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« on: August 15, 2010 06:16:40 PM »

This is my first serious attempt at a beaded piece of jewelry . . . well, besides just stringing one long strand of beads and tying it into a circle. Tongue Made with purple and clear seed beads, silver spacers, and 28 gauge wire.



And up close:



I found a tutorial on the internet about how to make them. Not too bad for a first project, I don't think.

Comments + constructive criticism welcome. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2010 06:24:33 PM »

That is really beautiful! I love the purple and silver together. You did a really great job for a first beading project!
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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2010 06:45:33 PM »

So pretty!  It looks so dainty and delicate...  My first beading projects were all clunky and akward.  This is really quite beautiful.  Wear it proudly!  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2010 07:06:33 PM »

Love it! If you could share the tutorial link I would be grateful Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2010 08:13:43 PM »

Beautiful! It looks so delicate!
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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2010 08:27:40 PM »

Thank you for all the lovely comments. Smiley It's pretty and girly, I love it. (Even though the flash on my camera makes my arms look hairy . . . gross. Tongue)

I couldn't find the tutorial to save my life! But I drew you a picture of how the wire weaves through the beads, hopefully you can figure it out:



**edit: smaller picture. I don't know why it came out so huge.
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« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2010 04:16:11 AM »

It's really lovely.  Thanks for the bead tutorial.  I'm really a newbie at beading....so, what did you use/make to connect the purple beads? And what is the clasp?  See?  Really new at beading!
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« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2010 10:00:49 AM »

I'm not sure what you mean by connect them - all I used was the 28g wire. It's supposed to be done in two strands, so I cut a super-long piece of wire, folded it over the hoop end of the clasp, then wrapped it around the clasp at the end.

I used a spring ring (one of these: http://www.shopwiki.com/Spring+Ring+Clasp ), which in retrospect was not the smartest thing. I can't put the bracelet on myself, I have to have someone help me. It looks cute though. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2010 02:04:36 PM »

That is really pretty and delicate!

It stomps all over my wire projects, believe you me. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2010 08:38:30 PM »

Nicely done!
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