I haven’t said anything on here before, but I have a terrible secret. I scavenge beautiful, badly treated books and make wearable art out of them.
I’m a paper beader.
I love statement jewelry because it allows me to turn simple clothing (cough-T-shirts-cough) into work appropriate clothing. Anything looks fancy and stylish with a statement necklace.
However, statement necklaces tend to be pricey. At least, the ones I like are. So, I turned to that simple childhood past time of paper beading to fill my need. After all, libraries routinely weed beautiful books that have a few severely damaged pages, but the rest are fine. And the cool thing is that I get compliments all the time. I have one necklace that I get no less than 3 compliments a day when I wear it. It’s made out of paper beads covered with a set of flowered cancelled stamps.
People are always asking me why I don’t sell my designs on Etsy. So, I did. I opened my own Etsy store called Plucky Cricket Designs. If you are interested, there’s a Mother’s Day sale going on now. You can get 10% off with the coupon code BEADED1.
I don’t have any intention of turning this blog into an advertisement for my shop, so don’t worry about that. I just wanted to let you all know.