I made these beads from security envelopes. I save security envelopes when I get them in the mail. I have found that blue is the most popular color, at least in my mail that I get. This necklace has a certain beach-y vibe. If you are not familiar with paper beads and how to make them, here is a good tutorial. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Paper-Beads/?ALLSTEPS I usually make these 1/2" wide and seal with clear nail polish. A bead roller is a good instrument to have if you make a lot of paper beads and I use mine all of the time. I use this one: http://justjenndesignz.blogspot.com/2009/02/rolled-paper-beads.html
I made this using Acculon, clear seed beads, security envelope beads and 4mm bicone beads.