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Topic: oh so pretty beaded necklaces! (new ones on page 5!)  (Read 13171 times)
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« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2007 05:08:35 PM »

the blue one is abosolutely amazing!  not to say they both aren't, but i'm partial the blue.

excellent work!
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« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2007 05:09:45 PM »

thanks everyone! the recipient of the purple/teal one says she gets compliments on it constantly, everyone seems to like them so much!

I think it's so cool that you used a dental implement. 

I've also been scared off beadwork because of how expensive they seem to be.  Do you have a good source?

i actually bought the flossing things to fix snags in one of my favourite sweaters, they work fabulously for that too!

i DON'T have a good source for the beads, unfortunately! the black beads were from walmart and from the stash i'd collected over the years, and the blue beads were all from micheals. i spent about $15 on beads for each necklace (not including my stash)! they'd be cheaper if i were to use plastic beads, but i don't think they'd hang the same way. plus, i'm a bit of a snob sometimes!
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« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2007 06:21:26 PM »

Those necklaces are great, I love the 'chunkiness' of them.  I love how something simple (or so you say) looks so intricate.  Good work!
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« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2007 06:26:01 PM »

The blue one! I LOVE! Cheesy They really look good tight and close to the neck like that, and all the beads here and there... I still don't quite understand how it's made, though (visual learner, sowwy). Maybe next time you make one you can take extra pics for a tut? ^^ Pretty please?

Thanks so much!
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« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2007 07:03:53 PM »

Those are so beautiful. The first is my favourite! Cheesy
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« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2007 07:16:21 PM »

 AAAHH, they're so pretty!! I want to make some of these >_> Too bad I have no moneys! Oh well, yet another thing to add to my list...
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« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2007 07:42:54 PM »

Those are awesome.  I love the black and read (my favorite colors Smiley ) and the blue one is pretty too
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« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2007 08:36:37 PM »

As someone who LOVES making jewelry with beads and LOVES crocheting an equal amount the combination of the two just makes my day! I'm gonna have to try this sometime.
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« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2007 08:17:08 AM »

Oh cool! I posted a pic of one the ones I've been making in this technique, only mine are more delicate. They end up with about five strands, and a small bead every ten or twelve chains. I use those foldover crimp-type findings on the ends. I never thought about putting the beads so close together or so many strands. How many strands are yours, like ten or twelve, maybe?

I love love love the first one!
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« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2007 08:35:12 AM »

all the beads here and there... I still don't quite understand how it's made, though (visual learner, sowwy).

This is how I think it's done from her beautiful pics and her description:
1. String a whole bunch of beads onto your crochet thread, leaving it still attached to the ball.
2. Chain one.
3. Slip a jump ring onto your thread; it should be big enough that you can slip it over the end of your hook and down onto the working thread. Slide the jump ring all the way up against your hook, but not on the hook-- just on the working thread. Chain one. That should fasten the jump ring in place.
4. Slide up a bead next to your hook, just like you did the jump ring. Chain one. That should fasten the bead in place; it should be on the one strand on the underside of the chain stitch; the two loops that make the top of the stitch should be visible on top.
5. Keep doing this, sliding up a bead and chaining. Every so often just chain without sliding up a bead. Whenever the necklace is as long as you want it, put on another jump ring and crochet it into place. There should be a jump ring at the end of every strand of the necklace.You'll have to keep holding the necklace up to see when it's time to add a jump ring.

Another way would be to crochet as long as it needs to be to make the multiple strands, then fold it into shape, then work a jump ring or piece of wire through all the ends and wrap a loop to close it, then slip a cone over it, then add the findings. My necklaces don't have so many strands, so I'm able to crimp the ends together after folding it and add fasteners to the crimps.

HTH until/if she gets a chance to put up pics of the process.
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