As I got toward the last one I decided I needed a long break! So I then just enjoyed the holiday time with the family! After Christmas though I got back into it because I decided I wanted to make additional items for my Etsy store. So at the present time I have 104 items in total! It feels more like a real store to me because there is so much variety! Please check it out at, https://www.etsy.com/shop/FeithHodgeCreations?ref=si_shop. I also added new sections, which includes seasonal items and tutorials as well as an anklet selection. As always I will be creating things with a variety of prices. The good thing is I'm always learning and trying things. During December I even posted an easy tutorial for a beaded ornament! It did well so I will be featuring it again come September for the next holiday season.
After Christmas I collected a lot of left over wrapping paper from family and friends to create more paper beads with! I made these beads with my new paper bead roller. I guess it is true what they say, "one man's trash is another man's treasure."
Some would view this as a bag of garbage....to me I just smile and know what pretty beads I can get from it!!!!
During the holidays I also purchased a new paper bead rolling tool. It was one of the best gifts I ever gave my self! I love the way it makes paper bead making easier!
This tool was purchased from https://www.etsy.com/shop/PaperBeadWorld. One of the things I love about it is that you can eject the beads off clean and easy from the tool. My beads seem to be more uniform and have been quicker and easier to make! See the video below on how to use it,
Like everything I needed a little practice, but once I got the hang of the new tool, I wondered how I ever used anything else! This particular roller is in 2 sizes. The 1/16 roller and the 1/8 roller which makes beads with bigger holes. I will be purchasing the other very soon.
So far I have been making a lot of beads with the wrapping paper I received. I even did an angel earring order for a friend which I will also be placing in my Etsy store.
beads made from that big bag of "trash" on the new roller! So uniform!
Used the new roller to make this cone shaped "dress" for my angel earring!
You can visit the paper bead jewelry section of my Etsy store to see what else I am up to with my paper beads at, https://www.etsy.com/shop/FeithHodgeCreations?section_id=13371888&ref=shopsection_leftnav_6.