Sunday, March 30, 2014

not just your mama's paper beads?

Who says that paper beads are boring? Why can't we combine junk paper with modern elements? What if we just use recycled materials and then embellish the living daylights out of them? Why not make them into teeny, little art projects? Why do we even need to make jewellery out of them? Why can't we use them as decorative elements in our homes? If we make paper beads out of book text, does that make them part of an altered book? How about using them for toggle closures? What if we mixed our paper beads with other beads? How about combining a text bead with fabric? Does that make it a fabric book? Does painting a paper bead, make it a painting? Why not make them fun, funky, colourful, sophisticated and most of all, fabulous? Come join me at BeadFX on Sunday, April 6th, for my "From Junk to Beads-Making Paper Beads" class. Time: 12 PM to 3 PM. I promise that you won't regret it!
Hmm......looking at the top photo, I realize that I need to add a jolt of colour? Perhaps red, lime, or maybe even yellow? What do you think? My bowl has the start of two necklaces in it, but tell me, what would you make out of paper beads?

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Intuitive Bead Embroidery Class

A few random shots of last weekend's class at BeadFX. The names have been excluded, to protect the innocent. LOL!
Thanks so much to all of you, for being so wonderful! I can hardly wait to see your finished pieces!!!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

time to venture inside and outside

A couple of my latest excursions in and around Toronto (Allan Gardens and one of our Lake Ontario beaches). It was 11C yesterday and today it's snowing. Go figure! All the colour was inside, last Friday and the outside was yesterday! No futher words of explanation, just the photos (but I refuse to show photos of today's snow!).