I learned how to make these paper beads from a very dear colleague. They are especially a perfect treat for Mother's Day!! All you need to do is paint thin paper (think copy-paper-thin) in warm and cool colors. Cut the paper into 2" strips (with the paper in landscape position) and then into triangles. I used a colored pencil to wrap the beads, starting at the wide end. Smear on the glue stick and wah-lah.....The kids were so excited!! These necklaces were put together by 2nd graders. I made the paper beads ahead of time for sanity's sake. Pony beads are perfect for the in-between spacers and fit right over the embroidery needles.