Posts Tagged "ladder bracelet"

School Supplies for Kids

Posted on Jun 30, 2010 in Events and Experiences | 5 comments

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 possibilities?  This would be another project for Christmas, coloring books and crayons.  With the help of my sister Joann and her husband Jun we distributed notebooks, pencils, paper and crayons to Filipino kids.

School Supplies for Filipino Kids

Paper Beads and Paper bead making has become a symbol for mostly women in Third World Countries to make a difference in their lives.

Paper Beads Making a Difference

I grew up in a small coastal town where my father served as a judge and remember going to school with children who are even sometimes bare foot.  I felt so guilty wearing my blue rubber boots with matching umbrella.  June is when the classes open and also a very rainy month.  So maybe, rain coats and umbrellas next year 🙂

Paper Beads by Janicemae Charity Event

Reminder:  Today is the last day to join the Paper Bead Trade, there are 23 participants!  Yay!. It will official close at twelve midnight 12 midnight Pacific Standard Time 🙂

To celebrate July 4th, I was planning on making something of red, white and blue (if there were more than 24 hours in a day), instead, here’s the Patriotic Ladder Bracelet I made last year and sold on etsy.


Upcoming Posts: How to Do Kumihimo Braid, Paper Strings, Tutorial on Button Rings.

Happy 4th of July!


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Jennifer’s Paper Beads

Posted on Jun 3, 2010 in Other Crafts & Crafty People | 2 comments

I am showcasing today Jennifer’s paper beads of paperthisandthat, she is an avid crafter and just recently discovered paper beads!  Jennifer is another Etsian, and has a shop that sells exactly paper this and that 🙂  I bought something from her shop the other day, Three Dimensional Quilling, sorry she only has one copy of this book, but I will make sure to share with you some of my creations.


I will have Jennifer tell you something about herself, in her own words:

“I have been crafting for a number of years.  I make candles and soap plus jewelry just to name a few of my venues.  I stumbled across paper crafts a year ago when I had to come up with a card in a hurry and had to make something with what I had on hand.  I started researching card making and then expanded into scrapbooking.  It was not long when I became interested in quilling and paper jewelry.   Now I found paper beads and having a blast at making them.  Now I can combine 2 great loves together…  Paper and jewelry making.  As I go further with the beads, I plan on making the paper beads and making quilled pendants to go with them.”

Here’s some of Jennifer’s creation:


What I love about making paper beads is the calming process of rolling the paper and get pleasantly surprised with the outcome.


She made the Comic Strip Ladder Bracelet out of the comic pages!  It is neat how she strung that with hemp cord, just goes so well together.


You can custom order this item from her etsy shop.  To see more of her work and ideas, you can visit her blog:


I hope we have inspired you today, turning the ordinary into extraordinary.

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