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beclectic
04-17-2004, 02:59 PM
A new project has been announced in the WetCanvas! project system!

Title: Lush Garden Exchange
Project Leader: beclectic
Relative Difficulty: Irrelevant
Type Restrictions: Other
Medium: None
Subject: Floral
Days open for signups: 85
Maximum participants allowed: 20

Description:

Spring has sprung.
The grass is riz.
I wonder where the flowers is? (Ogden Nash)

They are here!

We are going to make a lush garden for each other. This will be something your partner can wear to always have a beautiful garden close at hand and a reminder of you!

1. Limited Sign-ups – 20 people.
2. Project ends on June 30th.
3. Primary type: Your entry must be wearable.
4. Primary medium: Any durable media.
5. Primary Subject: Your project should contain many flowers. It should also contain some or all of the following: Leaves, berries, twigs, nuts, or any other plant part you can think of. You can include a garden critter or two. Critters are optional.
6. Please post as many ‘In Progress’ pictures as you would like to.
7. All project pieces are due by June 30th. If you find that you cannot or do not want to finish the project, please PM me to withdraw from the project.
8. When your project is finished please post a picture in the ‘Final Images’ Gallery and PM me with your address and a notice that your project is finished. I will then match you up with someone that has also notified me that their project is finished and send you your partner’s address.
9. You will mail your finished piece to your partner.
10. When you receive your exchange piece you will PM your partner to let them know the item arrived safely.


Additional Information:

For more information on the project: Click here! (http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/browse_details.php?proj_id=678)

Remember, in order to help keep the discussions on projects organized, you should post your questions, suggestions, and comments on submitted work here in this thread. By doing this, we allow other non-project efforts to not get "pushed down" by a swarm of project-related threads.

lisilk
04-17-2004, 03:45 PM
Congratulations Barbara on your first project ! It sounds like lots of fun !

Cheers,

Li

beclectic
04-17-2004, 03:57 PM
Congratulations Barbara on your first project ! It sounds like lots of fun !

Cheers,

Li

Thanks Li, I hope it is a lot of fun for everyone. I can hardly wait to see who joins and what they come up with. We have so many talented people here on WC. In my opinion one of the great things about the Wearable Art forum is that it involves so many different media.

The project has 3 participants already, of course one of them is me and one is you and the third is Gudrun. :D

Welcome to the Wearable Art forum Gudrun!

TurtleBay Jewelry
04-17-2004, 03:58 PM
Anyone know a good source for buying these flower and leafy beads we see in this type of bracelet?

I might give it a go if I can get some beads!

~D.

beclectic
04-17-2004, 04:10 PM
Anyone know a good source for buying these flower and leafy beads we see in this type of bracelet?

I might give it a go if I can get some beads!

~D.

I usually get mine on ebay but Fire Mountain Gems has a huge line of Czech beads. The hole in the center flat and cupped flowers and several kinds of leaves are all Czech beads. Or... you could make some if you are a lampworker. I know there was a whole discussion thread in one of the Glass forums about making leaf beads a while back.

TheBlueBetween
04-17-2004, 04:23 PM
Ok I'm in :) And I have some ideas....

Charlee
04-17-2004, 04:30 PM
Anyone know a good source for buying these flower and leafy beads we see in this type of bracelet?

Halstead (http://www.halsteadbead.com/) has a $100 minimum, but excellent quality. If you don't want to make the minimum, I bet someone will be willing to order with you. No tax ID required unless you live in AZ.

Czech Beads (http://www.czechbeads.com/) is a fav for several beaders I know. I haven't bought from them myself, but have some lovely beads that came from them.

Glass Bead Garden (http://buttony.zoovy.com/) sells a flower bead asst.

Trash City (http://www.trashcity.com/index.htm) has a nice selection and I've heard good things about them.

HTH & if I think of other places, I'll post those as well. I'm not going to join the swap as I have not made a piece like that, but I'll be real tickled to see what gets made. I got hand-holding type instructions just today, so we'll see what kind of scary garden I can grow. :D

Charlee

Forgot one: York (http://www.yorkbeads.com/)

TheBlueBetween
04-17-2004, 04:33 PM
I'm not going to join the swap as I have not made a piece like that, but I'll be real tickled to see what gets made. I got hand-holding type instructions just today, so we'll see what kind of scary garden I can grow. :D

Charlee

Oh Charlee, don't let that hold you back! It doesn't have to be a garden bracelet like Kate McKinnon's does it? Just your own interpretation of a garden that can be worn - I'm assuming from the project that it doesn't even have to be jewelry... someone tell me if I'm wrong!

Charlee
04-17-2004, 04:39 PM
I'm assuming from the project that it doesn't even have to be jewelry... someone tell me if I'm wrong!

Nooo...just wearable. Ok, surely to goodness, I can make a few passes with needle, thread & beads and not have it look like a train wreck. There's practice time between now & June. Thanks for the vote of confidence. :)

Charlee

Charlee
04-17-2004, 04:44 PM
Gawd, I'm turning into a pictureless thread hog, sorry. I meant to say this in my first post with the links, Barbara. Thank you for making this project! :clap:

And I love Ogden Nash. :D One of my very most favorite poems from childhood is Custard the Dragon (http://www.westegg.com/nash/custard-dragon.html). :eek:

Charlee

beclectic
04-17-2004, 05:52 PM
Gawd, I'm turning into a pictureless thread hog, sorry. I meant to say this in my first post with the links, Barbara. Thank you for making this project! :clap:

And I love Ogden Nash. :D One of my very most favorite poems from childhood is Custard the Dragon (http://www.westegg.com/nash/custard-dragon.html). :eek:

Charlee

Take as many posts as you please. Your links were great and the Custard the Dragon poem was fun. I have never seen that poem before and I just read it to my 3 year old DD. She liked it very much. So thank you for the links, thank you for the poem and thank you for joining the project and Pam, thank you for joining the project and for pointing out that it doesn't have to be a Garden Bracelet or even Jewelry.

I'm hoping we get lots of different kinds of art. The second to last reference link is to a link site for textile art. There are a lot of museum links on that site and they are just chock full of beautiful textiles. :)

DonnaBee
04-17-2004, 06:46 PM
Oh! I'm in! :) Thanks, great idea :)

DonnaBee
04-17-2004, 08:00 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=35825

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/678/progress/29029/tn_GardenBeadPick400x.jpg

OHH! Lush beads! This subject, lush garden, will be a new direction for me, that is a big reason why I signed up. :) I am very excited about it. I think I will try a garden bracelet, Kate McKinnon style. I have been wanting to, and now I have a great reason.

I think it was very smart to organize this part in this way:

When your project is finished please post a picture in the ‘Final Images’ Gallery and PM me with your address and a notice that your project is finished. I will then match you up with someone that has also notified me that their project is finished and send you your partner’s address.

beclectic
04-17-2004, 08:30 PM
OHH! Lush beads! This subject, lush garden, will be a new direction for me, that is a big reason why I signed up. :) I am very excited about it. I think I will try a garden bracelet, Kate McKinnon style. I have been wanting to, and now I have a great reason.

I think it was very smart to organize this part in this way:

It was one of the things Li suggested and I thought it was a good idea. Sometimes people don't finish projects and I'd hate for someone to send something off and not get anything back. I'm glad you joined, I'll be looking forward to seeing your bracelet.

lisilk
04-17-2004, 10:45 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=35831

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/678/progress/29029/tn_BaseStep2-550x.jpg

Will be fun to watch this grow Barbara. I like the muted tones.

Li

Hi Gudrun !!!! :clap:

TurtleBay Jewelry
04-17-2004, 11:02 PM
...And I love Ogden Nash. :D One of my very most favorite poems from childhood is Custard the Dragon (http://www.westegg.com/nash/custard-dragon.html). :eek:

Charlee

Charlee~

My son is almost two and he has the entire Baby Einstein collection on video. One of those vids is Baby Shakespeare, and portions of that poem are told in conjunction with one of their dragon puppets. It's really neat, so it was fun to re-read the poem in it's entirety and relive -my- childhood!

Thank you!

~D.

TurtleBay Jewelry
04-17-2004, 11:04 PM
Back on track here and I forgot to ask in the other post....(smacks self)...What kind of thread do you use to wind in and out of the base bracelet?

I wonder if I can make a Garden Bangle!! Wouldn't that be interesting to wear??

/runs off in search of more beads for yet another project.

;)

~D.

beclectic
04-17-2004, 11:48 PM
Back on track here and I forgot to ask in the other post....(smacks self)...What kind of thread do you use to wind in and out of the base bracelet?

I wonder if I can make a Garden Bangle!! Wouldn't that be interesting to wear??

/runs off in search of more beads for yet another project.

;)

~D.

I'm using size D Nymo black. If I had planned ahead better I would have ordered the purple Nymo for my purple beads.

I'm wondering if you could do something with beading wire. I've put up a picture of a flower vine headband I made with beading wire and plastic beads to learn the technique. The piece is modeled by DD's stuffed bunny. :D

Gudrun
04-18-2004, 12:42 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=35831

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/678/progress/29029/tn_BaseStep2-550x.jpg

Will be fun to watch this grow Barbara. I like the muted tones.

Li

Hi Gudrun !!!! :clap:



Hi Li
Whole night I collected ideas in my head :p :p ..have a lot, but to decide what is difficult...This project is a great idea, also the way we will get our buddy...
Have a nice weekend all

Shirley C.
04-18-2004, 12:55 AM
okey doke, i just signed up for this project. now... what to make, what to make...

by the way, i used nymo D for my garden bracelet. and i just ordered several different colors of this stuff in anticipation of more bracelets.

here are some links that might be useful:

Some Glass Leaves from Lila Productions - she also has flowers (http://www.lilaproductions.com/SITE/BEADS/Leaves.html)

More Flowers and Leaves from Carol Wilcox Wells (http://www.schoolofbeadwork.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWCATS&Category=5)

oh, and here's an old vendome necklace to get you in the mood... (http://www.jazbot.com/Shop/Czech/Glass%20Beads/20,20)

DonnaBee
04-18-2004, 01:06 AM
Yay Shirley is here! :clap:

That Vendome... it's out of this world!

This is going to be a most special project. We will be able to wear our pieces at the height of lush summer this year.

And it's nice to have a piece from someone you know, a friend, even if we only know one another online so far, we seem to have a great group of friends here checking in regulary.

Shirley C.
04-18-2004, 02:30 AM
more inspiration...

a piece from the 20's (http://www.sassyclassics.com/images/New%20Folder%20(10)/glassfloralgorgeous.jpg)

blue peking glass with floral cluster (http://www.sassyclassics.com/images/New%20Folder%20(10)/floralbluepeking.jpg)

art deco from the 20's (http://www.sassyclassics.com/images/New%20Folder%20(10)/turquoisefloral.jpg)

mother of pearl from the 50's (http://www.sassyclassics.com/images/New%20Folder%20(12)/motherofpearlflowers.jpg)

more from the 50's (http://www.sassyclassics.com/images/New%20Folder%20(12)/glassfloral.jpg)

and again... (http://www.sassyclassics.com/images/New%20Folder%20(11)/glassfloralpastel.jpg)

gosh, i got stuck on that site - they've got some great vintage stuff!

Retta Gates
04-18-2004, 08:59 AM
Wooo! I am in :) I will get started soon, I am usually a bit of a procrastonator but I cannot wait to get going on this :)

beclectic
04-18-2004, 09:59 AM
Welcome JAM Creations (Jodie), Retta and Shirley. Thanks for coming over to play.

Shirley - Fun and useful links, this is turning into a link bonanza.
Jodie - Glad you found us. If you have any questions feel free to PM me or post your questions. If you post you'll probably get a ton of answers. Questions=New Ideas.
Retta - Looking forward to seeing what you create.

Danielle - You are keeping me in suspense, are you going to join the project? No pressure intended! :D

Charlee
04-18-2004, 10:11 AM
WOW there's some serious inspiration in this thread! :clap: Apparently, neither of my grandmothers were into the gardenesque jewelry. I have all my Gramma's costume jewelry - some faboo rhinestone bracelet & earring sets and even more from my Gran, which includes her mother's things. I wore them a lot in the 80s and early 90s and bought a few pieces on my own. At one time, I hung several of the brooches in a grouping with ribbons in my bedroom. Wall jewelry! :D

Altho I have some flowers & leaves, this may require a bead purchase. Now isn't that just a cryin shame?!? :evil:

Happy Spring Morning!
Charlee

I'm so glad y'all enjoyed Custard the Dragon! Very happy memory for me. :D

TurtleBay Jewelry
04-18-2004, 10:30 AM
Ok, ok, you got me...I haven't met a project yet that I didn't like. ;)

I'm in!

~D.

beclectic
04-18-2004, 10:40 AM
Yipee! Danielle is in.

Poor Charlee, has to buy beads. What a shame. :D ROFL :D

TheBlueBetween
04-18-2004, 11:04 AM
more inspiration...

a piece from the 20's (http://www.sassyclassics.com/images/New%20Folder%20(10)/glassfloralgorgeous.jpg)

blue peking glass with floral cluster (http://www.sassyclassics.com/images/New%20Folder%20(10)/floralbluepeking.jpg)

art deco from the 20's (http://www.sassyclassics.com/images/New%20Folder%20(10)/turquoisefloral.jpg)

mother of pearl from the 50's (http://www.sassyclassics.com/images/New%20Folder%20(12)/motherofpearlflowers.jpg)

more from the 50's (http://www.sassyclassics.com/images/New%20Folder%20(12)/glassfloral.jpg)

and again... (http://www.sassyclassics.com/images/New%20Folder%20(11)/glassfloralpastel.jpg)

gosh, i got stuck on that site - they've got some great vintage stuff!

Oh Oh OH! A bunch of these look like my Chunky Monkey line! Only with flowers! How cool! And I thought I was being so modern ;)

Thanks for the links - they are great :clap: :clap: :clap: Now I have even more Ideas... what shall I do, what shall I do????

beclectic
04-19-2004, 01:41 PM
Welcome to the project Sunnraee (Sunnie)! Hope you enjoy the Wearable Arts forum.

With the addition of Sunnraee we now have 11 participants.

NewCreation
04-19-2004, 02:40 PM
I had a completely different vision when I read the project description. I have been making handmade paper and envisioned actually making paper with bits of flower petals and leaves, and them making something from the paper. Is that intriguing to anyone, or should I bag the idea?

TurtleBay Jewelry
04-19-2004, 03:06 PM
Amy~

I think your idea sounds great...I'm not the project leader here, but I'd certainly be interested in what you're planning on creating with your papers.

:D

~Danielle

beclectic
04-19-2004, 03:07 PM
I had a completely different vision when I read the project description. I have been making handmade paper and envisioned actually making paper with bits of flower petals and leaves, and them making something from the paper. Is that intriguing to anyone, or should I bag the idea?

I hope that others give their opinion also but the first question I have is how durable would that be? The project requires the media be durable and the reason is that I wanted the exchanged art to be something that will last a long time for the receiver (long time being at least 10 years in my mind). Additionally, the requirement is that it be wearable and my intention for that was that the exchange item wouldn't need anything done to it to make it wearable.

I know that beads and jewelry made from paper can be treated to be durable. Other things can be made with paper as well and be treated to be durable, lining and/or decoration on a cigar box purse for example. So if you wanted to make something wearable out of your hand made paper and treat it so that it becomes more durable that would meet the project criteria. Your concept of hand made garden paper is a creative and intriguing interpretation of the project.

Here is a thread with paper items posted on Wearable Art - http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=179430.

earthenwood
04-19-2004, 03:34 PM
I would love to participate as well! THis project is perfect for my beads, what with all my fruits, leaves, and fairies. I think my theme will be a Fruity, Flowery, Fairy necklace! LOL! So girly!

I have been making my colorful fruit beads for years, but I have never really used them in a piece of jewelry that I have really liked. Something very ornate and gardeny. This is the perfect opportunity to explore!

Beads-Me!
04-19-2004, 03:48 PM
Oooh... oooh... I'm in! And you may find this hard to believe but I actually just finished something that would be totally perfect for the exchange! Finished before I even started - how cool is that?! :D

beclectic
04-19-2004, 03:52 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=35868

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/678/progress/27514/tn_beads_045.jpg

Donna!!! Look at all those georgeous beads and dangles. There is purple and green, why do I like that color combo so much? Yum... :)

Fun, fun Beads-Me and Earthenwood have joined.

BeadsMe: Finished before I even started - how cool is that?!
Beads-Me I was thinking the same thing when I saw your entries in the Show and Tell for today. Glad you brought your pretties over to Lush Gardens Exchange.

DonnaBee
04-19-2004, 04:07 PM
Thanks Barbara for having a look at my progress entry and commenting!

I have had these lampwork beads a couple years, and now I know what I was saving them for! I will probably make three bracelets, one for myself, one for my project exchange friend here (whoever that will be!) and one to sell.

I love this project! It's just perfect timing for it.

debkauz
04-19-2004, 04:13 PM
I had a completely different vision when I read the project description. I have been making handmade paper and envisioned actually making paper with bits of flower petals and leaves, and them making something from the paper. Is that intriguing to anyone, or should I bag the idea?


Oooooo, I think you could do some great stuff. Make big crunchy paper with flower bits and form it into paper beads? YOu could do a paper and glass necklace, maybe. I can actually picture what I think it will look like! :D
I'm in! Now I have to get that digital camera and figure out how to put pics in.
I can't wait to see what everyone does!

Debbie

beclectic
04-19-2004, 04:24 PM
Oooooo, I think you could do some great stuff. Make big crunchy paper with flower bits and form it into paper beads? YOu could do a paper and glass necklace, maybe. I can actually picture what I think it will look like! :D
I'm in! Now I have to get that digital camera and figure out how to put pics in.
I can't wait to see what everyone does!

Debbie

Welcome Debbie, let the creating begin!

You are going to love having a digital camera. I need to get an AC converter for mine I have been going through batteries at a great rate. Putting the pics in is easy but you'll need a way to get them down below 200KB in size by reducing the size of the picture. Many digital camaras come with software to do basic edits on the pictures.

Gingerbiscuit
04-19-2004, 04:31 PM
May I please join in this exchange ??

I hope that posting internationally won't be a problem. A bracelet would easily fit in a $5 international mailer, so $5 should be maximum postage.

I just don't want to presume that everyone would be happy with mailing overseas. I would love to join in.

Lynne (England) :)

TurtleBay Jewelry
04-19-2004, 04:35 PM
Heck, I'd be tickled pink to get a visit from the international mail lady! /wink wink

Stamps from overseas are always so interesting!

~D.

Gingerbiscuit
04-19-2004, 04:40 PM
Heck, I'd be tickled pink to get a visit from the international mail lady! /wink wink

Stamps from overseas are always so interesting!

~D.

Well, I can always send you some stamps!!! LOL!!!

Thanks!

Lynne :)

TurtleBay Jewelry
04-19-2004, 04:45 PM
That might be cheaper than beads. /giggle

~D.

Gingerbiscuit
04-19-2004, 04:48 PM
That might be cheaper than beads. /giggle

~D.

Good point!!! Heehee!!

Looking at what I spent at Bead Expo, this is DEFINITELY true!

Lynne :)

beclectic
04-19-2004, 05:17 PM
May I please join in this exchange ??

I hope that posting internationally won't be a problem. A bracelet would easily fit in a $5 international mailer, so $5 should be maximum postage.

I just don't want to presume that everyone would be happy with mailing overseas. I would love to join in.

Lynne (England) :)

Please join. If someone tells me they don't want to mail overseas I won't give them your name.

Everyone on this project. If you don't want to mail overseas please let me know. We already have one overseas participant and I'm hoping Lynne will make 2.

Gingerbiscuit
04-19-2004, 05:20 PM
Please join. If someone tells me they don't want to mail overseas I won't give them your name.

Everyone on this project. If you don't want to mail overseas please let me know. We already have one overseas participant and I'm hoping Lynne will make 2.

Yippeeee!!! Thank you! Now to start planning!

Lynne :) :) :) :) :) :music:

beclectic
04-19-2004, 06:00 PM
Yippeeee!!! Thank you! Now to start planning!

Lynne :) :) :) :) :) :music:

Join now plan latter. :D

This project is limited to 20 participants and we now have 14. That means there are only 6 spots left so JOIN NOW!

lisilk
04-19-2004, 06:14 PM
I had a completely different vision when I read the project description. I have been making handmade paper and envisioned actually making paper with bits of flower petals and leaves, and them making something from the paper. Is that intriguing to anyone, or should I bag the idea?

Amy, I think that would work well on a cigar box purse. A couple of coats of poly seal and it should last forever. ( Don't forget to save one box for our next cigar box exchange ! :evil: :evil: Coming soon ! )

Li

DonnaBee
04-19-2004, 06:35 PM
I have no problem with shipping out of U.S. I think it's wonderful. I have shipped in the global priority flat rate envelopes many times, and never a single problem. :)

Are we excited yet?

Gingerbiscuit
04-19-2004, 06:37 PM
I have no problem with shipping out of U.S. I think it's wonderful. I have shipped in the global priority flat rate envelopes many times, and never a single problem. :)

Are we excited yet?


You betcha!!!

Lynne :) :) :)

beclectic
04-19-2004, 06:49 PM
Amy, I think that would work well on a cigar box purse. A couple of coats of poly seal and it should last forever. ( Don't forget to save one box for our next cigar box exchange ! :evil: :evil: Coming soon ! )

Li

Oh boy, I have a good source for cigar boxes.

beclectic
04-19-2004, 06:53 PM
You betcha!!!

Lynne :) :) :)

Lynne,

I cannot join you to the project, you have to join. Go to the first post in this thread(first post on page 1), click on the 'Click Here' link. Look at the bottom of the project page. Clink on the link that says 'Sign up for project.' Then you will have joined the project.

<moments pass>

And she did. Welcome to the project Gingerbiscut.

I get more excited every time someone joins. I am having a great time with this so far.

OK, now I have to go do some beading. ::: :music: humming off to the worktable :music: ::: :::I ought to call it the playtable:::

Gingerbiscuit
04-19-2004, 06:59 PM
Lynne,

I cannot join you to the project, you have to join. Go to the first post in this thread(first post on page 1), click on the 'Click Here' link. Look at the bottom of the project page. Clink on the link that says 'Sign up for project.' Then you will have joined the project.

Thank you! I've done this now. I didn't know this was how it was done - I'm still finding my way around.

Thanks for the info. Signing up was painless!!

Lynne :) :o ;)

lisilk
04-19-2004, 07:02 PM
Oh boy, I have a good source for cigar boxes.

Barbara, I'll let you know when the project starts. It will be in mixed media forum because some do art boxes instead of purses. We had some beauties in the last exchange and they are still coming in.

http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/browse_details.php?proj_id=579

Cheers,

Li

beclectic
04-19-2004, 07:11 PM
Barbara, I'll let you know when the project starts. It will be in mixed media forum because some do art boxes instead of purses. We had some beauties in the last exchange and they are still coming in.

http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/browse_details.php?proj_id=579

Cheers,

Li

Thanks Li I'll be looking forward to it. I looked at your project a while back but having just gone to look again I see a box, maybe 2 have been added. It looks like fun. I could do a purse or a treasure box. I'll have to wait and see what the theme is and then get inspired.

Gudrun
04-19-2004, 11:23 PM
Heck, I'd be tickled pink to get a visit from the international mail lady! /wink wink

Stamps from overseas are always so interesting!

~D.


;) ;) I can also send some stamps to you :D :D

TurtleBay Jewelry
04-19-2004, 11:38 PM
Ooooooh! :D That would be wonderful! I'm working (as usual, in a hundred different medias) on some art purses atm, and I embellish them with all sorts of things, so stamps are wonderful additions!

~Danielle

Retta Gates
04-20-2004, 03:55 AM
Woo! I would love a "overseas" design. I think it's fun to have stuff from further away than I have ever been. I am almost done with my bracelet already.. Anyone else? :)

michali
04-20-2004, 04:53 AM
Please join. If someone tells me they don't want to mail overseas I won't give them your name.

Everyone on this project. If you don't want to mail overseas please let me know. We already have one overseas participant and I'm hoping Lynne will make 2.

I hope you don't mind having another overseas partician.
Just signed in for the project (and have some nice stamps too..)
Have a great day, everybody! :)

lisilk
04-20-2004, 05:02 AM
I hope you don't mind having another overseas partician.
Just signed in for the project (and have some nice stamps too..)
Have a great day, everybody! :)

The more the merrier. I love recieving gifts from across the pond. :D

Li

BTW, since they are do until the end of June, I won't even start mine until after Memorial weekend ( end of May ) because I have a HUGE show coming up and really need to start cranking out the inventory.

Retta Gates
04-20-2004, 05:22 AM
I thought our host's Idea for the exchanging of the gifts was brilliant! That way we all get ours close to when we finnish, now why didn't I think of that :)

beclectic
04-20-2004, 08:17 AM
Welcome to the project Michali, Moth (Mary) and New Creation (Amy).

NewCreation (Amy) - I am excited to see if you pursue your paper idea and what you do with it if you do.
Michali - I don't think anyone minds that you live far away. I haven't had anyone, so far, say anything about not wanting to mail something across the big pond.
Moth (Mary) - So is what you're going to make involve beads in any way? :D ;)

debkauz
04-20-2004, 11:20 AM
This is going to be great fun! I have never joined an exchange before and I can't wait to see what happens. There are some great ideas floating around out there. Oh, and I will volunteer to take anything across the Pond that needs to go! I am looking for a reason to go and spend a week in London soon so maybe I can convince DH this is a burning reason to go! Or, maybe not...Wish me luck! I will even bring back stamps! :D

Debbie

beclectic
04-20-2004, 11:24 AM
This is going to be great fun! I have never joined an exchange before and I can't wait to see what happens. There are some great ideas floating around out there. Oh, and I will volunteer to take anything across the Pond that needs to go! I am looking for a reason to go and spend a week in London soon so maybe I can convince DH this is a burning reason to go! Or, maybe not...Wish me luck! I will even bring back stamps! :D

Debbie

LOL, you are so funny. By all means use any excuse you can think up to visit London, if he believes you or is only humoring you, you would still get to go. Good luck!

Moth
04-20-2004, 03:33 PM
Welcome to the project Michali, Moth (Mary) and New Creation (Amy).

Moth (Mary) - So is what you're going to make involve beads in any way? :D ;)

Thanks for the welcome, and yes...most likely I will be making some encased florals added to a smathering of purchased glass beads to embellish a handmade bag. I am working on the color scheme and pattern cutting today. :D

~~Mary

Moth
04-20-2004, 03:34 PM
I thought our host's Idea for the exchanging of the gifts was brilliant! That way we all get ours close to when we finnish, now why didn't I think of that :)


I agree! Marvelous!! :clap:

~~Mary

Gingerbiscuit
04-20-2004, 04:47 PM
Well, it looks like Gudrun, Michali and I can keep you all in stamps, LOL!! I make a lot of cards, and I enjoy using stamps in them. I love postal themes.

This is going to be such a fun exchange! :clap: :clap: :clap: I'm still at the planning stage, and enjoying myself enormously!

Lynne :)

Retta Gates
04-20-2004, 08:45 PM
Am I going to have to try and "Time" this. :evil: I need a new handbag desperately. :) I am makeing a tie dyed one with for another cause but It's never fun to make your own... As usual though I am sure I will be happy no matter what I get!


Cant wait to see all the beautiful entries!

Gudrun
04-20-2004, 11:31 PM
Good morning from dark Germany..who was the stamps-lady? Just send me your address via PM, I started to cut out all the stamps from the letters I get for you!
I really think about what to do for that project..the theme is "wearable", I love that bracelets and all that stuff with beads, I'm a little romantic and what I saw here surfing to members pages is breathtaking...I have bunches of beads, done in a class some weeks ago and bought in the past...But I'd like to do something special...Next week I'll learn how to do felt things ...may be I can go in this direction...this is an extremly new thing for me, but my fingers want to try that..that's why I go to a friend who teaches how to do felt things....we will see...some ideas in my mind...
Gudrun

DonnaBee
04-21-2004, 12:07 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=35863

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/678/progress/29029/tn_03FirstPassx600.jpg

Oh wow! It looks fantastic! You make it look easy! Nice work and very pretty. I can hardly wait to start doing something with my glass leaves and flowers...

MadameKali
04-21-2004, 03:45 AM
Argh, I wish I could have gotten in on this. I'm glad I finally found a job so I can support my jewelry habits :) Everything looks great so far, what little I've seen up!

Gingerbiscuit
04-21-2004, 05:54 AM
[QUOTE=DonnaBee]Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=35863

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/678/progress/29029/tn_03FirstPassx600.jpg

Barbara, this is looking gorgeous!

Lynne :)

beclectic
04-21-2004, 08:46 AM
Argh, I wish I could have gotten in on this. I'm glad I finally found a job so I can support my jewelry habits :) Everything looks great so far, what little I've seen up!

MadameKali - There is still one spot open. You can join the project. If you are not sure how look at post #51 in this thread for instructions on how to join a project.

Hope you get that last spot.

Welcome to the project Archer(Maryanne), schweets(Carol) and ShirleyC.

Gudrun - A felted item would be a very welcome addition to the mix of media here.

Thanks for the compliments DonnaBee and Lynne.

Donna - it isn't exactly easy, especially once you get more little pieces on, the thread tends to get caught in all the beads. However, if you don't use more than a yard of thread at a time it does help cut down on entanglements. It is a lot like sewing so if you have done any hand sewing, quilting, beading on cloth or embroidery you shouldn't find it too difficult.

I'm wondering what the Kate McKinnon instructions say about using a doubled thread or a single thread. I looked all over for her book locally last weekend but couldn't find it anywhere. I have a few more places to try tonight but then I'm giving up and ordering it online (the only reason I don't shop online more is that when I want something, I want it now, instant gratification woman Ta-da!) :D . The instructions for a similar bracelet and necklace in the Bead & Button April 2003 issue says to use a doubled thread. This would make it stronger but I hate the knot problems that tend to increase dramatically with a doubled thread. I am using a single thread Nymo D and since you go through the little fringe pieces twice (up through the beads, around the top seed bead and back down through the beads to the bracelet main strand) it should be plenty strong enough, don't y'all think?

I'm almost finished with the second pass and then I'll take another picture. I've put in all the darker elements and it looks like a dark blotch to me right now. I'll be adding only the lighter colored (silvery lavender dot) pearls and silver 11/0s in the last pass so I am hoping it will brighten it up. Looking at the bracelet last night it really reminds me a lot of Mardi Gras. If I had used gold instead of silver I'd call it the Mardi Gras Bracelet as it is I'm thinking of calling it the Garden of Good and Evil because it looks like a garden at night.

Ok, I've taken way more than my share of this thread so I'm closing this.

Gingerbiscuit
04-21-2004, 08:57 AM
Barbara, I just checked Kate's book. For her Garden Bracelet she recommends 2 passes of Nymo D through each element, or a doubled thread.

It's a personal thing. For me, I prefer working with a single thread.

Her book is amazing. I can't recommend it highly enough!! :clap:

Lynne :)

MadameKali
04-21-2004, 11:39 AM
Barbara, I'd love to join, but I don't have the necessary supplies or the money to get them right now, I don't think. I'll definitely be in for the next project, though :)

beclectic
04-21-2004, 11:51 AM
Barbara, I just checked Kate's book. For her Garden Bracelet she recommends 2 passes of Nymo D through each element, or a doubled thread.

It's a personal thing. For me, I prefer working with a single thread.

Her book is amazing. I can't recommend it highly enough!! :clap:

Lynne :)

Thanks for the info. I definately worked with a single thread on this bracelet. Those pearls have tiny holes, smaller than any pearls I've worked with before. I've had to ream them out just to get the needle and thread through. I am definately in the market for thinner needles. I'm still planning to acquire her book one way or another.

Barbara, I'd love to join, but I don't have the necessary supplies or the money to get them right now, I don't think. I'll definitely be in for the next project, though

Didn't mean to put you on the spot. I certainly understand lack of funds. That happens to me from time to time. Eventually, you'll probably build up a supply of supplies and beads and other stuff to get you through the tight spots. I think all jewelry makers are hoarders. I'm like a magpie when it comes to shiny things. :)

Shirley C.
04-21-2004, 12:50 PM
barbara, after my first garden bracelet experience i decided to try something for this next one i'm doing. i purchased something called Thread Heaven, which is a thread conditioner and protectant. it has eliminated the problem i was having with my thread knotting. i got it from this site:

School of Beadwork - supplies (http://www.schoolofbeadwork.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWCATS&Category=44)

and yes - 2 passes through each fringe element with a knot at the base of each element when you've finished the 2 passes (or going through once with a doubled thread). i don't use a doubled thread, i do 2 passes. lotsa work...

beclectic
04-21-2004, 02:00 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=35934

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/678/progress/10433/tn_MoonlightGardenStep1.jpg

I like your colors. It is funny how the same pattern can yield what is essentially an infinite number of pieces of very different jewelry. I am also thinking about doing another bracelet for the exchange. The one I'm working on is so dark I may decide to try for a more summery theme. Then too there are all those neat bags everyone is making. I'm getting some ideas for a tote/backpack sort of thing that can be used both ways. I think I remember seeing a pattern for one in either McCalls or Vogue a long time ago.

barbara, after my first garden bracelet experience i decided to try something for this next one i'm doing. i purchased something called Thread Heaven, which is a thread conditioner and protectant. it has eliminated the problem i was having with my thread knotting.
<snip>

and yes - 2 passes through each fringe element with a knot at the base of each element when you've finished the 2 passes (or going through once with a doubled thread). i don't use a doubled thread, i do 2 passes. lotsa work...


I use Thread Heaven but it doesn't seem to help me when I am using a doubled thread. There is no way I could have gotten 4 passes (2 up, 2 down) through those tiny hole pearls with Nymo D, even after I reamed them out.

Gingerbiscuit
04-21-2004, 02:09 PM
[QUOTE=beclectic]Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=35934

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/678/progress/10433/tn_MoonlightGardenStep1.jpg

This is lovely Shirley.

Lynne :)

Shirley C.
04-21-2004, 03:21 PM
thanks, lynne !
i've added another picture to my project. i wanted to document the bejeepers outta this, so i added a picture of my bead stash for this bracelet. it also will give a better idea of the colors in this thing.

beclectic
04-21-2004, 03:35 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=35936

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/678/progress/10433/tn_MoonlightGardenStep0.jpg

This is going to be very different from your last garden bracelet. I like those strong colors. The red ones in the middle have an interesting sheen. What kind of finish is that?

Gingerbiscuit
04-21-2004, 03:49 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=35936

[IMG]http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/678/progress/10433/tn

This is going to be very different from your last garden bracelet. I like those strong colors. The red ones in the middle have an interesting sheen. What kind of finish is that?

Where can I see your last one please Shirley??

Lynne :)

TurtleBay Jewelry
04-21-2004, 04:10 PM
Ginger~

Click on the first page of this thread, then about halfway down is the Click Here link for more info on the project. On the bottom of that page is the option to tour the progress images...Click on Shirley's screen name and voila!

~D.

Shirley C.
04-21-2004, 04:38 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=35936

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/678/progress/10433/tn_MoonlightGardenStep0.jpg
...The red ones in the middle have an interesting sheen. What kind of finish is that?

hmmm... i've had these bead forever - got 'em on ebay years ago. they're vintage beads, and the finish looks like a matte metallic sort of thing. i've got 'em in this burgundy color, dark teal, purple, light organge, and yellow.

woohoo! i just got a package in the mail - yep, more beadies. got some gorgeous stuff from Splendor in the Glass. i've had their site bookmarked forever, but never ordered anything from them... until last week. criminy, like i need more beads - ugh! :evil: :D

lynne, here's a link to my last bracelet:
"Progress Report" on my first garden bracelet (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=181570)

Gingerbiscuit
04-21-2004, 04:39 PM
Ginger~

Click on the first page of this thread, then about halfway down is the Click Here link for more info on the project. On the bottom of that page is the option to tour the progress images...Click on Shirley's screen name and voila!

~D.

Thanks! I think I have misunderstood. I thought there was a photo somewhere of an already completed bracelet by Shirley, prior to this exchange.

Lynne :)

beclectic
04-21-2004, 04:44 PM
Thanks! I think I have misunderstood. I thought there was a photo somewhere of an already completed bracelet by Shirley, prior to this exchange.

Lynne :)

You didn't misunderstand. There is a whole thread:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=181570

It is what got me started on the Lush Garden Project and the bracelet I'm making.

Shirley C.
04-21-2004, 04:57 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=35863

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/678/progress/29029/tn_03FirstPassx600.jpg

this is looking really nice, and i just love the colors you have here!

Gingerbiscuit
04-21-2004, 04:59 PM
You didn't misunderstand. There is a whole thread:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=181570

It is what got me started on the Lush Garden Project and the bracelet I'm making.

Thank you Barbara.

Wow, Shirley, what a great job!! :clap: :clap: :clap: And so nice to see all the stages.

Emjay, what a wonderful gift. Your friend did a super job too. :clap: :clap: :clap:

You lucky girls, taking classes with Kate!

Lynne :) :D

GardensOnGlass
04-22-2004, 05:57 PM
Danielle, Shipwreck Beads also has a great selection of pressed glass leaves and flowers. I don't have my catalog handy, but I think the web address is www.shipwreckbeads.com

Good luck to you all on the projects, can't wait to see the finished items!

TheBlueBetween
04-22-2004, 09:04 PM
Ok. Lookie what I just won!!!

One or more of these just may make it on my entry!

beclectic
04-22-2004, 10:24 PM
Ok. Lookie what I just won!!!

One or more of these just may make it on my entry!

Was that all on one auction, pretty neat? Or did you mean won as a prize in a contest and if so that is even neater?

They are pretty, shiny and purple those are all outstanding attributes. :D

TheBlueBetween
04-22-2004, 10:27 PM
Was that all on one auction, pretty neat? Or did you mean won as a prize in a contest and if so that is even neater?

They are pretty, shiny and purple those are all outstanding attributes. :D

I won them on ebay :) all one auction - I'm going to have lots of fun with it I think!

Gingerbiscuit
04-23-2004, 07:17 AM
Ok. Lookie what I just won!!!

One or more of these just may make it on my entry!

What a great selection. So cheerful!! :)

Retta Gates
04-23-2004, 07:27 AM
I think one more strand with a couple more passes will do it :D

DonnaBee
04-23-2004, 09:16 AM
Oh Retta! That is GORGEOUS!!!!

TurtleBay Jewelry
04-23-2004, 09:37 AM
Man, I'm not usually a quitter, but for a change, I feel way out of my league. I don't think I can do this project at all. :(

WAHHHH!!!!!!

~D.

DonnaBee
04-23-2004, 10:33 AM
Danielle.... no way. You stop that. :p

Go back and read the guidelines... there are many ways you can do a Lush Garden theme! We want to see an entry with the "Danielle" spin on things!


Barbara help me out here. We have to get Danielle back in line...

TheBlueBetween
04-23-2004, 10:40 AM
Man, I'm not usually a quitter, but for a change, I feel way out of my league. I don't think I can do this project at all. :(

WAHHHH!!!!!!

~D.

What's the matter Danielle???? You do a huge variety of beautiful work!!! I know you will come up with something flowery and wonderful... {{{{Hugs!}}}} Maybe you just need to go find a nice flower garden to take a stroll in and get inspired (or is it too early in your parts for that?)

Shirley C.
04-23-2004, 10:41 AM
oh danielle, quit 'yer whining and go make stuff! :evil:

you're so talented, i'm sure you can do this! just think in terms of an ocean theme, then substitute flowers for sea creatures - and leaves for shells... or not. :D

TheBlueBetween
04-23-2004, 10:42 AM
Danielle.... no way. You stop that. :p

Go back and read the guidelines... there are many ways you can do a Lush Garden theme! We want to see an entry with the "Danielle" spin on things!


Barbara help me out here. We have to get Danielle back in line...

Yes, exactly! There are many ways to do this and they don't all include Kate McKinnon's garden style bracelet!!!!

I'll go looking for some inspiration online in a few and post what I find...

TurtleBay Jewelry
04-23-2004, 11:09 AM
Oh god no, don't post more pictures of those dreaded beaded bracelets! I've sat and tried my darndest, but I'm all thumbs when it comes to that seed beading stuff! I don't get how to work the threads and not have them sticking out everywhere...

I have to come up with something else, but the evil Kate McKinnon style is sticking in my brain like GLUE!

I guess I should resign myself to the fact that they're gorgeous but I'll just have to buy one already made if I want one. /sniffle

Don't I sound pitiful?

LOL.

~D.

TheBlueBetween
04-23-2004, 11:12 AM
Oh god no, don't post more pictures of those dreaded beaded bracelets! I've sat and tried my darndest, but I'm all thumbs when it comes to that seed beading stuff! I don't get how to work the threads and not have them sticking out everywhere...

I have to come up with something else, but the evil Kate McKinnon style is sticking in my brain like GLUE!

I guess I should resign myself to the fact that they're gorgeous but I'll just have to buy one already made if I want one. /sniffle

Don't I sound pitiful?

LOL.

~D.

No no no, I was NOT going to show more Kate bracelets! Other gardeny jewelry is all. You could even do a bag! Or a Hat! Or... I'll see what I can find when I have some free time...

Shirley C.
04-23-2004, 11:13 AM
...I guess I should resign myself to the fact that they're gorgeous but I'll just have to buy one already made if I want one...
~D.

hmmm... well... ya know that piece you did for the deep blue sea project? well... um... what size is your wrist? :D

TurtleBay Jewelry
04-23-2004, 11:18 AM
/bonks Shirley

Evil woman, you.. ;)


Hehe, I get a call at 9am this morning from my mom, who was on her way to work (it's a 2 minute drive...silly lady) and she tells me she doesn't care what the price is, she has to have that necklace. Now how do I take money from my mother, even though I am a starving artist?? /chuckle

~D.

DonnaBee
04-23-2004, 11:23 AM
Take the money from the mother! That's what they are there for! :evil:

She has a job! :clap:

beclectic
04-23-2004, 01:02 PM
I think one more strand with a couple more passes will do it :D

Oh wow that is so pretty.

I have to come up with something else, but the evil Kate McKinnon style is sticking in my brain like GLUE!

I guess I should resign myself to the fact that they're gorgeous but I'll just have to buy one already made if I want one. /sniffle

Don't I sound pitiful?

LOL.

~D.

You sound very pitiful! ::: Patting you on back, Poor Danielle, it will be alright, gives you a BIG hug, sorry didn't mean to squish you, more patting, there, there:::

OK like I said on the other thread you make beautiful stuff. Cut out flowers in shrinky dink and attach them to a felted purse or something else really creative. There are probably going to be more bracelets than anything else in this exchange so you are very likely to get a garden bracelet. Just finish something fiber and really neat or whatever, you know you could even make flowers out of wire. You could even use nursery rhymes for ideas, you know -

Mary, Mary quite contrary.
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells and cockle shells
And pretty maids all in a row.

Now go make that. :D :clap: :D :::few last hugs for good measure:::

gypsysoul
04-23-2004, 01:07 PM
Oh geez, I have Kate's book, and I've been dying to try one of these bracelets . . . I am sooooooo tempted to take the last spot left. Help! Somebody stop me!! :eek:

Paula

beclectic
04-23-2004, 01:09 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=36017

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/678/progress/10433/tn_MoonlightGardenStep2.jpg

Shirley I think it is coming along nicely. They (the bracelets) change as you go depending on what you've attached recently. Just attach more of what you like to push it any way you want. I really like the look those matallically red beds have.

:clap: :clap: :clap:

beclectic
04-23-2004, 01:14 PM
Oh geez, I have Kate's book, and I've been dying to try one of these bracelets . . . I am sooooooo tempted to take the last spot left. Help! Somebody stop me!! :eek:

Paula

Hi Gypsysoul - come into my parlor, see all the pretties - you can have one of these if you join the project. You do want to join, don't you? We all want you to join. You will have so much fun. They don't take too long, nooo not at all and you might have just the right beads for one...you probably won't have to buy a thing. These bracelets are a good way to use up leftover beads.

MawHaHa. I think we've got a live one.

Beads-Me!
04-23-2004, 01:50 PM
LOL - Barbara! Yes Paula - do come play with us! You know you want to.....

TheBlueBetween
04-23-2004, 04:16 PM
You know, Danielle, wouldn't it be fun to make one of your "regulars" - the bangle/brangles, only see how flowery you could do it? The dangles at the clasp could be fowers, you could do flower beads... you could play around and see if you could make a flower clasp instead of a swan clasp...

I know I'd love to see something like that anyway! ;)

gypsysoul
04-23-2004, 04:55 PM
Okay, okay I'm in! Off to the bead store. :D

Paula

beclectic
04-23-2004, 05:10 PM
Okay, okay I'm in! Off to the bead store. :D

Paula

Yeah! :::throws confetti in the air::: We have our 20. Welcome Gypsysoul.

TheBlueBetween
04-23-2004, 05:15 PM
Here is a Kate M. looking garden bracelet that has no thread, in case someone is thread challenged, but still wants to try to make a bracelet that looks like that - it's wired elements strung on SoftFlex or similar mixed in with other beads, at least that's what it looks like to me ;)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2251241&postcount=8

:clap: :clap:

Pam

lisilk
04-23-2004, 05:17 PM
Yeah! :::throws confetti in the air::: We have our 20. Welcome Gypsysoul.

Whooooo- hooo !

Guess I'd better start gathering some ideas. :rolleyes:

Li

McDuck
04-23-2004, 07:13 PM
WAH :( I'm to late to sign up *sniffles* *snorts* blows nose on Barbaras shirt sleeve. There I feel a little better now, but not much :( :( :( *we need a whiney icon*
-Mary...errrr...McDuck..obviously one day late and a dollar short

TurtleBay Jewelry
04-23-2004, 07:20 PM
You're only one dollar short??

Heck, I'm a whole bunch short! LOL

~D.

TheBlueBetween
04-23-2004, 08:30 PM
some flower beads over at Corina's bead challeng page:

http://www.gemfox.com/corinabeads/2004Aprilchallenge.html

Some very different flower jewelry: http://home.earthlink.net/~allcitymendels/index.html

Not durable, but different:
http://www.jenniferkellogg.com/eshop/productsByCategory.asp?intCatalogID=10001&strCatalog_NAME=The+Flower+Collection

Scroll down for some cool beaded flower pendants:
http://www.oken3d.com/jewelry/jewelryclass.html

beclectic
04-23-2004, 08:41 PM
WAH :( I'm to late to sign up *sniffles* *snorts* blows nose on Barbaras shirt sleeve. There I feel a little better now, but not much :( :( :( *we need a whiney icon*
-Mary...errrr...McDuck..obviously one day late and a dollar short

I forgive you for the sleeve since it is a virtual one. :)

I'll let you know if anyone withdraws but I hope no one does. I was worried that 20 wouldn't be enough, rats I just couldn't decide. I didn't want it to be overwhelming since it is my first project. You were so busy with your beads that I thought you had decided that you didn't have time to do this project.

We have the crying icon which is almost as good as a whiney icon. Maybe we need a little whine bottle for whiney.

gypsysoul
04-23-2004, 08:50 PM
WAH :( I'm to late to sign up *sniffles* *snorts* blows nose on Barbaras shirt sleeve. There I feel a little better now, but not much :( :( :( *we need a whiney icon*
-Mary...errrr...McDuck..obviously one day late and a dollar short

Awwww Mary, I'm sorry I beat you to the last spot. :crying: If you'll PM me your address and your favorite color, I'll send you a little something to try to make up for it. You like beads, right? :D

Paula

TheBlueBetween
04-23-2004, 08:56 PM
If we get one more person that wants to join, can we add another pair? Or is it stuck at 20?

beclectic
04-23-2004, 09:17 PM
If we get one more person that wants to join, can we add another pair? Or is it stuck at 20?

I don't know. I think we are stuck at 20. Li might know, I'll PM her.

JAM Creations
04-24-2004, 12:26 AM
Quick question--how long is everyone making their bracelets?

beclectic
04-24-2004, 08:50 AM
Quick question--how long is everyone making their bracelets?

I'm making the bracelet 7 1/2" but I'm using jump rings to attach the clasp so more jump rings could be added to lengthen the bracelet.

McDuck
04-24-2004, 09:56 AM
Oh you are all so sweet to me! yeah I was busy with beads and just hadnt had time to read anythign on the boards much at all unless it was on the very top. OH, free beadies gifted to me? Hmmm, do I like beadies? :confused: :eek: Such a silly question to ask fo course I LOVE beadies. I will jsut sit here watching the flowers grow then. -Mary

beclectic
04-24-2004, 10:59 AM
Hi, I have a question for you participants in this exchange and/or anyone else who is interested.

I'm working on the bracelet that I have in the In Progress Gallery. My very good friend, Kate, can't say enough nice things about it. I would like to put it aside for her Birthday or Christmas present and make another one for the exchange. Would that bother anyone, does anyone have their heart set on that particular bracelet?

beclectic
04-24-2004, 11:06 AM
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Very pretty colors. I'm really excited to see some fiber items being considered. I'm looking forward to seeing your progress on your felt ideas if the felting goes well. Good luck with the class!

Gingerbiscuit
04-24-2004, 11:57 AM
My very good friend, Kate, can't say enough nice things about it. I would like to put it aside for her Birthday or Christmas present and make another one for the exchange. Would that bother anyone, does anyone have their heart set on that particular bracelet?

It wouldn't bother me (not that I don't think it's gorgeous and would love it myself!!). I think you should make Kate happy!! :D

Shirley C.
04-24-2004, 01:13 PM
Quick question--how long is everyone making their bracelets?

i have a tiny wrist - it's 6 1/4 inches. :eek:
the bracelet that i'm making will be adjustable from 7 1/4 to whatever i decide - or the owner decides. the clasp will be on a jump ring, so it could be removed easily and more jump rings could be added between the end of the bracelet and the jump ring on which the clasp sits.

unless, of course, i decide to do a different piece for the exchange, like a necklace... :D :evil:

TurtleBay Jewelry
04-24-2004, 01:22 PM
I don't think any of us have to worry about adjusting for size too much...don't we all have the tools? ;)

/runs off giggling...

~D.

JAM Creations
04-24-2004, 01:34 PM
Sorry--didn't mean to sound stupid with the length question. Most of my pieces are not adjustable as the base is entirely seed beads (think cuff bracelet) and embellished on the top. But I'll just make a simplier design that's adjustable--won't take me as long either. It's a win/win situation!

Retta Gates
04-24-2004, 02:06 PM
Hmm. Mine is seedbeaded and I kinda have my heart set on this design... I think I am going to cross my fingers and hope it fit whomever gets it... Maybe once I get my partner I can ask her wristsize and adjust it accordingly :)

beclectic
04-24-2004, 02:12 PM
Sorry--didn't mean to sound stupid with the length question. Most of my pieces are not adjustable as the base is entirely seed beads (think cuff bracelet) and embellished on the top. But I'll just make a simplier design that's adjustable--won't take me as long either. It's a win/win situation!

There are no stupid questions. You can't get the information you need if you don't ask questions.

The bracelet doesn't have to be adjustable. My wrist is 7". Retail bracelets are usually either 7" or 8". So anything between 7" and 8" will probably fit most people. If you make something that is not adjustable just let me know when you send in that you are finished and I'll check with the person I'm thinking of matching you up with. If the bracelet won't fit them I'll match you up with someone else. :)

We have one person already finished with her project and I'm waiting for another person to finish to match up with that person. Just thought I'd let y'all know.

Gudrun
04-24-2004, 02:16 PM
There are no stupid questions. You can't get the information you need if you don't ask questions.

The bracelet doesn't have to be adjustable. My wrist is 7". Retail bracelets are usually either 7" or 8". So anything between 7" and 8" will probably fit most people. If you make something that is not adjustable just let me know when you send in that you are finished and I'll check with the person I'm thinking of matching you up with. If the bracelet won't fit them I'll match you up with someone else. :)

We have one person already finished with her project and I'm waiting for another person to finish to match up with that person. Just thought I'd let y'all know.

Back with my felts, forgot the camera...I think I'll finish my "goodie" by next week:o)
Gudrun

DonnaBee
04-24-2004, 02:39 PM
Hi, I have a question for you participants in this exchange and/or anyone else who is interested.

I'm working on the bracelet that I have in the In Progress Gallery. My very good friend, Kate, can't say enough nice things about it. I would like to put it aside for her Birthday or Christmas present and make another one for the exchange. Would that bother anyone, does anyone have their heart set on that particular bracelet?

Oh Lord no that wouldn't bother me! I would be happy with anything you made! (if I were the one who ended up getting yours that is!) :)

Retta Gates
04-24-2004, 03:47 PM
Done :) I'll PM you am I supposed to post nor or later??


Whee :D

beclectic
04-24-2004, 03:52 PM
Done :) I'll PM you am I supposed to post nor or later??


Whee :D

Well, you can post anytime you are finished, but...

The other person hasn't posted her's in the finished gallery so I think she is waiting to be assigned a partner. Just PM me and I'll send your address to her and her address to you. Then you can both post.

How does that sound?

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I love your bracelet. So many pretty beads. I even see some trade beads that look like melons. What a pretty, fringy garden.

lisilk
04-24-2004, 05:06 PM
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How colorful and fun ! :clap: And fast !!!! Great job Retta, very pretty.

I'm taking that June 30 deadline to heart. LOL. I can't even start mine until after memorial weekend. :rolleyes: I hope there is some other slow poke in the group so they're not stuck waiting for me.

Cheers

Li

Retta Gates
04-25-2004, 09:50 AM
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I love your bracelet. So many pretty beads. I even see some trade beads that look like melons. What a pretty, fringy garden.

Hehe, yep I love those African "Melons" :) Supposedly they are over 100 years old but who really knows.

beclectic
04-25-2004, 10:11 AM
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Gudrun, that little glimpse of what you are doing really is enticing. Sometime, when you have time, I would really appreciate it if you explained the technique you are using.

Retta Gates
04-25-2004, 10:37 AM
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Gudrun, that little glimpse of what you are doing really is enticing. Sometime, when you have time, I would really appreciate it if you explained the technique you are using.


Yery nice. I have seen that done before "felting" but not such a presice pattern. The way I saw you put the color you want to show on to of your background and pierce it over and over and "meld" the two together. I cannot wait to see what you come up with!

Gudrun
04-25-2004, 11:02 AM
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Gudrun, that little glimpse of what you are doing really is enticing. Sometime, when you have time, I would really appreciate it if you explained the technique you are using.


OK let me finish the stuff and than I'LL do tha ok?

beclectic
04-25-2004, 11:10 AM
OK let me finish the stuff and than I'LL do tha ok?

Sure, there is no rush, just whenever you have time and the desire to do so.

Thanks,

Beads-Me!
04-25-2004, 04:43 PM
Retta - how fun! Can't wait to try it on my wrist. I hope you enjoy mine - it's one of my favorites....

beclectic
04-25-2004, 04:54 PM
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What a happy bracelet. The pansy button closure is inspired.

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Donna, beautiful clasp and those beads are so flowery and pretty. I like the way you used your wire work to hang the little dangles off this strand. Hope you get the second strand exactly like you want it. I know you'll come up with something great for a solution whatever the hang-up is.

DonnaBee
04-25-2004, 04:55 PM
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OH wow! Congrats Retta and Nancy! Nancy, this is one of my favorites I have ever seen you do!

DonnaBee
04-25-2004, 04:56 PM
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It is magical Retta, it has a mood, it's just wonderful.... Congrats Retta and Nancy!

Retta Gates
04-25-2004, 06:14 PM
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Wow! That is stunning! I cant wait to see it in person :D

Shirley C.
04-25-2004, 08:21 PM
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well, all that's left is the clasp. phew! another garden bracelet (sigh of relief...) as it turns out, i really like the colors in this one after all. the scan doesn't show it very well, it's quite jewel-toned. don'tcha know, i'm going to have to test drive it. :D

TheBlueBetween
04-25-2004, 08:28 PM
Wow you guys are fast!!! I haven't even gotten my beads yet, never mind decided on a bracelet or necklace!!! I hope there is a slow poke out there that doesn't mind me being a slow poke...

Beautiful pieces btw - lucky gals...

:) Pam

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04-25-2004, 08:50 PM
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That is really fantastic. I really like that blue ruffled flower. I think I need some beads like that, do you happen to know what that type of flower is called?

DonnaBee
04-25-2004, 08:54 PM
Thanks Barbara for the vote of confidence! I did a sketch today. For some reason, the second strand needed to be sketched. I think I've got it this time! I will know soon.

Shirley C.
04-25-2004, 11:46 PM
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That is really fantastic. I really like that blue ruffled flower. I think I need some beads like that, do you happen to know what that type of flower is called?

thanks barbara! here's a link to where i got that flower. i got an orange one as well for another project i'm doing.

West German Spring Flower (http://www.splendorintheglass.bigstep.com/item.html;$sessionid$EVRRLQIAAAKHPTZENUFETIWPERWRJPX0?UCIDs=65507%7C465973&PRID=663013)

Retta Gates
04-26-2004, 07:28 AM
I had been meaning to make a springtime bracelet for a while I just didn't have a good excuse too. This is a great one. Everybody's work is so beautiful! I cannot wait to see the finnished gallery.

beclectic
04-26-2004, 08:46 PM
We have another person ready to exchange with someone. Is anyone getting close?

DonnaBee
04-26-2004, 10:08 PM
Mine is close, but I am sure it will be at least a few more days.

Just thought I would say, since I thought I was done once already. :rolleyes:

lisilk
04-26-2004, 10:20 PM
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Wow, wild and wonderful !!! Lucky recipient. :clap: :clap:

lisilk
04-26-2004, 10:23 PM
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Hi Gudrun,

You sneak giving us just a tiny peek ! Would you consider doing a WIP in the forum to show how felting is done ?

Looking forward to seeing the grown up version.

Cheers,

Li

gypsysoul
04-26-2004, 10:26 PM
I have a question for those of you who are doing a Kate McKinnon style garden bracelet with Miyuki triangle beads as the base. Does it matter what size you use? I haven't been able to find anyone local who has them, so I'm going to order some, but then I noticed a couple of different sizes (5, 8, 11) and don't have a clue which to order (Kate doesn't mention a specific size in her book). Thoughts anyone? Can you tell I don't do seed beads much? lol

Paula

lisilk
04-26-2004, 10:32 PM
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This is so pretty and lush. Beautiful work Nancy. :clap: All of these garden bracelets are amazing.

Li

lisilk
04-26-2004, 10:39 PM
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Barbara, No wonder you wanted your friend to have this. It's drop dead gorgeous !

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Donna , This is so Victorian, feminine, and down right pretty. Can't wait to see it finished.

Li

Shirley C.
04-27-2004, 02:03 AM
I have a question for those of you who are doing a Kate McKinnon style garden bracelet with Miyuki triangle beads as the base. Does it matter what size you use? I haven't been able to find anyone local who has them, so I'm going to order some, but then I noticed a couple of different sizes (5, 8, 11) and don't have a clue which to order (Kate doesn't mention a specific size in her book). Thoughts anyone? Can you tell I don't do seed beads much? lol

Paula

paula, i sent you a PM before i saw this. so i'll answer here as well - i'm using size 5 triangles.

Shirley C.
04-27-2004, 02:07 AM
We have another person ready to exchange with someone. Is anyone getting close?

rather than wait for a hunk of chain, i'm adding jump rings. i need to wire up and add a few dangles, then it'll be ready for prime time. but i don't think i'll be able to get to it until the weekend - i've got some deadlines this week (some expected, some surprises) that have nothing to do with this project. and i'll need to "test drive" it to make sure it behaves properly. :D

beclectic
04-27-2004, 08:47 AM
paula, i sent you a PM before i saw this. so i'll answer here as well - i'm using size 5 triangles.

Do you think triangles make a difference as opposed to say 6/0 seeds or maybe squares? I was thinking celestial crystal squares might make a pretty base. What difference in the finished bracelet would the different shapes make? I used purple rocalles 6/0 with a few of the silver/lavender dot pearls for the base in my bracelet, do you think that a lighter base would lighten the whole bracelet up. I used the string across with seed beads technique to bypass the pearls (in the base) since the holes were too small to pass through more than once. I know on my bracelet you can't really see the base except for a glimpse here and there.

Shirley, I was just asking there is no rush. I just wanted an idea of who was almost finished.

Shirley C.
04-27-2004, 11:14 AM
Do you think triangles make a difference as opposed to say 6/0 seeds or maybe squares? I was thinking celestial crystal squares might make a pretty base. What difference in the finished bracelet would the different shapes make? I used purple rocalles 6/0 with a few of the silver/lavender dot pearls for the base in my bracelet, do you think that a lighter base would lighten the whole bracelet up. I used the string across with seed beads technique to bypass the pearls (in the base) since the holes were too small to pass through more than once. I know on my bracelet you can't really see the base except for a glimpse here and there.
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if you use squares, the sewn-on elements will be sitting at a different angle than if you use round or triangle beads. when using triangles, the elements are seated against one of the flat surfaces of the seed bead, so they point up at about a 45-degree angle whereas if you use squares, the elements will either be pointing straight out to the sides at a 90-degree angle, or pointing straight up. i'm not sure how that would look, but if you try it please let us know!

beclectic
04-27-2004, 11:43 AM
if you use squares, the sewn-on elements will be sitting at a different angle than if you use round or triangle beads. when using triangles, the elements are seated against one of the flat surfaces of the seed bead, so they point up at about a 45-degree angle whereas if you use squares, the elements will either be pointing straight out to the sides at a 90-degree angle, or pointing straight up. i'm not sure how that would look, but if you try it please let us know!

Thanks for the info.

I'm going to the bead store tonight to get some triangles and if they have squares reasonably I'll try a bracelet with them next, after this bracelet.

gypsysoul
04-28-2004, 10:32 PM
paula, i sent you a PM before i saw this. so i'll answer here as well - i'm using size 5 triangles.

Shirley, sorry I didn't get back here sooner to thank you for the answer here and the PM--thank you! :D I also wrote Kate before I got your PM yesterday, and she said she uses whatever Fire Mountain carries (they are 5's), and if she uses round beads, she uses 6's. Both of these are to give you enough room to sew through a few times.

Now, if I could only get over what must be my severe brain damage. :confused: For the life of me, I cannot "get" the sewing part of Kate's instructions (and believe me, I've sewn on hundreds of buttons, plus there was a time when I made all of my own clothes!). I can't seem to get the sewn elements to "sit" nicely, nor do I quite get tying a square knot after sewing an element on and then continuing on to the next triangle. I've got a floopy-floppy mess. LOL! I guess I just don't fare well with written directions, and to me the sewing part is the trickiest part of it, and there are no pictures for that. :::SIGH::: I'm going to keep stabbing at it a few more times, but I may have to devise another way to make a garden bracelet. Bleah.

beclectic
04-29-2004, 09:34 AM
<snip>.
I cannot "get" the sewing part of Kate's instructions (and believe me, I've sewn on hundreds of buttons, plus there was a time when I made all of my own clothes!). I can't seem to get the sewn elements to "sit" nicely, nor do I quite get tying a square knot after sewing an element on and then continuing on to the next triangle. I've got a floopy-floppy mess. LOL! I guess I just don't fare well with written directions, and to me the sewing part is the trickiest part of it, and there are no pictures for that. :::SIGH::: I'm going to keep stabbing at it a few more times, but I may have to devise another way to make a garden bracelet. Bleah.

Have you ever make a traditional knotted necklace? You know, with silk cord and a knot between each bead. The trick is to get the knot right down against the bead and you need to do the same thing with this bracelet so each element is fairly tight against the base bead. When I go up through the element and loop around the top bead and back down through the element I lay the bracelet down and use my off hand to hold the thread and beads tight against the base bead. Then I pull the thread down tight. A tiny bit of floppieness is not completely bad but I like the element close down against the bead. You can loosen the element and try again until you get it the right tightness. Once the element is in place I loop the thread around the bracelet and make sure the loop is worked into the space between the base beads. Then I pass my needle through the loop several times and pull the resulting knot down between the beads and tight against the base stringing wire. This knot is like the knot you use to end your thread in quilting.

I hope this helps. Let us know how you are doing.

gypsysoul
04-29-2004, 09:43 AM
Have you ever make a traditional knotted necklace? You know, with silk cord and a knot between each bead. The trick is to get the knot right down against the bead and you need to do the same thing with this bracelet so each element is fairly tight against the base bead. When I go up through the element and loop around the top bead and back down through the element I lay the bracelet down and use my off hand to hold the thread and beads tight agains the base bead. Then I pull the thread down tight. A tiny bit of floppieness is not completely bad but I like the element close down against the bead. You can loosen the element and try again until you get it the right tightness. Once the element is in place I loop the thread around through the space between the base beads and tie a knot in it. I don't use a square knot but more like the knot you use to tie off a thread in quilting. I make sure this knot slides down into the space between the beads and is tight against the base stringing wire.

I hope this helps. Let us know how you are doing.

Thanks, Barbara! :) No, I haven't made a traditional knotted necklace before, and I think part of the problem also is that I'm not used to working with this slippery thread. I also should not have been trying to do it while I was really, really tired yesterday! lol The lovely Shirley sent me a PM last night that filled in the blanks for me, so I think I'll be able to get going again today. I am not giving up, that's for sure! :D

beclectic
04-29-2004, 09:47 AM
Thanks, Barbara! :) No, I haven't made a traditional knotted necklace before, and I think part of the problem also is that I'm not used to working with this slippery thread. I also should not have been trying to do it while I was really, really tired yesterday! lol The lovely Shirley sent me a PM last night that filled in the blanks for me, so I think I'll be able to get going again today. I am not giving up, that's for sure! :D

I'm glad Shirley was able to help you. :) I would be interested in exactly how she does hers. I'm not married to my technique and if her way is better I would like to incorporate it into my bracelets.

Beads-Me!
04-29-2004, 11:33 PM
I got my bracelet today!! :D Thanks Retta - it's beautiful! And matching earrings to boot - BONUS! Hope the rest of you enjoy your exchange!

lisilk
04-29-2004, 11:56 PM
Hey, Congrats Nancy. Enjoy your gift. It was really pretty Retta !

Retta Gates
04-30-2004, 06:31 AM
I got my Garden bracelet from Beads!Me also. Woo! It is so pretty, and not like anything I have seen before. It is Macrame style with all the beads woven in. I really do feel like I have a garden on my wrist! :D

Thanks so much! Beads!me

And to our wonderful host for thinking of such a great exchange idea!

beclectic
04-30-2004, 06:58 PM
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Gudrun - This is so pretty. I love the colors and the clear edges of your flowers. I didn't realize that laying felt into felt could be so finely controled. It is fun to see one of the fiber projects finished. Taking the picture in the garden with some real flowers is a great idea.

Everyone, we have another pair of participants finished and matched up; Jodie (JAM) and Gudrun are exchange partners.

lisilk
04-30-2004, 07:14 PM
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Gudrun, is there anything you don't do well ? ( I've been drooling over your watercolors in the Paint for a Year project. ) This is so pretty. :clap: Is it hard to learn ?

I'm really hoping that you or Jacki will do a WIP on felting.

Cheers,

Li

Gudrun
05-01-2004, 01:45 AM
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Gudrun - This is so pretty. I love the colors and the clear edges of your flowers. I didn't realize that laying felt into felt could be so finely controled. It is fun to see one of the fiber projects finished. Taking the picture in the garden with some real flowers is a great idea.

Everyone, we have another pair of participants finished and matched up; Jodie (JAM) and Gudrun are exchange partners.

To be hoenst some petals I reworked with neadle and thread...but if you don't know nobody sees it..

Gudrun
05-01-2004, 01:49 AM
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Gudrun, is there anything you don't do well ? ( I've been drooling over your watercolors in the Paint for a Year project. ) This is so pretty. :clap: Is it hard to learn ?

I'm really hoping that you or Jacki will do a WIP on felting.

Cheers,

Li


YES there is Li...I sleep to less :p :p .....but with a job being away every day 12 hours and being addicted to be creative the sleep gets not its right, you know...BUT: Next week I will be in Fulda, nice place, a banking stuff class, nice hotel..and I will sleep more than when I'm at home...but there are some beads and some books about creative things in my bag also ;) ..

Gudrun
05-01-2004, 01:52 AM
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Very pretty....can that be that that nice thing will be mine???..I got your name....What is Stephanie-style...I have a wonderful daughter who did just now examen, as best of the whole school...her name is Stephanie...thats fun...isn't it...

beclectic
05-01-2004, 07:35 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/678/completed/30804/tn_swap2.jpg

Jodie - this is lovely, looks like a field of wildflowers with all the beautiful colors. :)

What is Stephanie-style...I have a wonderful daughter who did just now examen, as best of the whole school...her name is Stephanie...thats fun...isn't it...
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I have included a link below to a thread that Nancy (Beads-Me!) started showing her Stephanie style bracelets. This is another garden type bracelet. Nancy also made a lovely one out of shells. Stephanie Sersich (the teacher of this style bracelet) lists this bracelet as the Spinny Knot bracelet.

Stephanie Bracelet (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=183021)

Tell your daughter Stephanie I said "Good work!"

JAM Creations
05-01-2004, 01:09 PM
"Stephanie" style refers to Stephanie Sersich. She uses a macrame base and weaves in the embelishments. The bracelet is flat on the back so it is very comfortable to wear. It's adjustable for you, too--the actually length of the bracelet is 6.5 inches, but can be adjusted up to 8". Hope that will work for you!! 'm very excited to know that someone all the way over in Germany will be wearing one of my bracelets! My Great-Grandfather came to America from Germany way back in the day, so that makes it a ltiile more special for me.

JAM Creations
05-01-2004, 01:14 PM
I forgot to mention that Altheia Donathan also has a similar style nacklace in the May/June Step-byStep Beads magazine.

Gingerbiscuit
05-01-2004, 03:19 PM
Gudrun and Jodie, your pieces are both wonderful. :clap: I am sure you will really enjoy each others work! :)

Moth
05-01-2004, 03:52 PM
Hi guys! Been following the thread, just didn't have anything important to add lately. ;) There have been some really really lucky people already exchanging!

I am shooting to be finished in approximately 2 weeks, and I just uploaded a progress image in the project studio of the purse handles and the fabric I have chosen for the handbag I am making. Tip: If you don't like what I picked, this is your chance to know in advance not to finish up the same time I do. LOL

Keep posting you guys! I love to see all the WIP progress pictures and all the great finished items!

~~Mary

beclectic
05-01-2004, 03:57 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=36295

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/678/progress/24464/tn_lushschangewip.JPG

I like these choices. It is fun watching as people put things together.

debkauz
05-01-2004, 04:01 PM
Geez! People are finished!!! I haven't started yet! Geez...

Deb

Moth
05-02-2004, 01:52 PM
Well, I finished my handbag today! Yay!! I am NEVER this early.

Hopefully I will get some good torch time today to make the beads for it.

Probably, I will be ready to ship on Wednesday the 5th. Is anybody else ready for then????

I posted the pictures in the progress images. I am going to save the final image until after we trade names, right? I still have to add the embellishments to it, so I did leave something to be revealed later!

~~Mary

beclectic
05-02-2004, 02:49 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=36316

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/678/progress/24464/tn_lushschangewip4.JPG

Great bag so far and the embelishment and xtras sound great.

Moth once you are completely finished please send me a PM to let me know. Then once you are assigned a partner you can post pictures in the Finished Gallery.

There are several of you that have said you are close to finished but no one has PMed me. Just a reminder that you don't go into the finished queue, waiting for a partner until you PM me. When you PM me please remember to send your address so that once someone is available to match with I can send both addresses out at the same time.

beclectic
05-04-2004, 02:48 PM
bump!

TheBlueBetween
05-04-2004, 06:24 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=36433

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/678/progress/29029/tn_09-2nd_Half-Finished.jpg

Looks great :) I like the colors - and I agree - that is how I make them too and find it easier to put the elements on each base bead at a time, rather than making many complete passes through the whole bracelet until it's done.

I wish I was close to being done (I haven't started) I would love either that wonderful bag or this bracelet!

gypsysoul
05-04-2004, 08:49 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=36433

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/678/progress/29029/tn_09-2nd_Half-Finished.jpg

Barbara, it's looking yummy!! :clap: Love those colors! I have a question if you don't mind sharing. I want to add some fringy pieces to the bracelet I'm practicing with right now, and I wasn't sure if I should add it first before the larger elements, or use it as filler, or if it even makes any difference how you do it. Any suggestions?

beclectic
05-04-2004, 09:13 PM
Barbara, it's looking yummy!! :clap: Love those colors! I have a question if you don't mind sharing. I want to add some fringy pieces to the bracelet I'm practicing with right now, and I wasn't sure if I should add it first before the larger elements, or use it as filler, or if it even makes any difference how you do it. Any suggestions?

Thanks Pam and Paula. I wasn't sure people would like such cold colors but I was hoping they would because that is just what the lampwork beads and the lavender leaves seemed to want. The lampwork beads are transparent cobalt blue and opaque lavender not black and lavender but they are so dark it is hard to tell

I think fringe or stacks of 11/0 beads make good filler. But truthfully I don't plan much more than where to place the larger elements and what beads to use the rest just seems to happen. I think if you want the fringy parts to be underneath the other elements you should place it first and then place the larger elements on the fringed base but if you want the fringy pieces to be mixed up in the groupings then you should place it as you go wherever it seems to fit.

DonnaBee
05-04-2004, 10:34 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=36272

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/678/completed/29115/tn_Tasche.JPG

Gudrun that bag is very nice. That blue color is one of my favorites. The handle is very interesting and appealing, blue and green. I love the intense colors and texture! I'll guess it is also very sturdy. And the flowers are lovely.

DonnaBee
05-04-2004, 10:36 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=36278

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/678/completed/30804/tn_swap2.jpg

Jam, it is bright and crisp. Lush and even a ladybug. How I would love to see a closeup! Congrats to your exchange partner and to you!

DonnaBee
05-04-2004, 10:45 PM
I will go look at all the new progress images now... And get inspired to finish my bracelet a.s.a.p! Off to look now.... My heart is wanting to be at my beading table finishing, and today was full of dull necessity of life stuff. blech! I will have to see what I can squeeze in tomorrow... It is the joy of my life, creating jewelry! :)

Gingerbiscuit
05-05-2004, 05:43 AM
Barbara, your bracelet is gorgeous. Your choice of colour palette is wonderful. I like to work this way too, rather than making several passes. Jam, your Stephanie bracelet is super. I have to try one of these soon!

I will knuckle down to making mine next week. I am teaching on Saturday, and I want to make another class sample.

Retta Gates
05-06-2004, 06:12 AM
Great work so far guys, I can't wait to see the finnished gallery. I have already been wearing my bracelet so much it has conformed to my wrist perfectly ( gotta love macrame :) )

Keep up the great work guys, I dont know how much longer it is going to feel like spring... :(

beclectic
05-09-2004, 10:25 PM
Just a friendly reminder to everyone that this project is still going on. I know everyone has been busy with other things but weren't some of you almost finished with your project a week ago?

We have a person waiting to be assigned a partner so whoever finishes next will get a partner right away. :)

Moth
05-09-2004, 11:47 PM
Just a friendly reminder to everyone that this project is still going on. I know everyone has been busy with other things but weren't some of you almost finished with your project a week ago?

We have a person waiting to be assigned a partner so whoever finishes next will get a partner right away. :)


I won't take it personally if you guys don't like the purse I made. LOL I have been in the business too long to take that stuff to heart. Just PM beclectic, tell her you are done, but you don't want to partner with me. She can suit you up with the next person and I will never even know the difference. :p

SO, if you are done...but you don't want to swap with me...don't let that stop y'uns! If it ends up that nobody at all likes my entry...I will just keep it for myself and can either withdraw from the project or make something else. :evil: Good thing I like my own work. LOLOLOL :D ;) :p

~~Mary

DonnaBee
05-10-2004, 12:01 AM
Noooo! I want that purse! I am not just saying it.... , I Pm'd Barbara about a half hour ago... telling her how I was going to try my hardest to finish tomorrow.

Mary, I didn't even know who was next, that it was you. I really hope I am the one to finish next! (But if someone beats me to it, I won't be mad at all.)

I am not just saying it! :) I know you believe me.

earthenwood
05-10-2004, 08:25 AM
Hi Everyone,
Sorry I havent been real active in the discussion here, but I have been reading the posts! I am finished with my project and ready to send when I get my partner's name. So what do I do now? I PM the hostess and then when do I put up my picture? Just a little confused...

Thanks all! It has been fun watching the work in this project evolve!
:clap:

beclectic
05-10-2004, 08:31 AM
Hi Everyone,
Sorry I havent been real active in the discussion here, but I have been reading the posts! I am finished with my project and ready to send when I get my partner's name. So what do I do now? I PM the hostess and then when do I put up my picture? Just a little confused...

Thanks all! It has been fun watching the work in this project evolve!
:clap:

Hi Melanie, I have someone ready to match to you so just PM me your address and I'll send her address right back to you. As soon as you get her address you can go ahead and post your item in the finished gallery.

I'll be looking for you PM.

earthenwood
05-10-2004, 09:15 AM
YIPPIE!
Thanks! I posted my picture in the project system and got my swap partner Moth! Yea! Oops sorry, Donna, I know you wanted that purse. Just the luck of the draw, I guess. Here's a picture of my finished project and a little info about it...

I made this necklace (sorry for the dark scan, and for the funny look it gives the fairy face...those little ladies are so hard to scan and photograph) as a prototype for a bead kit I wanted to make. I am working on a bunch of kits with my beads in hopes of selling them at bead shows and maybe on my website someday. They are really challenging to design: choosing all the materials, staying within a kit budget, making sure all the materials are available to make multiple kits. But for some reason, I enjoy that kind of tedious thing.

Anyway, this one ended up being a bit too complicated to try to describe in a kit, as well as being what I thought would be too expensive. But it was the inspiration for the simpler version that I did that I think will work out much better. So I am able to say good bye to this prototype, and I thought this exchange would be perfect. In fact, I was designing it as the project was announced, so the timing was perfect! Thats my little story...I hope you enjoy it Mary!

DonnaBee
05-10-2004, 09:31 AM
Oh, Melanie and Mary, congratulations! You both made very,very beautiful creations. I love this project!

Moth
05-10-2004, 10:09 AM
Woohoohoo! I got a partner I got a partner. Hehe! :clap: :clap: :clap:

This won't be the first piece I own from Miss Melanie. She graciously sent my daughter some butterfly beads a little while back which I thought was just the sweetest thing.

Here is a picture of what my daughter and I made from the beads Melanie sent.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-May-2004/24464-1pinkandblue.JPG http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-May-2004/24464-1green.JPG

I am psyched! High fives.

I will post pictures of the finished bag in a little bit. I have two kids hanging off the arms of my chair telling me they want to go play outside.

~~Mary

Retta Gates
05-10-2004, 10:21 AM
I cant wait to see your finnished piece. :)

McDuck
05-10-2004, 10:31 AM
Waves to Melanie, Hi Melanie! Glad to see you came up for air! I love the necklace. See you in 10 days! :eek: and I promise afterwards to ge back here and finish posting comments on all of the hard work you all have completed!
-Mary

Beads-Me!
05-10-2004, 10:46 AM
Melanie - that is wonderful! Mary - you lucky duck!

debkauz
05-10-2004, 11:37 AM
You guys, you're killin' me! I'm waiting until B&B to see what cool new things I can find for my bracelet and everyone else has already made, like, 97 things already. Whine...whine...whine...I really have to stop whining and get started. Off to get the cat his oxygen and then to the bead store.

Deb

Gudrun
05-10-2004, 03:19 PM
I won't take it personally if you guys don't like the purse I made. LOL I have been in the business too long to take that stuff to heart. Just PM beclectic, tell her you are done, but you don't want to partner with me. She can suit you up with the next person and I will never even know the difference. :p

SO, if you are done...but you don't want to swap with me...don't let that stop y'uns! If it ends up that nobody at all likes my entry...I will just keep it for myself and can either withdraw from the project or make something else. :evil: Good thing I like my own work. LOLOLOL :D ;) :p

~~Mary
Your purse is great...I love it...we can not have all things what we produce here..but I love all....what does that mean...think about a next project... :p :p :clap: :clap:

debkauz
05-10-2004, 03:23 PM
OK!!! I'm home from the bead store. I am not sure that I got all that I wanted, but it's a start. I'm felt better about this before I saw all the beautiful things that you guys were doing, but I'll do my best. :rolleyes: You know, my stuff looks a lot better to me when I don't have to compare it to anything else! :o :D Off to get started...

Debbie

beclectic
05-10-2004, 04:21 PM
OK!!! I'm home from the bead store. I am not sure that I got all that I wanted, but it's a start. I'm felt better about this before I saw all the beautiful things that you guys were doing, but I'll do my best. :rolleyes: You know, my stuff looks a lot better to me when I don't have to compare it to anything else! :o :D Off to get started...

Debbie

Debbie, your stuff is wonderful. You will create something great and it will be different from everyone else's. 'DIFFERENT' not inferior. I fight with the same feelings all the time. I'm finally starting to believe me that I can make beautiful things. They may not appeal to everyone but they are good. I'm finally being nice to me. Only took me 56 years to figure this out. Duh....

Gudrun
05-10-2004, 05:02 PM
Debbie, your stuff is wonderful. You will create something great and it will be different from everyone else's. 'DIFFERENT' not inferior. I fight with the same feelings all the time. I'm finally starting to believe me that I can make beautiful things. They may not appeal to everyone but they are good. I'm finally being nice to me. Only took me 56 years to figure this out. Duh....


Oh Barbara that are words from my heart...how often I thought my last painting is good for the WPB....and than people told me they enjoy it...with wetcanvas I learned that it is important to do something, to be creative, but it is not important to be a Picasso....would be nice..but well....everything which is done by heart is a masterpiece...I feel very home here as a german encaustic artist among you folks....more home than at german pages...

beclectic
05-10-2004, 05:11 PM
Oh Barbara that are words from my heart...how often I thought my last painting is good for the WPB....and than people told me they enjoy it...with wetcanvas I learned that it is important to do something, to be creative, but it is not important to be a Picasso....would be nice..but well....everything which is done by heart is a masterpiece...I feel very home here as a german encaustic artist among you folks....more home than at german pages...

It would be wonderful to be a great artist but I will be happy if people enjoy my work, and when they wear it, it makes them feel special and happy.

debkauz
05-10-2004, 05:28 PM
Thanks Barbara, I just got started and this garden bracelet is a lot more difficult than I thought it would be. Not hard, so much as tedious. You know, what to put where, not tangling the thread and not noticing it! I'm great at not noticing. It is very different from what I usually do, but I am having fun so far. Mind you, I've only been doing it for about 30 minutes now! Ask me again in a few hours. It's so gloomy in Chicago today that there isn't enough light and I don't want to work in the studio. I am sitting at the kitchen table continually debating with myself to bring the light out. By the time I decide, I will be through for the day! :D

I do feel better that I've started at least. I didn't want to be last. :rolleyes: Probably will be anyway!

Deb :D

beclectic
05-10-2004, 07:24 PM
Thanks Barbara, I just got started and this garden bracelet is a lot more difficult than I thought it would be. Not hard, so much as tedious. You know, what to put where, not tangling the thread and not noticing it! I'm great at not noticing. It is very different from what I usually do, but I am having fun so far. Mind you, I've only been doing it for about 30 minutes now! Ask me again in a few hours. It's so gloomy in Chicago today that there isn't enough light and I don't want to work in the studio. I am sitting at the kitchen table continually debating with myself to bring the light out. By the time I decide, I will be through for the day! :D

I do feel better that I've started at least. I didn't want to be last. :rolleyes: Probably will be anyway!

Deb :D

I think Li is planning on being one of the last so being in the last group isn't going to be a bad thing. My intention was to give everyone plenty of time so they could enjoy the project and not be too stressed about it. So far people have been spreading themselves out nicely so we always have something to anticipate. :D

debkauz
05-10-2004, 08:53 PM
Well, I just had a great beading afternoon! I am 3/4 done with the bracelet. I really wonder what I am doing wrong! :rolleyes: I like it so far and think I will probably make a few more. I'm not sure it will be the sturdiest thing I have ever made, but for the occasional wear, it should stand up just fine. It's a cool bracelet to make! GO KATE!!! :clap:

Deb

And, yeah, I agree. being last might just be a great thing! :evil: :D

DonnaBee
05-10-2004, 09:28 PM
Go Deb! :D

Barbara and Gudrun, your words are wonderful.

My bracelet did not get done today for various reasons! The funny part is that when I went to PM Barbara, to tell her that it won't be today after I had said it probably would be, I sent the PM to Pam -The Blue Between- instead! :o

:rolleyes:

(It's good to be able to laugh at oneself... you never run out of material!)

I will get to that bracelet.... I know everyone is cool about it.

I just want to thank you again Barbara for all the work you have put into coordinating all this! :)

beclectic
05-10-2004, 09:44 PM
Well, I just had a great beading afternoon! I am 3/4 done with the bracelet. I really wonder what I am doing wrong! :rolleyes: I like it so far and think I will probably make a few more. I'm not sure it will be the sturdiest thing I have ever made, but for the occasional wear, it should stand up just fine. It's a cool bracelet to make! GO KATE!!! :clap:

Deb

And, yeah, I agree. being last might just be a great thing! :evil: :D

That is a lot of work for one day. I never can get that much done at one sitting. Have you considered posting a picture in the progress gallery? I would love to see what you have been working on so far.

Donna, all thanks happily accepted and appreciated. It hasn't been work so far. This is the easiest project I've ever coordinated. You should have to deal with all the miscommunication that can happen in an IT project. Now that can be true chaos if the project leader isn't on top of it every minute.

gypsysoul
05-11-2004, 11:11 AM
I will also be one of the later finishers in this project, so it's nice to have company. :)

TheBlueBetween
05-11-2004, 11:33 AM
I will also be one of the later finishers in this project, so it's nice to have company. :)

Yes, me too - I'm glad I won't be holding someone up :)

Gudrun
05-11-2004, 03:14 PM
Wow...I got my bracelet from Jodie (JAMCreation)...here is what I PMd her (it's Stephanie style):

Yuppiduppiduuuuu...I have it..it arrived today..goodness is that beautiful..I love it..my daughter Stefanie loves it....Where can we find an instruction how to do that? Stefanie does often jewellery with beads but we never saw that technique...You americans are always a little bit in front and I love that---
Oh I'm happy....that is wonderful...and when my Stefanie will have her ball because of examens and finishing school I will wear the bracelett..Thanks so much....
Hugs from germany..hopefully we will do a project togethter somewhen again
Gudrun
Hope that my felted stuff hurries to reach you

beclectic
05-11-2004, 04:22 PM
Wow...I got my bracelet from Jodie (JAMCreation)...here is what I PMd her (it's Stephanie style):

Yuppiduppiduuuuu...I have it..it arrived today..goodness is that beautiful..I love it..my daughter Stefanie loves it....Where can we find an instruction how to do that? Stefanie does often jewellery with beads but we never saw that technique...You americans are always a little bit in front and I love that---
Oh I'm happy....that is wonderful...and when my Stefanie will have her ball because of examens and finishing school I will wear the bracelett..Thanks so much....
Hugs from germany..hopefully we will do a project togethter somewhen again
Gudrun
Hope that my felted stuff hurries to reach you

Here is a link to where GardensOnGlass posted how to find the instructions to the Stephanie Style bracelet. http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2282704&postcount=11

If you can't download the Bead & Button instructions in Germany let me know. I'll buy a copy for you and email it to you.

MadameKali
05-13-2004, 11:27 PM
I was just doing some snooping around Kate McK's site..

what the heck is a "triangle" bead??? she talked about getting them in the garden bracelet kit..

beclectic
05-13-2004, 11:48 PM
I was just doing some snooping around Kate McK's site..

what the heck is a "triangle" bead??? she talked about getting them in the garden bracelet kit..

A triangle is a type of Japanese seed bead. It is a triangle shape instead of the standard round shape. She recommends the #5 triangle bead for the base of the bracelet to attach the flower and other elements to. The triangle beads are used between the focal beads and the pairs of leaf beads.

MadameKali
05-14-2004, 01:47 AM
thanks! I was confused. lol

Retta Gates
05-14-2004, 08:07 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=36591

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/678/completed/24464/tn_pursefinal.JPG

That is too cool! Looks like an expensive designer model. :)

Retta Gates
05-14-2004, 08:08 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=36482

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/678/completed/29115/tn_6f_1_b.jpg

How lovely! And I agree with your comment on politics.

debkauz
05-14-2004, 11:19 AM
thanks! I was confused. lol


I didn't really read the instructions until I was finished stringing my beads. I didn't use the triangles of course! I did it with either 4 or 5 squares and it worked great. I am going to try to get a picture tongith and see if I can figure out how to post it. :rolleyes: I bought the darn camera and now this little tiny thing has the not little, not tiny me totally confused!

Deb

beclectic
05-14-2004, 01:01 PM
I didn't really read the instructions until I was finished stringing my beads. I didn't use the triangles of course! I did it with either 4 or 5 squares and it worked great. I am going to try to get a picture tongith and see if I can figure out how to post it. :rolleyes: I bought the darn camera and now this little tiny thing has the not little, not tiny me totally confused!

Deb

Did your camara come with software to put on your computer? There should also be a cable with a flat USB connector at one end and a connector that will fit one of the holes in your camara at the other. That is the cable that connects your camara to your computer. Some camaras don't have a cable connection. If your camara has a flash card that it stores the pictures on then you will need a flash card reader attached to your computer in order to download pictures if there is no cable.

Please send my the camara make and model and I will go online and see what I can find out to help you. We a languishing without pictures of your work. :D

I'm glad you made your bracelet with squares, we had a discussion earlier about how they would work. I'm looking forward to seeing a picture of the bracelet using squares. The first bracelet I made I used 6/0 seeds and it came out nice. It is the one called Garden of Good & Evil in the progress gallery. This second one I used Indian triangles which are very irregular and larger than the Japanese triangles. I like the bulky look of this second bracelet. I tried it with a sarong last night and it looks like one of those Hawaiian flower wrist garlands only fancier. I think I'll call it Lavender Star Dilly, Dilly. You can see a half finished version in the progress gallery. It is lavender and cobalt blue.

I was reading Kate McKinnon's book last night and she says she never puts more than 4 elements on a base bead. I know there are some base beads with 8 elements in this bracelet. It is probably because my base triangles are much bigger than #5s.

Moth
05-14-2004, 11:23 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=36591

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/678/completed/24464/tn_pursefinal.JPG

That is too cool! Looks like an expensive designer model. :)

That's because it IS silly! :p

LMBO! :evil: :D :D

~~Mary

earthenwood
05-18-2004, 10:56 AM
Hey Everybody,
Just want to let you know that I mailed off my project necklace to Mary late last week sometime. I'm leaving for Bead & Button early tomorrow so there won't be any word from me here for a week. So don't think I'm ignoring you! :p Thanks for this project, its been fun, and I am looking forward to reading more when I return!

Have a good week!

JAM Creations
05-18-2004, 10:10 PM
I received my bag from Gudrun today! It's really neat & it's so SOFT!! She also sent me a pin (I'm going to pin it on the bag, I think--they don't want to be separated, they said) and chocolate (yeah!) and a really cool card, too! Thanks so much, Gudrun!! My 14 year-old daughter thinks it's hers. I think there might be a fight! :p

beclectic
05-24-2004, 07:11 AM
Hi all, I'm finished with my Lush Garden project item and waiting for a trade partner.

Just thought I'd post this to remind people about the project.

Since mine is a bracelet I made two one is 8" and one is 7" that way I can fit whatever size wrist my partner has.

Gingerbiscuit
05-24-2004, 08:06 AM
Since mine is a bracelet I made two one is 8" and one is 7" that way I can fit whatever size wrist my partner has.

What a thoughtful idea!

DonnaBee
05-24-2004, 12:02 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=37338

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/678/completed/27514/tn_beads_064.jpg

Where I wrote "compliment" in my description, I realize that should be "complement" and I don't think there is a way for me to edit that! :rolleyes:

beclectic
05-24-2004, 12:58 PM
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Donna, that is georgeous and TIAB beads are some of my very favorite beads. She does such beautiful work. Have you seen her Cherokee Rose beads. I have a small set that are periwinkle blue with red/pink roses. I haven't made them into anything yet because I love them so much and I haven't had that special idea yet.

I'm so excited that I'm going to be the one to exchange with you. :::jumping up and down:::

You're welcome on the project, it has been loads of fun and it still isn't over yet. Plenty more yummy things to come, I'm sure.

DonnaBee
05-24-2004, 02:39 PM
Donna, that is georgeous and TIAB beads are some of my very favorite beads. She does such beautiful work. Have you seen her Cherokee Rose beads. I have a small set that are periwinkle blue with red/pink roses. I haven't made them into anything yet because I love them so much and I haven't had that special idea yet.

Oh Barbara! This was meant to be. I would have finished this am, no matter who was up next to exchange with, so I swear I didn't time it just to get yours. But I sure am glad it worked out this way! :evil:

Yes, TIAB beads, they are very nice. I have had this set for over a year, perhaps two even, just holding onto them and waiting for the right project.... and this exchange was it, I knew right away. :)

(I've not seen the Cherokee rose beads, I will have to check that out!)

Thanks for the kind words Barbara.

beclectic
05-24-2004, 03:25 PM
Oh Barbara! This was meant to be. I would have finished this am, no matter who was up next to exchange with, so I swear I didn't time it just to get yours. But I sure am glad it worked out this way! :evil:

Yes, TIAB beads, they are very nice. I have had this set for over a year, perhaps two even, just holding onto them and waiting for the right project.... and this exchange was it, I knew right away. :)

(I've not seen the Cherokee rose beads, I will have to check that out!)

Thanks for the kind words Barbara.

I'll take a picture of the ones I have and post them. She used to make a lot of the Cherokee Rose beads but she only makes them occasionally now. The roses are melted into the bead and they look like those old fashioned roses on Chinz fabric.

beclectic
05-24-2004, 07:48 PM
I've posted the bracelet Donna will receive in the Finished Gallery. It is called Lavender Star Dilly, Dilly.

DonnaBee
05-24-2004, 08:41 PM
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Barbara, I don't know what to say, I have tears in my eyes. Thank you so much. (I haven't even seen it in person yet!) It really looks very, very beautiful, and I think I will feel beautiful whenever I wear it, and that will be a LOT! :clap:

beclectic
05-24-2004, 09:56 PM
Barbara, I don't know what to say, I have tears in my eyes. Thank you so much. (I haven't even seen it in person yet!) It really looks very, very beautiful, and I think I will feel beautiful whenever I wear it, and that will be a LOT! :clap:

Donna, I'm glad you like it. I feel the same way about the one you're sending me. I wish we could teleport them to each other so we could have them tonight. :D

P.S. They are both purple (lavender) and purple is purrrr-fect. :cat:

Moth
05-25-2004, 09:31 AM
Donna, I'm glad you like it. I feel the same way about the one you're sending me. I wish we could teleport them to each other so we could have them tonight. :D

P.S. They are both purple (lavender) and purple is purrrr-fect. :cat:


I received my gorgeous necklace from Earthenwood! My daughter actually thought I was going to let her have it. AS IF! :evil:

Thank you Melanie! I enjoyed this exchange and I hope you like the bag I sent.

~~Mary

beclectic
05-26-2004, 11:57 AM
Donna, I just got the bracelet you sent me. I'm wearing it now. It fits perfectly. It is so beautiful, I think I'm going to cry. I just love, love, love it. We need to start calling this style the DonnaBee style garden bracelet. It is even better in person than the great picture shows.

Where ever did you get these little purple/vitrail leaf beads? I've never seen leaf beads in this size before.

Beautiful, so beautiful.... :clap: :clap: :D :D :clap: :clap:

Thank you 1,000,000 times.

DonnaBee
05-26-2004, 12:39 PM
Donna, I just got the bracelet you sent me. I'm wearing it now. It fits perfectly. It is so beautiful, I think I'm going to cry. I just love, love, love it. We need to start calling this style the DonnaBee style garden bracelet. It is even better in person than the great picture shows.

Where ever did you get these little purple/vitrail leaf beads? I've never seen leaf beads in this size before.

I am sitting here smiling and laughing, that is how happy your words make me! I am just beyond thrilled that you love it!!!

Those glass leaves are from Michaels! (I think they are from the Blue Moon line? Not completely sure.)

I am so, so glad that the fit is perfect.... It was really meant to be!!!! :D :D :D

DonnaBee
05-26-2004, 12:41 PM
We need to start calling this style the DonnaBee style garden bracelet

:eek: :o :D

It was SO inspired by Kate McKinnon! :D :D :D

:clap:

Barbara, you have made my day. Maybe even my week.

NewCreation
05-26-2004, 08:16 PM
OK, I am 92% finishec with mine. Am I the only lagger? I have a good excuse!

Shirley C.
05-26-2004, 10:04 PM
OK, I am 92% finishec with mine. Am I the only lagger? I have a good excuse!
no, amy, i've been the ultimate slacker. mine's been 99% finished forever. and i have NO excuse. :(

gypsysoul
05-26-2004, 10:08 PM
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Amy, you are not the only one. :D I've finally committed to something and added a progress report.

NewCreation
05-26-2004, 11:07 PM
Well, Shirley maybe I'll get yours. That'd make my day!

beclectic
05-27-2004, 06:49 AM
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I looked at those lampwork beads and wondered how you could part with them.

The colors are great. As a matter of fact Donna and I just exchanged bracelets using purple, green and white/clear from Donna and lavender, cobalt and green from me.

Amy and Shirley you are not slackers. Only 8 people have finished the project which means 12 haven't finished so you have plenty of company. I know Li and Pam weren't even planning to start their project entries until June. :)