Thursday, June 26, 2014

Twinkle Twinkle Colors of Summer

I don't know if this counts.  You can see lavender, grey sides and plum if you look real close.  Hope this is ok to submit.  

Nope I don't think so.

Back to the drawing board.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Colors of Summer 4

This is my contribution or my vision of teal and salmon for this weeks challenge!

COLORS OF SUMMER 4 is an awesome way to get your juices flowing.

Colors of Summer Teal and Salmon

Some new paper beads on Ebay

For sale on Ebay

more for sale in my Ebay store

Ebay listing.  A stacked paper and double sided pendant

Check out my Ebay store and let me know what you think?

I am still quite taken on how pretty these paper beads can be and I still cannot stop!  Still having lots of fun and the ideas are bubbling in my head.  

I am trying my hand and this type of rolled magazine and ad papers:

Still needs some embellishing

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Stacked Paper Recycled Paper Pendant Necklace

I made this pendant by using recycled scrapbook paper.  It's stacked and hardened with glue.  Then it's ground down to expose layers of paper and then sanded till it's smooth.  It receives 4 coast of sealer.  

This particular stacked paper pendant is wired wrapped and have a wire bale.

The back is finished and sealed also.  The coordinated paper beads continue around the necklace with black rondel beads in between.

Believe it or not!  These next beads are made with dried potato.

potato beads

potato beads
Paper bead bracelet made with hemp with button clasp and loop

Another paper bead bracelet.  Camo paper beads and pearls!

Stacked scrapbook paper pendant with wire wrapping and wire bale.  Ready for that chain.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

More Paper Rolled Beads

I've made so many beads, I've had to open an Ebay store called Myauctionattic so please check it out.  I pretty much have my beads, jewelry, and coasters up for bidding.  I'm not doing to badly but wish I could sell more so I can make room for more.  Living in a 40' motor home doesn't allow me to store very much.

Scrapbook paper

magazine pages

this is a bracelet and can be worn as a necklace

scrapbook paper

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Recycled Paper Beads Listed at My Auction Attic

I am still making beads and pendants and have so much fun doing so.  

Here's a pendant I made by staking scrapbook paper and using  solution to harden, I sanded and ground it to expose all the paper layers.  I love them all.

These next ones are rolled with magazine pages.

These are scrapbook paper

These are scrapbook paper

Another stacked paper pendant.  Love making these.

You can find these and more at MYAUCTIONATTIC

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Paper Beads! Can't stop Making Them

Well, we can't complain about the rain here in Maple Valley, WA since we had only one day of rain all winter in El Centro.  It's a good excuse to stay home and drink hot tea and snuggle up with a good book.  Normally.

But I"m not normal.  I've been making paper beads for the last few days and listed a few on Ebay.  See HERE and scroll down a bit.

 or HERE

They are addicting!  I can't stop making them.  I'm making some pendants, too.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Watercolor Painting Contest

Can you believe it?!  I entered a watercolor painting contest on a Yahoo group called Watercolor painting's a wonderful group.  This month of April the challenge is painting glass.

Here's the painting that won me some wonderful good feelings and kudos.  I also did one of my grandmother I guess I could post here, too.

Elizabeth Jean Guzzo O'Shea, Mom
Maria Ferraina Guzzo, Grandmother

What do you think?

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Seed Beed Ankle Bracelets

To pass my time and use up some seed beads, I did a search on seed bead ankle bracelets and came up with this:
(I should have turned the photo) They were fun and once I got past the first one, they went very quickly.  You can find the pattern on youtube by searching beaded ankle bracelets.  I'd give you the link but I downloaded it to my desktop and no longer have it.  She's with Off The Beaded Path.

I made a few other strung jewelry pieces that I"ll get photos of and post soon.  

Today I'm making paper beads again.  I found an outstanding Facebook page HERE  

You'll find the website for these beads below HERE

I really want to make these!  Paper sure can be a fun hobby.........LOVE IT!crafttestdummies_faux_lampwork_beads

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Watercolor Painting as Promised

Here's the other watercolor painting I did of a friends doggie, Chas.

He is just the sweetest little guy.  He was fun to paint.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Watercolor Painting of My Cat Frank

Wow, it's been since August since my last post.  I've done a few paintings of my friends pets and I did one of my own kitty, Frank.

Here they are:
My Frankie

When I find the painting of Chas, I'll post it here.  These two are watercolor.