Thanks, everybody! I appreciate the comments!
these are really cool! i think the second picture (first necklace) is my favorite - i love the "recycled paper" look
do you mod podge the beads to keep them together/make them waterproof?
Yep! I saved one of the brownish/orangish ones to really test just how "water-repellent" mod podge can be, since all the listings I've seen of paper beads suggest it's probably not water-proof
Oh, nice! I should do this to the loads and loads of nonsense newsletters we get sneakily handed to us from the side while we're working
The orange ones really look like clay
Heh, yeah, I started making these because suddenly I was being sent all these catalogs even though I bought ONE thing from the Pyramid Collection! And then my friend started giving me these random Entertainment Weeklys she keeps being sent even though she canceled the subscription
these are cool and I personally love the black and white ones. So that tells you everyone is attracted to something different.
That said, my friends who are making $ selling their jewelry say shows are tough since the economy turned. Doing shows you learn where you fit and where the sales are highest. It's trial and error in my experience for us crafty folk. Good luck at you next sale!
Thanks--my table partner is doing a three-day show with our stuff this weekend and everyone there said that tomorrow is THE day, so hopefully it'll go well.