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Topic: Beaded Earrings: My First Post! Yay! (with added pix as promised!)  (Read 3252 times)
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« on: May 30, 2005 02:37:13 AM »

The first time i've played with beads, wires and a long nose pliers, i created 26 pairs of earrings! Sadly, i could only upload 4 pairs, coz my phone camera cant handle the details of my babies. Soooo, please please bear with the low-res pics. I've got more pics coming as soon as i borrow a digicam.

I would really appreciate everyone who read this post for comments and suggestions. Muchos Thanks!

1. dark-green tiger-eye beads on the large loop, black multi-colored glass beads on the medium and small loop. The Flower centerpiece i recycled from a broken bracelet.
http://images.snapfish.com/343%3C6%3B%3A723232%7Ffp58%3Dot%3E2347%3D%3A75%3D%3A7%3C%3DXROQDF%3E23238%3C8793293ot1lsi

2. I used cherry red, crystal glass and round faint-pink plastic beads on this.
http://images.snapfish.com/343%3C6%3B%3A723232%7Ffp46%3Dot%3E2347%3D%3A75%3D%3A7%3C%3DXROQDF%3E23238%3C879533%3Aot1lsi

3. Turquoise semi-precious beads and blue-green wooden beads
http://images.snapfish.com/343%3C6%3C4323232%7Ffp4%3Enu%3D3256%3E984%3E98%3B%3EWSNRCG%3D32329%3B96%3A684%3Cnu0mrj

4. Jade and vintage green cylinder beads
http://images.snapfish.com/343%3C6%3B%3A723232%7Ffp45%3Dot%3E2347%3D%3A75%3D%3A7%3C%3DXROQDF%3E23238%3C8795343ot1lsi

Thanks again! Mwahugz!

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UPDATE*UPDATE*UPDATE
Here are some of the earrings i made, as promised!  Wink

1. green luster seed beads on brass
http://images.snapfish.com/343%3C6%3B%3A723232%7Ffp54%3Dot%3E2347%3D%3A75%3D%3A7%3C%3DXROQDF%3E23238%3C8793298ot1lsi

2. beach glass and yellow-orange rainbow opaque seed beads on gold
http://images.snapfish.com/343%3C6%3C4323232%7Ffp54%3Dot%3E2347%3D%3A75%3D%3A7%3C%3DXROQDF%3E23238%3C8797755ot1lsi

3. plastic pink oval beads and white rainbow opaque seed beads on gold
http://images.snapfish.com/343%3C6%3C4323232%7Ffp4%3Enu%3D3256%3E984%3E98%3B%3EWSNRCG%3D32329%3B96%3A8949nu0mrj

4. cross shaped capiz shell and yellow-orange rainbow opaque seed beads on silver
http://images.snapfish.com/343%3C6%3C4323232%7Ffp7%3Enu%3D3256%3E984%3E98%3B%3EWSNRCG%3D32329%3B96%3A79%3B9nu0mrj

5. wooden beads and matte brown seed beads on brass
http://images.snapfish.com/343%3C6%3C4323232%7Ffp54%3Dot%3E2347%3D%3A75%3D%3A7%3C%3DXROQDF%3E23238%3C8797759ot1lsi

6. glass beads and white plastic beads on brass
http://images.snapfish.com/343%3C6%3C4323232%7Ffp46%3Dot%3E2347%3D%3A75%3D%3A7%3C%3DXROQDF%3E23238%3C87988%3C%3Bot1lsi

7. rainbow colored seed beads and plastic ballon beads
http://images.snapfish.com/343%3C6%3C4323232%7Ffp58%3Dot%3E2347%3D%3A75%3D%3A7%3C%3DXROQDF%3E23238%3C8797757ot1lsi

8. glass beads and oval capiz shells
http://images.snapfish.com/343%3C6%3B%3A723232%7Ffp7%3Enu%3D3256%3E984%3E98%3B%3EWSNRCG%3D32329%3B96%3A4426nu0mrj

that's it for now, i haven't uploaded the rest of the pix yet but i'll keep you posted!

i'd love to hear your comments!

thanks!  Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2005 04:37:47 AM »

those are gorgeous! I luff the first one the most. For the hoops, how do you make them? Did you buy hoop 'parts' or use wire? Thanks so very much. You are very talented!
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« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2005 01:26:57 AM »

Hey! Thanks for that very flattering remark!  Kiss 

I used brass wire for the hoops, made a loop on each end and used a jump ring to connect the loops.
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« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2005 06:01:53 PM »

Those earrings are really pretty! You have a good eye for design. You said you *just started* making earrings? Wow! Keep it up! Cheesy I like them all, but that first pair seriously ROCKS!

cloneddementia,
Years ago, back when dreamcatcher earrings were in style, I used to make my own wire hoops by shaping my brass wire around a thick wooden dowel or a medicine vial. That way I could keep the sizes of my hoops consistent, and it was really easy to do. I was selling them at the time, so I had to make lots!  I even used an old makeup bottle to make an oval-shaped hoop. It was a plastic bottle, and it worked great. I finished each end with a loop, too.

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« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2005 07:40:11 PM »

Hi Lark! Thanks so much! See, i've uploaded more pix of my first batch of earrings made.   Grin
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« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2005 07:58:09 PM »

Yayness for earings!!! I love making some myself. I`m so loving your second ones...from both batches. I adore big earings. I just can`t bring myself to wear tiny bitsy earings...it`s not me. Great job girliie girl! You must get tons of compliments when you go out wearing your wicked creations.
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« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2005 04:08:50 PM »

Wow! Such creativity! You have a knack for this.
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« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2005 10:36:27 AM »

Awesome!  I love number 8 - is that just done with wire?  I'd love to try out that design, with your permission and advice, of course.
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« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2005 08:10:44 AM »

those earrings are
FIYAH~~~~

Those are really hot.
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« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2005 09:28:31 PM »

I really appreciate all your sweet comments! i have sold most of these earrings to my friends. Now, im playing with beads and wire like crazy!  Grin

Awesome! I love number 8 - is that just done with wire? I'd love to try out that design, with your permission and advice, of course.

Yup, i did number 8 with wire  Smiley of course you are more than welcome to try-out that design. so yeah, here's what i did:

Step 1: Cut three wires of the same length. make a loop on the end of the first layer of wire and insert seed beads.
Step 2: insert looped end of the second layer of wire followed by seed beads and centerpiece in the middle of the first layer of wire. Repeat in the next layers. 
Step 3: insert beads in the 3rd layer of wire then loop the end. insert this end in the 2nd layer of wire
Step 4: Continue inserting seed beads in the 2nd layer, loop the end of the wire and insert this on the 1st layer.
Step 5: insert last batch of seed beads in the 1st layer, loop the end, connect the two looped ends with a jumpring and insert centerpiece. voila, you know have the first of your pair of three-layered hoop earrings.

thanks! and, to those who want to try this design, i hope you share pix of your lovely creation  Kiss
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