This is a story about the generosity of our blogger friends!
I’ve never met Julie who lives in Florida, in person, but I know I will like her if I ever do!
We share a common love of gardening…..she, however, can grow things year around! I live in Oregon where you can NOT grow things year around (I’m jealous)! She, also, does crafts with paper, has some really cute grandchildren and makes really cool beads!
Recently, Julie mentioned on her blog A Succulent Life that she makes paper beads. I wondered if she sold them. So, I e-mailed her and asked….no, she doesn’t sell them but she would send me some! And, she did….you can see them in the photo above. I have a vague idea how these are made but I don’t know the particulars…I know I LOVE them.
Julie was curious about how I was going to use them….I just got them a few days ago, but here are a couple ways I’ve been inspired to use them.
Today I made this flower, to decorate a package, with a mix of Julie’s paper beads, along with glass and wood beads.
I am really liken’ these beads and I want to incorporate them in some collage soon! On the other hand, I’m fighting off the urge to hoard them and just keep these “pretties” for myself!
Thank you so much, Julie for your generosity and for the beads and for the renewed inspiration. You made my Christmas a little brighter.