Garland of Paper Beads & Other Findings


Saturday June 18
10:00 am – 3:30 pm (PDT) / 1:00 pm – 6:30 pm (Eastern)
(Lunch break: 12 Noon-1pm)
Live on Zoom
Non-Zoomer option available (View details below)

Spend a day creating something magical and creative. Join me in this one day fun workshop where you’ll get to blend handmade paper beads, drift wood, found objects and other findings into a beautiful handcrafted hanging garland. This artistically rich and tactile project will be the perfect addition to your art wall or creative space. Using your own Gelli plate prints (or painted papers), fabric scraps and craft cord you’ll create interesting and unique paper beads for your garland. Also included is a little hidden slot for affirmations, your favorite quote or secret messages. All art experience welcome. Adults 18+

Non-Zoomer option: If you are unable to make the live workshop or prefer not to appear on Zoom, not a problem. Instead you can do the workshop through the recording, which is emailed to all attendees at the end of the day. This recording will be available to re-watch up to 4 weeks after the workshop has ended. 

Materials You Will Need:

*Consider a color scheme when pulling materials together*

  • Gelli plate prints on 70 lb. or 80 lb. mixed media paper (Completed prior to class. We will be trimming prints down to 2 1/2 – 3″ x 5″ strips during class). If you don’t have Gelli prints, you can also use painted sheets of paper. Click here for a tutorial.
  • Pages with text or asian writing (optional)
  • Wood Dowel – 1/4” (0.635) diameter, length can be roughly 6″ long for easy handling when rolling paper beads.
  • Boba straws (or wide straw roughly 1/2” diameter) You will only need a few. Maybe go to your local Boba or smoothie shop and order a drink 😉
    If you are unable to find it in your country, this item is optional OR
     Use a 3/8″ (0.9525 cm) diameter x 6″ long dowel to create a larger paper bead. I will cover this during the workshop. (Optional)
  • 140 lb. watercolor paper (6 x 9 in.) You will only need two 2 1/2 x 3 in. pieces
  • 2 in. wide burlap ribbon (with wired edges) OR equivalent
  • Fiber materials (ie. fabric scraps, Sari ribbon, cheesecloth, batik scraps, etc.)
  • Twine, string, embroidery floss or craft cord
  • Handmade Papers (ie. Mulberry paper pack, washi paper, etc.)
  • Small driftwood or branches, twigs (3-3 1/2 in. long)
  • Tiny, thin branches, twigs or stems (optional)
  • Variety of found objects & findings (asian coins, small pebbles, buttons, etc)
  • Acrylic AND Watercolor paints (colors to work with your chosen color scheme)
  • Matte medium, decoupage or Mod Podge
  • Aleene’s Tacky Glue (optional)
  • Crafter’s Pick The Ultimate OR any fast drying strong glue
  • Waxed Paper OR non-stick surface to place under your garland
  • Black & white printout of a favorite photograph to fit on a 2 1/2 x 3 in. watercolor paper (OPTIONAL)
  • Paint brushes & cup of water
  • Scissors
  • Ruler, Straight edge or Triangle
  • Hairdryer


Please select Attend Live OR Non-Zoomer option below
before adding this workshop to your cart.


Online Workshop Cancellation & Refund Policy
This class is not confirmed unless a minimum of 5 attendees sign-up. A full refund is provided for cancellations made up to 5 days before online class begins. If cancellation is received after 5 days prior to the starting date, a $20 processing fee will be retained. Sorry no refunds once the class has begun. We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule a workshop/class if required. Should this happen, you would have the choice of a refund or transferred to a future workshop/class of your choice.

Non-Zoomer Option

Non-Zoomer Option
Feel uncomfortable taking a class on Zoom or just would prefer not to attend live?
No problem. I realize that the whole tech stuff can be overwhelming for many and can be. It’s more important to me that this class is available to everyone on different levels. You can comfortably attend the class Non-Zoomer Option to take this class.

Email Recordings: You don’t need to attend any of the Zoom classes LIVE, but instead you have the option to take the class by watching the recordings that will be emailed to you after each class has ended. You will receive all the same PDFs of lessons and instructions. You will also be able to email me with any questions about the project and techniques. Recordings will be available for viewing online for the duration of the class, plus a week after the last class has ended. 

“ I participated in Lisa’s Wabi Sabi class as a “Non-Zoomer” and for me it couldn’t have been more successful. I work from home in the company of two noisy dogs. Not a good prescription for a Zoom class. I found that participating as a Non-Zoomer, more than met my needs. I was able to enjoy each of the classes on my own time and at my own pace. Lisa’s communication skills in introducing the materials available to assemble our collages, and her demonstrations on how to apply the materials used, left no question unanswered. The Wabi Sabi class was very inspirational and it was Lisa’s teaching skills that made it such a success. Thank You! – Patricia


New to Zoom?

Getting Into the Classroom
A few hours before each class session on the day of, you will receive an email from me with the Zoom link along with a password to get in. In order to maintain security, each class session will have a new link/password sent out before class.

When you click on the link, you will automatically enter a waiting room. When I am notified you have arrived, I will let you into the room.

Make sure to use your real name (or something close to it) so that I can recognize you from the roster.

For security reasons, I will not allow anyone into the classroom I don’t recognize from the roster. So, if you have a different Zoom sign-in name, please make sure to let me know prior to the class beginning.

You can also watch the below video on how to join a meeting/classroom in Zoom

What Device To Use
It is recommended you attend the class either using a desktop/laptop computer or a tablet. Using a cellphone will make it difficult to view details on the screen. Especially when I’m demonstrating. Although many students have managed to use their cell phones. It is a personal preference.

Missing A Class Session
I like to make sure everyone is in the classroom before I begin. Out of courtesy to your fellow class mates, please let me know a head of time if you are unable to make the class, so that we are not waiting for your arrival to begin.

Also let me know if you think you will be late for class.

Class Recordings
Each class session will be recorded so you will be able to watch the recording should you miss a class. Class recordings are also helpful if you missed anything during the class. The recordings will be available for viewing during the duration of the class and a week after the last class session.

A link to the class recording will be emailed out to everyone a few hours after the class has ended.

Sorry, due to the size of the video files, I am unable to keep the recordings available indefinitely.

Showing Me Your Work in Process
Since I will not be able to see your work area, if you would like to share your work in process, you can take a picture with your cell phone or mobile device and then text it to me. I will provide a number you can use prior to class starting.

Be Aware of Background Noise
Although Zooming is a fun online experience, it can also magnify background noise on your end. Try to be aware of any noise that you might have in the background like a crying puppy, television or music, cell phone, etc. If you have a lot of background noise, make sure to mute yourself. I may also mute you if I think a lot of noise is coming from your end.

If attending the class with a cell phone or tablet, we tend to brush up against the mic on our devices while adjusting placement. Make sure to mute yourself while you’re doing this.

Asking Me Questions
Once the class begins, I sometimes mute everyone to avoid background noise. So if you have a question, always double check that you are unmuted.