Ohio neighbor, Nancy Nearing, traveled to Vancouver to visit her daughter and to meet up with Joan Tayler who has a thriving polymer business at the Granville Island Public Market (and on Etsy).
Joan sent PCD readers a super new idea for small art to trade and collect. If inchies and totems and bowls have lost their swap thrill in your group, consider her new method.
She recommends baking beads directly on short lengths of ball chain (1 1/2″ or so). Sandwich the chain between two slices of cane or devise your own style. Join the individual pieces together with connectors and make them into necklaces, bracelets, keychains, whatever.
Joan made all these beads on this sample. Beads coming from far and wide might look very different.
Once your group agrees on a color and size of ball chain, you have an easy swap. Brilliant, eh? Thanks, Joan and Nancy!
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