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1  Re: Opinions Please! in Beads: Completed Projects by RoxNGemz on: January 28, 2008 12:41:48 PM
oh wow!
i really admire the third one.
I just CANNOT get my chains to come out like that. they just squish out into ovals.

any hints?

Yes, you simply to pass your thread through the connecting bead in opposite directions. 

For example: Let's say you are making this design using 2 threads, you're threads should go like this through the beads like this (to make circles):

Otherwise, if you feed the thread through the center beads so that it is both going in the same direction through the hole in the beads, you will get OVALS, like you mentioned.

Does this help?
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2  Re: Christmas present...woven bracelets (img heavy) in Beads: Completed Projects by RoxNGemz on: January 16, 2008 06:41:52 PM
It looks like this pattern when I first saw it: Crystal Waves

wow...you're right, the finished product looks the same...just goes to show that everything has been thought of.

In mine I actually pick up four seed beads and a czech bead then I go back through all four beads in the original direction.  Ugh...does that make sense?  I have to draw it!  I think the difference in the two is that the crystal wave pattern is more curved and mine ends up a little more zig zag but pretty similar.

I actually arrived at mine after playing with daisy chaining and right angle weave which I didn't end up liking for these beads.

Yes, I really like your bracelets... they are super delicate!  Very feminine Smiley

This pattern is nice and simple, but works up such gorgeous pieces!  Very smart that you figured it out by playing around!  Woot! Wink

I made this using that method...

(I used size 6 crystals, so mine is really chunky!)  Just wanted to share Smiley
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3  Re: Beaded Drop - More weaving in Beads: Completed Projects by RoxNGemz on: January 10, 2008 04:15:15 PM
I created yet another drop pendant:  behold....

the large beaded drop!
Created with 6mm faceted glass pearls and size 8 seed beads.

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4  Re: Bead Weaving **Tutorial & Pics Added!** in Beads: Completed Projects by RoxNGemz on: January 10, 2008 04:11:46 PM
new pendant:  behold....
the large beaded drop!
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5  FOOD: a beaded donut? yum! in Beads: Completed Projects by RoxNGemz on: December 18, 2007 02:40:47 PM

Isn't this the cutest mini donut you've ever seen?  I'm proud that I finally figured out the pattern (is was in Japanese and I do NOT speak or read that!!!)

I am hoping to make other food pieces when I get the right beads (a lot of the items require both 3mm and 4mm Swar. Bicones in the same color...)  Speaking of, anyone have a good on-line Swarovski retailer that ships to Canada?  I'd love to hear comments!
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6  Beaded Drop - More weaving in Beads: Completed Projects by RoxNGemz on: December 18, 2007 02:37:33 PM

I bought some new weaving books off Ebay and this is one design I had the right beads to finish... it's a beaded drop pendant.
(Unfortunately the books are in Japanese text, but the images are fabulous, and I was able to figure out most of the directions from them!)
Here's the link to the auction for the book: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120188933536, it actually contains some of the tutorials, including this one!!!)

It kinda looks vintage a bit, since I used some frosted crystals.  I love it!  Cheesy
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7  Re: Barrel clasps? in Beads: Discussion and Questions by RoxNGemz on: November 30, 2007 12:49:46 PM

The actual "barrel" part has a hole in the bottom of it where a head pin is interted and looped.   
So no, the necklace does not twist up as you tighten both barrel ends together.

Personally, I find them difficult to keep done up... they do often untwist themselves!  I think toggle clasps are a better alternative... you can find some reasonably priced varieties out there!
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8  Using pigment with resin in Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions by RoxNGemz on: October 27, 2007 04:37:24 PM
I recently bought these embossing pigments (and thought they'd make great resin coloring...  I was right!

My latest attempts created these:

testing my pigments

Pigment, stickers and beads

What do you think? 
Does anyone else use pigment or other liquid coloring with their resin?  What were the results?  What did you like and hate about certain products?  I'd love to know!!!

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9  Re: Bead Weaving **Tutorial & Pics Added!** in Beads: Completed Projects by RoxNGemz on: October 22, 2007 04:07:34 PM
Some more pics of my weaving... Just wanted to share Smiley

Crystal Necklace

Team Colors Ring

Fuschia/Hematite Ring

Green Focal Ring

Enjoy! Cheesy
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10  Re: drilling holes in resin in Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions by RoxNGemz on: October 20, 2007 06:27:44 PM
I love power tools!     Cheesy

I just got a ^^Dremel Stylus ^^ today to start adding holes to my resin pendants.

Here's the first of MANY (I am sure) pendants to get holes:

^^^Vertical Hole

^^^Horizontal Hole

^^^the pendants I've drilled holes in so far^^^

I have yet to string these onto necklaces... but I'm just so freakin' excited about this, I had to post pics Grin

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