Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Paper Beads . . . I can't wait to try this!

This is going to sound strange, but I've made it a goal of mine to surf the internet more. There are so many fabulously talented women (and men too!) who are out on the world wide web expressing themselves and showing their creative talents.

Well - in my quest to surf more (no surfing in December in Nebraska . . . or at all?) I found this great website with folded paper beads - Folding Trees. I SO can't wait to try it. I have a paper addiction that I've had for years. And have wanted to try incorporating it in my jewelry. I started this quest about a year ago, but haven't made the time to fully explore. My first venture was to make beads similar to the wallpaper beads my mom made as a kid, except out of magazine pages. I have a handful of beads made, I simply need to seal them before I add them to some jewelry. Now I have another trick to add to my tool box. Thank you Folding Trees!

I was at Dick Blick and saw this cool book by Lark that is all about paper jewelry (the link is for Amazon). So, of course I bought it. There are some great projects to try and well some just to read about. If you like paper and you like jewelry . . . and I am so happy to find talented people who are willing to share their ideas and instructions. I'll be adding links for some of my favorites to the column on the left. Keep an eye out for new links including mmmcrafts and All About Orange. Happy Surfing!


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