Highlights Magazine back in 1985 or '86, so I guess it's only fitting that the first batch of mine in over fifteen years was made with (drumroll, please) a recent issue of Highlights.
In high school, I crafted paper beads from Body Shop catalogs exclusively. There was just something about the matte paper and the bright, intense colors of the pages that made for the best finished product. Sadly, times have changed and the catalog has, too. The matte pages of Highlights are similar, but have a slightly different paper weight, so they are about as close as I'm going to get. Still in the spirit of being "green", making something like this from trash gives me a thrill on many levels!
This necklace was made with beads from a black-and-white page of "Hidden Pictures", silver chain, silver wire, and black and silver seed beads. If you're curious about the paper beads and want to try your hand at some of your own, GoMakeSomething.com has a great tutorial with tons of photos to demonstrate the process.