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1  Earring Overdose, oodles of photos! in Beads: Completed Projects by ostentatious06 on: September 29, 2007 10:45:28 AM
So here's some earrings that I made a while ago...please let me know what you guys think!

sterling silver kidney wires, red sponge coral

sterling silver, lapis lazuli

sterling silver wire and chain, fresh water pearl

sterling silver, turquoise, amethyst

sterling silver, jasper (for my mom)

sterling silver, jade, turquoise

sterling silver, faceted blue sponge coral, fresh water pearl

sterling silver, fresh water pearl, rhodonite, coral

sterling silver wire & chain, fresh water pearl coins

sterling silver, coral, wood

Man, you guys definitely have super stamina if you've made it this far! Comments and questions are definitely appreciated!

Thanks sooo much for looking!
<3 Dominique
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2  Re: Classy Beaded Napkin Rings!!!! in Beads: Completed Projects by ostentatious06 on: September 01, 2007 04:59:31 PM
Ok guys...sorry it's taken so long but I just got back from a backpacking trip so here's the tute!

If you have any more questions please ask!

Making the Ring
So start by cutting a piece of wire long enough to wrap around your napkin 2-3 times (this will depend on how thick you want your ring...for the sake of the tute I only did two times).

Using needlenose pliers bend one end of the wire into a round head.  Start putting seed beeds onto the wire

Fill the entire length of wire with the seed beeds and when you reach the end , bend the last 1/4 inch into a second round head. 

Now use something round (or your napkin if it's stiff enough) to wrap the wire into a ring.

Now you have the basic shape of the ring; the other 'decorative' beads are going to be what keeps/solidifies the ring's shape.

Take a head pin, put whatever bead you want on it.

Bend the head pin

Lead the head pin and bead into the two round holes of your beaded ring

Trim the excess wire from the head pin

Now you have a secure napkin ring; add other co-ordinating beads to make a tight 'bouquet' of beads

And...ta da! You now have a classy beaded napkin ring
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3  Classy Beaded Napkin Rings!!!! **NOW WITH TUTE!** in Beads: Completed Projects by ostentatious06 on: August 15, 2007 09:12:45 PM
My sister just moved into her first apartment and I put together a housewarming 'kit'.  My family's always been pretty big on cloth napkins (you know, save paper... pretty fabrics) so I thought I'd make her some classy beaded napkin rings. 

They actually were perfect for weeding out some of my random solo beads.
Here's some pics:

And here's all five:

Comments and questions are always appreciated, thanks for looking!
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4  Earrings up the Wazoo! in Beads: Completed Projects by ostentatious06 on: August 04, 2007 02:14:04 PM
So...after typing that header, I was a little confused for a while on whether or not 'wazoo' was a negative connotation.  Anyways..point is that it takes me forever to sit down and actually load pictures of all the beaded stuff I make.

Hope you like them!

sterling silver, lime jade, purply agate

sterling silver, pearl, and rhodonite

sterling silver, blue lace agate, jade

sterling silver (chain and wire), amethyst (the tiny beads), vintage glass flowers

turqouise, yellow jade, FWP, sterling silver

sterling silver (wire and chain), FWP, vintage glass flower, pink czech crystal

sterling silver, cornelian, blue lace agate

sterling silver (wire and spacer), Peruvian opal, yellow jade

Thanks so much for looking! Sorry some of the pictures are a little hazy. Your comments and questions are greatly appreciated!
<3 Dominique
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5  The Shins and Neutral Milk Hotel! Indie Brilliance..um yeah!! in Stenciling: Completed Projects by ostentatious06 on: August 04, 2007 12:14:46 PM
Hey guys,
So here are two shirts that I stencilled for my boyfriend's birthday. 
The first is from a Shins EP:

This shirt is a stencil of these weird little doodles that Jeff Mangum, who's the lead singer of Neutral Milk Hotel, drew with the lyrics from "Aeroplane over the Sea"

I apologize for the slight blurriness of the photos, the shirts aren't hazy like that.

Any comments or questions are really appreciated!  Hope you guys like them and if you've never heard of Neutral Milk Hotel, you should totally check them out!
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6  Birds, balloons, and lightning! in Stenciling: Completed Projects by ostentatious06 on: January 13, 2007 10:05:15 AM
Here's some random shirts I stencilled over the past couple of months:

I dabbed the paint on this one with some kleenex to give it a little bit of a vintage-y look.  Not sure how much it worked...

"This is where electricity comes from"

I free-handed the swallow without a stencil

Comments are welcome and appreciated!
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7  A Plethora of earrings (and a couple of necklaces too)! in Beads: Completed Projects by ostentatious06 on: January 07, 2007 07:49:38 AM
So...Here's a bunch of my earrings and stuff from over the past couple of months.  Any comments are welcomed and greatly appreciated!
Sorry for the uber cheesy photography skills.  The tea cups are pretty ridiculous, haha

Here's some wooden beads that I painted turqouise.

and the clasp

Turqouise pendant on sterling silver chain (necklace)

other side of the pendant

serpantine and sterling silver wire

s.s. wire, red coral, rhodonite, brass bead

turqouise, s.s.

s.s., lapis, blue jade, fresh water pearl

peruvian opal, s.s., brass bead, pink glass bead

speckled jasper, s.s.

glass, s.s., swarovski crystal (for my friend without pierced ears)

s.s chain, wire, fresh water pearl, swarovski crystal

fresh water pearl, s.s. chain, wire

s.s chain, wire, wire wrapped sea glass

gold chain, wire, mother of pearl feather, crystal

Thanks for looking!
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8  Re: Ridiculous 22 strand necklace! in Beads: Completed Projects by ostentatious06 on: June 12, 2006 09:17:36 AM
well kraftkrazy, I'm going to try really hard to explain it. haha, I'm awful at explaining so I created some atrocious "helpful" pictures on paint. haha

Soo, what you do is string all of your beads, I use one strand of wire for each strand of beads and when they're at the right length I slide on a crimp bead and close it off leaving a little loop at the top of the strand so that you can slide it onto a piece of wire later on.

Do this with however many strands you want, then gather up all your strands and slide it onto a piece of wire about 2.5 inches in length, bend the wire at one end to make a curved head (loop), slide all your strands into the curved head and pinch it closed so that you have a straight piece of wire with a bulbous head that has all your strands contained in it.

Next take your cone and slide the wire into the fatter end of the cone with your wire's straight part sliding through to stick out of the skinny cone end.  Keep on pulling the wire through until it stops (the cone is covering all your crimp beads) and create another curved head, close it off and trim the extra wire (if any).

Now you can attach whatever sort of clasp you want to the new curved head sticking out of your oh so professional looking cone! haha
repeat the same spiel for the other side of the beaded strands.

Now, just in case that explanation was as craptastic as I predicted, here's a paint picture that just might be worse!

well Good luck and let me know if you need any more clarification!
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9  Oi with the Earrings Already! (holy crow, image heavy) in Beads: Completed Projects by ostentatious06 on: June 12, 2006 06:42:16 AM
So because I'm super duper lazy about posting, no one on here ever gets to see my earrings and I end up making at least one new pair a day!

has anyone else noticed what a blackhole of money spending beading can be? I feel kind of silly selling them and I just end up giving all of mine away because I'm silly like that.

anyways, on with the earrings. I have to apologize because the pictures are really poor and don't do the materials justice. boo.

sterling silver and sunstone

garnet wrapped in sterling silver wire

sterling silver wire, turquoise squares and glass

sterling silver, died red wood, turqouise chips, orange agate

sterling silver chain, wire, orange coral, blue jade, brass tube thingies

sterling silver chain, wire, black czech crystal, black speckled obsidian teardrops

sterling silver chain, wire, fresh water pearls

s.s. wire, in order: blue czech crystal, blue speckled quartz, blue goldstone  (I call these earrings my acid rain snowmen, haha)

I actually have absolutely no clue what I used for these earrings. sorry

s.s. wire, chain, fresh water pearl, blue/gold speckled quartz.

these were made from some shell that I found in Corsica, my brother then cut it in the shape that I wanted because he's handy like that

and finally here's another necklace I made, sorry the pictures are so unclear.

It's made from two strands of those pinkish glass beads and then a piece of scalloped pink/purplish sea glass wrapped in s.s. wire

I wish the pictures were better so that you guys could see what a wicked cool piece of seaglass it is, I did a really happy dance when I found it last summer.
Well, if anyone's made it this far, you've just replaced Chuck Norris as my number 1 hero. hahaha, thanks and let me know what you think!
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10  Ridiculous 22 strand necklace! in Beads: Completed Projects by ostentatious06 on: June 12, 2006 06:13:41 AM
So I made this necklace when my boyfriend and I were watching this huge marathon of Monty Python's Flying Circus, live. It was excellent to say the least.

anyways, the necklace has 22 strands (oi vey!) and little cone thingies at the clasp to make it look pretty.

the beads

and the clasp/cone thingies

And here's a picture of it on me:

Tell me what you all think!
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