Who doesn’t love making arts & crafts? It’s fun for children and adults too! A group of students from the University of North Georgia came to San Pedro to conduct a workshop on how to make jewelry from paper beads. The group consisted of Mrs. Kathy Simmons, Lisseth Keaton, Kristin Xiong, Khanh Tran and Sally Tang.
Students from the University of North Georgia have been conducting paper beads workshops since 2007 in Nicaragua and decided to share this art to the community of San Pedro for the first time ever. Workshops were conducted at San Pedro High School and Holy Cross Anglican School.
Khanh Tran, Kristin Xiong, Sally Tang, Mrs. Kelly Simmons and Lisseth Keaton
Participants were taught to measure, cut, roll and glaze beautiful beads out of recycled paper. They were even given a short introduction in marketing so that they can have their own business of selling beautiful paper bead jewelry.
You can make your unique designs and then create stunning jewelry — or just place the beads in a glass container for a lovely centerpiece. These colorful Cheery Day paper beads are bright and fun and are guaranteed to brighten your day. You can make paper beads in your school’s colors or your favorite team’s colors. Make some beads for holiday arts and crafts projects.
Walmart was the grand sponsor for the group and they are looking forward in coming back to island and have more workshops at more schools and for the entire community.
* Glue (such as Mod podge or Elmers white glue)
* Bead roller (Metal dowels make great rollers. A drinking straw or toothpick can also work.)
* White sheet of paper (magazines, newspapers, tissue paper, old books, catalogs, maps, used coloring books, old calendars, wall paper, etc)
*Markers – Sharpies markers are great because they are bright and not water soluble so they won’t run when you glue them. You can experiment with using other types of markers, but you may want to first check to see if that marker’s colors will run when exposed to the water in the glue.