KATsKILL samples

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I’ve been wanting to put up pics of some jewellery I managed to sell last year. These all feature the paper beads I’ve been making for a while combined with other materials such as wire, wooden beads, seed and plastic beads, plastic crystal beads, and nylon thread. One is even made using guitar string.

I sold all of these for the prices marked so made a little bit of extra money that week. I even got a few extra orders for certain designs so I sold a few more of those. The best thing about this exercise was trying new designs and finding new ways to use the materials I had on hand.

Beauty in the details

Tangent

Who would have thought we would ever tie the knot? Probably not us, at least not at the start. Too normal, not us at all. And yet here we are, 6 years and counting, planning a wedding (of sorts).

We’ve been lucky in that we’ve been able to keep pretty much everything minimalistic, and not in the way where everything is monochromatic and nouveau chic. More like in the way where we didn’t have to spend our life savings on a day that could turn out to be the most stressful day of our lives with beautiful photos to match.

Shiny and new

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A lot has happened since my last post… way back before Christmas last year. In short, I’ve finished up my year’s internship in Samoa and have returned home for an extended break because there was a very real need to spend quality time with my family while making sure the rest of the plan is falling into place.

There is much to say about my time in Samoa, so I’ll keep that for a separate post.

Paper beads in action

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Since that package arrived in July, I’ve been having another go at making beads. I have to admit the roller does make it easier because it gives you that extra little bit of room you need to do such a repetitive motion comfortably. But what’s really got me going is that glaze. I’m sure there have been glazes and glazes since the invention of papier mâché, but I have this glaze. And it is good.

So good that I was moved to make a set of earrings almost immediately my first batch was dry.

paper bead hoops