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Handmade Market Pop Up

  • Posted on July 5, 2012 at 6:16 PM

This weekend you will find me at the Handmade Market Pop Up Market at Hornsby Westfield. The market will be on all day Saturday and Sunday on the walkway up the top between the food court and the other centre.

Come and say hi, check out what I’ve been creating and maybe even get some tools and kits to make your own!

Remember, I sell books, bamboo paper bead rollers, kits, quilling tools and a full range of sizes in papers to help you create your own pieces. If you prefer ready made, I have cards, hair clips, bookmarks, photo frames and jewellery, If you are after anything special, I can make to order too. Just ask!

See you then!

Hornsby Craft Fair Preparations

  • Posted on June 15, 2012 at 1:04 PM

I am getting very excited about the upcoming Hornsby Craft Fair at Hornsby RSL. I have spent this week creating some paper bead items and have really enjoyed getting creative again. I think I was missing the point of it being fun and was trying to make everything bigger and more complicated than it should be. I am also looking into some other local markets and fairs.

To see what I’ve been creating, come along to Hornsby RSL, Sunday June 24th, 11am – 4pm.

Now to get some quilling done…

Paper Bead Jewellery Now in Stock!

  • Posted on March 9, 2011 at 12:07 PM

Red and Black Choker ©Belinda Fox

For some unique pieces of jewellery (don’t forget Mother’s Day is coming up!) head to my online store.

I am happy to do custom designs upon request. These pieces make such a beautiful and personal present for occasions such as Mother’s Day, birthday, Christmas and to say “I Love You”. Traditionally the first wedding anniversary gift is paper – paper jewellery – what could be more perfect?

Contact me for further information. Classes will be starting soon, so register your interest for these too.

Paper Bead Supplies Now Available Online

  • Posted on March 7, 2011 at 1:05 PM

Want to make your own paper beads? Need a gift for someone?

As I have written earlier, the Bamboo Roller Kit comes with a beautifully decorated bamboo bead roller and some precut strips for making beads. Just slip the paper beads between the 2 pieces, roll and glue*! Easy!

For greater durability, gloss and water resistance, coat the beads by painting or dipping them into the glaze 2 – 3 times. The glaze will make the beads water resistant but not waterproof – showering or swimming whilst wearing the beads is not recommended!

The Bamboo Paper Roller Kits and Glaze are now available for purchase in my online store. The Kits and Glaze are available separately or buy both to save on postage. All prices are in Australian dollars and include postage within Australia. Overseas postage is calculated at checkout.

* Glue not included. Any good quality glue stick can be used.

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!

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.

Bamboo Wrap

  • Posted on November 19, 2010 at 4:20 PM

My current crochet project is another project for me! Wow, I must be spoiling myself! I am making myself a light shoulder wrap in black bamboo. I love bamboo for the fact it is a sustainable crop and the resulting yarn (although treated with all sorts of things and is classed as rayon) retains many of its natural properties and is so soft against the skin.

Bamboo Wrap start

This is it so far, not a lot, I know! The main part will continue straight and then it will finish with the triangle shape again. The girls’ ballet classes have finished so that’s an hour and a half a week I won’t have to sit down to work on it now :( Hopefully it will be finished soon as the weather here is crazily cold at the moment and I need something to cover my shoulders when wearing my summer dresses! I just refuse to get winter clothes out in November in Sydney!! I am hoping to finish it with some beads around the outside.

Paper Bead Bracelet

  • Posted on October 20, 2010 at 7:31 PM

Yes, that’s right, paper beads!! As an extension to my quilling, I have also started making paper bead jewellery, something for myself really! I’m not a big jewellery wearer but have decided I need to spruce things up a bit.

I love wearing black so have made a black, white and silver bracelet using memory wire. The beads are glazed for some water (and sweat) resistance but I certainly wouldn’t want to get them too wet, not sure what would happen and don’t really want to test the theory!

I am really pleased with how it looks and is comfortable, even for a non-jewellery wearer, to wear. Now if only I could make diamonds from paper…..

Paper Bead Bracelet