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Picture of Japanese Paper Bead Necklace

Hi! It's aardvark back for a second instructable - this time we are going to make a necklace out of paper not clay. I like to give these necklaces as presents as they can be easily varied depending on what paper you use. Enjoy!

Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials
  • Hemp cord or any other thin string
  • a ruler
  • a pencil
  • a small lid or container for glue and mod podge
  • small cardboard box
  • scissors
  • lots of toothpicks
  • paintbrush
  • white/clear glue
  • mod podge or decoupage glue
  • fasteners (my favourite are the barrel screw clasps)
  • A bead mat (optional)
  • 3 pieces of decorative Japanese paper

Note: there are 5 pieces of paper in the photo as I wanted to make additional beads. the brighter and more complex your paper the more extravagant your necklace.

Newspaper makes an amazing black and white necklace.

I love how organized your photos are :) Really makes it easy to see what you're doing :)
Thanks for your comment Penelopy