Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Kid's craft gone crazy

I told you I was going to look around and see what creative things from my pre-blog days I could show you. But then things got a little busy around here last week, so I owe you pictures from that jumble of beads I teased you with.

Unfortunately, it doesn't photograph quite to the level it is in person, but I think you'll get the idea.


I made this 6 years ago. I have a slight tendency to get a little obsessed at times. This was one of those times. :)


Each bead is made from a triangle piece of a National Geographic magazine page. Every waking moment for a solid month was spent making this crazy curtain!! The outcome is actually quite amazing for a bunch of rolled up pieces of paper. All the colors come together and give it a lot of depth and movement.


Right now it's hanging up at a gallery space we have at work and has received a lot of great responses. Makes me laugh just a little since it is based on a kid's craft!! I guess what separates it thought is the sheer volume of beads that were made!




I'd kind of like to make another one, but on a smaller scale and at much more leisurely pace!!
Hope you enjoy catching a glimpse into my insane creative process!!

xoxo Lori Danelle

This post is linked to Today's Creative Blog.


  1. oh my! It got me curious to know how long did your insane process take to come up wit something so grand!

  2. The curtain is roughly 5'x6' and took me a month. However, it was a month while I as still in school and for some insane reason, had no job. So I made beads. Every waking moment was spent making beads. I really wish I was kidding!!!

    I mentioned obsessed, right?

  3. W-O-W. That's awesome!

    Hi there! I found you via another blog on my reader and I'm so happy to find another Nashville blogger! Are you going to blogHer this year? I'm going for the first time. I also love to make things and have a 2 1/2 year old. Let's chat! :)


  4. So cool! What kind of hooks did you use, though? I think this would be a cool project to make garland for a Christmas tree... I might have to give it a try.

  5. . . . I made the hooks too. . .

    I used a coil of wire, cut it into the proper length and then bent one end into a loop. After placing the finished bead on it, I bent the other end into a loose loop that could be connected to another wire and then closed fully.


I'm so glad that you've stopped by this blog & I LOVE hearing your feedback and questions — however, as this blog is no longer active I may not see it!! But no worries! I've moved all content from this blog to my new website and would appreciate it if you visited me over there: Lori


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