Other Crafts & Crafty People

Finds At The Pasadena Bead Show

Posted on Aug 15, 2010 in Other Crafts & Crafty People | 3 comments

The Pasadena Bead and Design Show is held twice area in the beautiful city of Pasadena, California.  I am fortunate to live just 30 minutes away, Kayla and I spent a day just looking, getting ideas and talking with talented jewelry makers and artists.  One of the exhibits there is by fiber artist Barbara de Jounge, and what intrigued me the most is the recycled necklaces.

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Can you believe they are made out of rubber bands?

work of Barbara de Jounge

work of Barbara de Jounge

That is a necklace made out of plastic tubes that you find in the hangers displaying clothes at department stores.  I love the black and white theme!  You want to get noticed?  Imagine yourself at a party, a three carat diamond ring won’t get you noticed (everybody is probably wearing it), but this would 🙂

Barbara also works with wools and makes eclectic cutting edge designs.  The necklace on the right is made out of felted wool, and on your left is made out of safety pins, sorry guys it is so hard to take a picture when you have no control of the lights.

work of Barabara de Jounge

work of Barabara de Jounge

The red rubber band necklace certainly looks good on Kayla 🙂

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Re use, recycle, refurbish, turn something ordinary into extraordinary!

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Beaded Flowers by Linda

Posted on Aug 10, 2010 in Other Crafts & Crafty People | Comments Off on Beaded Flowers by Linda

I am sharing with you today the work of Linda Barnett.  Aside from her new hobby of making paper beads, she makes these beautiful beaded flowers, a craft that she learned from her grandmother.  Linda lives in the U.K. but was kind enough to send me her beautiful flowers, it is not too late for us to be wearing these.  The flowers had stems, but Kayla and I thought that it is better displayed on strands of olive shaped paper beads.

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The olive shaped paper beads were just strung on a beading wire and the flowers were just wire wrapped into the strands.

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How about a head band made out of paper beads and these flowers on top?

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I love this soft pink paper beads, it went so well with Linda’s flowers

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Another day of turning ordinary into extraordinary!

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…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!

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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. 

 

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More Precious Parcels

Posted on Jul 13, 2010 in Other Crafts & Crafty People | 10 comments

We have received more paper beads for the Paper Bead Trade from Hilde and Tina.  I know, that some of you is still in the process of mailing your beads, you will get your kit when I have received them.  I promised those that were early in sending their beads that I will mail their kits out on the 15th 🙂  I had fun taking photos of Hilde and Tina’s paper beads today.

Hilde Debruyn

work of Hilde Debruyn

They remind me of crayons or colored pencil tips.

work of Hilde Debruyn

work of Hilde Debruyn

These are more earthy tones.

work of Hilde Debruyn

work of Hilde Debruyn

Hilde sent us a lovely card that I used as background in taking these pictures.

Hilde Debruyn

Hilde Debruyn

These are tubes which she then wrapped with a contrasting color.

work of Hilde Debruyn

work of Hilde Debruyn

Last but not least is from Tina Craig.  She strung different paper beads that she and her daughter made.  I especially love the blue from security envelopes and the speckled pink paper beads that look like pink animal print.

work of Tina Craig and daughter

work of Tina Craig and daughter

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