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1  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Weaving for the first time on: July 19, 2015 04:32:16 AM

Recently I've got myself a loom, and I'm very exited about trying it out. This bracelet definitely needs more practice, still, even as it is now, it would look good with a hippie-type elsemble

2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Another two-hole bead bracelet on: January 02, 2015 04:15:08 AM
Again, a bracelet for the lazy Smiley

I really like the scaly texture
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Quick bracelets for de-stashing on: July 19, 2014 09:40:51 AM
I liked making those, for the instant gratification factor.

First, another of my wrap bracelets. Quick and easy to make, despite the length. Distressed leather and turquoise is a classic colour scheme Smile

I've used a single thread for all the laddering, as it is rather difficult for me to disguise the added thread in this kind of bracelet.

This is my first memory bracelet ever, and a chance to use up some of the tiny coral and turquoise beads I happened to have. I am satisfied with the result - the bracelet looks beachy and neat. Making those loops at the end of the wire was a pain, though - memory wire tries it's best to hold it's shape as it is exactly what it does

At some time during my school years I was in a rainbow finish phase, and got myself a lot of different beads with rainbow finish. Now I am much less enthusiastic about them, and this bracelet was a good way to use up some

I happened to have some odd-shaped wood beads which I have forgotten about. As you can see, I am still in the "beacy" phase so the first thing that came to my mind was driftwood. I've used lava rock beads and a couple of green glass beads the colour of which reminded me of seaglass to enchance the beachcomber feel.

Still the "beachy" phase Smile
This bracelet is just waxed cord, overhand knots, some beads and glue-in cord ends.

I am somewhat worried that the lengths of the cord might not be even enough - I've seen some perfectly even ones in the net. On the other hand, this bracelet is supposed to have somewhat chaotic feel.

4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / A simple wrap bracelet on: July 13, 2014 10:54:58 AM
I intend to make a bunch of quick bracelets (wraps and/or memory) for de-stashing, as they are simple to make and tend to look good with pretty much whatever beads you use.

This one is very wearable, having a classic "rocker bracelet" look, with sable black and brown leather and metallic beads.

Using a single length of thread with no additions for laddering is a bit tricky, as it is very, very long.
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Lazy Super-Duo bracelet on: July 09, 2014 08:27:10 PM
Superduos are some of my favourite types of beads, as they allow for a nice, scale-like texture that looks very neat and polished with minimum of time and effort. Hence why "lazy". Smiley

This bracelet is also one of the most wearable ones I've made, goes well with pretty much everything - jeans, linen, blues, browns, whites, you name it

I've used a magnetic clasp in the matching brown colour
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Discussion and Questions / Your favourite type of beads on: July 04, 2014 11:28:30 PM

Just wondered what is the favourite type of material for people here to work with. The kind you tend to get exited about and try to include in your projects at every opportunity?

I know people who are crazy about everything made with real semiprecious stones, and have a veritable treasure hoard of them. Some are exited about Delicas, and I can hardly blame them.

Personally, I fell in love with two-hole beads, especially SuperDuos and Czech Tile. They seem tailor-made for a lazy beader who likes "polished" look like myself. Extremely uniform with very few imperfections, give interesting texture with minimum of work, and you can make a huge bracelet quickly.

So, what are your favourites?
7  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Introduce Yourself / Greetings on: July 04, 2014 11:15:30 AM

New here, and still trying to find my way around the forum.

Shy Russian girl, mostly into beadwork and simple macrame like wrap bracelets. My dreams so far are to organise my bead stash so that I'd have any idea about what kind of beads I have at hand (short-term), to learn some wirewrapping techniques in order to make my own findings (long-term) and to become good enough to quit my day job (very long term and might never happen, but a girl can dream, right?)

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