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41  First asymmetrical necklace - ONE MORE ADDED!!!! in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by kwchick on: January 29, 2008 09:50:28 AM
This was SUPPOSED to be three stranded with a strand of cire wrapped beads, but they just would NOT sit right for the life of me . . . it's not quite what I had envisioned, but I still really like it. I got the flowers from some clip-on earrings at a thrift store a while back, and I think they are really cool. Sorry if pics are crappy . . had to take with my webcam

Thanks for looking! Comments welcome!

K, I made another one out of REALLY funky earrings I had bought a lonnnggg time ago and was just waiting until I found the right thing to do

Oh, and to answer questions better, I wore the first one for hours, eating, doing the dishes and playing with my son and it barely even moved!
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42  My first gypsy bauble bracelets, and some extras with blurry pics thrown in in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by kwchick on: January 22, 2008 11:25:12 PM
Hi, everyone! Some of my new stuff:
First ever gypsy bracelets . . . the pic doesn't show the true pink:

And, you can put them on together! This one shows the pink better:

My very first wire wrapped bracelet . . . I could never get it until I watched a video

And I loved that SO much I made this fabulous necklace . . wish I had better pics!

And a very fat wire wrapped stone:

Thanks for looking!

(grrr . . . now that I see preview, man, I'm sorry!!! Do not like my sister's or my dad's camera! Mine is dead . . .)
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43  A canadian willing to cut and dye my wedding dress? in CANADA by kwchick on: December 29, 2007 09:55:33 PM
Yes, maybe this should go in opportunities, but I want a canadian so not so much shipping back and forth . . . .

My husband (the cheater) and I have just recently seperated after only 6 months of marriage. ANYWAY, I've got this beautiful dress that I don't want to sell because it may curse someone. And I reallllllllllyyyyy loved it. So, I've decided to get it made into a corset top and get it dyed black. Anyone willing to do such a thing? Can it be done with all the beadwork?? I don't really mind TOO much if that has to be taken off. I would definatly like to keep the burgendy colour though on the top strip and the back corset ties . . . yes, it is already a corset backed one. I can send you more pics before you accept. It would also have to be made quite a bit smaller due to my "breaking-up-with-your-husband diet". To save on shipping, maybe I could even cut the skirt off myself . . .

Thanks to anyone who replies!!!
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44  My jewelry is going in a store tomorrow!!!! in Get Product and Website Opinions by kwchick on: December 06, 2007 04:57:09 PM
I'm quite nervous about it . . i've only been making jewelry for less than 6 months. The people who own the garage in town have asked me to make jewelry to sell, so I made some simple pieces. Ya, I know . . weird . . . a garage?!? BUT the woman who co-owns it makes beautiful handmade soaps and has them there too. Our town is only a hundred people and is also the bachelor capital of canada, so I have a lot of things working against me!!

These are the things I made with the prices, though I think I may be underselling AND overselling myself I'm SO confused with how to price eevrything . . .  everything is base metal b/c they don't sell real stuff out here, so I have to order it in sometime:

WigJig bracelets $7 each

Stone chip bangles (like my amethyst one I posted a while back, takes loooonnnggg time to make) $15

Earrings, from left to right: $4, $4, $6

Necklace with blue glass bicones & seed bead strand: $15

Double chain necklace w/swirly blue glass beads: $15

Chain and glass briolettes: $12

The reason why I don't really know what to charge is b/c when I first got into this, I just found the biggest bead kit on the net and bought it, so I had no way of knowing what the beads were worth . . . sigh . . .
Let me know what you think, and any suggestions in price changes are welcome!!!!

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45  Amethyst chips bangle in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by kwchick on: November 24, 2007 01:07:38 PM
I didn't know what to do with the stone chips I got in my kit after the bobby pin project didn't work out so I thought up this:

Made of 18 gauge and 26 gauge silver coloured wire w/ameythst chips and purple delicas

the back

zoom out

I'm so excited about my chips now! Can't wait to try the bright tourquoise with bright green delicas!!!

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46  Jewelry for every girl/woman in my family for Xmas FINALLY DONE!!! in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by kwchick on: November 15, 2007 01:45:50 PM
These were made with my first ever kit of beads and findings . . all my other stuff was from ripped up thrift store junk. I was inspired from many places, especially craftster, but all, except the wig-jig bracelet were made up in my own head first. So, this is what I would say, my first actual jewelry, so enjoy!!!

dble strand,seed beads, swaro crystals & faceted crystals on earrings:

dble strand, swaro crystals and glass beads:

dbl strand, seed beads, cube glass w/matching earrings:

Two bracelets for 2 younger ones - pink beach glass and black and blue wigjig bracelet with matching earring jackets:

double strand, seed beads, glass beads and glass pendant:

glass beads & faceted crystal:

Something I made for my husband who had a heavy hematite necklace b4, but those are SO heavy and it broke . .  I found some of the beads, and not telling him that, I made him this out of the limited amount of them that I had. I like it . . it is quite industrial looking. Hope he likes it when he gets back home!

Sorry it was so dark . . I could not use the flash for that one

An ornament and memory wire bracelet I made for my grandmother with seed beads and svarov crystals . . nothing fancy, but with memory wire she can slip it off her wrist easy when she needs to wheel around her wheelchair and put it back on easy too

Simple link chain and bead necklace, I like the pendant:

Bracelet - gold coloured heart beads, seed beads and swaro crystal w/ earrings:

Funky animal print glass necklace and bracelet that I don't care for, but my aunt sure will!:

Blue glass beads & chain w/matching earrings:

Very FIRST wire wrapped pendants:

Some various earrings I did for the girls (yes, they do have a pair, I just didn't want to take mORE pics!)

And tonnes of earring jackets!

And I finally made myself something . . . It was VERY inspired by . .  JEEZ, I can't think of her name . . . but the girl on here with the cool avatar with a close up of a girl with a finger up to her eye?!?! YOU KNOW! lol, I will have to go look . . . (it's MOOBAA!!!) she made a necklace called "girly goth" and no colours are the same or anything, but the dangles were inspiring on hers . . . her's is MUCH BETTER but here is my version with svarovski crytals, and faceted crystal

I am going to add more dangles to it, but I am going to wear it to get the mail tomorrow, and even though in my town of 100 people, everyone will think I am WHACKO, lol, I don't care! I love the sparkle!

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47  Re: Jewellery/Beading Craftalong (3rd tute - pg 24. DOUBLE DIAMOND STITCH) in Craftalongs by kwchick on: October 28, 2007 09:52:46 AM
Not part of the craftalong yet . . too busy making jewelry for christmas presents . . . BUT, I wanted to jump in anyway about the jig . . . official wigjigs are pricey, but I bought one at Michaels, with my 40% off coupon of course, and to start with it was only 30$ . . . this was one that also came with 6 spools of wire and a wire "pen" that you thread the wire through . . it's really neat . .
I think you can get the jig by itself pretty cheap . . . It's made out of cheap plastic, but if you want to try a jig before buying an expensive one, you should try it!!!! These are some things I made on my cheapy jig . . . . the good thing is that WigJig's patterns are FREE and you can use the patterns on the net on this one as well!!!

oh ya . . . And I use my little boy's plastic hammer from his toy tool set to hammer the coloured wire . . .  it doesn't scratch the coating at all!

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48  Gettin jiggy with it . . . WIRE jiggy that is - pic heavy in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by kwchick on: September 26, 2007 01:33:02 PM
necklace i made yesterday that took forever

ring to match


from the side, cool design

another one from wigjig.com design

rosebud ring from tutorial on etsy

first necklaces with chain (and finally beads NOT from a thrift store, lol)


and that was pretty easy, so TRI plex! just love this one so much!

I've only jewelry making for a month . ..  comments welcome!

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49  Does anyone know what these are? in Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions by kwchick on: September 09, 2007 02:17:32 PM
I picked these up at a VV store b/c I thought they looked neat . . . but I am wondering just what the heck they are?Huh? Anyone know??

And any ideas for this??? it's my dad's and I wanted to make a necklace with it for him . . .

I was thinking leather cord . . . but I don;t know what else to do
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50  Old + New = my VERY first jewelry ever! in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by kwchick on: September 09, 2007 02:12:06 PM
So, I could no longer wait until i got home to get my massive jewelry making kit, so I decided to scrounge around in thrift stores for beads and junk . . . these were ALL made from thrift store beads. The wire was new . . .  AND I had limited tools, and no head pins, so please keep that in mind . . . opinions welcome!
Oh, ya, and also, I had a jig! I would have had to be nuts to do those loopy-wire things by hand!

My very first bracelet

My first rings;

My name (needs to be flattened, and i think the big chunky chain, the only stuff I had, is not helping)


And my first set:




Close up of choker: (I reallllly loved this piece)

I just realized this last pic made the wire look all wierd!  It's all one  solid gun-metal colour . . not chipped like it seems

I know it's hard to see, but I had pink seed beads on each side of the fake pearls too . . . i liked the contrast of the pink and white against the gun metal . . . and again, no head pins, I know it looks kinda wierd with eye pins.
Opinions welcome!
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