Bead Necklaces

A little string, a little light reading, a lot of beauty!

Materials Needed:

  1. Magazine pages (preferable full of pictures/colors)
  2. Scissors
  3. Glue
  4. Ruler
  5. Pencil or fine point marker
  6. Toothpick
  7. Fine string, thread, or fishing line
  8. Extra craft beads for decoration
    1. Measure a magazine page to cut strips in various widths (1/4, 1/2, and 3/4 inches).
    2. Cut strips from magazine
    3. Analyze the paper for pictures that would make great patterns. Starting with the opposite end of the picture, put a dab of glue on the outside (side to be rolled over).
    4. Roll the strip around the toothpick. The glue will hold the center together and the toothpick will allow room to string the beads together later.
    5. At the last 1/4 inch of the roll, put a dab of glue on the underside of the paper. This will keep the roll from coming apart.
    6. Remove toothpick and allow to dry.
    7. Repeat with other strips.
    8. String the beads, alternating between round craft beads and long magazine beads, onto a piece of string, thread, or fishing line.
    9. Tie a knot to close, wear, and enjoy!


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