Wednesday, 8 July 2015


Morning everyone, welcome to my crafty adventures which today is focused on an amazing weekend in Hebden Bridge. The Arts Festival ran from Thursday to Sunday. I saw saw some amazing art, and met some incredibly talented Artists. One in Particular Caroline Reed, whose art is really moving. 

The piece I'm going to show is disturbing, but very real. Caroline exhibits in London.

Thanks Caroline for allowing me to share this picture. Connect with Caroline on Facebook.

One of the other Genre's I was interested in was mixed media jewellery and I saw some amazing pieces and inspired me to make something myself which you can see below.

First though I have a blog give away. 

I'd like to see something you created yourself from scratch that you can wear in some way. It could be beads, or a broach, hair ornament or anything you fancy, as long as you can wear it. On my previous post you can see some scarfs I decorated. Only rules is it must be something you can wear and you have to created it. I will close the link at the end of the month so you have plenty of time.

Now the prize is a Dina Wakley stamp set. Somehow I ended up with two!

So to recap
Create something you can wear
Link it at the bottom of the page
Leave me a comment so I know you have entered.

I had a go at making some paper beads, nothing perfect about them as I didn't take my time to measure the paper to ensure they were all the same size.  (I was away for the weekend afterall)

As you will see I did string them, but will probably unstring and then use them in my art. However they do give an idea of what creations can be made.

I used some old gelly prints which I didn't like but kept thinking I might find a use. No steps but basically cut the paper into small thin triangles and starting from the big edge rolled them round a thin paint brush. Once they were finished I coated each one with Sparkle Modge Podge.

Here are a few photos.

Here are a few things I learnt in this process.

Add some colour to the edges of the backside to prevent this, see the White inside.

Cut the paper all the same some size, so your beads are the same size.

Use the same thickness of paper 

You could also use plain paper and paint them, the possibilities are endless. 

Well that's it for now see you all soon, have a good day

Big hugs Debs xxx



  1. What a lovely idea to use the gelli plate in this way! I love making paper beads, but I've always used magazine pages! I would really like to join in this challenge, Debs. I'll try to come back and link up soon, if I can. xx

  2. Love the beads Debs, looks like it was very relaxing doing them too. Yes that art is disturbing but art should be thought provoking too shouldn't it. Hah, doubling up on crafty supplies....I know a lovely lady that does that a lot.....
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

  3. What stunning beads Donna and love what you made with them. Such gorgeous colours and fabulous use of Gelli prints.
    Fliss xx


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