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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: Let's talk leaves ** TUTORIAL** on: March 20, 2010 08:46:54 AM
Oooh I love what you're doing with the leaves! Thanks for the tutorial. Just in time for spring.
Your handflower is amazing!
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: Spiral Peyote Bracelet (at least that's what I think it is :P) on: March 20, 2010 08:41:00 AM
Its beautiful!
Hope you got something nice in the swap, those celinni spirals are time consuming!
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: Neck-"Lace" on: March 20, 2010 08:36:09 AM
Very pretty!!
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Discussion and Questions / Re: What would be good for this 3D beaded project? (more info below) on: March 20, 2010 08:32:27 AM
Yeah I see people use fishing line in their 3d beadwork and wonder how the heck they did that. I use fireline or powerpro for most of my weaving, 10lb or 6lb test...I get nervous with anything lighter than that. With a 6lb test, you can go through the same bead at least 4 times with ease. You should be fine with the 8lb too.
Have fun, happy beading!
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Discussion and Questions / Re: peyote help, finishing off a tube on: February 01, 2010 06:25:18 AM
Sounds like you need to try circular peyote stitch:


6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Discussion and Questions / Re: How to make a piece of beading more sturdy? on: January 27, 2010 09:03:45 AM
I love the beaded boxes, but they are a commitment!

MinnieMay, when I want a piece of jewelry "stiffened" I use floor polish. It smells a little at first, but that fades.
Get yourself some "future" floor polish, and a travel spray bottle from the drug store. Use the spray bottle and give it a couple sprays on each side and hang it to dry.
Good luck!
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Discussion and Questions / Re: Pattern / Tutorial Request Using Seed Beads on: January 27, 2010 09:00:30 AM
www.bead-patterns.com has a ton of patterns, and theres a seperate link just for the free ones.

8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: Abstract Cuff still in search of a name-- help... on: January 27, 2010 08:52:05 AM
It's beautiful!
Liquid Graffiti is a great name for it!
And don't worry about being "lazy". Everyone goes through it at one point or another...just getting over a lazy patch myself.

9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: Bead woven rings on: January 27, 2010 08:50:36 AM
Feast Your Eyes, I'm pretty hard on rings too. I'm a hoop dancer, so any jewelry I wear is going to have pressure put on it by the hoop.
Having said that, the weakest part of any of the rings would probably be the bugle beads. They stand up to a lot, but if you slammed your hand in a door or something, they would be the first to crack.

I use Fireline (at least 6lb test) for all my weaving.
Nothing will happen to them if they get wet. When I had dreadlocks, I had peyote stitch dreadlock sleeves on my dreads and never took them off, not in the shower or anything and I never had one break or get icky from being wet.
10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: Bead Chokers - Peyote Stitch on: January 27, 2010 08:44:13 AM
Very pretty, and great job on your first attempt at peyote stitch!

To answer your question, even count peyote is good if you are doing abstract designs, but if you need a design to be centered (think diamond shapes) then you'll need to do odd count.
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