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How to Make Paper Beads with Printable Templates

How to Make Paper Beads with Printable Templates
How to Make Paper Beads with Printable Templates

If you've never tried making paper jewelry, you're in for a treat. Learn How to Make Paper Beads with Printable Templates. The best way to make paper beads is to start with the basics! This article provides you with not only the printable bead templates but also a printable DIY gift box template. As another special bonus, you'll find an easy-to-make drying rack in this tutorial as well. Equipped with everything you need, you will learn how to make paper beads and enjoy the process thoroughly!

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Primary TechniqueGeneral Paper Crafting

Project or Page Size8.5 inches x 11 inches

Type of Paper UsedConstruction Paper


History of Beads

The History of Beads:

The history of beads is very extensive due to their use in traditional ceremonies and rituals since the beginning of the human race. Early tribes used them for healing, as talismans, and as a symbol of status or wealth. Beads were also used for trade similarly to currency, especially throughout Africa. African people would make their beads from shell, bone, ivory, or other organic materials. Archaeologists discovered what they believed to be the oldest glass bead in East Africa, which they knew had to have come from southern India. The glass bead was mass-produced in Zanzibar, an island off the coast of Tanzania in Africa. The bead industry grew into Europe in later years and became a major commodity during the years of the slave trade. The shocking role that beads have played over the course of history is truly fascinating, and as you make these paper beads, you can know that you’re making the craft of your ancient ancestors of the world.

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