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Make Magazine Bead Jewelry

Beads made from magazine pages? How could that be? Read on to find out how to make this great wearable craft! Make them for dress up or Mardi Gras.

Supplies

Magazine pages (preferable full of pictures/colors)
Scissors
Glue
Ruler
Pencil or fine point marker
Toothpick
Fine string, thread, or fishing line
Extra craft beads for decoration

Instructions

Measure a magazine page to cut strips in various widths (1/4, 1/2, and 3/4 inches).

Cut strips from magazine

Analyze the paper for pictures that would make great patterns. Starting with the opposite end of the picture, put a dab of glue on the outside (side to be rolled over).

Roll the strip around the toothpick. The glue will hold the center together and the toothpick will allow room to string the beads together later.

At the last 1/4 inch of the roll, put a dab of glue on the underside of the paper. This will keep the roll from coming apart.

Remove toothpick and allow to dry.

Repeat with other strips.

String the beads, alternating between round craft beads and long magazine beads, onto a piece of string, thread, or fishing line.

Tie a knot to close, wear, and enjoy!

This craft reprinted courtesy of CambriaRecycles.org.

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The Cambria County Solid Waste Authority, located in Ebensburg, PA, oversees matters of solid waste and recycling in Cambria County, PA. Our main goal is to provide recycling options to our public through a drop-off collection program, but we are also involved with matters in overseeing the local landfill, preventing illegal dumping and littering activity, and insuring that the region’s waste is handled safely. Through a strong public education program that includes presentations at schools and organizations, public newsletters and our own website, we strive to keep the public informed on recycling and disposal matters.

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