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25 January 2011 ~ 14 Comments

Painted Paper Bead Swap!

Painted Paper Bead Swap!

Hello paper bead fanatics!  Welcome to the Painted Paper Bead Swap.  As the name suggests, we paint the paper with whatever color our heart desires 🙂  with whatever medium you like: acrylic paints, nail polish, glitter, ink…….what do to?  Leave me a comment, hit the contact us button on your right or message me on […]

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24 December 2010 ~ 6 Comments

Christmas Paper Beads

Christmas Paper Beads

The red and green colors of these paper beads makes them perfect for Christmas jewelry.  Kayla added some gold tone beads to complete the Holiday look.  Today  also I hosted a Christmas party for friends and colleagues and lots of yummy Filipino food, but it’s the dessert that takes the cake 🙂 Kayla and I […]

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16 December 2010 ~ 5 Comments

A Peek At The C.H.A. Show

A Peek At The C.H.A. Show

Kayla and are excited to be a part of the Craft and Hobby Association for the second time this year.  Part of the fun aside from dressing up our booth and getting to display our new line of paper beads is meeting crafters and artists alike and getting up close and personal to new products […]

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14 December 2010 ~ 4 Comments

Spreading Cheers In Indonesia

Spreading Cheers In Indonesia

Cathy found me through my blog and we have been exchanging emails since then.  She has a son Travis who works for the Peace Corps and has what he calls “little rascals” who follows him around.  When Cathy told me that she is sending paper beads she has made to Travis for the children, I […]

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25 October 2010 ~ 18 Comments

Friendship Beads Necklace

Friendship Beads Necklace

Seeing all the beautiful beads in beautiful fall colors; pumpkin, spice, oranges and browns from places as far as Croatia and France each painstakingly rolled into a bead makes me think of them as Friendship Beads.  I counted seventeen participants including Ashley and Jennifer whose beads are being mailed as we speak.  I have shown […]

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10 October 2010 ~ 2 Comments

Birthday Tiara

Birthday Tiara

I normally don’t celebrate my birthday, but this year I did with friends and colleagues.  We started the day making paper bead tiaras, food and lots of dessert in between and ended it with karaoke singing.  It was a lot of fun and I wish you were there too. The tiaras were made from found […]

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27 September 2010 ~ 5 Comments

Tiara Fit For A Little Princess

Tiara Fit For A Little Princess

Last Saturday Lana turned a year old and I made her a little tiara made out of hot pink paper beads to match her tutu.  Her mommy did a good job with the tutu it was not scratchy as I thought most tutu would, they are actually soft as clouds, pink clouds that is 🙂 […]

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30 July 2010 ~ 4 Comments

Paper Bead Trade Raffle Drawing

Paper Bead Trade Raffle Drawing

The Paper Bead Trade has come to an end, and it was such a nice experience – my very first Bead Trade.  In one of my posts I ask if there’s anybody who would be interested in hosting the next trade and I got an email from Karina, she has some neat ideas and a […]

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12 July 2010 ~ 3 Comments

Etsy Monday

Etsy Monday

I am listing three items of paper bead necklaces on etsy today.  I got inspired by one of our readers Sanja, who incorporates shells in her jewelry making.  I find free form wire wrapping to have really rewarding results and I have been doing a lot of wire wrap on shells which have irregular shapes. […]

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30 June 2010 ~ 5 Comments

School Supplies for Kids

School Supplies for Kids

Every year in the month of June, I have pledged to donate school supplies for underprivileged Filipino kids.  Did you know that there are kids in the small provinces that go to school without the necessary school supplies?  Do you remember the feeling of opening a box of crayons that promises hours of fun and […]

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