Glaze coating added to paper beads improves the durability of the bead. Add a glaze coating to give your finished paper beads a glossy appearance that will compliment your beading project. Use your glazed paper beads to create pieces of jewelry, embellish scrapbooks or handmade cards, or create decorative accents for your home.
Things You'll Need
- Paper beads
- Paint brush
- Paper plate, paper towel, or waxed paper
- An empty cereal box
- Utility knife
Lay your empty cereal box down on a table or other flat surface and use a utility knife to cover the surface of the box with small holes.
Attach a single paper bead to the end of a toothpick and position over a paper plate, paper towel or piece of waxed paper.
Apply glaze material to a paint brush. Holding the toothpick with the bead attached in one hand, and the paint brush with glaze material in the other, spin the toothpick between the thumb and forefinger to apply the glaze from the paintbrush onto the bead. Hold at an angle to allow excess glaze material to drip onto the paper plate, paper towel or waxed paper.
Place the toothpick with the glazed bead into one of the holes of the empty cereal box and allow the paper bead to dry completely.