I will get back to beading and metal work, but every now and then I need to step back from it all and delve into something totally new. In this case, I’ve wandered off into working with paper collage, creating tiny one-of-a-kind boxes, pillow envelopes, bags, and notecards and adding stamped and cut-out embellishment to each. I’m really having fun making these and am finding they are coming in very handy for holiday gift giving! Thus far, they have been very well received! Changing direction periodically and working with a different art form is beneficial because I feel refreshed and ready to return to beading and metal work anew! In the past three weeks I have been making so many little treasure boxes and bags that I’ve decided to list several collections of these in my Etsy shop…just in time for the holidays!