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« on: November 07, 2005 02:50:09 PM »

First off, I'd just like to say that I recently discovered craftster, and I'm in heaven here! Thank you everyone for all the awesome inspiration you've given me!
Okay, so here's my first projest post.  I play both the cello and guitar, so I decided to combine those two with my third love-crafting!-and came up with these:

The "wire" is  an old, broken cello string

I love this one-it has three fake abalone guitar picks, connected with jump rings. 

The black "bead" on the bottom is the part on the bottom of a string which hooks it onto the cello.  Because the strings are not at all shapeable, I attached the clasps between two crimp beads.
Hope you like them!
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TeriLynn
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2005 02:55:53 PM »

Ooh! NOW I know why I keep saving all my dead bass strings! Those are fabulous!
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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2005 03:17:19 PM »

Oooh, I love this!!  Could you explain how you attached the closures to the string?

A while back, I made a brooch with broken guitar strings.  Essentially made a mini "grape vine wreath" with the strings, and added a pinback. 

I think I need to make a set! Smiley
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epeel42
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2005 03:49:16 PM »

Thanks, guys! BiscottiTogs, here's a closeup of the closures

I basically just put a crimp bead on towards the end, strung on a clasp, and then crimped on another crimp bead and trimmed the end. hope that helps! Oh, and your pins sound really cool!
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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2005 04:09:12 PM »

That's just what I needed.  Thanks!
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« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2005 09:00:39 PM »

Those are great! I really love the second one.
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« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2005 06:44:29 AM »

Yay for crafty cellists!!  I'm one too, and my hubby plays guitar, I may just have to make this.... It looks pretty thick, is it a G or a C string?  Does the end get pokey?
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« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2005 06:45:49 AM »

Very cool! Have to ask my friend for her old guitar strings!
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« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2005 03:46:35 PM »

Actually, I'm pretty sure they are D's- I'd love to use something bigger, but then my crimp beads wouldn't fit! The end hasn't poked me at all, but I've only worn them a couple times, so I'm not sure if the wire may start to unfurl...
If anyone else makes these, I'd love to see pictures.
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« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2005 06:17:02 PM »

Those are sooo cool! I also play cello (used to) and guitar (and flute! lol). I do have an old guitar string that maybe I could use. hmm..... *runs away to go search*
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