African Loose Beads Our beads have personality! The following options are a guide but it is possible to add your own permutations: To provide a neater finish to your beads and to show more of the paper pattern, simply cut the tip from the triangle as indicated in the diagram above. Once you have a set of paper beads experiment with finishes and embellishments to add extra interest — be it gilding, wire wrapping, adding fancy papers, using specialist glazes, or simply painting them with acrylics, the options are endless.
We also provide in depth business and leadership training to help them run successful businesses. We focus on those projects identified by the women which we believe will have the most impact on helping the communities and women's group members overcome poverty.
Junk Mail Paper Beads These largely unwanted additions to newspapers and letters can be used in much the same way as magazines. When the paper is completely rolled make sure the end is securely stuck down before rolling the bead through your fingers with a light pressure to ensure it is cylindrical and secure.
To simplify this step and to aid repetition you could make a paper bead template to draw around or if the paper is of a suitable size use a computer, a graphics package, and a printer to print the layout on to the paper.
Take your skewer or dowel and starting at the wide end of your paper sample roll the paper around the skewer slightly so that it starts to form a cylinder.
Handcrafted and Creative Our wonderfully creative Ugandan beaders hand roll strips of glossy paper into a bead shape. Basic Paper Bead Making Tutorial: Place your paper face down on your work surface so that the side facing you is not the side that will form the outside of the bead With a sharp pencil mark up the reverse side of your paper sample by marking-up one short edge of your paper with divisions spaced 30mm apart.
Paper beading is highly addictive! Straight Edge — for cutting against. Self Healing Cutting Mat — for cutting on. From Beads to Business BeadforLife is founded as a non-profit organization, bringing recycled paper bead jewelry to hearts and homes and empowering women to earn income.