08 April 2009 ~ Comments Off on Paper Gems-Hand Made from the Philippines



Paper Gems-Hand Made from the Philippines


I talked to my sister Joann today; in fact I talk to her everyday about paper beads.  Well, we talk about other stuff but since couple of months ago, it has been mostly paper beads.  She takes pride in making them look like something that takes on a transformation (not simply rolled paper!).  I call it “paper beads for grown ups.”  And I have been thinking of a better name for these rolled strips of paper.  They don’t fit into other categories, like glass beads or crystals.   Nor do they fit solely into broad categories, like “Hand made crafts.”  So I came up with this idea of calling them “Paper Gems.”  This would get a little getting use to, but I think it’s appropriate, and helps describe the difference between the fun craft for children and what is  amazing jewelry for adults!  Here is a finished two strand necklace that Kayla made.  Kayla is my assistant, and she has a natural talent for coordinating colors.

Two Strand Necklace made of Red Paper Beads

Two Strand Necklace made of Red Paper Beads

This necklace can be also worn as bracelet!

Two strand necklace doubles as a bracelet

Two strand necklace doubles as a bracelet

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