Paper Bead Tiara Giveaway- our 100th Post

Posted on Jan 4, 2010 in Events and Experiences | 35 comments

I don’t want to sound cliche but it’s true, it seems only like yesterday when I wrote my first post.  I feel like princess for a day, a Paper Bead Princess no less wearing a tiara made out of olive shape paper beads, wire and crystals.  We had a little tea party today with Kayla C. and Kayla G (I am lucky to have two creative Kaylas working for me).  I don’t want to sound like I just won the Oscars or something, but I do have a lot of people to be thankful for, because for the most part, this post is for them.

I am thankful for my husband Hany for being supportive while I do so many things at one time; making paper beads, crafting, posting on my blog, anything but housekeeping.  My sister Jo-Ann, she cho0se the paper and designs what shape or form to make for paper beads while Jun cuts the paper and designed the paper bead rollers.  My son Marco who is a constant inspiration and support even though he lives a thousand miles away.  Kayla C and Kayla G for coming up with fresh ideas each day.  Last but not least Garry Sullins who is responsible for our websites,  not only a colleague but a friend as well.

Having said all that, I would like to take this opportunity to tell everyone that to commemorate our 100th post, we are having a paper bead giveaway on February 1st-3rd to the first 100 visitors, so please mark your calendars.

Today, I am giving away the paper bead tiara seen here.  All you need to do is leave me a comment and tell me something about yourself and your favorite crafts and how did you come to visit us today.


Here’s me with the tiara.




We all wanted to be Paper Bead Princess for a day.



I guess this is what a princess have with their tea, strawberry mousse cake? Yumm.


I’m sure you too will feel like a Princess once you put this on.


Thank you for visiting I hope you’ve had fun like we did.



  1. Happy Days!!! I have 4 children and was always looking for crafts and new things to keep them busy. They are all grown now so I started quilting…but I needed more than fabrics! Someone introduced making beads from our fabrics. The idea was good but a lot of fabrics have too many threads that fray when cut. I looked on line for ideas and came across Janice Mae’s site. I visit no others as there is soooooooo much to learn from Janice Mae and her staff. One of my boys went to visit her shop because he was in the area. He was extreamly impressed to see it in person!
    Happy Holidays to all!

  2. Oh wow, I abslutely love your stuff. Amazing. I love to do crafting, but not sure I could do this good.

    Congrats on 100 posts 🙂 That’s awesome!!

    Have a great day.


  3. Your creativity continues to amaze and inspire me! Thank you and congratulations on your 100th post and you are on the way for many, many more!

  4. incredible what you do from used paper ! i think i will try to do some beads too, i love paper (as my blog name claims, in spanish !): i do origami and paper cards, and i sew, too. i’ll come and see your blog again

  5. Congratulations on your 100th post! I’m here via Infarrantly Creative. I fell in love with paper bead jewelry through, as mentioned above me, the jewelry made by the women in Uganda. My crafting is mostly scrapbooking and cardmaking, though I’m trying to get back into sewing.

  6. Hello! stopping by from infarrantly creative. love, love, love the tiara! i like to sew myself. but was just thinking about making paper beads! i saw someone with paper bead necklace made by women in Uganda and they were beautiful.

  7. I love the creative way to celebrate your 100th post! I’m visiting from Infarrantly Creative! My favorite crafts include scrapbooking, quilting, jewelry making, and card-making! Congrats on your 100th post!

  8. Love the tiara..I would love to be able to make some paper beads…

  9. Congratulations Janice on your 100th post! Another cake next year? Those tea cups are just lovely, I enjoy your posts and you have taught me to save my old catalogs, magazines and boxes. Keep up the good work, more power!

  10. Sign me up! Add my name to the pile!

    I am visiting from Infarrantly Creative’s blog. 🙂
    I love all sorts of crafts… scrapbooking, painting, paper crafts, etc…

    Your tiara is darling and congrats on 100 posts!

  11. Congratulations Janice – stopping by from infarrantly creative, where I have read about your beads before. Beautiful stuff – I wish I could make beads as beautiful as yours. I have tried my hand at them, too, but they are nothing in comparison. I absolutely love crafting – mainly with paper, and I love costume jewellery, too. Hehe, but I have not got a tiara yet, so I’d love to see how that suits me.
    Best of luck and keep rolling!

  12. I can’t believe those are paper. So cute!
    Visiting from I.C.
    Oh and that cake……serious yum!

  13. Congrats on your 100th post! (The cake looks delicious by the way)

    I have a 5 year old niece who is a little princess, all she is missing is a tiara. This would be perfect!

    • I will come up with a smaller tiara to fit little girls’ head and while I’m in the tiara making mood I am going to make tiara’s for pets too. Thank you so much guys for visiting.

  14. You girls look like you had fun! The tiara is so beautiful , you are so ceative.
    Congrats on your 100th Post!

    My name is Patricia and I am from the “brrr ~y” NE
    My fav craft that I did lately is my I love me box… if you don’t love and celebrate yourself who will???
    All the best!

  16. Congratulations on your 100th post!! I saw your blog on infarrantly creative, i love the paper bead tiara! i want to be a paper princess for a day. I love wearing headbands and tiaras and love making them too. I craft feather and button headbands for myself and friends all the time.

  17. Congrats on your 100th post. I’m visiting from Infarrantly Creative. My favorite craft that I’ve done lately is turning a regular metal bubblegum machine into a fish tank. Is that considered a craft? It’s coooool!

  18. congratulations janice! thank u for coming up with the paper beads and sharing with us ur vdeos, u’ve been a constant inspiration to us who just discovered this craft!

  19. I need the tiara for my debut! Do you have tutorial video for that? I always love this site, I enjoy reading your journals, congratulations!!! may we hear more from you this 2010.

  20. Thank you for introducing paper beads, I am not good with crafts but I have learned how to make simple beads thru your blogs, and yes congratulations Janice, and again thank you.

  21. You are right, seems like it was just yesterday when I read your very first post, I’ve been a follower and a customer ever since. Congratulations Janice, I know we’ll be learning more from you everyday….

  22. Congratulations Janice! Keep up with the post’s. Feel free to send that tiara my way..

  23. Wow I MUST have this tiara! Congratulations on the 100th post. Going through your page and reading your blogs have become a part of my daily routine. Looking forward to more 🙂

  24. A great accomplishment! Congratulations Janice and 2 Kaylas! The tea party must have been a real hoot! It’s been nothing but pleasure working with you.

  25. It is wonderful that you have inspired so many people; including myself. I have tried many hobbies, I have found some that I flourish in and some in which i fail miserably. However it is true what you say, “those who find an interesting hobby will find happiness!” You are an inspiring writer and wish to congratulate you on your 100th post, and I’m sure you will continue to receive many more.

  26. Really, 100th already?I really have to read your other posts that I missed. . Congratulations!!!Hope to see more of your creations this year.

  27. I truly enjoy your blogs, I see different things everyday. Congratulations and more power! Cake looks yummy.

  28. Wow!!! I’m right with the paper beads! You can do anything with it, tiara! . . .I’m gonna make one for my little one on her b-day. it sure pairs well with the cake. Congratulations on your 100th post!!

  29. what a beautiful tiara! the tea party looked like a lot of fun..congratulations on your 100th post and hopefully many many more to come!!

  30. Congratulations on your 100th post! This is a great project! I was looking something to do with my little cousins the next time they visit and this fits perfectly. Do you sell the pattern and design for this project as well?

  31. Already? 100th post? Congratulations! I am an avid follower, you always give me fresh ideas, including how to be creative.

  32. Fantastic pictures, what a great idea….and cake to top it off too. Very nice.

  33. Pass me the tiara please, I could wear it myself! Congratulations on your 100th post.

  34. What a creative way to use paper beads, By the way I love your tea cups!