I’ve been playing with mushroom paper beads lately, as well as using turkey tails for making jewelry – a whole new world, this, but a good way to spend evenings in front of the TV.
Once the beads are dry, I drill holes in them with my Dremel, then string them onto some twine and brush on a few coats of Verathane, for strength and waterproofing. Then they’re ready to use. For the whole turkeytails, I Dremel the top edge so it’s fairly flat, then drill a hole in the top for the wire loops.
All of these pieces will get tossed into the freezer for a few days, just to make sure no little critters remain inside!
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How fun it that!! as a papermaker and mushroom addict I totally enjoyed seeing your posts about this…very fun and creative, a kindred spirit for sure…may the mycellium bloom all over your place…lol. nice work
Thanks for your comments, Cedar. Just wish I had more time for the mushroom pursuits . . . I found my first little Velvet Pax this week, which I’ll comment on in a few days. Always trying for the elusive purple, but this one gave me a lovely, soft grey.
Pray for rain,