Paper Bead FAQQ. Why do you make jewellery out of paper?Paper Bead FAQ3 years ago in Other More Like This
A. Paper is my precious, and we wants it, precious, we wants it. My sister showed me how to make paper beads when I was a child, and a couple of years ago, I remembered and felt like trying it again. And now I'm an addict, YAY! I love jewellery making using any and all materials, but I like the challenge of making a material as basic as paper look elegant.
Q. How strong are paper beads? Don't they fall apart?
A. This depends on if and how you seal them. I varnish all my paper beads to make them hard, glossy, and long-lasting. The Japanese are famous for making furniture out of paper. It can be a surprisingly sturdy material.
Q. What kind of varnish do you use?
A. I use clear nail polish; a single coat, over either acrylic paint, another nail polish, or just the paper itself. There are a great many types of varnish to try, plus liquid acrylic, resin or lacquer, but I haven't tried them, so