Instead of a drinking straw, ours were rolled around toothpicks. That made it easy to stick the straws up on a piece of styrofoam to dry. The glue wasn't put on the part where you started rolling on the toothpick, to make it easier to get it out. Just don't roll too tightly in the beginning, or it can be a pain to get it out, and the bead will come unraveled in the process.
Oh... neat project! Think my grandmother had a necklace with the ones that start out as triangles. Only checked out the first link, but will check the others too. Looks like this would be such a fun project!
A forum community dedicated to the frugal lifestyle and the enthusiasts. Come join the discussion about simple and green living, cost effective tips, life hacks, debt reduction, recycling, gardening, other homesteading techniques, and more!