Everything Old is New Again

Everything old is new again when it comes to this project. 

These beautiful beads are actually created by rolling paper. 

Various papers get a whole new look when rolled tightly, glued and coated with

matte Mod Podge, and shined up with a layer clear crystal accents.   


You will never look at paper the same after you see the new shiny appearance of various types of papers such as road maps, scrapbook paper, phone book pages, magazine pages, or poster board.  The large yellow beads were created with yellow poster board.  Even though my fingers were tired from trying to keep the thicker paper rolled tight, the outcome was a beautiful chunky bead.  The larger neutral colored beads were rolled using a 10 foot strip of magazine paper. 

In other words, the sky is the limit when it comes to this paper bead goodness.   

This entry was posted in Uncategorized by Christy. Bookmark the permalink.

About Christy

I am a papercrafter who attempts to view life at a tricycle pace. If you are in a hurry don't ask me for directions. I love making art to swap, especially retro art. Creating is fun, but creating for the purpose of sharing is fulfilling.

14 thoughts on “Everything Old is New Again

  1. I just LOVE these. I saw someone make some incredible jewelry using these before. They’re FABULOUS! Thanks for playing in the SMT fun again this week at Sassy Cheryl’s.

  2. Wow! Talk about amazing and utterly inspiring. I am just blown away by these paper beads. I really would love to try these. Again wow!

  3. Pingback: Believe | Paper Pedaler

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s