Natasha Fialkov of Luxe Fibre has posted a great tutorial on her blog of how to make these mixed media paper beads. I think they are just beautiful! This project is full of possibilities, and I am sure that you guys will have a blast experimenting with glues and gold leaf and all kinds of papers and pigments, and maybe even fabrics!
Thank you Natasha for use of the great photos! You can see more of her paper beads here on Flickr.
**be sure to take note of Natashas Melting Pot warning at the bottom of the tutorial.**