I'm doing lots of stressing in my space this week. I applied yesterday for my tax ID number, and am working at putting together an Etsy shop. It feels like there's an undoable amount to accomplish---writing item descriptions, taking decent photos, figuring out packaging, making a banner...and yeah, making stuff.
I've been playing around with a few ideas for days, and I was happy to give them a go today.
I mod-podged a wooden bead. With an ancient dictionary, no less.
And check out these beads made from upcycled security envelopes:
My little assistant "helped" me with these...she waited till I'd painstakingly sliced all of the envelopes into bead-sized strips, then used her extensive glue-stick skills (and a stack of my bead-strips) to create this fabulous collage.
I guess I'm grateful she hasn't borrowed the blowtorch.