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421  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: Beginner Must Haves! on: June 13, 2005 05:08:07 PM
Check out BeadStyle Magazine!  There are tons of beginner projects, as well as advice on simple techniques such as closing off your jewelry, clasps, materials, etc. 

When I started out, I worked with the following materials:  hemp, tigertail wire, toggle clasps, crimp tubes, a do-all jewelry making tool that I got from Wal-Mart (pliers, wire cutters, etc) and, of course, beads of all kinds.

Good luck!
422  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: The colour for my summer is blue on: June 13, 2005 02:08:31 PM
I love both necklaces - I can just picture wearing either of them with a white t-shirt and a nice summery flowy skirt...they would totally make any outfit!
423  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Discussion and Questions / Re: Beadstyle mag, for those who are into beads on: June 13, 2005 01:22:08 PM
I totally agree - BeadStyle was unintimidating when I first started out making jewelry, but it still provides me with amazing ideas for adapting patterns and colour combinations now, when I've been beading for a few years.  Another one of my favorite jewelry making magazines is Creative Jewelry put out by Paper Crafts magazine.  Both magazines provide simple advice for product selection and beginner techniques, but they are also great for inspiration.
424  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: Turquoise and Orange CRYSTAL necklace on: June 13, 2005 01:11:15 PM
Something like this would go for $30 - $40 Canadian.  I'd totally buy it for that!  Gorgeous...but it would definitely be better if you could guarantee the clasp was sterling, too.
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