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DaintyPop
« on: June 05, 2007 09:22:59 PM »

Ive been lurking here for a bit and this is my first post of a completed project. I have this conundrum and thought you guys could help.

Ive been really into bold colors lately and just finished this bracelet a few weeks ago out of bits floating around in my spare bits bin.

The design is really simple, and I feel like I should be doing a bit more in the effort department to do something original, but the colors are so striking I didn't want to get all complicated with the design.

Too basic? Or just basic enough?

What do you guys think?

Im new so I cant post the pic yet, but check out the link

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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2007 10:05:06 PM »

I really like this. I've always loved red and turquoise together. Hope to see more posts from you in the future!  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2007 10:08:29 PM »

Welcome to Craftster! Smiley

I love the color combo! Very cute!
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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2007 11:01:08 AM »

I like the bracelet a lot.


the colors are fabulous, and mixing textures like that is very effective. You're a good designer!

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« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2007 11:19:04 AM »

Thanks for the kudos guys!

Its really encouraging to have someplace to share my craftiness with others. Quite inspiring too.

I'm so glad I found craftster and sure you will be seeing more posts soon.

heres another turq/glass combo, with shells instead of pearls. The shells didn't have holes, and when I used my bead reamer/awl I ended up with broken edged holes instead of neat ones. The dremmel shattered the shell instantly  Angry

point is, I tried to hide the funky parts, but wasn't sure of the result
any suggestions on how to drill these without destroying the shell would be lovely...

first link is the pic of the bracelet, second is a detail of the shells

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v647/prambonga/26c.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v647/prambonga/26a.jpg
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« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2007 01:38:03 PM »

any suggestions on how to drill these without destroying the shell would be lovely...

Pretty bracelets!  I love the dramatic color combos.

When drilling holes with a dremel you might try using a diamond drill bit with a rounded end, like a ball.  Also be sure to keep the tip lubricated with a tiny dab of water on the shell and to go super slow with very low pressure.  Let the bit gently do it's job, not your arm or the weight of the dremel.  Placing a piece of cardboard or Plexiglas under the shell while drilling can also decrease the chance of blowing out the shell.  Doesn't work every time, but definitely increased my rate of success.




 
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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2007 02:39:39 PM »

That sure looks nice together. I think I have some of the beads you used as drops. Nice touch.
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« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2007 05:48:57 PM »

When drilling holes with a dremel you might try using a diamond drill bit with a rounded end, like a ball.  Also be sure to keep the tip lubricated with a tiny dab of water on the shell and to go super slow with very low pressure.  Let the bit gently do it's job, not your arm or the weight of the dremel.  Placing a piece of cardboard or Plexiglas under the shell while drilling can also decrease the chance of blowing out the shell.  Doesn't work every time, but definitely increased my rate of success.

this is exactly the advice I needed thank you so much!
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