With my new bead roller
from Chuck at C-5 Creations
A few days ago I said that I would be rolling some beads
so I could try out this new bead tool.
My results are in....I love this handy dandy little gizmo.
I was doing the actual bead rolling faster than you could say 'roll that bead'.
It's the slotted quill that makes it all so easy.
First, I chose my printed paper. I made my cut pattern on the back.
Here are my cut pieces.
After coating the strip well with white glue, I inserted the large
end in the bead roller slot. This held the paper straight
while I rolled my bead. It works like magic.
I gently removed the rolled bead from the quill and set to
dry on a piece of parchment paper. Chuck has drying stands available.
Here are my completed beads after a coat
of high gloss glaze. They really could have used
a few more coats. I used Aleene's Glaze-it
in a high gloss finish. But any type of glaze will work well.
Here is a Christmas pin that I made with my wonderful
hand made beads.
Next time, I will take the time to put on more coats of gloss.
I would also use a heavier weight paper. For my first try I used
copy paper. I made a pin but you could use
these beads in many ways. I'm making an art doll and
maybe a few paper beads will be included in the design.
I need a bit more practice making beads so I'll be reading
the links below.
Explore Making Paper Beads
My Thanks to:
Charlotte, ggdesigns, for the bead roller.
Chuck for designing such a fun and useful tool.