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Make This Gift: Colored Pencil Jewelry

DIY Colored Pencil Jewelry / image credit: Kate Lilley

Put on your crafty hats, it’s time to get busy! Whether as a back-to-school gift for teachers, a thank you gift for artsy friends, or a birthday gift for your niece, this colorful pencil jewelry is your ticket to being the coolest gift giver in town. Not wild about super bright colors? Consider using muted tones or soft greys and whites. There’s something for everyone here, folks.

Kate from Mini Eco has kindly offered full tutorials for making your own basic pencil beads (for necklaces or bracelets), as well as pointy beads, and even brooches! Check out her guest post on Design Mom to start crafting your own colored pencil jewelry!


q&a: with Chad Doane of Doane Paper

Doane Paper Interview

A simple thought—combine ruled lined paper with grid paper. Clever!

That was the idea Chad Doane had back in 2005. We’d come across it then, downloaded the pdf (the only version available at the time) and waited anxiously for a notepad of the same design.

Five years later and the Doane Paper line has grown into an impressive collection of pads, journals and notebooks that make writing and sketching on the same piece of paper a breeze.

We wanted to hear the whole story. Here he tells us how Doane Paper started and about the new products just launched this month.

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