Bought these at dollar tree for $1 a piece. Got a silver permanent marker for $.94. Doodled on the plates, then baked them for 30 minutes at 150 to make the designs permanent. Now I have a cute plate set for only $4.94 :) DOING THIS!
Doodle Earrings (Jewelry Charms) by Recycling #6 plastic (Make your own shrinky dinks!)
I love making paper beads for use on my art dolls and for jewelry. I found that zig zag blade on my paper cutter makes beads that look wonderful. The colorful ones are like diminutive mosaics, while the monochrome make me think of snakeskin. Using glue stick gives a soft, squishy bead, but using a combination of archival paste and glue stick just for the tips gives a solid bead reminiscent of paper mache. It's addictive - and a fantastic way of using all those junk mail catalogs.