Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Etsybloggers Carnival - A New Spring Look

One of MysticWynd's carnival topics was a question she posed to us:
"Do you have a new Spring "look" planned? Are you going to change your hairstyle or makeup look? Try out a new fashion trend? Or have you simply started window shopping for some favorites? Share some before and afters, or tell us about something you'd love to try that's new!"

I have a new look planned for my Etsy shop.  Ever since I moved my jewelry out at the beginning of the year, it's felt a bit empty.  So I decided to make some recycled paper jewelry!  This will make me feel better, having beads on the Storybeader's Bookshelf

Making recycled paper beads is also one of my short-term goals for March - how about that for taking a topic and making it "synchronatic"!

I've already put together a group of eyeglass chains, and I'm selling them on the same page.  Interested people get to choose between the chains on the list, till there's one left.  I'm not sure if this is the best way to sell four similar items, so we'll see how it goes.

Since the paper is so lightweight, I'm planning to make a multi-strand necklace one day soon.  But first I need to roll up a bunch of my own beads, and make them available to buyers. 

Thanks, Karen, for hosting the carnival.  You can find the MysticWynd etsy shop, and her blog at the Family Friendly Musings from the Handmade World of Mystic Wynd


Lonesome Road Studio said...

Gorgeous, love the colors! Paper beads are beautiful, I saw some made in Uganda not long ago.

BeaderBubbe said...

I just got interested in paper beads and want to make some myself....but I seem to be all thumbs....I was wondering if you can direct me to a video or link where they give instructions on this...what I have found hasnt helped me....for instance, they say coat the beads...with what? I have the tool to roll them, but then I am lost....thanks, love your beads - the colors are so vibrant...

BeadedTail said...

Those beads are lovely! I love how you're always creative new, fun things!

Erika said...

I am amazed that they are made out of paper! I do like the idea that you can still add jewelry to your shop and they are eco-friendly--I am always trying to find ways to use my magazines.

mysticwynd said...

Those beads are beautiful! Now I'm eying that stack of magazines I promised my hubby I'd go through and get rid of. Maybe I can even talk him into helping! (or better yet, doing...lol)

Thanks for participating in the carnival!

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