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PaperBeadLady

Louisa C. Kim

History

I first started making paper bead jewelry in 1993. One day, by chance, I came upon a little known craft of paper bead making.  I had previously been making jewelry with conventional beads and was excited by the possibility of using beads made of paper for my work.  However, I felt that unless I made the paper beads more durable, I knew that they would suffer the fate that most paper jewelry would befall, death by disintegration.  So I proceeded to experiment with what would eventually turn out to be one of the most exciting as well as challenging endeavors of my life.  After trying for many months and trying out many dozens of different kinds of varnishes and paper, I finally achieved my goal.  I have created a process of making paper beads that are hard, durable, and waterproof.  My paper beads look like stone, glass, wood, or shell; anything but paper.   I have overcome many difficulties and developed many different kinds of techniques of making my paper beads.

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May 28/29/30 Memorial weekend at Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Crafts Fair, Ulster County Fairgrounds, New Paltz, NY

 

I will not be exibiting this year at One Hundred American Craftsmen at the Kenan Center, 433 Locust St., Lockport, NY 14094 (716) 433-2617

 

September 3/4/5 Labor day weekend at Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Crafts Fair, Ulster County Fairgrounds, New Paltz, NY

 

September 10/11 Saturday/Sunday at Clothesline Festival in Rochester, NY Booth# 333

 

September 30, October 1/2 Friday thru Sunday at St. James Court Art Show in Louiseville, KY

 

November 3/4/5/6 Thursday thru Sunday in Christmas In The Country at Hamburg Fairgrounds, NY

I will be inside the Agricenter. I hope to see you there.

 

 

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