As I said earlier everyone has their own way. I do not paint or color my beads. (at this moment anyway.) But I found an artist who makes beautiful beads and adds more color to the original paper. She also seals her paper differently from what I read. She has several colors, but I chose pink so you could see what I am writing about. Beautiful, right?
If you are new to paper beads : Note her beads were made from a rectangular piece of paper, not a triangle.
You can see other of Gillian’s pieces at: www.etsy.com/shop/GillianMcMurray
Gillian’s shop not only has paper beads, but her own artwork. Visit her shop at the above address.
I probably shouldn’t admit this, but I never thought of adding gold to the end of each bead.
Note: I feel it necessary to say I am in no way financially attached to this shop. I am simply offering ideas and examples of creative people.