Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Spinning Top Paper Beads
My poor son has had strep throat this week. It's been very low key around our house! I think the antibiotics are finally kicking in, and he's finally making a recovery.
In the meantime, I'm having fun playing with this new bead shape I... discovered? invented? They make me think of a child's spinning top toy. I've made them in two different sizes, as you can see, but I think I prefer the longer ones. I made these by first rolling a traditional paper bead, all the way to a point, then rolling a second, thinner strip around the middle. It's kind of a challenge to get the second strip to stay centered, but I think it's worth it. They're fun, unique little beads.
I've also been playing with painting my own paper, as I talked about in the last post. Some of that is coming out really well--I love it! I don't have pictures yet, but I'll put some up when I have them.
I love the way being creative means there's never a lack of new things to try!