Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Paper Beads—Your New Favorite Craft

by Ellen Griffin Shade, Avondale Regional Branch Library

Making paper beads has become one of our favorite crafts at the Avondale Library. It’s simple, inexpensive, and endlessly versatile, and the resulting jewelry is gorgeous. If this sounds like your idea of fun, you’re in luck! Avondale Library has paper bead rollers available for check out from the Avondale Crafting Collection.

The bead rollers come with instructions, and you supply your own paper, glue, and sealant -- Clear nail polish works great! You can use almost any kind of paper, and it’s a great way to recycle old magazines, gift wrap, even junk mail. Different kinds of paper create different results, and it’s interesting to experiment with different sizes, textures, and shapes. Bead rollers must be picked up and returned at the Avondale Library Circulation Desk. Call 226-4000 or drop by the circulation desk for more information.

And if you’re interested in a hands-on tutorial, we’ll be hosting a Paper Beads Workshop on Wednesday, May 16, at 2:00 p.m. The program is free, but space is limited, so please register to save your spot. Call the Avondale Library to register, or enjoy the convenience of registering online through the BPL events calendar.

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