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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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« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2005 02:38:30 PM »

Honestly, I dont know what any sort of beadwork is called. I usually just see something my mom made and want to make something like it (or find an unfinished piece I want to finish), so i either ask her how to do it, or if it's unfinished, take it apart to figure out how myself. (thats pretty much what I did for this piece, loosened some of the threads so I could see how it worked.) I'll see if I can get some pictures of the technique. The problem is, its hard to take pictures of such small detail. Maybe I'll use some big pony beads or something. That would probably work better.
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« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2005 06:59:47 AM »

Nice job, btw. 

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

It looks like a spiral stitch to me.  You can look online for all sorts of tutorials.  It really is one of the easier stitches to do and is very versatile.
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« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2005 09:55:52 AM »

from the first hit on google ^^ it seems to have the same theory as peyote.. but I was comfused about the different size beads and stuff Huh
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« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2005 10:41:57 AM »

from the first hit on google ^^ it seems to have the same theory as peyote.. but I was comfused about the different size beads and stuff Huh
(found info on the About site)

For your first project, I'd stick with size 8 seed beads (the smaller the number the larger the bead).  If you have a bead shop that carries seed beads, they can help you out.

The about.com site I saw is for the dutch spiral, which is a little different than a regular (spiral).  Heres a good site for instructions:
http://www.rubysbeadwork.com/SpiralTutorial.html
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« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2005 01:54:57 PM »

I'm not very good at understanding directions like that, I'm better at just figuring it out from an existing piece, but neither the Dutch Spiral, or the Regular Spiral seem to be the way I made this necklace. I just looked at tubular peyote stitch, and that seems like it. I still might make up some simple instructions, since all the ones I found were kind of confusing. At least to me.
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« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2005 09:43:32 PM »

oh, and for this, you definitely would only use one size of bead. this site made sense to me. http://www.angelfire.com/co2/beltana/peyote.html
you would just use less beads than it says. the beginning and the step down are kind of confusing, but i'm sure you all can figure it out.
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