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1  J&T Challenge 2: All the Marbles in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by sdanorth on: June 01, 2010 03:46:11 PM
Hope I'm not the only one old enough to remember playing marbles on the sidewalk...

This bracelet is made of assorted round glass beads, and three actual marbles I got at a flea market last year. You'd think that since I normally do seashells, the "summer" theme would have been a gimme - but no. The first thing I thought of was that bag of marbles! This was the motivation I needed to actually try to use them.

Hope you like it!

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2  Crochet Cables in Crochet: Completed Projects by sdanorth on: March 21, 2010 05:55:17 PM
I learned how to make cables a few weeks ago, testing a pattern for a designer. This hat was improvised one afternoon at work, and there are a couple rows I'd do differently (if I'd written anything down) but I wanted to share. I think crochet cables are every bit as cool as knit ones, and far less traumatic if you have to rip back.

Sport weight yarn with an E hook. There are 12 repeats of the... motif? segments? I dunno. I should have increased the row before the cables crossed each other so it wouldn't pull so much, but now I know Wink
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3  Re: Shashi bracelets? in Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions by sdanorth on: March 09, 2010 02:00:18 PM
V1 & V2, front and back

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4  Sorta Loaded... in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by sdanorth on: March 08, 2010 06:38:15 PM
I've been threatening myself with DOOM if I didn't make a loaded charm bracelet. Here it is, at last... it's not as loaded as I had imagined, but I got to a point and liked it.
Scallop shells, with glass beads.

Hope ya like it!
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5  Re: Shashi bracelets? in Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions by sdanorth on: March 08, 2010 03:13:51 PM
Here's what I made today. 16g wire with a loop on both ends, and superfat waxed cotton cord. The only thing I can think of to space the beadwires with is jump rings, but with the ones I have it would take probably 4 rings between each beadwire, and I don't have that many - and no spacer-type beads that will fit over this cord. So they don't line up straight like the ones in the bracelet you posted the picture of, but they could. Or straight-er, at least. I tried squeezing the loops down so they'd grip the cord, but couldn't really get that to work, so the beadwires are free-floating on the cords. Something else I thought of was to make a frame from the 16g wire and put the beads on 24. The beads there would stay where you put them, but overall it would be less like the original.

For the double row I suppose I'd just make the pieces of wire just longer-enough to fit a second bead between the loops. So, FWIW...

ETA - I bet if the little beads were cubes instead of random chubby roundish beads, they'd line up a lot nicer. But I've been wearing it all day, and I must say I don't mind the beadwires moving around. Symmetry has never been one of my strengths!
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6  Seashell Stuff in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by sdanorth on: March 01, 2010 04:24:55 PM
Yeah, I'm posting a few of my things, but I gotta say how much do you love these overloaded charm bracelets? I gotta make one. Anyway...

Moon Snail fragment. I love these with many hearts.

A set with some fun glass beads

Bracelet with some frosted glass and a shark's tooth

I'm off to make myself one of those mega bracelets now!
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7  Seafood Medley - 5 pics in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by sdanorth on: February 17, 2010 11:01:21 AM
A few new things done lately...
Shell fragment & Agate bead

White shell pieces & glass beads

Lettered Olive shell piece & glass beads - the front...

...and the back.


I'm especially interested in what you all think of the one with the blue & purple bead, where I've pictured the front and the back - I really like this one but would love some other opinions.
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8  Challenge 1: Nontraditional Colors of the Sea in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by sdanorth on: February 09, 2010 09:40:48 AM
This bracelet takes its black and gold color scheme from the striped and rippled seashell fragments. The beads are dark gold glass, and I collected all the shell fragments from my favorite beach, Fort Fisher in North Carolina. The wire wrappings are 24g wire and the closure is magnetic.

Thanks for checking it out!
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9  Long time... in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by sdanorth on: December 10, 2009 08:00:22 AM
no jewelry... I've been on a knitting kick. But finally got some new stuff done! Just in time for Christmas since none of the yarn stuff I've been working on could possibly be done in time, unless I make everybody LaPush crocheted hats! Anyway...
This is a bangle done on 16g wire, flexy enough so you can adjust the fit but holds its shape.

This chainish bracelet features the largest piece of seaglass I've ever found. I love this one.

And the necklace with assorted shells & stones & stuff, the toggle is the worn-out center of a spiral shell.

So there it is. Back to the knitting now, I'm pretty much out of 24g wire!
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10  Something Different for me in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by sdanorth on: September 29, 2009 10:54:36 AM
This is a necklace made by me, of course, but the pottery bead was made by a fellow local crafter. This is the first one I've used. I got three beads and two pendants from him, and I love them! One of the pendants is round with an embossed Nautilus shell. Will post it as soon as it becomes jewelry!

This is more my usual, but I got a new stash of handmade glass beads at my local beadery. Some of them have little bumps, & stripes, etc. This is just the first one, simple and clear.

This is my second shell tree, actually ordered up by a customer who happened to see the first one out on the town!

At first I was bummed because I liked the first one so much better, but there's no way they can ever be even close to the same, so I need to just get over it!
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