Posts Tagged "musings"

Paper Bead Critters

Posted on Oct 21, 2012 in Paper Bead Creations | Comments Off on Paper Bead Critters

The many, many things you can do with paper beads.  My source of inspiration for today comes from Angela and her 9 year old daughter.  I love it when I see other paper bead artists take it up to the next level with work such as these.


I think they will be great as Christmas Ornaments, don’t you think?


I love how she included words and phrases that has meaning to her, would also be great as a packaging ornament.  I am just thinking Christmas, presents…..


Like me, she takes great joy in taking photos with her creations:)


Just puts a smile on my face:)

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Fit for A Queen Tiara by Rhiah Clachir

Posted on Nov 20, 2011 in Other Crafts & Crafty People | 2 comments

Carolyn Dawn Good (pen name Rhiah Clachir), paper bead artist/jewelry maker who incorporates wire and paper into her one of a kind designs.  You will find her exquisite designs at  I suggested that she comes up with a tiara and she did in a matter of hours.

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Carolyn has been doing this for years and sold expensive paper beads jewelry.  If you are looking for a market place to sell your eco friendly creations such as paper beads, her website is a great place for it with no set up fees or listing fees.

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So versatile and definitely wearable!  Get inspired, check out her website for patterns and tutorials.

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Yummy Treats from Manou

Posted on Aug 27, 2011 in Musings | 7 comments

Today, I have some eye candy for you from one of my talented followers Manou 🙂  If you remember, Manou made the mini Matryoshka dolls which she hand painted.  Manou just took paper bead painting to the next level in these little sweet treats she made.

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Can you believe they are all made from paper?  My favorite is the wedding cake.

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Fat free, calorie free and totally delicious 🙂

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Manou, thank you for sharing your talent in paper bead making with us.  We all had our  fill of delicious desserts today:)

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The Philippine Scene

Posted on Jan 7, 2010 in Musings | 2 comments

I thought I’d take a break from our usual topic of paper beads, so I’d like to imagine for one moment that I am back in the Philippines known as the Pearl of the Orient and I get to show you the people, places, fruits and the crafts by so many talented Filipinos.  Who am I kidding?  I am still here, on my desk typing away in my lap top, imagining I am there.  I am not complaining, I am lucky to be living in sunny California.  These images, were taken by a good friend of mine Vic Sy,  he decided to take a trip to Philippines and was kind enough to send me images of whatever catches his fancy.

Pottery is one of the cottage industry that turn out nice beautiful pots not only to be used as planters but also as vessel for water that is mostly found in the homes of most folks who lives in the provinces.



The fruits are all year round, having only two seasons of the year, rainy and sunny days.

I could almost taste the mangoes, delicious.


This one is called guayabano, tangy and sweet, great for juice also.


This is the jeepney, preferred means of transportation.

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The water buffalo commonly know as carabao, is a farmer’s best friend and a treasured possession.


This is one of old houses, you can still very much see the Spanish influence in the architecture.


I hope you have enjoyed a glimpse of the Philippines.  I know there’s a lot of beautiful places to see…..

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