The gas I use to fuel my torch, however, does not like the cold and it's quite chilly out on the enclosed back porch in the winter. In years past I have hauled everything upstairs to the spare room but the task just feels too daunting this year. That means - no bead making for at least 4 months. Yikes!!!
What to do, what to do?
I was noodling around the internet last month and stumbled upon paper bead making. Eureka!!! It was not an unknown entity; I'd actually considered it some years ago but for some reason, this time around - it felt right.
Here's what I've done so far.
|Maps are really fun to work with. This is the subway system for New York City.|
|I colored this plain white paper with permanent marker|
|More colored marker beads|
I am really enjoying this new-to-me craft. It will be easily portable which will come in handy when we go south in March.
I'm already jonesin' for that big-ass package of colored markers. I need more color options!