I've been making more spirals lately, AND using up some of the other craft bits & pieces I have laying around, namely colored wire and beads!
The beads I've picked up over the years here and there...I have a big weakness for anything shiny, especially freakin' beads.
I'm like a damned magpie. The colored wire I got at a yard sale a few
years back with the intention of making jewelry...and discovered when I
got it home and went to try it, that it was too thin & flimsy for
that. So it's been in my gigantic Rubbermaid tub o' craft crap since,
biding it's time until it can be used.
So here are a few of the
beaded, wired spirals! Yay for actually following through on one of the
oft-cried-out Crafter's Mantras (come on, sing along, you all know this one): I know I Can Use This Someday, Somewhere!
of these are a mixture of origami paper, scrapbook paper and recycled
gift wrap, the large one is made from 3 inch paper, the rest 2 inch
All origami paper: Yuzen Washi Chiyogami, a fabric-y type with gold accents.
A pearlized origami paper on the left, glow-in-the-dark on the upper right, harmony varigated origami paper on the lower right:
All of these are a mixture of origami/non-origami papers:
metallic cord loops are so they can be hung. I've made a few more
since these pictures were taken, I'm concentrating on Christmas-y papers
& quotes since all will be left in public for random strangers to
find as part of my ongoing 'Found Origami' project.