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Gilly

Crafter, tutor, tool-maker. writer, blogger and photographer living on the edge of the UK opposite Rotterdam.

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How To Make Presents With Paper

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How to make presents with paper is a question many crafters ponder.

And with the current world situation, it’s never been more relevant.

We are seeing shortages of many goods, and being warned of worse to come.

Every day we are being warned that holidays, such as Christmas, are under threat.

Why? Because we don’t need to spend money on more ‘stuff’ to show people we care.

Do we really need lavish presents? I don’t think so.

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Tyvek Crafts

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Tyvek crafts. Really? Yes! Tyvek is not only for making mailing envelopes or house wrapping material.

As most seasoned crafters will know, we made Tyvek our own a long time ago.

And why not? Tyvek is one of the most versatile craft materials I have in my craft arsenal.

It acts like paper but it’s tough, tear resistant and water resistant – what’s not to love!

I show you how to make these beautiful beads made from hand painted Tyvek sheets
More Tyvek beads from hand painted sheets
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How To Make Round Paper Beads

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How to make round paper beads – my secrets revealed.

how to make round paper beads

How to make round paper beads – yes, I have addressed this paper beading mystery before – click here to see.

But I have returned to address it again because I know so many people have this issue.

We are all familiar with the traditional tapered paper beads that Victorian ladies made.

But for many people, that elusive rounder shape isn’t so easy.

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Paper Jewelry Making

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Paper jewelry making is a very popular craft and it’s a relatively inexpensive hobby.

In all the years I have been teaching paper jewelry making, I have used many different resources.

I have used everything from magazine pages to scraps of wallpaper to my own printed designs.

You can see some of my previous paper jewelry making posts here:-

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