More ideas from ewa
Word Beads - word beads: take a paperback book, tear out the pages, cut pages in strips horizontally, trim the edge of a strip you want to use so a word shows, wet the first inch of the other end of the strip with water, wet the toothpick, mod podge both sides, twirl the strip, press end tight for a moment, coat with more mod podge, stick toothpick in scrap styrofoam to dry, remove bead using needle nose pliers and, voilà! you can watercolor the page if you want colored beads, too!

DIY Book Pages Made into Beads. Lots of tutorials about winding paper beads and sealing them all over. I posted a really good tutorial on getting specific paper bead shapes and sealing them with varnish here. Photograph above from Helen Lonsdale.

Etched Gingko Leaf necklace by AnnCarneyDesigns on Etsy

Etched Gingko Leaf necklace by AnnCarneyDesigns on Etsy