Discover new mixed media elements when you explore the possibilities of découpage beads! Each bead starts out as a wood base bead, and then is decorated with layers of paper glued onto the surface, creating a textured effect. To give the beads a smooth, shiny surface, they are finished with a glaze. This keeps the paper safe from the elements and allows the beads to rest nicely against skin in a jewelry design. Learn more about what découpage is and how découpage beads are made by reading our blog post.