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« on: January 20, 2008 09:37:16 PM »

Hello everyone, I'm pretty new to craftster (In love with this site!) and would like to throw out some bracelets that I've made and get a few opinions. Please tell me what you think. Thanks!





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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2008 09:57:26 PM »

oh wow!
those are very, very beautiful!

i just LOVE the second one.

and i really admire the third one as well.
I just CANNOT get my chains to come out like that. they just squish out into ovals.

any hints?

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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2008 06:08:58 AM »

Ooo, I really like that last one!  Very stylish and lightweight!
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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2008 06:25:56 AM »

I love them all!  My favorite one is the last bracelet; it's so creative (and so are the rest of them, of course!).  Great job  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2008 09:25:14 AM »

oh wow!
those are very, very beautiful!

i just LOVE the second one.

and i really admire the third one as well.
I just CANNOT get my chains to come out like that. they just squish out into ovals.

any hints?

Love them all!

I'm not sure what you'd be doing wrong. I used size 11 seed beads and used i think 10 on each side of the circle. I made it with size 8 seed beads and only used 8 on each side. And I used beadalon wire, not sure what you are using. If you are trying to get a bigger circle, that might be why they are collapsing. And make sure you are pulling the wire tight.
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« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2008 03:16:24 PM »

I love the crowded, chaotic, colourful look of the second one Cheesy For the first one, I'd suggest using crimps to hold each bead in place instead of looping the stringing material (is it tiger tail?) round like that - you might find that the looped beads migrate along the string over time.
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« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2008 12:41:48 PM »

oh wow!
i really admire the third one.
I just CANNOT get my chains to come out like that. they just squish out into ovals.

any hints?

Yes, you simply to pass your thread through the connecting bead in opposite directions. 

For example: Let's say you are making this design using 2 threads, you're threads should go like this through the beads like this (to make circles):

Otherwise, if you feed the thread through the center beads so that it is both going in the same direction through the hole in the beads, you will get OVALS, like you mentioned.

Does this help?
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