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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Discussion and Questions / Button as focal bead in a bracelet? on: August 14, 2008 06:31:20 AM
Hi All,
I bought a lovely vintage glass button at the Bead & Button show this summer. I tried to make a bracelet with the button as a focal bead (the button has a shank on the back). Unfortunately, the button doesn't lay flat... it rather flops side to side like a table with one short leg.  Any suggestions?
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Discussion and Questions / Beading Thread Question on: July 16, 2007 10:47:47 AM
Okay Craftsters....
I have a delima. I made a few of the coral branch bracelets found in this thread (thank you for the tutorial!) http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=148371.0

They look fabulous; however, two of the 6 or so I've made have broken from excessive wear (the recipients just LOVE them). I'm using generic beading thread with bead heaven wax. Is there some other stringing supply I should be using? I tried a fine monofilament (fishing line type but sold in bead supplies) and I've tried Beadalon extra fine.... both seem stiff compared to the thread. What do you fine folks suggest?

3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / A Few More Pieces on: May 15, 2007 06:41:57 AM
Hi Again,

Here are a few more pieces. I hope you enjoy them.

Fossilized Coral & Wood

Bone, Wood & Glass

Blue Lapis & Bracelet

Blue Lapis on Copper

Blue Coral & Wood

Thanks for looking! Any and all feedback appreciated.
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / New to Jewelry on: May 15, 2007 06:38:17 AM
Hello All,
I've been a lurker and occasional poster for a few months now and figured it's time to post a few of my creations. I've been stringing on and off (mostly off) for a little less than a year. I would appreciate any feed back you may have.

Turqoise & silver w/dangles

Turquoise & red glass

Snowflake Obsidian

Red coral & wood

I have a few more I'll post separately.
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