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Supplies Needed:Texture Paper Clear Embossing Powder (put in a small plastic container with a wide opening)Clear Embossing PadHeat ToolToothpicks or SkewersWhite glue (Tacky glue, Tombow, etc.)Scissors/Paper Trimmer Instructions:You will need to cut your paper into strips. The way you cut your strips will determine the shapeof the bead. Experiment to see what you like.If you cut your strips like this:And roll your bead from the fat end to the skinny end, you will have a somewhat round bead.If you cut your strips like this:You will have a cylinder shaped bead.The width of the paper will determine the length of the bead.The length of the paper will determine how thick the bead will be.Take one strip of paper. Hold the end down on the toothpick and slowly roll the paper aroundthe toothpick. This will be a little awkward at first and it will probably be very loose. Keeppracticing and working with it. You want it to be nice and tight.When you get to the end of the paper, place a small drop of glue under the end and hold for about 10-15 seconds while the glue starts to set.Once the glue is dry wiggle the bead around to make sure that it slides smoothly along thetoothpick.Hold the ends of the toothpick in your hands and roll the bead across the embossing pad, rollbead in clear embossing powder, heat. While the bead is still hot, roll in embossing powder again and heat. Rotate the bead/toothpick while heating. If you hold it in the same position youwill notice that your bead starts to become lopsided.