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1  Bead woven rings in Beads: Completed Projects by beaderjojo on: November 24, 2009 04:50:36 AM
I've been having a great time lately weaving up rings - depending on the complexity they take anywhere from an hour to three - and that's "instant" gratification to a bead weaver.
The first four were done in right angle weave, with some netting embelishment, and the bottom two were straight up right angle weave.
Fun right?

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2  Netted Bracelets in Beads: Completed Projects by beaderjojo on: November 23, 2009 06:56:20 AM
A couple netted bracelets I made recently. Nothing ground breaking, but sometimes the simplest of things are most satisfying. I used size 11 toho seed beads, and a swivel lobster clasp to finish.
If you are interested in making your own netted bracelet, here is a tutorial from about.com for flat 3-bead netting. http://beadwork.about.com/library/weekly/aa070698.htm
If you prefer a video, Bead and Button online has a great one. http://www.beadandbutton.com/bnb/default.aspx?c=a&id=3581

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3  Another bangle bracelet - turquoise and gold in Beads: Completed Projects by beaderjojo on: October 26, 2009 10:38:18 AM
Another in my series of bangle bracelets, this one took a bit less time to complete because the beads are larger. I started with a base of turquoise rounds and gold fire polished czech beads, then accented with turquoise chips. The chips are a pretty robin's egg blue, mined from the sleeping beauty mine in Arizona. Gosh I love turquoise.
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4  Green Bangle Bracelet in Beads: Completed Projects by beaderjojo on: October 26, 2009 07:42:41 AM
I do make *other* things besides  bangle bracelets, but I was really pushing myself to get this done over the weekend. I started with a base of size 11 toho seed beads in cubic r-a-w. I realized after I started weaving that it was going to take awhile. I think I'll be sticking to size 8's or 6's for the base of these from now on...11's just take so long to work in cubic right angle weave. Pretty, but time consuming. Then I added size 8 tohos to give it a gentle flare. It's slightly rigid, mostly flexible.

I've been doing a plain white background for most of my pictures but decided to change it up yesterday. Does it look good with the jean background, or does it take away from the bracelet?

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5  Re: Beaded Halloween Jack-o-lantern Charm with tutorial! in Beads: Completed Projects by beaderjojo on: October 05, 2009 04:23:38 AM
I made a pair of earrings using your tutorial over the weekend, so I thought I'd share:

I was thinking, using cream colored beads instead of orange beads and finishing off the top slightly different would make a great Jack Skellington, for the Nightmare Before Christmas fans.  Wink

Thanks again for your tutorials - I love your site!
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6  Re: French Beaded Succulent in Beads: Completed Projects by beaderjojo on: October 01, 2009 04:02:53 AM
How cool! I'm sure your mom will love it.
It almost looks like one of those hen/chick plants.
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7  Candy Corn Bangle Bracelet in Beads: Completed Projects by beaderjojo on: September 28, 2009 08:22:23 AM
I can't seem to pull myself away from this cubic right angle weave...the possibilities are limitless! I used size 8 toho seed beads for the base...not as small as 11's but small enough to make it quite a time consuming endeavor. Originally I was just going to weave 3 strips of color for the "candy corn" look and be done with it, but when I got to the end it didn't feel finished to me. SO, I wove another layer of right angle weave and added some fire polished beads. Usually I am behind schedule when it comes to holiday jewelry, so I was real happy to get this finished an entire month before Halloween. Woohoo!

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8  Tiny beaded crystal purse in Beads: Completed Projects by beaderjojo on: September 22, 2009 09:05:51 AM
I wove this cute lil' purse using 5mm and 4mm siam colored swarovski crystals. I'm not a "girlie-girl" by any means but teeny tiny purses just make me squeal with delight! lol

Sorry about the crappy photos. I really have the hardest time taking photos of crystals...can't ever get the sparkle quite right. After snapping what seemed like a bazillion photos I ended up settling with these. If anyone has tips on photographing crystals I'm all ears!

I wish I had a doll to pose with the purse, it's the perfect size "boho" bag for a barbie. She could even fit her barbie sized chihuahua in there.  Grin

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9  Beaded bangle bracelets in Beads: Completed Projects by beaderjojo on: September 13, 2009 04:00:31 PM
Here are some more bangles I wove in right angle weave. I finished them last weekend but just got around to taking pics of them. Hard to find time to take pictures, it's much easier to find time to bead.  Wink
The first bangle is woven with light pink toho seed beads (size 6) and purple swarovski crystal pearls. A little late in the season for baby pink I suppose, but I started in the spring, so that's gotta count for something, right? lol. It's rigid but still flexible.

This next one is a bit more "industrial" as I wove it with all hematite beads, a little bit heavier and rigid too. Nice and textural...one of those bracelets you want to keep touching. 

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10  Beaded Rings in Beads: Completed Projects by beaderjojo on: September 13, 2009 05:19:25 AM
These are a result of playing with right angle weave and layering techniques. I believe its called cubular right angle weave, but some people call it square right angle weave. They are time consuming (and a thread eater) but lots of fun! I'm trying to go for bling without the diamonds.  Grin

This ring was woven with size 15/0 toho seed beads...tiny ones! It's lightweight and very comfortable. I really need to get a shot of it with a penny so people can really see how tiny those beads are!

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