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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

WOYWW #215

7/16/13

WOYWW # 215

YEAH!!!! It's another week of a meeting of crafty minds over at Julia's place. Another week of visiting very talented, very inspirational woman. Fun tidbit...This is my 100th post!!! And I broke 10,000 visits today. WOO HOO!!! Now if only there were enough hours in a day to visit every single desk. I want to thank everyone who stopped by my desk, and took time to comment, each and everyone makes me smile. :D  

So this week I have been working on my paper bead stock. I made various paper beads, I even tried my hand at saucer beads. They are really cool looking. I also made some beads out of tissue paper. I actually love paper beads, but boy are they time consuming. Tracing them out, cutting them, rolling them. My favorite are my tissue paper beads, but they are very messy to make. Tissue paper and glue… not a great combo. But here are a few:

My Scrap pile
I take little leftover pieces and twist them into tight little ropes

The final beads

Here I combined 2 pieces for a different look
I take long strips and start wrapping them around a toothpick adding glue as I go, forming them into balls, I then add the tissue ropes around the balls using lots of glue to adhere them. They sure are pretty, but a messy pain to make.

I also made lots of paper beads. I took all the thin scraps left over paper after cutting out the strips for the beads and decided to glue them to a piece of paper with gel medium, and I am using it for collage, I cut out some flowers and a heart. You can see them on my doodled page in my graph paper Moleskine. I love this Moleskine for practicing doodles and Zentagles*. 
To the right are the bead strips, the middle are scraps, and then my new collage sheet

Flowers & a Heart for collage

My Doodle page, to the right is my box of pens and pencils

Saucer Beads

The side of my saucer beads

My paper beads
Well I hope you enjoyed your visit. I know you all have lots of desks to visit, but I have one last thing to leave you with. A poem I wrote, I hope you like it. And if you haven't linked here from WOYWW, please click here, and join in on the fun. (((HUGS))))
Kim
                                                   THE ARTIST WITHIN
As I sit and try
to find the artist within,
I have no idea
where to start or how to begin,
As I ponder on how I am to be,
I feel at a loss
For this doesn't feel like me,
My desire to create, draw, and paint
is more powerful than one can believe,
I am working hard
tearing down walls,
Digging deep for the emotion to create,
As I sit and try
to find the Artist deep within,
Raw,naked, ready to go
to start, and to begin,
No longer left to ponder,
Who is this artist within.    -Kim Hogan

49 comments:

  1. Lovely paper beads! I have made the normal ones like you have at the bottom, but the saucer ones are fab... will have to figure out how you make those! Annette #8

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  2. I love your tissue beads and your saucer beads. They are truly incredible. I've made lots of paper beads, but never either of those. The do sort of look messy, but messy can be fun, too. And I love what you did with the scraps. Your collage is amazing.

    Happy WOYWW from #2.

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  3. What a fab way to make beads, another thing to add to me 'must try' list!!
    Happy Crafting!

    Happy WOYWW!
    ((Lyn)) #11

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  4. Well I learned something new--I am not at all familiar with paper beads. So pretty! Thanks for the visit too. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #6

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  5. Very pretty beads, and I know how time consuming they are! Love the poem
    Krisha #5

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  6. I'm loving your paper beads. The colors are stunning. Happy crafting #13

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  7. Kimberly, the black tray that holds my inkpads is by Recollections. I purchased it from Michael's on clearance.

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  8. Wow, I don't know if I would have the patience for that. But they look cool. So does your collage journal piece. Brigita #25

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  9. Oh my, great beads, very fiddly but worth it. Love your poem, Kim

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  10. Ooooh, Kimberly, I like those beads with the little twisties on them, so pretty! Have you tried melting clear embossing powder on any of your beads?

    :)trisha
    #27ish this week
    with mail art


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  11. How lovely the beads are , happy woyww Jill #29

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  12. Kim I can totally relate to your wonderful poem I often feel this way about my own art journey. The variety of paper beads you have created looks fabulous. I haven't made paper beads for many a year so I would love to see how you put them to use. Danie #34

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  13. Oh Kim how clever those beads are! Happy WOYWW, thanks for sharing, Shaz in Oz.x #30

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  14. Those beads are fantastic, I love the saucer beads. Your doodle page is so bright and gorgeous.
    Have a great week.
    Von #31

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  15. Great poem :-) LUV your beads too... my friend was wearing a necklace of paper beads the other day... Awesome. I don't have the patience to sit and do those though :-D LoL

    Happy WOYWW

    IKE x # 33

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  16. I love all your bead designs! I'd seen the basic one that you make with the long narrow triangular shape, but you have a lot better one in your collection. I also thorough enjoyed reading your beautiful poem. You're a good writer. Blessings!

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  17. I so love your poem and your beads are fantastic. I have really enjoyed your post this week, congratulations on your blogging achievements.

    Happy WOYWW Eliza 26

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  18. Great paper beads, and well done on your blog milestones!!
    Have a great day. Helen, 19

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  19. I love those paper beads! Wow the inspiration that WOYWW provides! I learned how to do the ones that are long triangles at a class, but all your others are a revelation! I really want to give them a go! I love your poem, I really empathize with all you say there. Well done on your blog milestones too! Julie Ann #45

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  20. Please can we have a tutorial on the saucer beads - I have never seen them before but they look fabulous!Love all of your paper beads, do you varnish them before stringing them. You have just given me yet another project I want to do. Thanks for visiting me earlier - Hugs, Neet 14 xx
    Take care - insomnia - ugh!

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  21. I really like your beads! I didn't know you could make them like that. I also like your doodles and art journal bits and pieces I see. Very colorful :) Uniflame - 63

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  22. so busy, busy!! how can you be so productive in just one week??
    and thanks for your very lovely comment :)
    have a happy WOYWW!!
    no.40

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  23. Paper beads - well done! I made some for my city and guilds some years back - and YES - they are messy and time consuming - BUT great fun!! Fabulous examples.
    Have a great week.
    Margaret #48

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  24. Hi Kimberly
    wow oh wow those paper beads are stunning I am in love with them you are so talented.
    How wonderful to make the beads yourself and then a piece of jewellery from them total one offs, stunning
    Have a great day today and enjoy the rest of your week
    Ria #75

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  25. Hi Kim, you must have a lot of patience to make those paper beads ... however, the effort is worth it, they are lovely. And how talented are you, writing poetry too ... I've never been able to master the art though I wish I could. Hope you have an enjoyable day. Elizabeth x #47

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  26. love the poem, those beads are fab, Ive made paper beads but not small ovals like you have, will try it out, thanks for the snoop

    Happy WOYWW
    Jay NO.65

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  27. Hi Kim, Thanks for your visit :-D
    The baby oil is used to blend my Prismacolour pencils :-D LoL

    Hugz

    IKE xxxxxxxxxxxx

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  28. Oh Kim, your beads are just gorgeous, I love the tissue ones :-) . I am way behind the ICAD challenge, but honestly I don´t care. I always make a few at a time and then I must make something else.
    Thank you for your visit and leaving a kind comment
    Cheers
    Gabriele 23

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  29. Hey Kim...I live about 25 minutes south of the airport. The competitive Irish dance..wow, sounds cool. The traffic IS horrible but I usually tend to avoid living on the south side. Leaving CA I didn't want all that hassle anymore. LOL. Maybe next time you head this way let me know. :-)
    Brigita #25

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  30. Thank you for stopping by my blog and for the kind comments.

    Wow, there's so much texture on your beads. The saucer ones are especially cool.

    Happy creating and happy woyww,

    Sandy #28

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  31. Kim, thanks for swinging by my blog...you are right, my Hubby has not let me forget that HE is the reason I won..sigh! Great idea re: the bunting..maybe you should email me your address and I'll make you a card out of the bunting :) Love the saucer beads, they are fantastic, I can see me wearing those as earrings!! Happy WOYWW Cx #36

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  32. Kimberly, to answer your questions--when I made the paper beads with embossing powder, I made the rolled type like in your last picture. Then I rolled the bead around on the embossing ink pad--I used VersaMark, but any clear embossing ink would be fine. Next I rolled them in embossing powder--I used clear UTEE first, but there really isn't any reason why you couldn't use any type of clear embossing powder. Then I put them back on the bamboo skewer to melt the powder, so the holes wouldn't get blocked. Afterwards, I added some spots of metallic embossing powders, too. It's a neat effect, and really easy. Some of them actually ended up looking like blown glass.

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  33. Amazing patience and attention to detail with those beads! I like your poem, too. The WOYWW crew is the perfect group to share it with. Happy week! ~ Laura #101

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  34. Lovely beads, I've never seen the saucer ones before and I'd love to have a go now:)

    Happy WOYWW Susi#73

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  35. Thanks for popping by. Hard boiled sweets are called hard candy in America. They are made by boiling flavoured sugar until molten, then cooled and cut into drops or rounds. It looks like a messy business but I'm keen to give them a go! Your beads look great. An inspired choice to decorate them with tissue strands too. I enjoyed the poem. Hope to see you around again! Lucy #67 x

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  36. Hi Kimberley
    I love making paper beads too. great idea to add the tissue might try that next time I make some. I haven't see the saucer beads like that before they look great ... very ethnic
    did you write the poem it is very good and made me smile I think it is true for a lot of us
    have a good week
    janet #41

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  37. Your paper beads are amazing. I've always been put off by the normal ones because I'm not mad on the shape or how they look, but I've never seen beads like yours before! The tissue ones look really organic, and I love the saucer ones. So different. When I see what you do with narrow strips of scrap paper, it makes me ashamed to think of how many I've thrown away thinking they were no use! Beautiful.

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #116

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  38. Congrats on your blog stats! Well done you :-) it's well deserved because your posts are very entertaining!
    I love all your beads...are the paper ones tricky to make?
    Hugs, LLJ 46 xx

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  39. Great beads - they do look very tricky and time consuming though, but worth it!
    Bernice #7

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  40. That was a fun visit today, Kim! Congratulations on your statistics and keep up the good work!! Your bead process and the final products are so pretty and very interesting!!

    Thanks for coming by to visit me! Happy WOYWW and have a wonderful week! Darnell #20

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  41. OOh, well done on your blog figures, 100 posts is a lot. love your patience over beads, they are really lovely. and look, your poem is amazing..real revelation, thanks for sharing.

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  42. Thank you for visiting me already
    I love what you did with the paper where you twisted it and then it went round the bead that looks really really good
    Jackie 39

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  43. Those beads are fab, and so many types. I've seen (and made) the rolled tube ones, but I really like the twisted stand ones. Very cool :)

    Happy (late) WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (35)

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  44. Hi, Kimberley, back again! You may well get your heart's desire to go on a mission trip one of these days - Father God will let you know when the time is right. My own girls started going when they were in their teens - boy, what an anxious time for Mum here, as they sped off around the globe! But, yes, what an experience!
    Thanks for your visit and comments - the big shot isn't mine - it belongs to Mrs D, she just loaned it to me. I can't afford one, either.
    Margaret #48

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  45. Paper beads how fun! Hello from a fellow homeschooler :)
    Jean 9

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  46. Thanks for your nice reply, Kim, and for the info about making up the scraps into a project. Such a great idea! We were over at the new house again today and some more progress has been made - not so much on my ARTHaven but lots in the kitchen! It's all very exciting, and I'm enjoying the whole process.

    Shoshi #116

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  47. Very kewl beads I've never seen the saucer ones before and I like them so much fun they look like and I'll have to try them one day hugs Nikki #32

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  48. Your beads anr so much nicer than mine, love the saucers! I'm wishing you a very happy and very late WOYWW! Lindsay #100

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  49. Wow! These are great! I was just looking for a livelihood for mothers of streetchildren. This looks like just the thing! Hope you don't mind if I borrow the idea. Have not seen saucer beads before actually. Hugs, patsy

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