…And the Trade Goes On!

Posted on Jul 17, 2010 in Other Crafts & Crafty People, Paper Bead Creations | 8 comments

Kayla just finished her paper beads today, and we have also received Lynn’s.  We are mailing today kits to those who sent the first batch of paper beads, Kayla and I had fun sorting them out.  I love the thought that we are now connected in someway, when we wear in our jewelry paper beads made by each one of us.  I took a picture before sorting them out, sort of a big bowl of “Paper Bead Soup.”

Paper Bead Soup

Paper Bead Soup

Lynn’s came today.  Your beads made it to the Paper Bead Soup Lynn!

Paper Bead Trade

Kayla’s other hobby is scrap booking, and her paper beads were made from left over paper.

Paper Bead Trade

The rest of the kits will be shipped on Tuesday. 

I would love to see what you are going to be making with your kit; be it bracelet, necklace, earrings, a brooch?  I am hoping that everybody would participate in our “Show and Tell” portion of the trade So here’s what I’m going to do: the first 10 that submits an image (email it to me), will get a unique strand of paper beads made by the Philippine Women

I want to thank everybody that participated in the trade, I hope you had fun as much as we did.  Anyone, who would like to host the next Paper Bead Trade?  Let me know and we will announce it here, too. 



  1. I wished I had found out about your blog sooner! 🙁 How long would it take for the 10 people to get their beads? I am thinking of ordering some. 🙂

  2. Janice, Just wanted to let you know that I blogged about the paper bead trade here. Thanks again!

  3. Awesome, Janice! Thanks so much for organizing this! You’ve connected us all in a special way!

    @Deb thanks for the kind words!

  4. Re: Hosting the Next Paper Bead Trade


    If we are interested in hosting the next paper bead trade, then what would be the duties and responsibilities of the host?

    • Hi Karina,

      Let me think about this a little bit, I would certainly like to do a post, so everybody can give us their opinion. I know that there are others who would like to join the next one. It would be nice I think to continue doing this, maybe with a different theme. Thanks. Janice

  5. Lynn’s and Kayla’s beads turned out great! What a beautiful picture of the “paper beads soup”. So colorful! I also wanted to say Thank-You also to Kayla for helping you out on the paper bead trade!

    • You’re welcome, Deb, it was so much fun for me as well 🙂 Kayla.

  6. yumm paper bead soup haha gosh every ones beads look great! The colors stand out so much! I can’t wait!