Tuesday, June 1, 2010
I have been wanting to try a new way to make beads lately. Intrigued by the fatter beads, I experimented by gluing two magazine pages together, then cutting along the length to add more girth to the beads. While it was more difficult to cut, these beads turned out to be fatter and more substantial than beads made with one sheet. One thing I did learn was to make sure to spread the glue evenly to prevent the pages from coming apart when rolling. I will be sure to incorporate this method in the future with some of my inch and half inch beads, considering how pleasing the results were!