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Paint Palette Beads

I'm sure you know all about making rolled paper beads.  I've posted paper bead projects before - here & here.  Well, I was cleaning off my paint palette this weekend and I suddenly thought: why not make some beads out of all of this paint? 

Watch the video for the how-to:


And here's the necklace I made from the paint palette beads:

The main reason to make the beads from paint instead of paper is that you don't have to seal them!  There are lots of different styles of beads that you can create, depending on how you cut your bead making material.  Here's an illustration:


(FYI: It is a little more difficult to make neat beads using paint because it's not a consistent depth and has texture.)

I hope you'll give this project a try!  Thanks for stopping by.