In the latest issue of Cloth, Paper, Scissor there is a nifty article on how to make paper beads. I tried the technique and enjoyed it. It was alittle messy-okay, alot of messy, but I don't feel like I'm being creative unless I'm making a mess-and I got rid of a lot of left over paint, embossing powder, and trinkets doing them. Soon as I figure out what my nephew did to my digital camera to make it not work right I'll share some of them with ya'll. Note-when using hot air gun watch your fingers (leave bead on straw) and watch for nosy furry ones.