Monday, November 27, 2017

VERSO Studio Handmade Paper Jewelry - International Giveaway

 Congratulations to thefemalelion, giveaway winner!

How pretty are these cherry blossom hoop earrings by Melanie Brauner of VERSO Jewelry?! Each piece she creates is intricate and unusual... the translucent paper that Melanie makes by hand has the look of stained glass. In fact, she was recently video-interviewed by the folks at Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle where her work is a perfect fit for the museum's gift shop.

Cherry Blossom Hoop Paper Earrings by VERSO Jewelry

Monday, November 20, 2017

DIY Christmas Card: Dimensional Bead Wreath with Quilled Holly Berries

Here's an idea for a unique Christmas card that the recipient just might decide to frame as a holiday decoration. That sounds like a fine idea to me as then it can be enjoyed for years to come. The triangular corners are reminiscent of a retro photo album. A batch can be made in stages, assembly line-style, and perhaps you have quite a few of the supplies already on hand.

Dimensional Bead Wreath with Quilled Holly Berries Christmas Card

Monday, November 13, 2017

Two Paper Art Shows: The Nature of Money and Paper Heroes

Longtime readers will remember that each year about this time we have the opportunity to admire a new paper sculpture collection by Seattle artist Patty Grazini. Flowers, birds, butterflies and insects figure into the remarkable pieces that she meticulously crafts with much thought and skillful precision.

Paper Money Bird Sculpture
 Living with Nature (detail - head) 
overall height 10 inches

Monday, November 6, 2017

Where to Find the Best Paper Craft Kits and Printables for the Holidays

This time of year brings out the crafter in me... you too? I enjoy the busy-ness of projects that are useful as holiday decorations or gifts. And so I've rounded up eight creatives who make it easy for us to get started on festive fun by providing patterns and supplies in kit form, as well as instant printable downloads.

Quilled Paper Ornament Kit

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