Wednesday I headed out to the East Branch Library to take a paper bead making class. This class was taught by crafty Ronda Haley. I had met Ronda at Joann’s several weeks ago while waiting to speak to someone in framing. She walked up to me and asked if I was Lynda with a blog! We talked for quite some time and then I saw her again when I attended the Small Book Making class.
I’ve made paper beads before, but I love learning how others craft. Ronda is not only a crafty gal, she also plays and will be teaching at the library about the musical instrument she loves – the dolcemer! What a talented woman. I’ve encouraged her to blog so she could share and inspire all of us with her craftiness.
Ronda was so organized. She started the class with a video she had created. After the video, we made several beads with strips from glossy ads out of the local newspaper. Since time was limited, we didn’t seal those beads. Instead we picked from the 500 beads she made just for this class and string made from cutup t-shirts to complete our necklace to take home.
I had never heard of using cutup t-shirts to string the beads which I found really interesting. I’ll be cutting up an old t-shirt for sure.
I love this recycled craft and such a fun class. If you live in the Evansville Indiana area, check out the East Branch Library classes. Teresa has done a great job of bringing together talented people to teach and the classes are FREE! What a deal!
Thanks to Teresa for taking the pictures of Ronda and her stuff for my blog.