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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Some wire wrapping, some bead stringing, all fun! on: September 23, 2008 08:22:50 PM
I took a beadstringing class last year and to my complete surprise, I'm still with it.  This weekend I did a few pieces...images below!

Christmas charm bracelet - I lose a lot of earrings...this was made from those earrings attached to a simple chain with a jump rings.


Wire-wrapped bracelet with glass beads and silver plate wire. I made the clasp, too!

Natural gemstone beads (not sure which kind...they were a mix), silvery glass beads, a pendant that was once an earring in Target's $1.00 bin (I have another one just like it!), a clasp made by me and earring wires from some store.  Wink All of my wire is non-tarnish silver plate wire from http://www.parawire.com/ Found them at a bead show in King of Prussia and I love that even after you work with it, it doesn't lose it's shine!

More babbling about these can be found on my blog...thanks for looking!
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Orange and turquoise necklace on: July 21, 2008 08:12:39 PM
I've taken such pleasure in seeing everyone else's creations that I feel compelled to share one of my own.

Because I name everything, I'm calling this one "Tropics."

Action shot (I'm not jaundiced. I just couldn't color correct this one to save my life!)


The turquoise beads came from an old power bracelet (remember those?) that was stretched out from years ago, and the orange/coral beads are from Blue Moon's Enchanted Planet collection, via Michael's. The card said semi-precious stones, but I can't figure out which stone it is.

And naturally I ran out of beads so I used a bit of silver plate chain to extend it.

There are at least 3 technical errors I made on it, but you can't see'em when it's on me. Smiley

Whaddaya think, sirs?  Wink
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Kiwi-strawberry beaded necklace on: May 19, 2008 05:42:07 PM
While this isn't my first Craftster post, it's the first item I'm posting. I've been making various beady things off and on since last summer, and it's the first hobby (other than World of Warcraft) that's lasted me longer than 2 weeks.

Today I found myself in JoAnn Fabrics and found a little packet of pink, green and gold beads that had a donut bead. And...I remembered...

Back in February, I was inspired by Buglady's Asymmetrical bracelet http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=225174.0 and its use of the donut bead.

I decided to make a necklace using the packet of beads, some rainbow/pink seed beads and some clearish bicones I had in stock.

It looks very tropical, so I'm calling it the Kiwi-strawberry necklace

Unfortunately, since I'm still newish, I can't post pictures yet. (sigh) So here's a link to the necklace:


(note the technical sketch I did of the donut... Cheesy)

Closeup of pink donut:



There you have it. Comments and bubble-wrapped criticism (remember...first project!) welcome.

And a thank you for all your projects and inspirations!
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