It was 2011 New Year’s Eve. As I was looking for inspiration on the net, I came across this fantastic idea of paper beads. I couldn’t believe they can be so beautiful… And what a strange and good idea to make beads, jewelries out of things that so far I was throwing away like useless things. Right away I began to cut a 24Fun magazine and made my first tormented but colorful paper beads. I was so excited and continued to feverishly twist and paste until morning. To me, the fireworks had no fantasy compared to the paper beads. So I spent my New Year’s Eve playing with paper. And that’s how I stepped into this year, with glue on my fingers and colors in my eyes 🙂
Then I found out that paper beads saved African women in Uganda from poverty, that there are a lot of people doing this, that there are a lot of varieties of beads that can be achieved, infinite jewelry designs… a lot of interesting things to be explored and discovered.
Here are my first shy paper works: