1. To make a cylinder shape, start with a long rectangular strip of paper. (I usually use a 3/4 inch x 8.5 inch strip of paper.) In the tutorial, I used scrap paper which I had painted green.
2. Using a bead roller or a toothpick or small tube or dowel, start rolling the bead. (See my Review of the Paper Roller Tools Kit or Let’s Get Rolling: 5 Kits for Making Paper Beads for more information on where to get bead rollers.) Apply a little bit of while glue (ie. Elmers) or Mod Podge as you roll to keep the bead from unrolling.
3. Optional: When the bead is completely dry, lightly sand the flat ends with a fine grit sand paper.
4. Add a bit of color by painting the ends of the beads. Use a small brush and acrylic paint. (I used Gold colored Liquitex Basics Acrylic Color — see Liquitex on Amazon.)