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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Yay Mood Beads on: October 25, 2008 03:16:25 PM
So ever since I've seen these things at the bead store, I've been addicted to them, and actually ran out for quite some time - got two new strands in a few weeks ago but had to put them on the back burner until now - so here's a few quickie mood bead pieces on hemp Smiley They're just like mood rings, they turn all sorts of cool colors. Gonna do lots more of these I think, just swamped at work so it's such a pain Sad

2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / New Hemp Jewelry Pieces - Fiber Beads, Mood Beads, Lampwork and More - Pic Heavy on: October 16, 2008 12:00:19 PM
Oh god - I've been going nuts getting enough inventory for the holiday season, so I've been making all sorts of stuff lately - wanted to share some of the favorites Cheesy Not all of them are crazy designs or anything, been trying to put some focus on the beads, especially in the gemstone pieces.

3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Playing with Gemstones - Aftermath of the Intergem Trip - Pic Heavy on: September 26, 2008 10:08:15 PM
So I went to Intergem - oh my god, if it comes around to your area, go to it! It was absolutelly incredible, although some of the booths had such shiny things that it literally hurt my eyes. I could only stand to pick up one pack of bali because of that! Haha - so let's start with the giant mess of beads:

In that pic, there is lampwork, ceramic, turquoise, seraphinite, labradorite, dyed quartz, amethyst, lava rock, unakite, sodalite, snowflake obsidian, fluorite, garnet, bali, earwires, jump rings - at least as far as I can remember, they're all hiding in bead condos now Smiley

I've mostly worked on bracelets so far with these, so incoming picture barrage:
Labradorite that actually does have nice fire, it just refuses to let me photograph it. Fishbone knotting
Lava rock. Nuff said.
Seraphinite is a brand new stone to me, and I have to say I love the way it shines in the light with a near pearly effect. Combined with the bali I did manage to grab before getting blinded
Garnet, a nice rich deep red - keeping most of the knotting pretty simple for the first batch on the gemstone bracelets, I have full strands of everything though so planning on doing more complicated weaves as well.
Could you believe no one had sodalite that looked good until the VERY LAST BOOTH I looked at? It's not like this is a rare stone, but everyone had lapis and azurite which I could care less about. Bring on the sodalite! Tried a new dangle type on the end of this, it looks almost like a bouquet.

Now with the necklaces - only did two so far
Dyed quartz, nice chunky nuggets in fishbone
More seraphinite - love this stuff
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Halloweeen, Goth, and Men's Hemp Jewelry on: September 18, 2008 04:07:15 PM
So I was supposed to go to a festival - it got canceled, so my booty has been spending most of the day putting up pictures. So here we go with some of my latest Smiley

5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Fiber Bead Hemp Bracelets on: September 06, 2008 01:18:26 PM
So yeah, been crafting away like crazy since I have a festival at the end of the month, but figured I would check in here and see what's going on Smiley Right now I've been working with a lot of really cool fiber beads I got, so here are some of those to take a look at Smiley

6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Found a neat pendant floating around my bedroom on: August 22, 2008 12:31:14 PM
...so I had to throw it onto something, because this thing is all sorts of shiny sparkly blue and just general craziness. It's a stoneware ceramic pendant that has recycled glass fused into it - got it from my college town years ago Smiley

7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / New Lot of Hemp Jewelry (pic heavy) on: August 11, 2008 02:40:19 PM
I've been playing around with making my pictures not look like total ass (with an angry photographer friend yapping about my mess ups :p) along with some new designs - figured I'd go ahead and post em here Smiley All of these are basic knots still - square, spiral, fishbone, and alternating. I have a fishbone tutorial in my last thread, but if you happen to want to know what I did with these ones just let me know and I'll attempt to explain it :p

8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / First Hemp Necklace I've Done in Years on: July 28, 2008 04:16:52 PM
Well first I want to introduce myself! My name is Tiffany, and I used to make jewelry of all sorts about four years ago. I did tons of hemp and beaded pieces galore, and then life got in the way. Now I'm set up a heck of a lot better to have some fun with crafting, and I wanted to share one of my first pieces I've made since coming back to the wonderful world of crafting.

This piece was made with four different colors of hemp - natural, black, white, and dark brown. They are woven together in a fishbone pattern, which is basically just added in extra working strands and making square knots with them. I've always been a fan of this pattern, so that would probably be why I started off with this one. The beads are blue lampwork beads - I had never gotten to work with them before, and I have to admit that I've completely and utterly fallen in love with them. I'm planning on taking a few classes this year or next to learn how to make them, although I'm pretty sure I'm going to set myself on fire doing it.

Thanks for letting me share Smiley
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