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21  Re: Marbles and beads? in Beads: Discussion and Questions by Tara1979 on: June 10, 2006 04:35:15 PM
I know wire wrapping has been mentioned already, but I thought I'd show you a couple pics of what I have done:

Marble with blue glass bugles:

Marble with multi-colored glass seed beeds:
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22  Re: New Batch of Earings (Img Heavy) in Beads: Completed Projects by Tara1979 on: June 04, 2006 11:54:23 PM
Hmm, if people take their pics off of photobucket, then it will say that the pic is no longer there...if the album goes over it's bandwidth, just try again later or right click on the pic, select properties - copy & past the URL and you might be able to see the pic (it usually works for me).

Anyways, here are a few more pics:

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23  Re: Wire Wrapped Beads (IMG Heavy) in Beads: Completed Projects by Tara1979 on: June 03, 2006 09:41:24 PM
Tell us more about wire wrapping. Do these beads have holes? Can u do ity on those without holes?? Smiley

These beads do have holes, so to start, I curl the end of the wire (the decorative curl seen in the pics). I thread the bead onto the wire, bend it to create a loop, then wrap the rest of the wire around the bead. I curl the end of the wire to prevent scratches.

Also, you can wrap around anything! I've been wrapping beach glass, polished stones, beads and marbles. Here is an example of marble wrapping:

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24  Wire Wrapped Beads (IMG Heavy) in Beads: Completed Projects by Tara1979 on: June 02, 2006 06:32:47 PM
New Pics will be added as they are available, to this post Wink
I made some pedants over the past couple of days, from some great gemstone-type beads I got in a huge bag of mixed beads. These are the results - sorry some are a bit blurry Roll Eyes Thanks for looking! These will be available on my site shortly (jewelry page).

New ones (added 06/03)!

And a clear pic of all 11 pendants:

Added 06/04:

Added June 10/06

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25  Wire Wrapped Marble Earings in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Tara1979 on: June 01, 2006 06:40:05 PM
I made these last night, with textured marbles Cheesy I found the marbles at the dollar store - about 50 marbles for $1. Thanks for looking & hope you like!

Red textured:

Green textured:

Blue textured:
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26  Re: New Batch of Earings (Img Heavy) in Beads: Completed Projects by Tara1979 on: May 31, 2006 07:32:46 PM
Thank you very much Cheesy Here are even more pairs:

(Harry Potter inspired - Gryffindor colors & Golden Snitches!)

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27  Re: Hand stitched Mini book w/Tute (Img Heavy) in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by Tara1979 on: May 28, 2006 07:59:05 PM
Here are 3 others I made today:

(I absolutely adore the beaded binding ont this one!)

All 4:

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28  Hand stitched Mini book w/Tute (Img Heavy) in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by Tara1979 on: May 27, 2006 05:35:20 PM
Here is a book I tried to make this afternoon. I thought I would capture it all on the digital camera, in case it worked and others may like it. So, here it is!

I started with 1 mini playing card (1 1/2" x 2 1/4"):

Fold the card in half, so that it is 1 1/8":

Find something for the cover, something that you like...I picked a notepaper from Michael's:

Glue to card to the center, leaving room around the edges. Also trim the paper so that it will overlap the card:

Glue the edges onto the card, fold over the pointy edges and glue them too:

Fold the card again:

Choose another paper, and cover the inside of the card, leaving an edge around the card:

Next, cut a few pages for the interior - I cut 3 pieces (2" x 1 1/4"):

Now stitch the pages inside - I used invisable thread, really strong and clear:

Next cover with wire-edged ribbon, gluing on the inside only (so you don't have glue on the outside of the cover):

Then, add satin ribbon to cover the edges of the wired ribbon (glue on the inside, and one dot on the outside), like this:

Finally, you are done with the basic construction, and have an adorable little mini book like this:

Mess around with the papers and ribbon (or whatever you want!). I'd love to see if anyone else makes these Cheesy These can also be done with any sized card, I just wanted a reason to use the mini cards Wink
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29  Re: Altered Paper CD Case in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Tara1979 on: May 27, 2006 02:59:32 PM
Here is a second case that I altered. I like the look better, although it could still use some work. It's going to hold a gift CD of crafty things for a school, as well as a craft-a-long CD of music Smiley

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30  Gift Tags/Bookmarks in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by Tara1979 on: May 27, 2006 02:57:06 PM
I've been on a crafty binge this week, and have made loads of things, from earrings to tags to ATCs Cheesy Anyways, here are some of the tags/bookmarks I've made (only 4 so far - still making other things as well). So, thanks for looking and comments are more than welcome Smiley

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