Many people are aware of the potential of paper as a raw material for making amazing products. You can use waste papers to make handmade invitations, dresses, and jewelry such as beads. Paper beads are becoming popular jewelry because they are cheap and can easily be made at home. There are many waste paper around many homes in the form of old newspapers and magazines. Most of these papers end up in paper recycling firms or polluting the environment.
However, you can utilize these waste papers to come up with beautiful jewelry such as bracelets and necklaces. Many artists prefer using old magazines to make paper beads because they produce brighter and pleasantly colored pieces of jewelry. When making paper beads, get a piece of paper, fold it suitably. There are many online videos and tutorials on how to fold the paper, and you watch within a few minutes, you can artistically fold the papers. Many people use a technique referred to as quilling to make paper beads. This refers to the use of paper tapes, which are usually rolled and then glued together to come up with various models. The rolled paper is then wrapped around a needle to come up with a base coil form. Here are the basic steps for making the paper tapes.
First, you need a sheet of waste paper irrespective of the size, but if you can get the A4 size, the better. You can use plain white paper or any other color that you like. You can get the paper from around your home, neighborhood, or pick all those waste paper in your workplace. The next step is to find a ruler or a tape measure for obtaining all the dimensions. If you want a more accurate precision, draw a faint line using a sharp pencil along the lines of interest. Cut the measured paper using a pair of scissors or a cutter. Once you have cut the paper into desired shapes, wrap it around a thin object such as a needle or toothpick. Finally, you glue the paper, and your bead is ready.
The paper beads are unique and are a product of your creativity and imagination. You will derive some pride wearing pieces of jewelry that you have made yourself. If you cannot wear these paper beads, you can give it to your friends, kids, and any other person around you. The paper beads might not be as durable as commercial beads, but they are cheaper, and you can make them from the comfort of your home. The materials used for making the paper beads are readily available, which means the cost of production is almost negligible.
Beading has numerous benefits and has been known to be therapeutic. People who regularly do any beading, including using papers, are less likely to be affected by stress-related conditions. You can do the paper beading as pass-time, and it offers an excellent opportunity for thinking and relaxation. Many people get involved in beading as a hobby because they help them relax. In some way, paper beading is also suitable for the reduction of environmental pollution because of the use of waste paper, which would otherwise become an environmental menace.