Monthly Archives: April 2012

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Google Animation for April 24, 2012

Very often Google has fun home pages when you go to  Today is no different.  It is particularly creative…..almost as creative as Gideon Sundback.  In case you don’t know who that is, (I didn’t) simply go to Google.

Wow! to their creativity,

Janet (janettalk)

The Washington Post has an interesting article about this doodle and their top ten Google animations.  If you have time, give it a read and look at the animations.  I hope it makes you smile.  One more thing: keep your sound on. 😉

Earth Day – What We See

Today is Earth Day.  There are a thousand different definitions so I choose to post something different. (I’m such a rebel……)     😉

 On this post I am turning Earth Day to From the Earth Day.

No matter where anyone lives, what do we all see when we look out of our windows at night?  The Moon!

Thank you NASA.  [If I set this up correctly, you can click on “NASA” and get to their site.]  It is a wonderful place to find  great pictures and information.

Janet (janettalk)

Wrap and Roll – Paper Bead Tools

Okay.  You decide to make paper beads.  What tool do you use after the paper is cut?  The size of the canal through the paper bead is decided at this point.  There are a variety of options, but below is a list of more common objects.

Small Dowel
Chop Stick
Orange Stick
Q-Tip with cotton cut off
Drinking Straw
Tools available for purchase, made specifically for this purpose

I have used toothpicks, Q-tip sticks and straws.  The straw, obviously makes a larger canal through the bead in case it needs, for example, to go over a clasp.

Last night was the first time I used a Q-tip stick. (below)  For me, the stick felt too short to easily roll the paper.  However, I would use it again.

As you see below, the paper rolled on a straw fit this necklace beautifully. This bead rolled on a toothpick would not have made it past the clasp on this necklace.
Think about how you plan to use the bead before you begin.
P.S. Isn’t this a wearable, fun pendant for summer even if I do say so myself!

For me it is preferable to repurpose an object rather than buy something new. After all, the paper is definitely repurposed.  Why change the theme?

Wrap and Roll Those Paper Beads!

Think Creatively,
Janet (janettalk)

Spring Brings Beauty with These Roses

Happy Easter!  No paper beads today because spring is in full bloom.

I wish I could say these roses were in my backyard, but Not!  I took the pictures at a local university.  The cascading roses are a soft yellow.  Beautiful!

Couldn’t you see yourself seating on this bench on a warm spring day? ….glass of iced tea….good book….

I hope you enjoyed this quick mental break.

Janet (janettalk)