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Era Vera
« on: February 22, 2005 08:16:58 PM »

I just finished making this necklace. My mom started it years ago, but she only did about an inch. I found it awhile ago and have worked on it off and on. Recently I got really into it, and even brought it to school today so I could work on it.
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I want to put a white ribbon through it so it will tie in a pretty little bow, but I didnt have any, so for now it just has string. What do you think?
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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2005 01:02:09 PM »

thats really cool...looks like alot of work
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« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2005 02:16:21 PM »

Era,

   Great job!!! I don't think the bow idea would work, just keep the necklace as is, a bow could be distracting. A simple focal bead might enhance the piece, but I think it looks finished already.

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« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2005 02:26:28 PM »

actually, i think i may have to disagree.  i'd really like the ribbon as a tie.  normal clasps are so common, and also there are very few necklaces that you can get away with using a ribbon tie. i'd say go for it.
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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2005 03:03:35 PM »

Thanks guys. Yeah, it is alot of work, every single bead has to be put on one at a time. hmm, I'm not sure about the ribbon. I thought it would look cool because I have to have something through it. (you probably can't tell, but the whole thing is a little tube. you have to have some sort of string/yarn/cord through it. that way, the string is holding it up, so there's no strain that would make it break.) for now, I just have a string I tie in the back. I think I'll just leave it like that for now, but if I find a bit of white ribbon lying about I'll try that and see what it looks like.

oh, I dont know if you can tell, but it gets skinnier and the white stripes get closer together. That comes from me not paying attention and missing beads. When I noticed that, I added beads on the other half to make it somewhat symmetrical. I'm hoping that if it's noticeable, it looks like it's on purpose. What do you think?
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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2005 06:26:44 PM »

I like it! It looks like it takes a lot of patience.
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« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2005 10:38:24 PM »

My mom used to make those when I was little...but she never showed me how (*pouts*)...It looks great and I didn't notice anything wrong with it til you said something...I'm sure it doesn't show when you're wearing it!
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« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2005 08:48:48 PM »

Well, it's not too bad when I'm wearing it, but where it got skinny from skipping beads, I also wasn't pulling the thread tight enough, so it kind of starts to . . . . . . bunch up there when I'm wearing it. irritating. But that's ok, I just have to make sure and pull it so it stops. And I'm sure that didn't make any sense, but oh well.

Oh, and what I finally decided to do for the string/ribbon problem was just a simple black cord which is tied in a knot at the back. I should really cut the cord to the proper length and add some sort of clasp, but I kind of stole the cord from another necklace which I might want to wear again. In fact, I think that cord has been used for several different necklaces. I never have the proper supplies or materials when I am making jewelery, so I improvise, telling myself I will fix it later, but I never do. Does anyone else have this problem?
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« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2005 08:53:43 PM »

Oh, and if anyone was really interested, I would be willing to make a tutorial. But only if you're really interested, because it would probably take a considerable bit of time and effort and getting people to take pictures of my hands in various demonstrative poses.
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« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2005 01:38:12 PM »

Well I really am curious as to how it's done Smiley is it something like a circular peyote or something?
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