Sunday, March 3, 2019


 International Art & Soul, a challenge which has been put together to incorporate any type of craft, paper, wood, flowers, recycling, glass - the world is your oyster :).  Come on over an join us with you artwork :)

Challenge #53
Sequins and/or Beads

This fortnights challenge of Sequins and/or Beads has been chosen by CG.  Oh boy, I found this challenge pretty hard until I got off the idea of making a card lol.  I gave all my sequins away a couple of years ago as I don't use them but I have a ton and a half of beads which I have collected on my travels and from charity shops etc. At the moment I am trying to make flat cards that just slide into an envelope and don't have any bulges as I am pretty mean and hate paying the ridiculous postage here in the UK for anything that does not fit through a small slot in the cardboard testing thing the post office use.  Thankfully I remembered I had a couple of dreamcatcher kits that I bought ages ago so decided to make them up.  The brown one on the right was made using only the pieces that came in the kit but for the one on the left I changed the design a bit, added my own feathers and central hanging bit with a lovely big brushed silver bead and some smaller beads in pink.  The string on the pink one was coloured with Promarkers and instead of have the beads in a symmetrical layout I just them them fall in almost as they pleased. 

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  1. A lovely idea and they look great. I'm the same with cards, nothing too bulky. I always post first class and think that anything bulky might make them a little tempting, if you know what I mean. Hazel x

  2. Oh wow! These Dreamcatcher's are gorgeous ! What a clever idea .



  3. These dreamcatchers are just beautiful Jane.

  4. Two really beautiful Dreamcatchers Jane. Like you the majority of my cards tend to be flat these day. Postage is bad enough at the best of times - and it is about to go up again!!! Hugs Christine x


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