Tuesday, May 12, 2009

When you can't find your scrapping mojo...

.....it is a good sign that you at least are playing with paper. And that is just what I have been doing. I still haven't found my scrapping mojo and it has been a month. However, I am getting closer, I can feel it.

I have been beading for the last few weeks and have really enjoyed that but I have cut myself off with purchasing some new beads to play with. I have quite a little stash so I really don't need any new ones for a while but I thought it would be fun to work on a hybrid project. So paper beads it is. I found a great site, and now can't find it again but there was some good tips and I used many of them. First I learned that Modge Podge is a great glue and sealant for these beads. I just happened to have that. Then there was a great template that I used as a guide. I think if I hadn't had this template my beads would have been huge and I would have had to make many practice beads before perfecting it. Luckily, with the template things came into place easily. My beads are 1/2 inch long. Another great suggestion was using pins and a piece of cardboard or something to stick them in to dry the beads.

This is my husband's mouse pad for his laptop flipped upside down and is a great pin cushion for my drying beads. Shhhh, don't tell him.

Yesterday I made about 30 or so beads and created this bracelet with small glass cat's eye beads in between the paper beads.
Tonight I made the ones in the first picture. The beads are blue and pink and yellow. Perfect for summery jewelry!

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