Paper bead shapes – can be used for miniature furniture legs (instead of woodturning to add shapes). Perhaps roll the paper onto a toothpick or wood skewer (and leave it in place) for additional strength
DIY Book Pages Made into Beads. Lots of tutorials about winding paper beads and sealing them all over. I posted a really good tutorial on getting specific paper bead shapes and sealing them with varnish here. Photograph above from Helen Lonsdale.