Paper Bead Making!!



I was inspired by a blog post i read at "A Story Book Life". Pearl posted about an artist named Helen who made her own paper beads. The images were so gorgeous and the idea seemed so simple yet so beautiful.



So i gathered some of my fun artsy friends, and let the bead making start!



The ink in the newspaper actually stains your nails, so beware! :D



Step #1 – Rip up newspaper into small pieces

Step #2 – Put the pieces of newspaper in a large stock pot

Step #3 – Pour enough boiling water over the paper to cover

Step #4 – Allow to sit for an hour or so

Step #5 – Stir the paper to help break it down a bit

Step #6 – Drain as much water out of the paper as you can

Step #7 – Add enough glue to the paper to help it hold together in a ball shape (any glue that is clear when dry – such as Elmer’s, or PVA)



Step #8 – Roll the paper into round balls being sure to squeeze out as much moisture as you can while rolling (you can make any size you would like)

Step #9 – Let them dry for a few days – rolling them every several hours – until they are completely dry



Georgia
and Carissa are stellar-ly talented ladies!! They are inspirations to me and i know they will inspire you too! Check out their crafty blogs.



This project was super cheap and super fun!! I highly recomend it!! I can't wait to make more myself.

Smiles and Blessings Ya'll!
Jenipher

PS: TBC....PAINTING THE BEADS!

The month of Romance..

Okay...as much as i would love for ALL of you in internet land to purchase lovely Valentines Day gifts for everyone you know, i do have to admit, that i'm not a hugh fan of the holiday. It's cliche, and over stated, but i am a firm believer is loving someone [and showing you do] everyday of the year...

...BUT if this holiday really allows people who would not have showed their affection before to really show someone how much they love them, then by all means.... :D THIS holiday is for YOU!

Alas...some Valentines Goodies for you to purchase for someone you love!



Long Hearted Tiger.
$20.00




BIG Heart.
$25.00




Charming Love
$30.00




Choose Your Own Valentine
$20.00
or $32.00



Long Hearted Zebra
$20.00


There are quite a few more lovely choices on my website, and of course i would LOVE to custom make anything your little heart desires. :D

Thanks for reading! Happy FEBRUARY!

<3 Jenipher

Scrapbook Challenge

I signed up for a swell scrapbook swap with my Red Velvet class mates.

This was very good for me. It pushed me to really make something with a time limit. Which is something i need right now.

Scrapbook I

Scrapbook I

Obviously, when is started these pages last week i was in a very sad state. I'm not quite as sad as these pages project, but i still have a lot of healing to do.

I know i have a lot of work to do, creativity to find, and enough supplies to own an art store, so I'm hoping over time I'll get better and really enjoy crafts again.

Scrapbook II

Scrapbook II

Two of my class mates, Ashley and Laura started a scrapbook challenge blog that i'm very excited about! Check them out!!

Peace Out.

Green Peace

I just need to chill out, have peace, and get back into the groove of things. It's been a long week indeed, and I'm still not recharged from my trip. It's quite ridiculous.

On the bright side, Jessie from Cake Spy, just mentioned my blog. She blogged about the publicity she's had recently, and mentioned my interview with her. Thanks for the mention!

Not Your Mother's Pearls

Not Your Mother's Pearls

Like the look of pearls, but want something a little more eclectic? This bracelet is for you!

A beautiful 7.5 inch strand of creamy 7mm Freshwater Pearls. A 10mm glass heart hangs from the textured silver colored heart clasp. This is not your average pearl bracelet.

Angels = Happy + Healthy?

"Little Guys" Angels.

My mom has been quite sick and i've been wanting to get her something. Eariler this week, these "Little Guys" arrived and i KNEW i had my perfect present. What better present to...present..(haha) to someone that is ill is better then angels? These cute clay creations are done by Cindy Pacileo. She is a master in clay. Also make sure you check out her "Women of Peace". They are breathtaking, and i can't even imagine how so much detail can be made in a 4" figureine. I'm stoked to have her as a new artist at Timothy's.


Cindy Pacileo's "Little Guys" - http://www.cindypacileo.com/index.htm
Check out her website! :)

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decoear2

deconecklace

I gave these lovely pieces of jewelry to a boss and co-worker of an old job. My co-worked jumped up for joy and told the customer how excited she was about the necklace. I don't know if my boss is back from her vacation or if she (likes) the earrings. Let's hope so!