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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Discussion and Questions / Re: The Frugal Beader: An oxymoron? Will my dastardly cheap plan suceed? >.< on: April 02, 2006 06:26:09 PM
I tried once to work with wire and beads with ordinary needle nosed pliers.  It might have been my inexperience but it was a complete disaster.  I think the plier tool is one thing I would put on your must have list.

As far as organizers and storage I work off of a plate because I hate trying to pick up beads out of a small container so when I am done working I just put them into pill bottles and pour out what I need next time.  I also have a tupperware sandwich container that I keep my odds and end beads in.  That way if I am looking for something I check there before I check the store.

Good luck with your idea.  I think buying old and rebuilding is a great plan.  Might try it myself as well.

2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Discussion and Questions / Re: Would/Could Ya'll Take a Look? on: April 02, 2006 06:14:20 PM
Looks good to me.  Oh and your stuff is really pretty.  I also smiled at your comments at the top of the page.  Good luck with that and keep beading.
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Discussion and Questions / Re: Beaded animals? on: April 02, 2006 06:07:18 PM
Ha Ha, found it http://perso.wanadoo.fr/mk.perles/indexfr.htm Just click on Animaux on the left.

Wow, Love those!!
I have made the lizard type and there was a great pattern book at Craft Warehouse with lots of different animals but they were all flat like the lizard.  I have not ever seen the 3 dimensional ones.  I would love to make some of those.  Thanks so much for sharing that link, it got my brain going trying to figure out how to make them 3 dimensional.

4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Discussion and Questions / Re: LOOMING on: March 13, 2006 12:55:54 PM
Again Wow!!  I am amazed. 
Do you bead each piece flat on the loom and them set them together?  I can't imagine any other way to do what you do.  I am sure you have a good chance at that contest. 

I started on a necklace on my loom and will post up a picture as soon as it is finished.  I know it could be a while though because I get to bead in tiny minutes between all the rest of life.  It will be a larger version of those dangle earrings that were so popular a few years back, with bugles and seeds hanging down in a "V". 

I got another loom for my 9 year old son and started him beading last week.  He loves it and picked it up pretty quickly.  I was really proud of the patience he showed.

Can't wait to hear how your contest went and see the finished piece.  I am sure it is really gorgeous.
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Discussion and Questions / Re: LOOMING on: February 22, 2006 09:12:56 AM
So what are you submitting for the contest?  Sounds like a ton of fun!!

I got my loom now and I am gonna play this weekend.  Yay!!
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Discussion and Questions / Re: LOOMING on: February 18, 2006 12:51:09 PM
Wow Nice work!!

I have never done much with seed beads that wasn't loom work except for a few dangle earrings.  But the idea to work in 3 dimensions on a loom has me fascinated.

Gotta get my loom and beads out again.  I had fun with one project that used a loom but didn't stay on it.  It was a Native American necklace that hung dangles (alot like those dangle earrings we all know of) from a choker that was done on the loom. 

Wish I still had it or at least a picture.  I didn't know how to finish projects then and the clasp was not good.  It fell off of me somewhere and I never found it.  Been planning to replace it sometime with one that is finished correctly.  If I do I will take a picture and share it.

Thanks for the inspiration to get started again.  Your work is really intricate and that is what I love about seed bead work.

Would love to be friends.
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Discussion and Questions / Re: Has anyone dealt with Fire Mountain Gems? on: February 13, 2006 10:48:07 PM
Thanks Everyone,
I am hoping to start an online bead supply store and have been considering Fire Mountain as a wholesale supplier. 

It is great to know that they send out orders promptly and that the customer service is so good.  I haven't ordered yet but have talked with them on the phone and they seemed very friendly.

Also thanks for the other sites that you all recomended.  The more variety I am able to carry the better.  So it is nice to see other options for wholesale relationships.

Thanks again,
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Kurt Cobain Laptop Cover on: February 13, 2006 10:26:16 PM
Wow nice work!  When I knit I get triangles.  Always dropping stitches.

Thanks for the chart maker site though.  That could be nice for alot of crafts.
9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: Newbie here with some pics to share on: February 13, 2006 10:18:33 PM
Wow your work is incredible!!
Thanks so much for sharing. 
I am a newbie too but don't have pictures of anything yet.  Haven't done anything that cool anyway.  I am looking forward to getting some inspiration here and maybe do some new beading projects.
10  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: 1st step is a website? on: January 27, 2006 09:54:55 AM
I sure hope the answer is yes to most of your questions.  I am also hoping to start an online business with crafts.

I would suggest that you download apache2 and oscommerce these are both open source programs.

Apache is a server and Os Commerce is a store.  I just got mine set up and so far it is working out ok.  I am not live online yet but hope to be soon and selling seed beads as a start into becoming a online craft store.  Will see what happens.

I wish you luck with that and if you need help configuring give me an email at pamelawyke@hotmail.com.
Apache is new to me so I would be shaky trying to walk you through that.  But OS commerce is an awesome store software that is easy to use and I can definately help you there.

Hope to see ya around,
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