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Graduated Size Beads

Posted on Aug 29, 2010 in Paper Bead Creations | 22 comments

How do you make three different size (small, medium, large) beads from the same magazine page?  I find that rolling two triangle strips together with the paper bead metal roller, makes a bigger rounder bead.  Stacking three strips of the same size and length will make a bigger bead.  I am very happy with how these beads came out after dipping them in Vibrance three times.

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First, cut triangle strips, preferable from a glossy magazine, with dimension: 1/4 inch at the base, about 17 inches long or the whole length of two pages of an open magazine section.

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Smallest bead as shown above is made from one strip, medium bead from two strips, and big bead from three strips of magazine triangle rolled together as one.

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I chose a magazine page that has a pattern of black, green and yellow to go with these India glass beads.

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I strung it on .8mm elastic and made a bracelet.

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The pattern on these beads remind me of turtles and I just love turtles and what they represent: longevity, endurance and patience.

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I  would like to take a little survey on what you do with your paper beads.  Make jewelry with it? Just give it away as gifts to friends or sell it? Do you wear your paper beads jewelry? Have you made so much and you just don’t know what to do with it? I will be giving away my little paper bead bracelet when I will have at least 20 comments  or emails.

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