How cute! I’m inspired to post directions for paper beads my 90 year old Chinese grandma taught me as a really little girl 30+ years ago watch my blog for some Christmas inspired ones

beads that look like teeny-tiny tomes

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I haven’t added any text instructions, because I think the photos are clear enough. All that’s left to do know is make a whole heap of these, in different shapes (but always symmetrical shapes!) and sizes, and stringing them up.

This uses the same binding method used to make childrens board-books…the only difference is that you glue the front and back cover together, as well, and create a book in the round, without and ending or beginning…and that’s some pretty heavy symbolism for a pretty paper bead!

Have fun!

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