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« on: September 27, 2008 06:37:08 AM »

for the lastone, sure would help if walmart sold uniform beads! JEEZ!

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« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2008 07:01:08 AM »

these are beautiful

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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2008 07:08:12 AM »

The bracelet is beautiful.  If I wore jewelry, I would definitely wear something like that!

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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2008 07:35:02 AM »

I know your pain.  My only source of beads and supplies is thelocal walmart and they are sadly lacking in interesting items.  What kind of wire did you use?? ((- if i may ask.  The only wire I found in the jewelry aisle at my walmart is a very slinky one -I use it to make wire drop earrings.))

Anywho - I LOVE the bracelet and the ring - they're gorgeous!

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« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2008 10:07:47 AM »

WOW These are all wonderful, the first bracelet is def. my fave!!! I would rock that in an instant!

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« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2008 10:10:44 AM »

They're all great, love that ring!

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« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2008 11:35:24 AM »

OOOO absolutly lovely. The ring and bracelet are quite awesome! nice job

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« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2008 01:13:31 PM »

the wrap bracelet is awesome. how long did it take you to do the wrapping on that whole piece?

« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2008 07:17:02 PM »

Thanks everyone!!!! I used 22 gauge (lol, from our favourite store). I had actually bought it thinking it was the 20 gauge on the spool that they sell, so I started finding things to wrap. The inside wire is actually 18 gague FENCING wire, courtesey of the one store in a small little town I used to live in . . . works AWESOME, highly recomended for people beadshop-less. It's galvinized and is great to wrap, but also looks cool with it showing too.

How long?? Well, I've done quite a few rings like that, smaller and harder to wwork with . . the bangle took me like an hour maybe altogether. I have little dowels-thingy to make jump rings and i think I just might cheat a little bit next time, though the wrap just wouldn't be tight enough, and it wouldn't look right when you'd get to the branched off parts. But, anyway, enough yammering on!

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