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« on: April 29, 2008 06:45:33 PM »

A crafty coworker gave me about three years of beading magazines. Here's one of my first projects from Beadwork - April/May 04 - you can tell I like the design...with seed beads and:

Peridot and "Jade" (from Michael's) embellishments


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Earlier tries - not my favorites, Cz Fire Polished Glass:


Let me know what you think...and any additional ideas for displaying...I've made one with a more embellished necklace and I think the next obvious choice is a bracelet...memory wire?
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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2008 11:31:35 AM »

I really like your butterflies. Would they work as charms? You could hang several from a necklace or bracelet.
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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2008 12:30:13 PM »

I really appreciate your feedback! Smiley
Thanks, I may try that. They are about an inch and a half (or 3-4 centimeters) long so Ive thought them an odd size which has been part of my mental block. Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2008 05:50:13 PM »

You did a very beautiful job! They're wonderful!
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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2008 06:18:37 PM »

You did a very beautiful job! They're wonderful!
Thank you! I've fallen in love with the design. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2008 04:18:51 AM »

Oh those are just adorable!! Did you use wire or string for the design?
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« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2008 06:16:39 AM »

Oh those are just adorable!! Did you use wire or string for the design?
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String is used, to start you tie it around the center bead, then the shape is made by adding beads, then going back to that first string, under it and out, adding more beads (a vague description, I know). There are a lot of steps but it is a pretty straight forward pattern.
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« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2008 06:00:43 PM »

This is one of my absolute favorite designs as well.  I thought that issue of Beadwork was really one of the best they've published.  I used 32 gauge wire on mine.  They seem to hold their shape a little better with wire.
I really like the first one, the jade & peridot.  Very nice! 
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« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2008 06:45:08 AM »

This is one of my absolute favorite designs as well.  I thought that issue of Beadwork was really one of the best they've published.  I used 32 gauge wire on mine.  They seem to hold their shape a little better with wire.
I really like the first one, the jade & peridot.  Very nice! 
Cool! Thanks for the tip about the wire! I will give that a try. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2008 02:13:16 PM »

So cute....  Cheesy
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