I have been experimenting on different types of top coats for the paper beads to make it glossy and take on a hard shape and glass like appearance. I found that Diamond Glaze which is mainly use for setting pictures into photo charms is a good medium to coat your paper beads. It is a water based dimensional glue and dries quickly. We have a video on how to apply it to your beads.
Janice Mae | Paper Beads Emails
"...I have to feed my obsession with paper beads! It must have been something I saw from a catalog that sparked my interest. Paper Beading is a very simple craft and the idea of recycling my many magazines and tons of shopping catalogs, which I get in the mail everyday, into beautiful beads just got me all busy and excited!" Read more...