If that's all correct, you don't really need the kit. You can use any
paper (back in the 60's we used "madras" striped tissue paper --messy but
pretty). You just cut long thin triangles of paper. Then you start rolling
them up from the base ("wide end") toward the point, gluing as you go. A
toothpick or shish-ka-bob skewer makes something to roll around to leave
a hole. When done, you paint the bead with clear acrylic gloss medium or
something similar and string them when dry. The width of the base of the
triangle determines the length of the bead. The length of the triangle
coupled with the thickness of the paper determines the thickness. With
tissue paper you get slender smooth almost glass-like beads, and with
origami paper or gift wrap or thicker craft paper you can get fatter
beads, all depending. (Obviously you can make cylinders with long thin
rectangles, if you prefer...)
These look nice when alternated in stringing with metallic filler beads,
but lots of options are possible.
The kit (assuming that we are still on the same wavelength) provides all
the paper and glue and stuff, plus a little crank device for rolling up
There was another kit that included Das modelling clay (air dries) and a
hinged plastic bead mold. The stuff is molded, allowed to dry (white)
and then painted with inks and glazed. (I think that one had a different
Then again, maybe Bead Easy is something else altogether and my memory, never
completely reliable, is off in the ozone!!!
: I am interested in trying the craft product called, Bead-Easy. Any comments?
: Also, any help in finding this product in the Birmingham, AL area would be
: greatly appreciated. Happy Holidays!
14. Bead Easy