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11  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Spring/Summer-y stuff on: April 23, 2006 09:54:59 AM
It's getting hot & humid here, and I really hate the summer weather.  One of the reasons is that all my favorite colors seem so out of place (I like dark jewel-toned colors most).  Since spring and summer belong to white and pastels, I made this necklace and a ponytail holder:





Thanks for looking!
12  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Pendent to match with my flower ring on: April 04, 2006 04:51:43 AM
Thanks all for the feedback! *Eyeing the remaining stash of bead caps*
13  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: 3 bracelets for my nieces on: April 04, 2006 04:19:48 AM
Thanks all. The girls seemed to like them too.  I regretted not using extra jumprings on the joints of one of the rainbow colored bracelets, because that one kept falling off when the girls played. I feel guilty to disappoint the girl...  Embarrassed
And one more word on making stuff for small children: use the strongest material on hand! When I saw the youngest girl chewing on the thing, I knew I was right to resist the pretty glass beads and choose plastic ones instead!  Cheesy
14  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / 3 bracelets for my nieces on: April 03, 2006 12:25:43 AM

Anti-clockwise from the top left corner: pressies for girls aged 6,4 and 2...


...wrapped in felt spring-rolls!  Cheesy
15  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Pendent to match with my flower ring on: April 03, 2006 12:19:53 AM

The final version on my wrist. Haven't attach it to a necklace yet.


The one on the right is the first attempt which I abandoned half way through (looks too bulky).  May finish it someday  Tongue

Thanks for looking!
16  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Loops and beads earrings on: March 20, 2006 08:26:57 AM
Gorgeous pair of earrings! The clicking sound of glass beads sounds summer-y to me <3
17  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: I finally made a ring with wire! on: March 17, 2006 09:18:10 AM
if you want to darken the silver, i've heard that a boiled egg can be used to tarnish silver to a lovely antique finish (http://www.beadinghelpweb.com/basics/reference/oxidize.htm). 

and once, I found that my body wash turned a silver ring I was wearing a coppery-bronze color.  (I think it was passionflower suave body wash... can't really remember, it was a year or so ago, and i stopped using it because of that effect)

Thanks for sharing! Wow, that's interesting - I know some food will tarnish silver cutlery, but an innocent fruity body wash?? Maybe they should put a warning on the product Cheesy  I think bathbombs or salts which claim to contain hotspring minerals may worth a try too.

Mmm, sadly my ring is only a practice piece. So it's base metal and I bet the oxidized look won't be that attractive Tongue Anyway, I'm on my way to check out that link.  Maybe one day I'll be more confident on my skills and move on to silver. A girl can dream...  Wink
18  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: I finally made a ring with wire! on: March 16, 2006 07:26:02 PM
after several incidents of me bleeding/crying because i too was afraid of marking the wire with pliers and instead used my hands, the boyfriend made me some customized pliers, covered with a thin layer of neoprene... it works great! and it took two minutes / cost 2$ to do!
i reccomend you try it, although I'm still thinking asking Santa for a professional pair of pliers next Xmas  Wink
Your bf is so sweet! and thanks for the tip - definitely need to check this out as I am now broke (I've spent over the budget on beads Wink ).

perilously_divine: The flowers are actually bead caps with tiny glass beads as center. Can't find those tiny glass flowers where I live  Sad

Krysta: I am still practicing on base metal wire. As for gauge#, the ring was constructed using 0.55mm wire (somewhere between gauge#22 & #24), and accented with 0.25mm wire (gauge 30). Since it's my first ring I do think I'll need to wait & see if it stands up to all the wear-and-tear though. HTH.
19  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Unique Gothic/Punk Christmas Stocking Sample on: March 16, 2006 06:36:41 AM
That's cool! You rock my socks, haha!
20  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: I finally made a ring with wire! on: March 16, 2006 04:18:43 AM
^_________^ Thank you everyone for the compliments!

Jozi: I think it's the bunch of flowers that reminded me of the era when all the ladies' stuff  (jewelry, clothes etc) were super-feminine. Too bad I couldn't find wire with an 'antique' look, like the darkened brass/bronze colored ones. I've only seen that material in findings like headpins Sad
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