Pretty heart necklace (a great gift for Mom!)

This aqua, green and orange hearts necklace is a customer favorite this spring – from the comments I’ve been getting, it’s because these are such “happy colors”. I think that’s a fine description 🙂

paper jewelry - aqua green and orange hearts necklace

Neutrals are fine, black and white can be jazzy and powerful, but sometimes rich, pretty, happy color is the way to go.

And (hint) this makes a fine Mother’s Day gift 🙂

Mother’s Day gifts – these kanji earrings say Mother

These pretty, patterned earrings are making a bit of a splash for me this spring – they say Haha, or Mother, in Japanese kanji:

Japanese kanji paper earrings that say Mother

Like all Paper Jewels they’re lightweight – so they’re comfy. I don’t know about you but that matters to me! Of course they can be special ordered in custom colors (and can be made smaller or larger) – though I do have to say, people have been very receptive to this blue zircon, green and golden combo.

And of course, Mother’s Day holiday is coming. Just sayin!

Do it yourself paper flowers

Paper flowers are just a beautiful – and inexpensive – fun decoration for your house. Aren’t these gorgeous?

Paper Dahlias - do it yourself paper craft

If you love dahlias you’ll have fun with this tutorial! I found the pic over on Pinterest and followed it to HGTV.com – it’s a video tutorial and I think you’ll find her directions easy and fun.

Think about it. Easy to do – inexpensive – and of course you can choose your colors, and patterns, and how big or small. This is what DIY is all about – to make it just the way you like it!

PS And hey, if you’re picking your paper anyway – why not grab a stack of old magazines? Great color and you can recycle *and* create great flowers. Just sayin!