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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: Beaded ship + Wave necklace on: August 25, 2010 02:24:35 PM
Thank you! Cheesy

But really, anyone can do it with basic skills and some imagination.  Wink
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Beaded ship + Wave necklace on: August 25, 2010 01:43:25 PM
This is my first topic in this forum, I thought the forum looked interesting and I decided to share some of my stuff!  Grin

First of all, my beaded ship(took me about 40 hours from scratch):

I made this ship solely with thread, 11/0 beads, some variable beads and some wire.
The wire is only used for the masts, since they are not firm enough to stand on their own.
The beading was done mostly with the herringbone stitch, the masts with circular peyote. I then decorated the whole thing with some flower beadcaps, silver spacer beads and others.
Oh and I incorporated sew-on rhinestones in the hull.
The tree on the ship is on there because this ship was inspired by a storyline on Gaiaonline, there the trees allow the ship to float, therefore I have the ship hanging from the ceiling.
I can't really make a tutorial since the whole thing was freestyled..  Wink
Side picture: (Click to enlarge)

The other project I'd like to show you is my wave necklace(easy to make!):

This necklace is made with a circular herringbone of 4 beads(basically 2 rows attached to eachother). One row is made with 8/0 beads and one row of 11/0 beads. This automatically creates a bend, the side thingies are for enforcements..
After I had a good bend, I enforced it with the sidy-thingy(no better word for it) and started with the 11/0 beads on the other side, that way the bend will go towards the other side, creating a wave. The other beads used are 4mm faceted fire-polished beads and one 8mm white glass pearl.
Close-up: (Click to enlarge)

Please just ask if I'm not making sense.. It's hard to explain things like this when English isn't your native language.. Undecided
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: (FULL TUTORIAL ADDED!) My version of a $385 bracelet! :) chain and thread. on: August 25, 2010 01:42:54 PM
I like that a lot!
The colors look nice and the materials are interesting..  Wink
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: Beautiful Mess Peyote Stitch Cuff on: August 25, 2010 01:40:07 PM
 Shocked It looks so utterly complicated!

Kudos to you!  Grin
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: First timer! African Helix Stitch on: August 25, 2010 01:39:19 PM
It looks simple, but very pretty!
And it's wearable!  Grin
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: Fresh from oven BEADED Cupcakes on: August 25, 2010 01:37:07 PM
Cute! They'd be so popular among young girls as earrings!  Grin
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: Ice Wedding necklace on: August 25, 2010 01:36:04 PM
Oh, pretty! It truly matches the description!
When I see the necklace the first thing that pops in my mind is icy leafs!  Wink

Good job!
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: Purple Gingham Cuff on: August 25, 2010 01:34:26 PM
When I see things like that I wish I wasn't so lazy..  Cheesy

I don't even start with projects like that because they take up so much time and I always screw up on patterns..
9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: my melted bottle beads on: August 25, 2010 01:32:58 PM
So cute! I wish I had a heat gun!
And a nice way to get new beads!  Grin
10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: Wire Tree: Summer on: August 25, 2010 01:29:44 PM
I've looked around your topics, and you always make such beautiful trees!
But this one looks especially lively! Cheesy
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