This funky-shaped bow tie paper bead is so much fun to make! The paper strip is a bit tricky to cut out, but it’s well worth it in the end.
To make the thicker version of this bead, you’ll use two strips, strip A and strip B. The dimensions are laid out in the graphic below:
Strip A is the inside core of the bead and is rolled first. Once it’s secure, strip B is attached with glue and rolled on top of strip A. This makes for a thicker, stronger bead. If you’d like to have a thinner bead, you can leave strip A off completely and just roll strip B by itself.
If you find these strips difficult to cut, you can purchase the Bow Tie Bead Digital Template Pack. It includes a PDF version you can print on your home printer, a Brother Scan N Cut file, and an SVG file for use in other cutting machines such as the Cricut.
You can see tips on how to roll this bead in the video tutorial below.
Bow Tie Bead Supplies List
- 65 lb paper (this is what I used, but any weight will work) ——— https://amzn.to/2DLm1yN [Amazon]
- White Glue ——— https://amzn.to/2DM3oL8 [Amazon]
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