I thought I’d put up a few things that are available in my Etsy shop, PurpleDot Boutique. I took a bit of a break over Christmas but now that it’s spring I’m working on filling up my shop. (See PurpleDot Boutique on Etsy.)
Here are a few of my favorites!
Hand colored Newspaper Earrings
These earrings use rolled paper beads made from newspaper that has been colored with water colors. (You can see my tutorial on coloring newspaper here.) I think they go nicely with the wooden beads that I wrapped with copper wire. (View/Buy earrings on Etsy.)
Embroidered Paper and Sari Silk Necklace
This is a necklace I made from recycled sari silk, cotton cording, black glass beads, and bead embroidered handmade paper. The sari silk is woven in between Japanese braids. (View/Buy on Etsy)
Twisted Multistrand Paper Bead Necklace
I’ve been working on making twisted necklaces and finally figured out how to make twisted necklaces that don’t untwist. (I’m planning to make a tutorial for that and put it on this site.) Here is a multi-stranded twist necklace made from paper and glass beads that I have on Etsy. (Update: It was sold at a craft show, and is no longer available.)
Are you in Maryland? Here are the craft fairs where I will be selling jewelry.