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11  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Caramel-colored bracelet &... on: December 29, 2005 04:17:25 AM


& a matching ponytail holder!


Need to find some sweet stuff to eat now. Thanks for looking!
12  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / X'mas ornament #2 on: December 16, 2005 03:13:02 AM
Finally I was done with procrastination & wrote up the description in English just before deadline, so I made my entry to the Christmas Jewelry Making Contest on wire-sculpture.com with the tiny wreath I made before  Grin.  Then I can have a try at some great stuff posted by other contestants! Hohoho!!

I was immediately in love with a star ornament, Fancy Funky Star by Ms Andrea Adams.  This is her contest entry:
http://wire-sculpture.com/christmascontest05/display.php?id=26

This is my humble imitation:

I think I didn't quite strike the balance.  Too many beads on the frame and too little at the middle... Anyway, thought I'd just share.

Thanks for looking, and merry x'mas!

[edited pic URL on 4-Jan-06]
13  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Result of Sunday night insomnia on: December 12, 2005 03:26:20 AM
... a Christmas wreath!

No flash:


With flash:


now I'm feeling sleepy... Thanks for stopping by!

[edited pic URL on 4-Jan-06]
14  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Beads Mania worshipping on: December 05, 2005 12:15:00 AM
I knew I had to try this when I saw the tutorial on Beads Mania. Finally got my hands on some flat beads and this is my version:



Thanks for looking. My eyes got very tired after working with the seed beads hidden under the petals. Salute to all who work with seed beads a lot.  I've seen many awesome and complicated pieces on Craftster, but I really had no idea about the difficulty before I tried to use seed beads!

[edited pic URL on 4-Jan-06]
15  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / More translucent beads!! (updated 12/12) on: December 05, 2005 12:04:09 AM
I returned to the shop where I got the translucent beads for the white necklace I posted before, and was excited to find out they had those in black (and many other colors). Of course I snapped up some of those, and this is what I came up with:


The pic didn't do the beads justice, so here's a close-up shot:


12/12 EDIT: I did't know why, but the beads didn't align smoothly along the string when I wore this necklace.  So I've re-strung it with tiny beads between the black beads:


Now it was lengthened from 18 inch to 20 inch.

I also found some white ones in potato shape, and made a bracelet to match my white necklace.


Thanks for looking!

[edited pic URL on 4-Jan-06]
16  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Blue/clear bracelet on: November 28, 2005 08:00:26 AM


Pardon the grainy pic. Great for practicing how to do T-pins  Grin and it used up some old beads in my box which I'm sure aged >10yrs...

Thanks for looking.

[edited pic URL on 4-Jan-06]
17  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Green earrings & brooch (28-Nov updated) on: November 25, 2005 02:58:43 AM


Can't stop making brooches. Thx for looking.

Edited to fix broken img link... Thx for the kind soul who reminded me via PM. Uwahh, why did it happen to me the 1st time I skip previewing a post with pic?  Embarrassed

Edited on 28-Nov

I made new earrings with these beads.

[edited pic URL on 4-Jan-06]
18  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / 3 new brooches on: November 23, 2005 02:45:10 AM

A really simple fabric flower...


... and a bulk of ruffles...


... and a pearl bead piece that I made sometime ago but forgot to take any pics.

Thanks for looking!

[edited pic URL on 4-Jan-06]
19  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / New brooch... [now brooches] on: November 09, 2005 10:15:35 AM


... and a long bracelet (still on a 'black' and 'multi-strand' kick)



... for winter Smiley

13-Nov-05 EDIT: I made new ones <3


Similar design but in purple


and a pin for a shawl/bolero

Pics linked from my blog, hope they work! Thanks for looking.

[edited pic URL on 4-Jan-06]
20  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / 2 necklaces: black & white on: October 21, 2005 08:58:22 AM


Simple one made with some white translucent beads (they have a sheen, somewhat look like mother of pearl).  I made this for my legion of black shirts...



I saw a similar black necklace in a Japanese mag, and was immediately in the "wow I must have this!" mode.  Can't wait to wear it with a turtleneck or shirt in the winter!



I also made the clasp to try wire wrapping, but the outcome is kind of uneven >_<  May replace it with a piece of ribbon later...

Thanks for looking!
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