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darcangel
« on: June 25, 2005 11:55:57 PM »

so i have all of these stones and marbles which i would really love to start making into pendents. what do you guys think would be a good way to go about doing that? am i drilling holes? am i wrapping them up in wire? am i...i don't know. tell me what i'm doing.



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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2005 12:01:44 AM »

i love the look of stones wrapped in wire and used as a pendant on a necklace. they're so pretty! i bet these would make great gifts too!

you could also hot glue them around a plain wood picture frame and i bet it would look great!

good luck.

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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2005 11:17:42 AM »

You lucky girl with all those stones!
You could wrap them in wire or you could bead a holder for them (a cobouchon - I have no idea how to spell it correctly at the moment).
I think if you started to drill them, some may end up cracking and chipping apart. They you'd have to polish up the cracked bits and the whole blah blah blah.
I think those would be the easiest things....
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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2005 11:31:43 AM »

Is there an extensive beginners section for beading? I got some cool rocks at the Hunstanton Sea Life Center here in the UK, and my boy wants a necklace out of his. I have tried every which way I can to wrap them in wire but it just isn't working for me.

I gotta say-no sooner do I think up a question than I find out something about it on this site!! I'm not getting any crafting done, I'm spending all my time HERE reading about everyone else's stuff!!!

That's IT-I gotta go cut out something. Don't care what. Must sew!
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« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2005 05:28:13 PM »

They all look like really nice stones, but here's my latest craft with stones.  It turned out great!

River rock floor mat http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=37218.msg324089#msg324089
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« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2005 07:12:33 PM »

I agree with using the wire to hold the stones in.  If you wanted another idea to do with the stones that wasn't a necklace you could spell your name out with them and glue them onto a board or something like that.
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« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2005 11:50:05 PM »

They all look like really nice stones, but here's my latest craft with stones.  It turned out great!

River rock floor mat http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=37218.msg324089#msg324089

i don't have enough big stones to do this with, but this is an AWESOME craft. like, now i want to go on a hunt for MORE stones so i can make one of these. i've added it to my list of crafts to make once i get my own place and need practical and decorative things Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2005 06:16:37 AM »

This wouldn't be a jewlery thing, but you could always make them into a table fountain. You could put them in a container of some sort & get a fountain kit or make one.
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« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2005 12:27:03 PM »

you could drill through some of them. i have before, i used my dremel w/ a diamond cut bit.  it takes a long time depending on which stone you choose, and the stone gets really hot,so be careful.
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« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2005 01:28:48 AM »

wrapping in wire would be the obvious one I'd think of Smiley

you could also find flat metal pieces to use as a backing for pendants. or gluing a tube on the back for stringing. some ideas at least!
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