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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: Need ideas for making jewelry for someone allergic to metal on: December 22, 2009 07:06:36 AM
My bff also has this problem. She is allergic to everything but 18k or better gold - well, almost everything.  If you absolutely MUST use metal (like for earwires), you can buy niobium at a pretty reasonable price.

Otherwise, most of her jewelry is made from rubber cording, leather cord, waxed linen or cotton, or ribbon.  She prefers chokers over longer style necklaces that can be made without clasps, so I do some simple bead weaving for her using stretchy cord or use velvet ribbon.  We have also found that basic clear nail polish or clear acrylic spray on the backs of things like bracelets works well for her.

Hope this helps!
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Discussion and Questions / Re: Looking for Charms on: December 03, 2009 06:10:12 AM
I absolutely love this company - so fast and friendly!  I love their prices, too, and they are one of my regular suppliers  Smiley


Charms of all kinds, including sets.
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Terminating Rubber Cord on: December 03, 2009 05:35:32 AM
Hello Craftsters!

I recently acquired some 3mm rubber cord and would like to make some necklaces and bracelets out of it.  My problem is what to use to finish them with.  I am worried that the coil-type ends will slip off or cut the rubber.  Anyone have any suggestions on how to finish?  Will I need to use glue as well, and if so, what kind would be best?

Thanks for any help!

4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: New Colorful Jewelry!! LOTS O PICS on: March 27, 2009 03:34:27 AM
You just keep getting better and better!  What's next?  Your stuff has become just absolutely gorgeous, and I love how you have made your own "signature" style!
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: orange seed bead earrings on: March 17, 2009 03:36:13 PM
Very cute!  We can all use a little sunshine every now and then!
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: fairy art necklaces... been awhile since I posted a project here... on: March 12, 2009 11:12:54 AM
The fairy reminds me a lot of Lisa Frank's work - whom both my daughters (9 & 11)ADORE!  Very, very cute!
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Discussion and Questions / Re: I need your opinions on wire colors! on: February 24, 2009 02:34:43 AM
I like the dark one the best.  It makes it seem more, realistic, I guess?  The copper is a close second.  The silver looks washed out to me, and the gold is my least favorite of them all.
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: My week with Macrame on: February 24, 2009 02:28:18 AM
I've never done macrame, and being a child of the 70's, never even liked macrame - until now!  That necklace is so absolutely gorgeous!!  I would totally wear it!  It is completely amazing - you have done a beautiful job!  Oh, and I would wear the bracelet too  Grin
9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Discussion and Questions / Re: Seed Bead Question: Which type last longer? on: February 23, 2009 02:20:56 AM
Unfortunately, I can't answer all of your questions, but I can give you my experience with the first one.

I have run into this problem as well - the coating of metallic seeds wears off and you're left with a clear bead.  One of the things that I learned was that you can buy galvanized seeds where the color doesn't come off.  I would recommend looking at the Japanese seed beads for higher quality metallics.
10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Blue Bell Vines on: February 06, 2009 10:00:25 PM
Thank you all so much for the wonderful compliments!

As for the leaves, I actually got them as part of a destash lot from another Etsian  Smiley
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