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Bamboo Paper Bead Roller Kits

  • Posted on February 25, 2011 at 8:55 PM

Bamboo Paper Bead Roller Kits

I am very excited to announce a product that I will be stocking in my supplies range and I am the only one in Australia with them.

Through Janice Mae, I am now stocking the paper bead rollers with paper strips to make beads. These bamboo paper bead rollers are made in The Philippines, her homeland, where her sister has helped many families who now make these rollers and beads. Janice also pledges school supplies to underprivileged Filipino children.

These rollers make creating paper beads so easy but not only that, they are beautifully decorated with paper beads! You get consistent sized holes and the paper is held between the bamboo pieces so it doesn’t slip.

These will be in my online store after the Craft Fair where they will be displaying them and have them available for purchase. If you are interested in classes using these rollers to make beautiful, versatile paper beads to create stunning, unique jewellery, please contact me!

Bear Cards

  • Posted on February 24, 2011 at 8:05 PM

I thought I would start posting some pictures of some of the stock I am preparing for the Craft Fair and that I will be stocking as part of my normal range.

The Fair I will be trading at on March 5-6 is a Doll, Bear and Craft Fair, so I thought some Bear cards might be popular. The “normal” sized ones (C6) are not quilled but have a lovely soft teddy on them and the smaller gift sized one has a wooden teddy bear in the centre and quilled coils in the corners. They are ideal for a new baby, birthday or just because. I tend not to put sentiment greetings on my cards as I like people to be able to use them for what they would like or think appropriate. I have often found a card I really like the design of but have not been able to find a use for as the greeting was wrong. Once these cards sell, they won’t be stocked as I can’t get some of the supplies anymore :(

If you are in the area of Blacktown Leisure Centre on that weekend, come and say hello! Feel free to buy something too!

Bear Cards

Bear Gift Card with Quilling

Reed Gift Fair

  • Posted on February 21, 2011 at 7:37 PM

On Saturday, I went in to Darling Harbour to the trade only Reed Gift Fair. I’d been previously with my Mum for their business but this was the first time I was going as me, a business owner myself.

The day didn’t start well with trains terminating one stop before the one I wanted (of course there was no notification of this by CityRail at my boarding station) so I got the bus from there to the next station then walked as planned. Unfortunately my choice of shoes didn’t work well and I had several blisters before I’d even arrived.

The day improved significantly and my brain was exploding with ideas! It takes up all 7 exhibition halls, PLUS a promenade row PLUS an outdoor (not very well airconditioned) hall.

I’d gone to get display ideas as I will be sharing a stand in the same exhibition centre in June for the Craft and Quilt Fair (very exciting prospect), for the Stanhope Doll, Bear and Craft fair in 2 weeks and also to find some suppliers.

For 6 hours I walked and talked, handed out business cards, looked and thought. At the end I just needed to sit down, enjoy a snack and wait for my little family to come in to collect me (with a different pair of shoes) and to have dinner out. (See my other blog for that story!!)

Now to get busy making stock for the fair :)

Valentine’s Day

  • Posted on February 13, 2011 at 9:34 PM

Valentine's Day Card Swap

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I have just participated in my first international card swap through Fave Crafts and Swap-Bot. We had to make 3 Valentine’s Day cards to send to 3 different people. I made all the one design, simple but elegant using metallic Violet Red and Quartz papers. I cut the quilling strips myself to match the background piece. Two hearts side by side <3 Hopefully the postal systems will get them all there in time!

I hope my recipients like them and I can’t wait to receive mine.

Valentine's Day Card Swap Side On

Painted Paper Bead Swap

  • Posted on February 10, 2011 at 6:29 PM

As I wrote earlier, I signed up to be part of a painted paper bead swap. What fun it has been to do them!

While the beads were waiting to be painted, stuck on toothpicks in some foam, they reminded me of long fingernails. Red! They had to be painted red! Into my stash I went and found a briliiant shiny bright red polish – Sizzling Red it’s called! ¬†And of course, with Sophie advising, some had to be painted with the glitter polish too. :)

Long Fingers!

So 36 beads have now been painted, 18 bright red, 18 bright red with glitter and sent off to the US. For Sophie they look like fireworks, for Amy they look like the flames of a fire and for me, lovely long talons. (I’m a nail biter so I do dream !)

Painted Paper Bead Swap

I really love how they turned out and can’t wait to see what everyone else has sent in.

Craft Fair in March

  • Posted on February 9, 2011 at 5:38 PM

On Saturday March 5th and Sunday March 6th I’ll be at the Stanhope Doll, Bear and Craft Fair at the Blacktown Leisure Centre. I am SO excited to be going as this will be the first fair at which I will be selling my wares!

I’m not sure what to expect. It’s a very large table so I’m madly trying to get my stock sorted for it. I have a few exciting products I will be selling so I will share them with you as I get them sorted.

Stay tuned!