On the Sunday morning of Maker Faire, I was armed with paper and glue sticks to start my paper bead jewelry crafts with the kids. One of them was this adorable girl named Sylvia who wanted to make a paper bead necklace. Sylvia worked on her necklace while her mom helped her cut strips. She quietly planned her design while coloring and glueing her strips of paper. In the end, she wasn’t satisfied with just paper beads around an elastic band. She started to cut out a small piece of paper and gathered scraps that were on the table. It turns out that the final touch to her design piece was a triangle pendant embellished with pieces of glittery elastic which she attached to the necklace with piece of ribbon. I loved how she whipped up her own touch to the project in a matter of minutes. Her mom took a picture of us to capture her finished necklace and then she adorably asked for my autograph.
Sylvia recently did a blog post (with special help from her dad) recapping our morning at Maker Faire. It turns out today is Sylvia’s 8th birthday so I wanted to wish this little crafter a Happy Birthday! I can’t wait to see you again at the next Maker Faire!
You can see more photos of us crafting in my flickr set. She also got meet with our fellow MAKE peeps, Kip Kay and John Park.