of the paper is strong and they make thick beads. That being said, my Paper To Paper Bead Idea # 4 is white poster board. I marked and cut the paper on it’s short end, with the measurement 1 cm by 22 inches long. Part of the appeal of paper bead making is the unexpected out come, just like “a box of chocolates, you’ll never know what you’re going to get” right?
Triangle strips: 1 cm by 22 cm
I find the bamboo roller to work better with thicker paper because you can insert the strip of triangle in between the bamboo and then roll.
I was surprised of the outcome, it came out more like saucer shaped 5/8 of an inch in diameter. I was hoping for a more round shape.
I love using nail polish for projects like bracelet and earrings because of the variety of colors and they always have fancy names, this particular nail color is “glass slippers” that just makes me smile.
I let it dry in front of an electric fan and coated it with Vibrance and let it dry again. I brushed the glaze on instead of dipping it.
I made about 13 beads enough for a bracelet and maybe a pair of earrings.
It turned out really nice after all. I took my beads into my studio and start looking for findings that will go well with it. This is what I found, what do you think?