Yes, these great beads are not only hand made in minutes, but out of paper! Let me explain...
Things you will need:
-a piece of paper (if you plan on painting the beads rather than leaving as is, I suggest just plain white printer paper)
-scissors (preferably your Christmas gingerbread man scissors)
-something to wrap the beads around (I use a wooden skewer, you can find these at the grocery store)
-krazy glue (or glue you trust to keep your beads shut tight)
First, measure 1.5 centimeters on one edge of the paper and about .1 centimeters on the opposite side. Do this long ways on the paper. Hold the ruler from one point to the other, and draw a line connecting these points with your pencil. (Also, try to focus on the measurements and not just my wedding ring. Right?!)
Cut down the line you just drew, making a very thin and tall triangle.
Take the wide bottom of the triangle and wrap it around the skewer.
Continue wrapping the paper around the skewer, until the whole triangle has been wrapped. Use your glue to keep the tip of the triangle held down on newly created bead.
Let the glue dry, and paint the bead with the nail polish of your choice.
For spring, I chose a light green, purple, orange and gray.
Continue making your beads and painting them. Once the beads have dried on the skewer (don't eat them, this is not a kabob), pull them off and string them. It required about 13 beads for me to complete a bracelet.
And there you have it, jewelry made out of paper! If you have these supplies lying around your house, this accessory is virtually free and so quick to finish!