My sister just moved into her first apartment and I put together a housewarming 'kit'. My family's always been pretty big on cloth napkins (you know, save paper... pretty fabrics) so I thought I'd make her some classy beaded napkin rings.
They actually were perfect for weeding out some of my random solo beads. Here's some pics:
And here's all five:
Comments and questions are always appreciated, thanks for looking! Love! Dominique
So...after typing that header, I was a little confused for a while on whether or not 'wazoo' was a negative connotation. Anyways..point is that it takes me forever to sit down and actually load pictures of all the beaded stuff I make.
Hope you like them!
sterling silver, lime jade, purply agate
sterling silver, pearl, and rhodonite
sterling silver, blue lace agate, jade
sterling silver (chain and wire), amethyst (the tiny beads), vintage glass flowers
So...Here's a bunch of my earrings and stuff from over the past couple of months. Any comments are welcomed and greatly appreciated! Sorry for the uber cheesy photography skills. The tea cups are pretty ridiculous, haha
Here's some wooden beads that I painted turqouise.
and the clasp
Turqouise pendant on sterling silver chain (necklace)
other side of the pendant
serpantine and sterling silver wire
s.s. wire, red coral, rhodonite, brass bead
s.s., lapis, blue jade, fresh water pearl
peruvian opal, s.s., brass bead, pink glass bead
speckled jasper, s.s.
glass, s.s., swarovski crystal (for my friend without pierced ears)
s.s chain, wire, fresh water pearl, swarovski crystal
fresh water pearl, s.s. chain, wire
s.s chain, wire, wire wrapped sea glass
gold chain, wire, mother of pearl feather, crystal
well kraftkrazy, I'm going to try really hard to explain it. haha, I'm awful at explaining so I created some atrocious "helpful" pictures on paint. haha
Soo, what you do is string all of your beads, I use one strand of wire for each strand of beads and when they're at the right length I slide on a crimp bead and close it off leaving a little loop at the top of the strand so that you can slide it onto a piece of wire later on.
Do this with however many strands you want, then gather up all your strands and slide it onto a piece of wire about 2.5 inches in length, bend the wire at one end to make a curved head (loop), slide all your strands into the curved head and pinch it closed so that you have a straight piece of wire with a bulbous head that has all your strands contained in it.
Next take your cone and slide the wire into the fatter end of the cone with your wire's straight part sliding through to stick out of the skinny cone end. Keep on pulling the wire through until it stops (the cone is covering all your crimp beads) and create another curved head, close it off and trim the extra wire (if any).
Now you can attach whatever sort of clasp you want to the new curved head sticking out of your oh so professional looking cone! haha repeat the same spiel for the other side of the beaded strands.
Now, just in case that explanation was as craptastic as I predicted, here's a paint picture that just might be worse!
well Good luck and let me know if you need any more clarification!
sterling silver chain, wire, black czech crystal, black speckled obsidian teardrops
sterling silver chain, wire, fresh water pearls
s.s. wire, in order: blue czech crystal, blue speckled quartz, blue goldstone (I call these earrings my acid rain snowmen, haha)
I actually have absolutely no clue what I used for these earrings. sorry
s.s. wire, chain, fresh water pearl, blue/gold speckled quartz.
these were made from some shell that I found in Corsica, my brother then cut it in the shape that I wanted because he's handy like that
and finally here's another necklace I made, sorry the pictures are so unclear.
It's made from two strands of those pinkish glass beads and then a piece of scalloped pink/purplish sea glass wrapped in s.s. wire
I wish the pictures were better so that you guys could see what a wicked cool piece of seaglass it is, I did a really happy dance when I found it last summer. Well, if anyone's made it this far, you've just replaced Chuck Norris as my number 1 hero. hahaha, thanks and let me know what you think!