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jaybee
« on: May 21, 2008 04:43:52 PM »

I'm brand new to beading..I just started 2 days ago. I'm staying home to take care of my baby, so thought I'll start a new hobby.  

This is what I have made so far. Please feel free to comment and make suggestions on how I could improve.

Bangle


Stretch bracelet



Basic chain and bracelet - I wanted something really simple and colorful for summer


Excuse the pictures...my bathroom has the best lighting Smiley




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« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2008 05:40:19 PM »

These are really nice.  I particularly like bangle & the basic chain.
I actually think the shiny bathroom fixtures give your photos a little extra interest and you're right, the lighting is very good.  These are an excellent first effort!
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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2008 05:53:23 PM »

Those are so good for you being a beginer. I love the stretch Bracelet, It is wonderful.
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crafty_rach
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2008 07:01:24 PM »

Wow, I love those beads you have used on the last one ... the first one is very interesting, I can't quite see how it is constructed, is it a safety pin one too?
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opheliapoe
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2008 09:08:58 PM »

those are very nice and your bathroom faucet makes a nice model. lol. staying home with my kids is why i started crafting too. keeps me sane. my first craft was scrapbooking. it was like a gateway drug, though. now i do a little bit of everything and am always looking for something new to try. anyhow, very pretty stuff!!
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jaybee
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2008 10:30:27 PM »

Thanks for all the wonderful comments.

The bangle is actually a simple metal bangle wrapped around with beads. I know, I'm just a beginner, so I stick to simple stuff.  Smiley

I am trying to teach myself to make some bead jewellery using books and online instructions. This site has been a great inspiration!
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Beach
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2008 11:09:32 PM »

That's the best way to learn - just give it a try... and troll craftster for inspiration!   Cheesy

I really love the last one - like you said, simple and colourful... and fun!
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« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2008 07:11:38 AM »

Everything looks wonderful, including the photography!
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« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2008 12:43:54 PM »

I must confess that I am in love with the bangle! I was impressed when I read how you made it because at first glance it looks complicated. Plus I love the contrast of the beads.
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