Someone shared a tutorial with one of my doll groups on how to make wavy cut paper beads. It's been quite some time since that post; and, I've lost the site she referenced since then. However, I do recall the beads she made were so incredibly beautiful. I wasn't aware they were made from paper. They really inspired me to try it and incorporate them into one of my art dolls, which I plan on doing soon. (I'll show you how they come out.) Imagine what they would look like with fibers wrapped around them? And sparkly stuff?! I can only wonder!
Since losing that site, I Googled this technique and found the following tutorial: