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411  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Unakite Necklace and Earrings on: June 14, 2005 11:45:29 AM
Here is a necklace and earrings set I made this morning, made with Unakite semi-precious stones and some kind of e-beads.

Any feedback is much appreciated.
412  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Are there any websites you use for inspiration for making jewelry? on: June 14, 2005 11:00:50 AM
I love looking at other artists' work as well as online stores for inspiration for patterns, colour combinations, and ideas.  Does anyone have any favorites where I can look - your own or others?  I don't necessarily want to copy ideas exactly, but sometimes you just need a little inspiration from amazing stuff to boost your own creativity.

Right now, I love to look through the jewelry section at the the HungerSite

413  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: Beaded Earrings: My First Post! Yay! (with added pix as promised!) on: June 14, 2005 10:36:27 AM
Awesome!  I love number 8 - is that just done with wire?  I'd love to try out that design, with your permission and advice, of course.
414  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: my first necklace - need honest opinions on: June 14, 2005 09:08:32 AM
Cool - I missed the part about memory wire!  It's gorgeous and I'm sure she'll love it - and it will definitely be something that she can wear for a long time.  Good idea.
415  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Discussion and Questions / Re: which wire to use? on: June 14, 2005 09:04:45 AM
I've made a necklace similar to this just using tigertail beading wire.  I think that SoftFlex wire I've seen advertised would work, too, especially the silver coated one - it would probably look more professional.  The tigertail was just really easy to bend and weave through the beads.
416  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: new earrings on: June 14, 2005 08:50:55 AM
Very cute and simple..but anyone who didn't make jewelry would never know how simple.  They look very impressive.
417  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: my first necklace - need honest opinions on: June 14, 2005 08:48:53 AM
Yes, I think it's definitely nice enough to give as a gift.  The pictures are really dark though, I wish I could see it better.  What did you use as a clasp and how did you close it off?
418  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / My Necklaces on: June 14, 2005 08:47:15 AM
Beaded necklace with jade round beads, hematite e-beads, and glass focal bead:

Pink pearl necklace with shell pearls and heart clasp:

Yellow crystal necklace with vintage beads and clasp (I wear the clasp in front)

Wire necklace with yellow vintage beads:

Pink pendant necklace with mother of pearl pendant, wire wrapped pendant with freshwater pearls, and beaded chain - my personal favorite:

Comments and questions appreciated!
419  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: Mother of Pearl Pendant on: June 14, 2005 08:04:22 AM

Yes, I realize jewelry is misspelled in the url.  Please check out my work, I'm having difficulties.
420  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Mother of Pearl Pendant on: June 14, 2005 08:01:56 AM
This is my first post featuring my work - it has been quite a production to host and upload my photos.

This necklace is the first one I made where I was actually impressed with the results.  It's also one of the only pieces I'll post within the next few days that I wear myself.

Mother of pearl pendant, wire wrapped pendant with pink freshwater pearls on a beaded necklace.

Comments and questions are much appreciated!


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