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21  More Glass-Beaded Bracelets! in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by sillysmushyhippocake on: September 28, 2009 06:36:16 PM
I am so proud of these! I used Beadalon Remembrance memory wire, and boy, at first I wanted to scream! Since I'd never worked with memory wire before, it was a bit difficult at first to slide the beads on, but after a few minutes, I got the hang of it.

I used all glass beads- seed beads, pearls and lampwork beads.

The murano glass lampwork beads are usually seen on Pandora-style bracelets, but I think they look very nice on memory wire, accompanied by all the other baubles.

I was just so bored of making necklaces, I thought I'd give these types of bracelets a shot. I'm going to make a bunch for Christmas to give out as gifts. Cheesy

What do you guys think?

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22  Glass-Beaded Bracelets in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by sillysmushyhippocake on: August 03, 2009 12:29:41 PM
I love glass beads. My collection grows every payday.  Cheesy

Here are a couple bracelets I completed recently. They are wrap-around bracelets.

The first one is called The Queen's Favorite Bracelet. The second is Purple Plum Princess Bracelet.

I used beading/crafting wire to make the bracelets, which can be conformed comfortably to any wrist.

What do you think? I'm also working on some that have glass and wooden beads. Will update post with more pics when they are done.
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23  Lydia's Striped Snake Earrings in Beads: Completed Projects by sillysmushyhippocake on: August 02, 2009 11:46:15 AM
I'm a big fan of the Beetlejuice cartoons. These earrings were inspired by the cute relationship between Lydia and Beetlejuice. I imagined BJ giving these to Lydia for her birthday, as a token of his affection.

The beads are glass, and I used crafting/beading wire to make the coils.

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24  Peaceful Garden Charm Bracelet in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by sillysmushyhippocake on: November 27, 2008 07:29:28 PM
I used silver-toned chain, with a detailed toggle clasp set, and various flower charms and beads, as well as a butterfly and dragonfly. I also included a charm with the word "Peace." The hues are mainly blue/teal, which mixes nicely with the silver tones of the chain and the toggle clasp. What do you guys think?

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25  Anchors Away Bracelet in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by sillysmushyhippocake on: November 23, 2008 08:28:59 AM
I used chocolate-brown suede cord, a wooden bead as part of the clasp and 3 nautical-themed buttons as the charms.

At first, it was a tad difficult to get the suede cord through the buttons, but in the end, I won.

There are two anchor buttons and the center button is of a ship wheel. I am in love with this bracelet.

What do you think?

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26  Twilight Inspired Necklace in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by sillysmushyhippocake on: November 21, 2008 09:55:51 AM
I am a Twilight fan, and with the movie's release today, this past month has been a Twilight-crazed blur. I have seen dozens of people creating jewelry inspired by the books ad the movie. Feeling left out on that front, I decided to make something myself. Here it is:

I call it Edward's Topaz Eyes.

The red glass bead represents: The apple, blood and love.

What do you think? It's nothing out of this world, I know, but I like it.  Tongue
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27  Suede Chokers and Bracelet in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by sillysmushyhippocake on: November 18, 2008 02:11:09 PM
I have decided to take up jewelry-making and here are some simple pieces I created using suede cord. The clasps are simple: looped suede and a wooden bead to hook it over, making them super easy to put on and take off.

The first one is the I Heart Sailing Necklace, for the sailing enthusiast. I have a thing for nautical themes. I used chocolate-brown suede cord and followed a simple knotting formula. The charms are of a ship's steering wheel and and amethyst-colored heart.

The second necklace features a lovely seahorse charm. In some cultures, sea horses are considered good luck. My family believes this and I grew up being enchanted by seahorses. I used pink suede cord and the same knotting formula.

The bracelet is made of pink suede cord, as well, and also created with the same knotting formula and features colorful letter charms, spelling out three words that I find very important: Live, Laugh, Love. This is my philosophy for a happy life.

What do you all think?
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28  Fuzzy Luv Hat in Crochet: Completed Projects by sillysmushyhippocake on: August 04, 2008 08:28:30 PM
I made this hat a while ago, but have gotten lazy and haven't posted it here for scrutiny.

What do you guys think? I used Red Heart acrylic in bright blue and Patons nylon (which is the fuzzy multi-colored one).

The girl modeling the hat is my cousin.

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29  Wacky Hats (Pic Heavy) in Crochet: Completed Projects by sillysmushyhippocake on: June 10, 2008 07:07:09 AM
I made these hats a while back, but haven't had the chance to post them up here. Let me know what you all think.  Cheesy

Pieces of Flair Hat:

Lady of Fashion Hat (old-fashioned style with a crocheted leaf behind button):

Whimsical Hat (has a little bell in the center of the bobble):

Countryside Hat:

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30  Perfect for a windy day in the city... in Crochet: Completed Projects by sillysmushyhippocake on: May 17, 2008 08:09:59 PM
For some reason, I find that I crochet better free-hand than I do patterns. Perhaps it is because I make errors while reading patterns or I don't count correctly. In any case, I am awfully proud of this hat that I crocheted free-hand for a friend of mine.

I used 90% of a 7 ounce skein of Red Heart Country Blue acryllic yarn.

The stitches I used were single crochet and double crochet.

The red heart applique I found lying on a shelf at a craft store I visit often, and purchased it when I was told it was only 25 cents.

I hot-glued it to the hat.

What do you think?

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