Alison M and I recently went to the craft fair that’s been doing the rounds here in Australia. Usually it’s the normal collection of very average disappointing craft. (I refer to it as potpourri craft.) Anyhow, this time we were pleasantly surprised. Amongst it all we found this little stall where she was selling kits. Kits for making brooches, cufflinks and a bunch of other items. Using washi paper, glue and varnish. Very, effective and a quick fix. (Well, sort of quick, in between waiting for coats of varnish to dry.) She had a great array of jewellery findings, if you’ve ever attempted to make jewellery you know this is often the hardest part, finding decent findings that aren’t covered in crappy patterns. The ones she had a simple and modern. Another friend and I have been talking about having a stall at one of the local council’s more successful craft fairs, these would be perfect. Pictured at the top are cufflinks, how cute is that paper, and below is a brooch, the finding on the brooch has a loop as well if you wanted to wear it as a necklace.