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Topic: Mad Jewelry Spree! I Think Necklaces and I Have To Take a "Break" !!IMG PLUMP!!  (Read 2775 times)
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« on: August 06, 2007 04:15:28 PM »

I've been beading up a storm in my craft room over the last few weeks.  I go back to necklaces whenever I feel like I'm getting stressed out.  I consider it low-impact crafting with high-end results (witty huh?  I know!  Wink)

If anyone is ever interested in where I get my materials I'd be more than willing to share.  I won't post in here because it's against the rules, but over time I've managed to find some really good/inexpensive shops online.  I'm not affiliated with them at all, I'm more of an admiring shopper. 

You can click on the link underneath for a larger photo!

First is a sky-blue multi-strand necklace with a lampwork pendant.  I actually picked up the pendant on the island of Murano in Italy.  I had the chance to see some pretty amazing glasswork there.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1419/824328605_d9f3f37629.jpg

The second necklace is a silver-mounted piece of pink agate strung on several strands of silver-lined transparent beads.  It's kind of too sparkly for me (or maybe too pink for me?).

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1016/824322905_e899db6e46.jpg

This one is similar to the pinkie necklace, but I like the green pendant a little bit more.  I think when I bought it I was told it was gaspeite (sp?).  I'm more green than pink (but way more pink/green than anything else).

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1311/824327335_e7bb64bf18.jpg

This is a chunky little thing.  I actually bought these beads at the Dollar Store.  Materials for this thing were MAYBE $4.  I love Dollar Stores.  I know they're a tad bit evil, but when you have a bargaining soul....

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1029/824322073_77d3d61ee9.jpg

Ohhh I like this one too.  I reminds me of delicious green olives!

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1338/824321263_f3e1598a0d.jpg

Like I said before, pink and green is one of my FAVOURITE colour combos.  Here's one of my many homages to their beautiful relationship!

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1383/825194552_85098f9c8a.jpg
Here's a closer/clearer detail of the pendant.  I picked this one up in Italy as well.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1357/824320757_e17546705a.jpg

I made this one just yesterday.  It's one of my favourites for sure.  I just started working with tigers tail wire.  For this one I used 3 lengths of wire and made up a random wiring mess.  Pretty mess in my opinion though.  It's made with manmade turquoise, freshwater pearls and glass beads.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1426/1023237635_267d08c76b.jpg

This one I threw together for a friends birthday gift.  She said that she digs the blue/brown colour combo.  I don't feel like I did it justice, but perhaps this one just isn't my thing.  It's most just glass beads with some freshwater pearls thrown in once in a while.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1105/1023237461_577106eb81.jpg

This is my ode to art deco.  Whenever I think of it I think of black and white.  A simple mess of random glass beads.  I used the same tigers tail wire method with this one.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1019/1023236243_2def768c6b.jpg

And finally here's one of my best pieces yet (or in my opinion anyway).  It's made with Brazilian landscape jasper.  I'm not much of a gemstone/rock person, so I really have no idea what it all means.  But I do like the simplicity of the stones.  They remind me of the scene in Amelie where she collects flat rocks for skipping.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1232/1023237011_db7dbc5f87.jpg

If anyone has questions about how to put any of this together feel free to ask.  I'm beading all the time, so I could easily take photos along the way. Smiley







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« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2007 04:21:23 PM »

I love the pink and green one and the black and white one.

How long does it take you to make one of those multiple strand seed beads necklaces?  They are really pretty.
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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2007 05:13:42 PM »

All nice, but I'm in love with the first glass pendant.  Could you show a close up?
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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2007 05:28:40 PM »

Lovely work, I don't think I can pick a fav they're ALL beautiful.  I am guessing for the torsades, the many rope seed bead ones, that you may have one of those wooden spinning tray thingies that auto strings seed beads?  I saw one used on a beading show and was amazed....talk about removing tedious from mass beading.  You do great work and I really appreciate having close ups of your work available, I did indeed look at all of them.  Bravo!
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« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2007 05:38:56 PM »

I love the pink and green one and the black and white one.

How long does it take you to make one of those multiple strand seed beads necklaces?  They are really pretty.

The big fat multi-strand necklaces can take a bit of time.  I have an office job where I'm on the phone a lot of the day.  I just bring in to work and string while I'm talking.  I had purchased one of those beads spinners, but I could never get the hand of it.  What I do is pour a my seed beads in a small container.  I create a bit of a hook (90 degree angle type of deal) at the end of the line.  Then I just jab the hook into the container of beads.  It's a little bit faster then doing it bead by bead.  I generally string these necklaces with fishing line.
Does that make sense?  I could post pics of it if that would help.  It saves a lot of time.

All nice, but I'm in love with the first glass pendant.  Could you show a close up?

Sure!  Here's a nice big photo of it!



Lovely work, I don't think I can pick a fav they're ALL beautiful.  I am guessing for the torsades, the many rope seed bead ones, that you may have one of those wooden spinning tray thingies that auto strings seed beads?  I saw one used on a beading show and was amazed....talk about removing tedious from mass beading.  You do great work and I really appreciate having close ups of your work available, I did indeed look at all of them.  Bravo!

Thank you so much!  I appreciate the kind words!
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« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2007 06:03:06 PM »

I absolutely love the brown seed bead necklace! and can I ask where you got the decorative bead/end caps??? I think they're just awesome and I have yet to find a store or catalog that has anything like them. Thanx!
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« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2007 06:21:29 PM »

I absolutely love the brown seed bead necklace! and can I ask where you got the decorative bead/end caps??? I think they're just awesome and I have yet to find a store or catalog that has anything like them. Thanx!

I actually got those from a local bead store.  It's actually one of the few things that I have to buy there.

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« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2007 06:44:09 PM »

Thanks--it's beautiful!
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« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2007 06:48:02 PM »

wow these are amazing! 

i've been half-way through a multiple-strand bead project for a few days now and i only plan on having 4 strands Cheesy  i am definitely amazed by your patience.

they all look really really good. Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2007 09:25:39 PM »

I really love all of these.  I can't really pick a favorite, either, although the pendant on the first one makes it extra special.  I like the pink and green combo a lot and find myself going back to that color scheme quite often in my own beading work.  I am inspired!  I think maybe my next purchase will be some of those end caps thingies so I can do some multi-strand stuff too.  Thanks for the eye candy!
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