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« on: February 26, 2008 01:54:56 PM »

Hi all

I'm new to crafster and to beading and have uploaded some pictures of my completed pieces and would really like opinions

I am also a stuck in a bit of a rut with memory wire and seed beads so any ideas would be great too.

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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2008 11:31:45 AM »

Lovely - I like the top one especially, nice colours.

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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2008 09:46:23 PM »

If you are stuck in a rut, why not move away from memory wire and seed beads, and try working with glass beads (or crystals) and tigertail, or cord?  I often hit the wall too, and need to learn something new before the creative juices start flowing again!

Pretty stuff, from what I can see so far though!  Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2008 11:44:17 AM »

The Australian magazine "Beads Etc." is great for inspiration.
what I  like to do is a Google Image Search for jewelry designs and it's amazing what you can find.

« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2008 10:22:59 PM »

Welcome to the world of beading, and be warned...it is seriously addicting! Your designs are very pretty, but if you are looking for a new direction, my suggestion is to head to the magazine rack in a good bookstore and browse to your heart's content! When you find a piece you really like, see if you can discern how it is made, or at least what skills you need to learn in order to make it. Once you know what you need to learn start Googling - nearly everything is out there in tutorial form. You Tube even has great little teaching movies! I have beading for about a year and everything I have learned, I taught myself via the internet, magazines, or books...Such a feeling of satisfaction and once you learn several techniques you will never worry about that old rut again. Your only problem will be finding the time to execute all the ideas bouncing around inside your head!
Good luck and happy beading! Smiley
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