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« on: January 19, 2007 12:12:39 PM »

I made these as a gift for sweets4ever. Cheesy Ive never made jewelry, so Im pleased with these.

Crocheted wire with glass beads. The red beads are two different sizes, and there are also clear crystals in two sizes and black iridescent crystals in two sizes:

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http://www.roman-a-clef.net/hoodoo/bracelet1-1.jpg
http://www.roman-a-clef.net/hoodoo/bracelet1-2.jpg

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A magazine bead bracelet with a soda bottle top "clasp" (sorry the first ones sideways! I didnt notice that until now)

http://www.roman-a-clef.net/hoodoo/bracelet2-1.jpg
http://www.roman-a-clef.net/hoodoo/bracelet2-2.jpg
http://www.roman-a-clef.net/hoodoo/bracelet2-3.jpg

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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2007 12:17:44 PM »

Wow, I'm crazy for those red beads!!  That looks like a complicated project for your "first attempt at jewelry!"  Well done, vanillaxlight.
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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2007 12:23:40 PM »

Wow, I'm crazy for those red beads!!  That looks like a complicated project for your "first attempt at jewelry!"  Well done, vanillaxlight.

thanks! sweets gives awesome inspiration, so it wasnt too hard
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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2007 12:25:46 PM »

Wow, well done!  I would never have guessed that these were your first attempts at jewelry.  I hope we'll see more of this kind of work from you.  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2007 12:28:31 PM »

did you string the beads and then crochet? It looks great!
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« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2007 12:32:01 PM »

did you string the beads and then crochet? It looks great!

yup! I strung about 300? beads total because I had no idea how many I'd need (plus, I used a lot of black and red seed beads for filler, as well, but I dont think you can see them in the pics). I have no idea how many I actually ended up using, though. I had never crocheted with wire before, either, but it wasnt too hard. At first I was sooo unhappy with it because it started out looking crappy, but it ended up wonderful (in my opinion Wink)

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« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2007 07:38:49 PM »

Great job!!!!
I love the red beads.   What kind of gauge wire did you use?
and what hook size did you use?

Thank you for sharing!! Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2007 07:45:10 PM »

28 gauge silver wire and a G hook (4.25 mm)

thanks for the compliment Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2007 07:58:04 PM »

as you already know, I think they rock. Now you rock at jewelry too!!
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« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2007 08:00:17 PM »

as you already know, I think they rock. Now you rock at jewelry too!!

Not as much as you, hot stuff! Wink
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