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Crafts projects created between August 2014 to October 2014

I have been busy being creative and have been behind posting blog postings since I moved to my own apartment in August 30th. During that time of the move and after and into October I have been creative since I had also craft classes and craft shows and the occasional side project request to prepare for. I also got inspired by creating paper beads too. I took a class at one of the local libraries then joined a bunch of Facebook pages to learn more about paper beads and to get inspired by the other artists on the web. I also have been getting curious about newspaper weaving. I got curious after I weaved the vases I made after I watched you tube videos on how to do that craft. Not sure if I will take up Newspaper weaving but it has got me interested it looks like wicker after the artist has weaved the newspaper tubes into whatever project they are working on. I dare you to look up newspaper weaving on you tube and see the amazing things people make with paper. Very entertaining. Stay tuned...maybe one of these days I will will create something from newspaper weaving. Please check out the pictures below of all the items I have created. Some may be coming to a local craft show in future weeks. Also click on the pictures below to see the larger images.  I also have a Facebook page and will be posting these images there next. I am curious if craft people use instagram to post craft photos rather then selfie's of themselves on there and if it is useful to get lots of followers that way. I wonder if craft people find Instagram helpful at all? Let me know I am curious.

 Made the above tags can be used for gifts. The birds were made during the time of the time when I taught the Girl Scouts in 2013. I was not able to teach them this year since I was preparing to move and needed to save my money.

 These stars or snowflakes are actually called Coopenhagen flowers that I got inspired from a you tube video online. They are small about the size of a silver dollar. I made them using a hair comb weaving the paper in-between the bristles.

 A co-worker was moving on to another job and another co-worker pushed me to make something for her. This was very last minute started looking for pictures of horses online put the gold velum paper above it to see through to the image. Started creating it during an hour lunch time at work to work on it for a half hour. Then the next morning got up at 4:30 am to finish the project that finished at 6am. I knew I would have no time during the day to finish the piece since her going away party was at 3pm that afternoon. I was not thrilled with this piece since it was sooo last minute. I also included a quote I found on the web about horses that was included on the inside of the card. The person who I gave the card to absolutely loved it and gave me a thank you card a few days later.

The above image is a zentangle piece that sits in an 8 by 11 frame. It is a large piece. I plan on keeping this one. It sits on my desk at work. I used a purple Bic pen for the ink that took several days to create it.

The above images  are a small assortment of beads that I made in different sizes. I painted them with nail polish then sealed them with modge podge so the nail polish stink would go away. The largest bead on the far right is about 6 inches possibly. The gold round bead in the center of the picture is almost the size of a quarter or you could fit it on op of a quarter. This photo above is the before I transformed these beads into ornaments which you can see pictures below of the ornaments I created.

 The ornaments above were made from the paper beads I created. They are about one or two inches in length. They are very small. The glitter and gold and silver colors on the beads came from nail polish. 

The above photo is an ornament of many thin paper beads that I added pearl drops to at the end of the beads.

 The above image shows paper beads made into ornaments painted with nail polish. The size of them range from 2 inches to 4 or 5 inches in length. Pearl beads added to them that had in my scrapbooking stash that I was not using for anything else.

The above image shows paper beads made into ornaments painted with nail polish. The size of them range from 3 inches to 4 or 7 inches in length. Pearl beads added to them that had in my scrapbooking stash that I was not using for anything else.

 The above picture is paper bead stars. I made about 12 or 13 of them. They come in different sizes and colors of the light purple and mixed magazine colors that you can see in the above image.

 The above image are CDTA Bus passes turned into roses. It takes two passes to make one rose.

 The above image is a hollow pumpkin with leaves around the bottom of the pumpkin. I taught a class on how to make this and it takes about 2 to 3 hours to make. I cut out a pumpkin face I found from the internet.
 The image above is a large newspaper coupon  vase it stands about 2 or 2 and a half feet tall. The large crepe paper rose cover a large food plate. I sold one orange rose for $25 at work to co-worker. it is very hard to carry them since the rose get smooched easily and very hard to keep them in their beautiful shape. I have to re-shape them once traveling with them. I wonder if there is any way to safely carry them with out smooching them.

The image above is a zentangle of a flower that took 11 hours to do. It sits in a frame that is 8 by 11 and was created on purple paper, with different shades purple, and green gel pens. It was a zentangle mandala I found for the top flower then added to it and made it in a flower pot. The template can be found here


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