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11  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Discussion and Questions / Issues with finding large bead cone thingies!!!! on: June 25, 2008 06:25:53 PM
I have been experimenting with multi-strand seed bead strands prepratory to doing some amulet bags.  I have looked all over creation, yes even fire mountain, and have been unable to find large bead cones for the ends that will nicely cover 8-10 strands of seeds.  I also wish to be able to add larger bead strand perhaps up to a 6.0.   Undecided Sad  This is starting to drive me to distraction!)  I have seen them on ebay, but they need to be metal, and I can't do like you can in a store, touchy feely.  Anyone have any ideas let me know.  I have tried hobby lobby, my daughter is looking at ben franklins and michaels for me tomorrow.  I have like 5 necklaces ready to sell but for completing the ends.....grrrrrrrr

12  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: Mermaid's Necklace on: June 25, 2008 06:18:57 PM
I am also a pisces....therefore I understand the oceanic ideas.  I can only think of one other thing I might do and that would be to put some seed bead kinda like fringy things here and there....specially if you add shells or sea trash.  Sea Glass is an awesome additive also.  I have a very long seed beaded and one strand of 6.0 beads that are all sea-ish.....has a frog polymer clay bead that is bout 1/2 inch square. I will have to take a pic and put somewhere folks can see.....I got a little over exhuberant, is bout 36 inches long hangs down a bit, but can be tied which helps on occasion.  I think you do beautiful work, I am not up for the crochet thing,,,, you are mucho braver than I have gotten to yet. 
13  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: A few woven bracelets on: June 24, 2008 05:29:55 AM
Very nice!!!  I will have to try the stop bead on peyote......thank you for the tip. 
14  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: Do u know how to make this? Can it be bought already made? on: June 23, 2008 03:38:03 PM
You can make it as tight or loose as you wish......the rope may make it tighter, but i always worried that it would show through lol....it may take you a good 15 to 20 strands to get it as big as that....but another idea came to me as I was cruising in Hobby Lobby in pursuit of bead caps.  Use bigger beads in the middle, like an 8.0 or 6.0, that will act as a filling......or if your feeling cheap like I sometimes do......hit up a second hand store for an old necklace and wrap around it......if long enough, you can always cut the threads....just be sure to check the name on the necklace sometimes they are worth money !!!!!  I am still considering other ways it can be made, but I still think making a massive amt 15-20 strands then twisting them is the best......if you take a really long strand, twist it then fold in half that will be tighter also.....they use that method to make rope, but not sure how will work on several strands of seeds....heh.....

yeah those stringer things can be so vicious........and heaven forbid you get a bead won't go over the needle... I have gotten to where I just squish them with my pliers and let em go......specially if I have finally managed to get the needle full.  I have only had mine about a month tho.

peace hugs and beads
15  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Another no-sew rag quilt thingy (lots of pics!)*Now with directions* on: June 23, 2008 10:41:18 AM
I've tried tying regular cotton and it didn't exactly turn out pretty and it was really hard to tie.

Hrm in that case prolly not....oh well it was a good thought......but i may try a small piece to check it out.  If it doesn't turn out pretty I can use for something else.  Thank you!! 
16  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: T-shirt quilt (my first quilt!) on: June 23, 2008 08:15:20 AM
You have inspired me greatly!!!  Awesome quilt idea!!!!!
17  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Another no-sew rag quilt thingy (lots of pics!)*Now with directions* on: June 23, 2008 08:00:04 AM
That is sooooo awesome.......*scratching head wondering if that wood work with denim from old ripped jeans?Huh??
18  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: disappearing nine patch on: June 23, 2008 07:57:00 AM
I consider that your quilt has a personality that is awesome.  Mistakes ... I not see any either, I see a quilt that is aweome and looks comfy.
19  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: More Treasures! on: June 23, 2008 07:53:31 AM
Awesome, I love the pumpkin one with the undone edges......need to learn how to do that.....and the bright star type one.  I am returning to quilting after not doing it for a few years, about 10-15.  I always just used old clothing and blankets to create a quilt, usually all of squares or diamonds.....I am trying to get brave enough to purchase new fabric and make something special for my granddaughter......she loves princesses, and pink.  Thank you for sharing such beautiful quilts.  *sigh
20  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: A quilt that my Great grandma made years ago on: June 23, 2008 07:49:08 AM
Very beautiful.  Reminds me of the series of books by Jennifer Chiaverini, the Elm Creek Quilters.  I love it!!
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