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Quilling Books All On Sale AND Free Postage!!

  • Posted on August 18, 2014 at 2:51 PM

Over at my Online Shop, all the quilling books are on sale AND I am offering FREE postage on all of them.

The Paper Bead and Glaze Kits are also at a new, reduced price with postage included.

So, not only are all these wonderful products reduced in price, you are also getting FREE postage AS WELL!! I am feeling very generous :)

Once these items are sold, they will not be replaced so get in quickly!!

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…

HORNSBY CRAFT FAIR

  • Posted on June 5, 2012 at 3:28 PM

I’m very excited, as on the weekend, I found out that my application to be a stallholder at the Hornsby Craft Fair was successful :)

On Sunday, 24th June, from 11am – 4pm, come to the Hornsby RSL Showroom to visit me (!) and also see a great assortment of Art, Craft, Jewellery and more, handmade by local people.

For sale, I will have quilling tools, papers, books, paper bead rollers, paper glaze, kits as well as finished pieces handmade by me. If you plan on coming and there is something in particular you would like to see, please let me know.

It is very exciting to be a part of this local and very popular quarterly fair.

Thinking of Products

  • Posted on April 7, 2011 at 8:35 PM

Over the past few weeks, I have been very quiet on the blogging front. During this time I have been going over exactly what I would like to stock, what products I think would appeal and what I enjoy making! This has a lot to do with the fact that I will be trading at the Craft and Quilt Fair in Sydney in June.

What would I like to see there? What would I buy if I were there as a customer.

On the quilling front, I know I like to get papers and books. The problem is, most of these seem to come from overseas. While the Australian dollar is performing well, there is still the cost of shipping to consider. Also, it appears quite a few craft shops now stock quilling papers. SO, I have been exploring and testing the world of Australian quilling papers. While we may not have the number of shades nor the long papers, I am still finding the quality to be really good. Therefore, I am going to have a bit of a mix. For the books, I am still contacting various distributors. As much as I would like to stock every quilling book available, I do have to have to limit myself!!

Quilling tools are also important and I am quite excited that I can source all the tools I need right here in Australia. The accessories on the other hand will need to come from overseas.

For kits, I am also going to source some from overseas but I am going to develop my own. I want to offer something a little different. Maybe a kit for a birthday party? Make something other than a card? This is where I am getting quite excited as it is where my creativity will be unleashed!!

For the Paper Beading side of the business, I am really happy with the tool kits and glaze I now stock. It was certainly a lot of fun testing the different glazes I bought! Some left a tacky finish, others seemed to change the colour of the paper, others still were too thick and gluggy.

I will also be offering kits to make different paper bead projects. Again, it is my creative side I will need to use and am loving some of the ideas I am coming up with!

If you have any ideas as to what you would like to see or something you have been looking for and can’t find, please comment!

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.