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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Discussion and Questions / Re: String me along! on: September 27, 2005 10:20:25 AM
Good to know, any particular kind of glue you reccomend Ezrainiel? (And thanks for your help!)
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Discussion and Questions / Re: String me along! on: September 26, 2005 07:38:26 PM
Awesome-o.  I will have to go to AC Moore at lunch and grab some of those crimping beads. 

Oh and the purse, well I made it from a tutorial on craftster of course!  The Laurasaurus clutch--> http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=24610.0

It's modified, but her design was definitely the basis of my pattern.  It was easy for the most part (her pattern) but the added details like the invisble zipper and double linings and interfacing..and then the satin & pleats and oh lordy they made it harder!  Anyway,  thanks so much for the positive feedback.  I love craftster. 
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Discussion and Questions / Re: String me along! on: September 26, 2005 05:33:56 PM
Hmm, well I am possibly tying too tight.  I am using some nylon beading thread I bought at AC Moore, anchoring it with a bead, and then tying that to the clasp.

I was thinking a crimping bead might be what I needed, although I have never used one I think I know what they are.  Do you crimp and then tie a knot?  And are there special knots to be used for this purpose?  I was just doing a standard double knot.

(And thanks for the bag compliments!!)
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Discussion and Questions / String me along! on: September 26, 2005 01:50:27 PM
hi there, this is my first time visiting this section of craftster, since I am such a beading idjit.

I'm hoping one of you crafty gals will take pity on me and help with this problem.  I made this beautiful satin purse for my cousin to use on her wedding day:



I decided to add a beaded strap so she could hold the clutch easily, as shown below.



So today as I am getting it ready to ship off, the bracelet snaps and off fly the beads everywhere.  This ALWAYS happens to me when I made a necklace.  Can someone point me to a resource (or just tell me iffin you know) the right way to connect the "string" to a clasp?  They always come untied...is it the string I am using?  Or am I knotting wrong? Am I missing some essential finding?

I just don't want it to break on her wedding day, I would never forgive myself.  My cousin and I thank all of you in advance!
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Green Purse Swap Gallery on: September 26, 2005 10:17:53 AM
Oh I am ever so happy you like it!!!  Those embroidered spirography jobbies took a lot longer than I thought, but I was super pleased with how they came out. The heart on the strap was a fix from a particularly bad run-in with my seam ripper.  I love that bag ever so much! 

And I love my super cool knit purse too, what a fun swap!
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Re: Wedding Purse Help? on: September 24, 2005 03:28:28 PM
OK, so I decided to try the satin.  You were right diagonal man, it was a bitch!  At any rate, I thought I would share the final outcome since I am most proud.

It's a modified version of laurasaurus' clutch.

http://www.megmade.com/img/misc/jenclutch.jpg
http://www.megmade.com/img/misc/jenclutchline.jpg
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: classy pleated iridescent clutch TUTORIAL ADDED!!!! on: September 24, 2005 03:24:59 PM
Just wanted to thank Laurasaurus for this great tutorial, I made a modified version of the clutch for my cousin's wedding.  I am quite pleased with the outcome, but it was a bitch working with satin & pleats!  I added a zipper to make it more formal, and added a ton of interfacing & filler to stabilze. 

Front View:



Lining (I also added a hand embroidered heart)

8  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Search for Intelligent **** (you fill in the blank !) on: September 20, 2005 12:09:11 PM
Maybe this is because I live in the NYC area, but I checked out your stuff on Etsy and I think you could be selling things for much more!!  (Which is my way of saying your stuff is excellent!!)
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Green Purse Swap Gallery on: September 20, 2005 09:10:13 AM
I was wondering about that!  I hope you find it worth the wait.  Smiley
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Green Purse Swap Gallery on: September 15, 2005 08:48:01 PM
Should work now, thanks for letting me know.

I am really excited for you to get the bag as well, it was super hard to part with!
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