What is the origin of paper beads?

What kind of paper is used for beads?

One of the best things about making jewelry with rolled paper beads is the huge number of sources to get your paper. Almost any type of paper that is flexible enough to roll into a cylinder is can be used for making paper beads. Once you start looking around, you’ll notice sources for paper beads everywhere!

What do beads symbolize?

Beads, whether sewn on apparel or worn on strings, have symbolic meanings that are far removed from the simplistic empiricism of the Western anthropologist. They, or pendants, may for instance be protective, warding off evil spirits or spells, or they can be good luck charms.

What recycled materials is are produced beads?

The beads are made with a wide array of recycled glass materials ranging from glass bottles (such as cola bottles, beer bottles, wine bottles, etc) to old windows, to other scrap glass collected from nearby sources.

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