Native American Paper Beaded Necklace
This page will explain how easy it is to make this beautiful paper beaded necklace.
- Triangles of paper cut from magazine pages (the most colorful possible)
- Round wooden skewer or stick
- Liquid glue
- Nylon thread or fishing line
- Wooden bead
- A thin metal rod
- A clasp
- a piece of paper cut into figure 8 (without holes)
- Feathers of different colors
How to make the Indian Paper Beaded Necklace:
- In a magazine, select the most colorful pages for cutting paper triangles. If your triangles are long and thin, the bead will be more small but thick. If the base of the triangle is large, the bead will be very long.
- To make each bead, take a triangle of paper and wrap it around the metal rod tight. Begins by wrapping the base to finish the edge. To fully close the bead, put some liquid glue on the tip of helping you skewer (or Asian baguette), and finished winding. If you want to get "straight" beads (such as white and red in the picture) you can simply replace the triangles by strips of paper.
- Thread the beads on half of the collar, and then cutting a piece of paper in the form of 8, without holes. Fold it in the middle, passing the thread through the middle, as in the photo. Then the two adhesive faces against one another and the other continues to thread the beads. Here we used two "straight" beads on either side of the piece of paper where eventually you will glue your colorful feathers.
- Once all the pearls are strung, add to the two ends of the wire, wooden bead and clasp.
- Finally, with the liquid adhesive, glue feathers on the small circle of paper in the middle of the collar. Here we have chosen to put three feathers but you can of course put as many as you want, and in different places around the necklace if you wish.
And here is a beautifully simple necklace to make for yourself or as a very nice gift!