You will need:

  • Tooth Pick
  • Elmer’s Glue
  • Various colored paper: Origami paper, Scrapbook or Magazine pages
  • Scissors or X-acto blade
  • Brush
  • Mod Podge or a Clear Glaze

1. Cut paper into 8” x 1” strips. The width of the strip can be varied, from 1/2” to about 1 1/2 “.

2. Roll the strip of paper around the toothpick, color on the outside. Make sure to roll the paper as tight as possible.

3. Put a tiny drop of glue on the inside end and hold for a moment.

4. Paint a coat of Mod Podge or Clear Glaze on bead. Let dry. After paper is dry, remove


  • Make sure to wash hands thoroughly before rolling beads.
  • Try rolling the paper on the toothpick just to get a curl on the paper. Then start
    rolling again very tight to the toothpick.
  • Tapered beads are made by cutting the strips into a triangle shape and rolling the widest
    end first.