I've been so busy lately that I almost forgot to check out the newest issue of Art Trader magazine. The theme of the Fall 2011 issue is All About Art Dolls: With a Halloween Flavor. This is such a fun issue. You have to read the full issue.
There is also a fantastic tutorial by Shayna Butler on how to make these nifty Embellished Paper Bead Mandrels. I love both the design and colors of these Mandrels. Read Shayna's article, in Art Trader, to get the full scoop on how to make them