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21  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Video Tutorial for Beaded Flower Cluster Necklace on: November 27, 2011 07:22:05 PM
It has been awhile sense I have done anything on craftster. Now that Christmas is upon us I thought I would share this tutorial with others looking for Christmas gifts to make for family and friends. If this necklace is to bold for you, it can be made out of little flowers for a more delicate look. There is three parts to this tutorial. The first video shows how to make the large flower. The second shows how to make the small flower. The third shows how to connect the flowers. Please tell me what you think about the necklace. If you are on youtube please subscribe I will subscribe you back. Here is the link.Enjoy!

Material List to make this necklace:
10lb. or 8lb. test fishing line
6-22 inches of fishing line to make large flowers
2-18 inches of fishing line to make small flowers
medium size rolo chain 21 links to connect flowers
2-7 1/2 inches of small rolo chain for back of neck
lobster claw clasp
2mm round beads or 8/0 seedbeads
3mm round beads or 6/0 seedbeads
11/0 seedbeads
11/0 hex cut seedbeads

22  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Video tutorial for weaved bugle bead earrings on: October 27, 2011 07:45:22 PM
I have been getting asked to make a tutorial for these earrings. So I studied my design and started writing out a tutorial so I can type it up. But it was so confusing trying to explain it that way. I figured the best way I learned jewelry making was by watching videos on youtube. I made a video tutorial here is the link http://www.youtube.com/user/beadifulnights?feature=mhee
I used 10mm bugle beads so it is easier to see in the video. This project was very cheap to make if you don't have fishline you can find it very cheap. I bought mine from walmart for $3.00 bucks.
Materials List for earrings:       tools needed:       Materials for a pendent:
88-5mm bugle beads               nipper tool           44-5mm bugle beads
16-2mm round beads               tweezers             8-2mm round beads
60-11 aught seedbeads                                       30-11 aught seedbeads
2-10lb. test 40 inch monofilament fishline           1-10lb. test 40 inch monofilament fishline

Oops! I left the tweezers out of the picture the tweezers are for getting the end of your string out of tricky and tight places.
23  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Chandelier inspired Necklace and Earrings on: October 10, 2011 05:59:47 PM
I made this necklace awhile back and last night I decided to make matching earrings. In this jewelry set I used recycled beads and chains. I really love the texture chains in this set. I hope this will inspire other people. Tell me what you think.

24  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Melted Bead Pendents on: September 28, 2011 09:01:24 PM
I got the idea to make these after seeing melted bangles, bowls, lamp shades, drink coasters and window decorations. I melted them in a toaster oven outside so I didn't inhale the fumes. I melted two different types of beads and pony beads were definitely the best ones. Not all of these turned out as I wanted. My plan was to make these look like glass but the problem is they are just to lite.  I will have to put them on something that they can easily slide on like seedbeads or cord. Tell me what you think.

This one has pony beads and round plastic beads.

just pony beads

just pony beads

large faceted round beads

This one has odd shaped beads. I used a metal cookie cutter to get the heart shape.

I first ended up with the right flower and tried to make another to match but it didn't turn out.

This was just one huge plastic bead. I think it looks like a lolly pop.

This one just seams so darn ugly to me. I might have over melted it.
25  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Big Necklace Reconstructed on: September 21, 2011 07:01:25 PM
My Mom bought the necklace at the bottom of the page for just a few bucks. She told me it laid awkwardly and asked me to do something else with it. So I made four different pieces out of it and still have beads left over. She was very happy with the results. I also used other recycled materials to make these pieces. Original necklace at end of page.
Please, tell me what you think.

In this piece I used a chain from a old belt that I already had.

Here is the left overs it's just a matter of time till I make something with these.

This is the original necklace the mother of these four pieces.
26  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Royalty Necklace number three on: September 18, 2011 08:18:21 PM
This is the third Royalty necklace that I have made. If you haven't see my other Royalty necklaces they are in the Beads: Completed Projects Forum. I went a little crazy with the colors on this one but I like it. It has a lobster claw clasp for strength. The color of the iris seedbeads were really hard to get to show up on camera so I took pictures outside. The pendant and the beaded beads were my own designs. So tell me what you think.

27  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Blue Royalty on: September 15, 2011 06:20:05 PM
This pendant design was the same as the first Royalty Necklace I posted. I actually made this necklace before that necklace. If you did not see my first Royalty Necklace it is in the Beads: Completed Projects forum. This necklace was when I first created this design so I was experimenting with different size beads that is why I used crummy beads to make it. I still like how it turned out though. I am proud of this pendent design it looks like a flower to me.Tell me what ya think about it.

28  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Royalty Necklace and earrings on: September 05, 2011 07:30:29 PM
So I only had these ten blue pearls and ten faceted gold beads. I wanted to make something different and beautiful out of them. I always try to make something out of very little materials. Nothing ever goes to waste. Anyway the necklace and earrings are my own designs. I made the necklace first then later decided to make the earrings. I didn't have enough blue pearls for the earrings I used them all in the necklace. So I used what I had left over from the necklace to make them.I hope everyone likes them I worked so hard on these pieces tell me what you think about them.
Here is a close up so you can see the details.

This is what the entire necklace looks like.

These earrings were so hard to photo graph.
29  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Melted CD Pendent Tutorial on: September 03, 2011 10:04:24 PM
These were so fun and easy to make. The color of this cd looks like the ocean to me.
I made a purple CD like this but it didn't turn out good. The purple one must have been poor quality cause it split apart and broke. Tutorial at bottom of page.
Door to My Heart Pendent----I've been looking for someone with the key. Ha! Ha!

Sea Foam Blast

Frog on a pond with his Butterfly Friend behind him

How to make one of your own.
STEP 1 THE CRACKLE: Find a useless CD and put it in the microwave for five seconds. Putting it in the microwave makes the metal crackle it is so pretty. CAUTION: Don't freak out it looks like a little firework show. Don't leave it alone it could catch of burn. After you have it in there for five seconds stop and check on it to see how crackled it is then do more if you need to. After you have achieved the crackled look you want take it out.

STEP 2 THE BUBBLES: Get a cookie sheet put aluminum foil on it. Then place the cd on the foil and put it in the oven at 400 degrees.Do three to five minutes at a time just to see what it is doing. Because ovens cook differently check it often. When you start getting good bubbles take it out. The thing is you need the cd to keep its shape don't over melt it. CAUTION: It smells terrible it is melted plastic after all. If you want to avoid inhaling this here is a alternative. Put a toast oven out side and do it there insteed.

STEP 3 CUT IT: Don't let it cool to much it is easier to cut if it is still warm. You will need a sharp pair of scissors for this part. Cut it to any shape you want.

STEP 4 DRILL A HOLE: Drill a hole in it this could also be done with a dremel. I put clear nail polish on the back of my pendent to prevent the metal from chipping off. Then you will need a bail to hang it by I used a jump ring. You can add charms if you like.

I hope this is easy to understand this is my first tutorial. I would love to see pictures of yours if you have made any.
30  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Pearl Bracelet and match ring on: August 27, 2011 09:00:16 PM
I made this bracelet and had just one pearl left so I had to make a matching ring to go with it. It turned out just the way I wanted it to and that doesn't happen all the time. They both were my own design and simple to make. I'm addicted to beaded rings. I currently have thirty six rings made in all different kinds of designs. Please tell me what you think about my bracelet and ring.

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