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Before you toss that rejection letter into the fire, consider recycling it. But don’t bundle it with the newspaper and set it on the curb.

Lemons beget lemonade. Paper begets paper beads.

They say the more rejections you accumulate, the closer you are to becoming published. So show off all those “not right for our imprint” letters! Cut them up and roll them into jewelry. This tutorial from Paper University will show you how.

Paper Bead Necklace by radrb8vicki

Paper Bead Necklace by radrb8vicki

Who knew rejection could be so beautiful?

As a children's book author and mother of two, I'm pushing a stroller along the path to publication. I collect shiny doodads on the journey and share them here. You've found a kidlit treasure box.

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