Augusts Art Swap was to make paper beads. We could choose how many swaps, each swap being 20 beads. I have never made beads before and it was relativity easy.
I randomly hand painted some A4 sheets of paper, painting the opposite way to how the beads are rolled (Photos No. 1 – 3). I also made some from magazine pages (Photo No. 4). I played around making different shapes and decorated some with colourful threads and paua shells.
These beads can used in art journaling or to decorate gift tags.
If you want to learn how to make these beads the link is here.