I had recently teased my friend Joyce, a former Girl Scout leader, about the fact that she had never made paper beads with her troop - it was one of my favorite recycling crafts ever. So, when she came over this afternoon, I was cutting Seventeen magazine into strips and had glue and toothpicks out, and we rolled and rolled and rolled. After a few hours, she asked, "Are we going to do anything with these beads?"
I went into my dungeon (my craft supplies are in the basement) and grabbed some wire, beads, and toggles, and we set to making jewelry with our new paper beads. Joyce found some pink disk beads made from seashells that I had in my stash, and made a necklace, bracelet, earrings, and two sandwiches for our lunch in the time it took me to compose my little necklace here.