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1  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Harry Potter Amigurumi: Hagrid's Pets Norbert, Buckbeak & Fluffy on: June 27, 2010 10:14:03 PM
Wow. Thanks for all the kind words! I posted these things a few years ago, and I figured no one was still looking at them.

As for patterns, I'm slowly starting to work on some patterns, but there will be A LOT of me testing them before I put them out for the public to see, so I don't have a time-frame on when they'll be done.

Thanks again for checking these little guys out. Once I come up with patterns, I'll be sure to post about them here!
2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: no wonder Cynthia was her only friend [NSFW] on: March 09, 2010 07:45:42 PM
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

that's my way of saying "OMG MY GOD THAT IS FREAKING AWESOME"
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: French beaded flower jewelry set! on: February 18, 2010 08:19:59 AM
These are awesome. I know you already sent these off to their intended wear-er, but if you make something like this again could you post some pics of the backs of them? I'm curious how you were able to get all of the wires contained and bundled and not look bulky. Thanks!
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: This year's Christmas gifts (pudgy post) on: December 31, 2009 01:08:12 PM
Genius Genius Genius! I love the mask! and the scarves. and the little dude.
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Locked Spiral on: November 26, 2009 09:08:03 PM
Those are awesome! Great job on the chain maille! I love the copper / unakite combination too.
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: Toggle hook help!!!! on: November 15, 2009 10:38:33 PM
it sounds like you're looking for a swivel clasp, where one side of the clasp stays still while the other one can twist around. I've only ever seen them as a lobster claw.
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on: November 15, 2009 10:33:42 PM
If you don't have a set of calipers, you should be able to take it to a jewelry shop or a bead shop and ask them if they'd be able to measure it for you. I'm sure they wouldn't charge you just to measure it.
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: cluster / charm bracelet -- my first jewelry attempt on: November 15, 2009 10:04:16 PM
That looks great! Especially for your first venture into bead-land! Smiley

As for your question, usually if you're using 21g headpins and beads that size (they look like 4-6mm beads with size 6 seed beads), a single loop should suffice. As was posted earlier, wire-wrapping is a lot easier if you're using craft wire vs headpins. Headpins / eyepins tend to be much stiffer than craft wire, even if they are the same gauge.

I've been working at a bead store for 5+ years, and I usually suggest to people to try their hands at wire-wrapping using 22 gauge craft wire. It's cheaper than headpins, you can practice making a bunch of links with wrapped loops on both ends of the bead, and once you're done practicing you can attach all of the links together using jump rings (or by making more links) and make a necklace / bracelet / whatever.

Another reason I suggest learning on craft wire is if you cut a 1 foot piece and start making links from that, it will really help you judge exactly how much wire you need to use to get uniform matching wraps every time (I usually shoot for anywhere between 2-3 coils per wrap), and it cuts down on wasted wire.

Hope this helps!

*edit: spelling mishap!
9  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Handspun Brown and Green Plastic Yarn aka plarn on: October 29, 2009 07:54:01 PM
That's awesome! Do you have any projects in mind that you'd like to make with it?
10  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects / Re: handcarved eraser stamps on: March 09, 2008 08:36:53 AM
I'd definitely be interested in a tutorial! I'd like to try getting into cutting my own stamps, and I feel like this is a small enough project to begin with.
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