My first experience with making paper beads (at least recently - I remember making some when I was in elementary or junior high school...) and they turned out pretty nice. I know that I could improve on my first batch, especially by experimenting with what I add to make them sparkly and textury. I made these with rolled paper, then rolled them in UTEE (also my first try with that groovy stuff!) and added silver thread and sheer ribbon to a few. These beads are going out in a paper bead swap for the E.C.