It occurs to me that I cannot keep posting large posts of the pieces in my collection. So I’ve decided to create gallery pages which I can regularly update. If you like the stuff I made and want to see more, keep checking my Collection pages & enjoy.
Found some pictures of stuff I’ve made. These weren’t sold. Some of them were made for my mum, the rest were gifts or kept in my own collection. These were attempts at new designs and feature different materials and techniques, like stitching.
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.
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.
It has been a hectic few months trying to keep my feet under me & my head above water (where the heck am I?) but I have survived the first ¼ of my internship. And the new year is already looking good!
But, for now, the festive season is upon us and the once bustling campus where I spend my weekdays is now sleepy and hushed. Also we have a Christmas tree. In the front office.
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.
I had a wonderful kaicolo moment today when the very first (physical) thing I have ever bought online arrived in the mail. It was really awesome for some reason. I was giddy as a schoolgirl. Couldn’t stop grinning. Had to open it up and use the stuff straight away!
Since starting to make paper beads a while back, I’ve been wondering if I was doing it right. Also, I wanted this glaze stuff so I didn’t have to varnish my beads (coz its a total pain in the ass). But the glaze wasn’t worth buying on its own when I had to consider shipping so I searched for what else I could package with it to make it worthwhile.