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11  French Beaded Daisies - Custom Arrangement in Beads: Completed Projects by AmysSculpturalBeading on: October 27, 2009 04:07:22 AM
Mum ordered these for her new house. I hate the yellowy clay color in a flower... But she was very specific about it... Also working on another Boston Fern for her, but a larger one. Photos were just for Mum, I try not to get my furniture in promo photos. I had to use Delicas for the petals and centres because I couldn't find the colors I wanted in opaque (Mum again was specific) pre-strung Czech. Threading each bead KILLED me. I hated it so much. I tried to make my own spinner and failed miserably. I had one on order, but my bead supplier is a tad slow... I might get it before Christmas... should chase that up... hmmm. Anyhoo... Here are the 'daisies':

Very happy with how they turned out. Are you?

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12  'Steampunk'? in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by AmysSculpturalBeading on: October 24, 2009 08:15:18 AM
I tried to make something with a watch and its bits. Getting a cheap, modern watch face apart was interesting... I ended up just smashing it with a hammer til the casing was warped enough to give me a lever point. I used all the components, except those that were plastic and the battery. Also used three guages of wire and some seed beads.

I think the components were too small for their interesting shapes to be apparent. *sigh*
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13  Re: Amy's Custom Gingham Cuff in Beads: Completed Projects by AmysSculpturalBeading on: October 05, 2009 04:09:04 AM
I got it!

I'm so in love with it!!!! SO perfect, Mihana! Wow.
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14  Re: French Beaded Long-Stemmed Rose in Beads: Completed Projects by AmysSculpturalBeading on: October 03, 2009 07:43:51 PM
Some more photos of the rose I was working on and have just finished. I am not happy with how photos make the tape and the beads look. The green tape actually goes well with the green beads, which are not so blue and chalky and the red beads are more brown and dark. But here you are.

I am still working on the tutorial and taking down the bead counts.
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15  Re: French Beaded Succulent in Beads: Completed Projects by AmysSculpturalBeading on: October 01, 2009 04:45:08 AM
I was going for something like that! There are a lot of plants that form the rosette sort of shape... This was the photo I looked at the most:

I'd really like to spend more time trying to get the shape more neat and life-like and try doing the inner petals better, but Mum's birthday is tomorrow, so I had to rush it to the post today.
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16  French Beaded Succulent in Beads: Completed Projects by AmysSculpturalBeading on: September 30, 2009 05:35:30 PM
I made this for my mother's birthday which is coming up. I mean it to be a succulent rosette. I made it off the top of my head. Mum likes her beaded plants in opaque beads and she likes her succulents potted in shallow dishes with black or brown rocks. I would prefer it in silver-lined or transparent beads and potted with moss. Perhaps I shall make another soon to my own taste. C & C?

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17  Re: French Beaded Long-Stemmed Rose in Beads: Completed Projects by AmysSculpturalBeading on: September 30, 2009 05:26:58 PM
Hey guys,

Making another rose and took some photos on the process. Making up a tutorial at the moment.

Here's a taster. I am stemming and leaving this now.

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18  Hibiscus Pendant and Beaded Ribbon Necklace in Beads: Completed Projects by AmysSculpturalBeading on: September 23, 2009 02:26:31 AM
Hey guys,

I had a wedding to go to and bought a new dress and was amazed to find that I had previously ordered some new bead colors to try from my supplier and they were an exact match! I was ecstatic and had to make everything I wore including 8 studs and several bangles and... this:

DETAILS - you can skip this bit if you want Smiley

Some inspiration for the piece and counts for the main petals I took from Virginia Nathanson's 'Rose of Sharon' pattern. Everything else I made impromptu.

For the pendant: I used Czech 11/0 seed beads in transparent peach AB for the main petals, transparent light amber for the pollen, dark silver lined garnet for the centre detail petals, and brown iris for the leaves and beaded ribbon. I used lots of white floral tape to cover and thicken the stamen and to cover the wires at the back some of which I wrapped and cut short and other I used to form the loop that attaches to the gold colored bail. The petals are pointed at the bottom, the leaves are pointed top and bottom and made in the basic french technique. The pollen end of the stamen is a four row crossover with a double twist.

For the necklace: I used a length of brown shiny see-through type ribbon, secured three strands of beads knotted a few inches from one end with the unbeaded thread ends and then knotted the ribbon over to hide the thread. I then rolled the ribbon diagonally to form a tube while wrapping the seed beads around it and finished the same way I started. When not being worn and secured simply by tying the unbeaded ends of the ribbon together (this makes it quite adjustable too), the twists come undone and the beading hangs loose. I should tack-sew this piece all in place, but to wear it, I hold one end and twist the other and it comes back into it's spiral form. If I sell any, I will secure the beading on the necklace and sew up the ribbon in places so it holds it's tube shape.

C&C welcome!
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19  More Butterflies... for Essendon! in Beads: Completed Projects by AmysSculpturalBeading on: September 13, 2009 12:10:09 AM

A friend requested a red and black necklace to wear to the footy (and also to spruik my wares at the same time Smiley ) and this is what I came up with. Designs and uses for these little guys really are endless!

What do you think?
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20  Re: Purple Gingham Cuff in Beads: Completed Projects by AmysSculpturalBeading on: September 09, 2009 06:20:55 PM
Wow, I never would have thought of beading gingham! So cool! I like how you've finished it in solid color.

Hey, here's a photo of my fav hand bag, could you make a gingham cuff in those colors for me. Only if you think it would look good though? I want! It's dark teal (which hasn't come out as dark or teal-y as it is), dark blue, green and brown transitioning into off-white. (You don't have to use all the browns, of course, but I'll leave it to your brilliance.)

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