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ringslingin
03-18-2004, 05:20 AM
Good Morning Everyone :+)

I thought I'd start today's lookie lou thread. Here are my latest pieces.

The clasp is 18g Sterling with a 12mm African Jade Bead
http://www.geocities.com/neiceyyy/TwistedJadeClasp.jpg
The watch is Sterling Chain Maille (made by me) accented with sterling twisted rope rings and a stainless watch face.
http://www.geocities.com/neiceyyy/Jooles.jpg
The earrings are double open curb link chain & swarovski crystal. The pink are Rose and the others are 8mm Clear AB. Hard to tell that in my poor photos (aka phoots).

I've got more pics of my work at http://www.picturetrail.com/ringslinger . IF you'd like to see the Wholesale Chains for WC album, the password is wetcanvas .

~D

ringslingin
03-18-2004, 05:21 AM
Good Morning Everyone :+)

I thought I'd start today's lookie lou thread. Here are my latest pieces.

The clasp is 18g Sterling with a 12mm African Jade Bead
http://www.geocities.com/neiceyyy/TwistedJadeClasp.jpg
The watch is Sterling Chain Maille (made by me) accented with sterling twisted rope rings and a stainless watch face.
http://www.geocities.com/neiceyyy/Jooles.jpg
The earrings are double open curb link chain & swarovski crystal. The pink are Rose and the others are 8mm Clear AB. Hard to tell that in my poor photos (aka phoots).

I've got more pics of my work at http://www.picturetrail.com/ringslinger . IF you'd like to see the Wholesale Chains for WC album, the password is wetcanvas .

~D
Grrr for some reason my links didn't work, so just go to http://www.picturetrail.com/ringslinger

TheBlueBetween
03-18-2004, 10:38 AM
Good Morning!

Hi D - just got done admiring your chains - would like to learn how to do that someday. I have a book... but it looks like it takes more concentration than I have to available these days. You know you can upload your images with the manage attachments function under this space where we write our replies, right? Just putting that out there in case you weren't aware of it yet.

I've been working on something odd for me - and well, it's not even wearable, but I'm going to post anyway as they were lots of fun to research and make. They are both gifts - the purple and green one is for my step-dad's mom's 80th birthday (she's Irish and loves green and purple) and the blue one is for my hubby's dad's 81st birthday. I made the lampwork beads and the purple and green one is made up of vintage german beads and the blue one has cobalt blue glass and little hemitite (I'm sure I spelled that wrong).

Anyway... here are my first 2 (and probably my last 2!) rosaries:

TurtleBay Jewelry
03-18-2004, 11:58 AM
Pam-

I think Rosaries fit fine into this category. It's a personal belonging! ;)

They're gorgeous! I have a question for you as well. I've been thinking of making one for my grandmother, but where do you buy the religious symbol charms? I'd like to make a cross out of wire, but as for the others, I'll have to buy them seperately. Any suggestions?

~D.

dockhl
03-18-2004, 11:59 AM
Nice, Denise ! I especially like the clasp with the twisted wire....

Kathy

TheBlueBetween
03-18-2004, 12:02 PM
Pam-

I think Rosaries fit fine into this category. It's a personal belonging! ;)

They're gorgeous! I have a question for you as well. I've been thinking of making one for my grandmother, but where do you buy the religious symbol charms? I'd like to make a cross out of wire, but as for the others, I'll have to buy them seperately. Any suggestions?

~D.

Thanks D :)

I got these at http://www.wynwoods.com/religiousframe.html but also saw some in a new catalog I just got from Thunderbird supply:
http://www.thunderbirdsupply.com

If you search for handmade rosary parts you will find lots too.

Have fun :)

Pam

Shirley C.
03-18-2004, 02:06 PM
i'm working on a custom order for the woman who does my hair - we're doing a "trade" (haircuts & color for jewelry) - i love it! but she wants an anklet chain that's the jens pind pattern in 14-ga. sterling, and that pattern gives me fits! i've got it half finished, can't wait till it's done. grrrr!

here's a choker i did with one of my focals.

ringslingin
03-18-2004, 03:44 PM
You know you can upload your images with the manage attachments function under this space where we write our replies, right?

Thanks! I *did* know that, but for some reason it wasn't working this morning. It got stuck at the Uploading Files - Please Wait stage for several minutes. I tried, LOL!

I think that Rosaries fit very well here, and they *are* wearable. My family is Catholic... I've seen Father Lea wear his around his belt or around his hand, so do the nuns. Love your rosaries! I've only had the courage to make one, so far.

Thanks Kathy!

Shirley C.
03-18-2004, 04:22 PM
i love asymmetrical designs, but when i try to create one my brain fights it. this was the first piece i did (ages ago, before i started making beads) that i felt was somewhat successful. i still struggle with it big-time.

TurtleBay Jewelry
03-18-2004, 05:11 PM
Shirley~

I think your attempt was successful. Heheh, I was going to call you a big liar regarding you not doing much asym, but then I went and looked at your bangles again (lovely eye candy everytime!!) and realized there really isn't much asym going on.

If you don't mind some helpful hints from me, I'm happy to share what I know about this particular design theory. I too, struggled with it in the beginning, and it wasn't until I applied some basic principles I learned in graphic design to my jewelry that I finally understood.

The thing about asym is knowing how to work with empty space, balance and color. (I'm going to reference a bangle of mine posted earlier since it's already uploaded)

If you notice on the right side of this bangle, there are more beads than on the left, however, the eye sees it as balanced because of the negative space on the opposing side and the use of color. Red is a very strong and dominant color, therefore it carries more "weight". The red bead near the clasp on the left supported by the red dangles visually draw your eye around the bracelet. If those red beads weren't there, or they were replaced by a "weaker" color, say, something light green, it would throw the balance of the bracelet.

If I have a design that's heavily loaded with beads on one side, I usually counter it with two negative spaces on the opposite side of the bangle, and incorporate a strong matching theme color to that side to balance the piece.

Hope that helps, and if I've just confused you more, feel free to throw lemons at me! :D

However, I do think your work is perfection as is!!

:)

Cheerio!

~Danielle

Shirley C.
03-18-2004, 05:58 PM
Shirley~
...Hope that helps, and if I've just confused you more, feel free to throw lemons at me! :D ...
~Danielle

thanks for the tips, danielle! i've never thought about what to do when i set out to do asym, i just do a lot of trial and error (sometimes more error than i'd like) until it looks pleasing. i did quite a few asym bangles in the past, but they're all sold. i guess i'm not the only one who like asym. :)

here's an asym bangle i did last year. it's funny, until i read your response i didn't realize that every bangle i've got on my site now is symmetrical. gotta get back out of THAT rut. LOL! thanks again for the info.

TurtleBay Jewelry
03-18-2004, 06:04 PM
Pshaw Girl! i dunno' what you're talkin' about! That bangle is perfect in it's asym. Love it! Then again, I don't ever see any bangles of yours I don't love.

/wink

It gets easier the more you do it, honestly. I've been doing asym for so long now, I think I've forgotten how to do anything else. Talk about a rut! I might better start making pieces that -are- symmetrical. LOL!

~D.

starlightdesigns
03-18-2004, 11:36 PM
i'm working on a custom order for the woman who does my hair - we're doing a "trade" (haircuts & color for jewelry) - i love it! but she wants an anklet chain that's the jens pind pattern in 14-ga. sterling, and that pattern gives me fits! i've got it half finished, can't wait till it's done. grrrr!

here's a choker i did with one of my focals.



Oooooh..... my keyboard's getting all wet.... because I'm DROOLING all over it!!!!

TurtleBay Jewelry
03-18-2004, 11:38 PM
Oooooh..... my keyboard's getting all wet.... because I'm DROOLING all over it!!!!


That almost sounds dirty.

/ducks and runs!

~Danielle

3SistersBeads
03-19-2004, 09:14 AM
Pam-
I've been thinking of making one for my grandmother, but where do you buy the religious symbol charms? I'd like to make a cross out of wire, but as for the others, I'll have to buy them seperately. Any suggestions?
~D.

http://www.rosaryshop.com/index.php
I buy lots of my crosses here. They have everything you need to make rosaries!

http://www.stjosephsmailorder.com/store
These people, I believe, are in Canada, but they have beautiful crosses as well.

I make one decade rosaries with handmade lampwork bead centers, so I usually just buy crosses. However, you can get everything you need at these places and the prices are amazing!

Hope that helps.

Blessings,
Leslie

PS: Here's a pic of some of my rosaries. Enjoy!

beclectic
03-19-2004, 11:51 PM
You can also get rosary parts at http://www.firemountaingems.com (http://www.firemountaingems.com/).

TurtleBay Jewelry
03-20-2004, 12:02 AM
Muahah, just got their catalog in the mail today...

/freezes her Visa in the ice cube tray.

:p

~Danielle

Shirley C.
03-20-2004, 02:17 AM
Muahah, just got their catalog in the mail today...

/freezes her Visa in the ice cube tray.

:p

~Danielle

what? a frozen visa? whazzamadda, don't you have that number memorized by now? bbwwwaaahahahahaha........