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TorchGlass
08-15-2004, 01:25 AM
I am so impressed with the incredible things I've seen in your forum! The talent here is amazing and I thank you for sharing such beautiful work. Inspiring! Can't wait to see more. I just got pictures of these floral type beads I made. One bracelet has stargazer beads made with Moretti black white and frit, the other is encased a little heavier.

sassybird
08-15-2004, 02:24 AM
Both of these are nick bracelets, but the second one is really stunning. I love the colors and mix of beads in that piece.

Well, I finally got one piece done. This is fossil (compliments of Barrie, and Kelly and Shirley beads.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Aug-2004/1355-Necklace_32_500_Sz.jpg

debkauz
08-15-2004, 08:34 AM
Why a hiney con for bracelets? Am I totally missing something?

Deb

BBsBaubles
08-15-2004, 09:40 AM
Beautiful beads Kristine! :clap:

Charissa, Love the focal on your necklace.

Barrie
08-15-2004, 11:06 AM
Why a hiney con for bracelets? Am I totally missing something?

Deb

Maybe cause it's BEAD PORN!!! :evil: :D (that's a glass art thing! LOL!)

Andee
08-15-2004, 11:09 AM
Hi everybody!

Kristine - yummy beads! :)

Charissa - great necklace, and what a gorgeous focal! :)

Here are the earrings from yesterday - they look a bit weird on the pic, sort of out of angle. Today I didn't feel all that creative, so I just made a ring from this huge moonstone. Quite a premiere for me - the first time I made a piece of jewellry NOT using a bead/pearl...

TheBlueBetween
08-15-2004, 12:49 PM
ooooh our first hiney icon I think!

Charissa, I'm glad to see you creating again! Great job!

Andee, Moonstone looks pretty pearly to me, I can see why you were drawn to it! Those earrings are very nice - did you have to solder to make them?

Great beads and bracelet Kristine :)

Here is yet another peyote tube and bead necklace. I think I'm obsessed with these. :)

Andee
08-15-2004, 01:15 PM
Pam - so, secretly (or not so secretly) you think of me as the pearl-woman? ;) And nope, no soldering was involved in the earrings. Simple headpins, pearls, beadcaps. I wanted something really plain that I can wear for job interviews...

Lovely necklace again, I like how the rope looks as if there's an extra string of beads winding around, very pretty! And very yummy colours!

TheBlueBetween
08-15-2004, 01:21 PM
Pam - so, secretly (or not so secretly) you think of me as the pearl-woman? ;) And nope, no soldering was involved in the earrings. Simple headpins, pearls, beadcups. I wanted something really plain that I can wear for job interviews...

Lovely necklace again, I like how the rope looks as if there's an extra string of beads winding around, very pretty! And very yummy colours!

Oh I see, the ear wire is the headpin! And yes, you ARE the pearl-woman ;)

Thanks - I love how the rope turned out with the spirals - really makes it sparkle - I've been meaning to figure out how to do that for ages and then just did it - so simple. I want to try one that has many different sizes sometime soon.

sassybird
08-15-2004, 01:42 PM
Andee, I love the simplicity of the pearl earrings. I love pearls, and their beauty doesn't require a fancy setting most of the time. Very elegant. I also like the ring. How large is that stone? I would love to learn silversmithing, but one thing at a time.........lol

Pam, I heard that Santa has a book for me to teach me the peyote and brick bead work. I admire the work you did on this piece. Does it take that long to do a piece of this size?

MadameKali
08-15-2004, 01:43 PM
Man, I need to learn how to stitch with seed beads... I have a whole bag of them I need to get rid of :D and for whatever reason, I am shying away from using them in my projects. (I know, I don't understand it, either.) Worse, it's a mix of good ones and really cheap ones! lol I love your peyote ropes, Pam. They remind me of stuff that my great grandmother used to have, I loved them when I was a kid.

Your moonstone is pretty pearly, Andee ;) I wish I could say, "Well, I wasn't feeling all that creative, I just made a RING!" :) Sounds creative enough to me!!!

The lampwork bracelets I saw were very pretty! and so is Charissa's necklace. Time will tell if I have something to post today! Right now.. I am craving... soymilk?

*Shrugs*

Gingerbiscuit
08-15-2004, 01:52 PM
I want to try one that has many different sizes sometime soon.

Hi Pam! Have a look at the bangle on the back cover of Carol's second book. The intructions are in the book. I used totally different colours, and changed the bead sizes a bit (I can't get 10's and 14's here, so substituted 11's and 15's). If you want a necklace, you could do it like a long bangle with a fastener, or change bead sizes and do a narrower peyote tube off either end. This is an even count tube, and involves a step-up. The one you described with a 7 bead start is odd count, with no step-up. With odd count, there is always one bead higher than the rest. This isn't so with even count.

The bangle was fun to do, and always attracts attention!

TheBlueBetween
08-15-2004, 01:53 PM
Pam, I heard that Santa has a book for me to teach me the peyote and brick bead work. I admire the work you did on this piece. Does it take that long to do a piece of this size?

Thank you Charissa - I posted a bunch of online tutorials yesterday in the show and tell if you can't wait till Christmas ;) This piece and yesterdays took about 7 hours each for the beadwork - a little more to put it all together once I have all the parts.

Have to run and do yard work today -hubby is staring me down wondering why i'm STILL on the computer!

Susie - soy is evil - it's a goitrogen and will slow your thryoid down among other things. Last thing you want is a slow metabolism!

Bye!

Gingerbiscuit
08-15-2004, 02:14 PM
Very nice work today ladies! It's always a highlight to read this thread. :)

Andee
08-15-2004, 02:17 PM
Thanks for the compliments! :)

Charissa - the stone is 32 mm x 13 mm. Hm, this doesn't sound so huge, but it sure looks huge on my finger!

Pam - *thud* 7 hours work on one piece? That is so not my kind of thing, I never have the patience for that! (And btw, I made more pieces without pearls than pieces with pearls! ;) )

TheBlueBetween
08-15-2004, 03:17 PM
Thank you Lynne - that was the exact bracelet I was looking at last night and had the "ah ha" moment that all it takes is different bead sizes! I'm going to play a little later on with this on my ladybug project.

I'm thinking too that the 7 hours might be a little long since I DO get so many interuptions... but still Andee - don't even tell me your frog necklace didn't take that long! (I know I'm slow, but I'm getting faster - when I started it took me about an hour to make one inch - plus I've since learned that bigger beads and fewer around goes faster.) AND that step up thing Lynne - that requires paying attention - my first few were even count and I kept having to rip out and go back because I'd missed the step up.

And just to be clear Andee - :p - I love the way you mix and match pearls with just about everything - it makes your pieces look very polished and sophisticated.

Ok back to the yard - ug it's hot out there...

TheBlueBetween
08-15-2004, 03:29 PM
I love your peyote ropes, Pam. They remind me of stuff that my great grandmother used to have, I loved them when I was a kid

Hi Susie, I've been thinking about this and I wonder how many of us played with our grandmother's jewelry as a kid? I know I could spend HOURS in her jewelry box looking at everything and trying everything on. She had a lot of stuff that was my great grandmother's as well from the 20s and earlier. Great fun. And Nana did have a big white seedbead rope necklace - probably 3 times as thick as mine that my mom used to wear all the time when she wore Nana's vintage suits... it was very cool... but is falling apart finally now.

Of course I'm going to take your comment as a compliment but I have to tell you, when my husband doesn't like something I've made, he will sometimes say "That looks like something my Memere would have worn" - and that is apparently NOT a compliment. Though I'm sure I would have had fun looking through her jewelry box too if I'd had the chance ;)

TorchGlass
08-15-2004, 03:42 PM
Thank you for your wonderfully encouraging compliments!
Deb, one of the bracelets has a goddess type figure made out of beads. I erred on the side of caution in using the hiney icon for that goddess shape. Some of the other figures I've done are more obviously bodies...I apologize for any unnecessary confusion.

Andee
08-15-2004, 03:52 PM
I'm thinking too that the 7 hours might be a little long since I DO get so many interuptions... but still Andee - don't even tell me your frog necklace didn't take that long!

Pam - nah, not quite that long, maybe 5 hours! But only coz I really really wanted to finish it in one go, I didn't take a break in between... Anyway, that was a one-off, it really was too much for my patience!


And just to be clear Andee - :p - I love the way you mix and match pearls with just about everything - it makes your pieces look very polished and sophisticated.

Thanks *blushing* :), I was really only joking around with that anyway, so don't worry! :)

Gingerbiscuit
08-15-2004, 04:27 PM
that was the exact bracelet I was looking at last night and had the "ah ha" moment that all it takes is different bead sizes!

A little bit of beading magic! :D

DonnaBee
08-15-2004, 04:51 PM
This show n tell today has taken my breath away!!!!!


:clap: :clap: :clap:

flynfire
08-15-2004, 05:31 PM
Am I the only one who saw nipples on Krisine's goddess?
Andee, I really like that moonstone ring. It does look very pearlecent. Pam, you are really going to town on those peyote necklaces. Gorgeous.
I didn't feel like making jewelry today, but I hammered out this cuff bracelet with little amber cabs. No gliders on it.

TorchGlass
08-15-2004, 05:46 PM
Am I the only one who saw nipples on Krisine's goddess?
You made me LOL! Sometimes a picture doesn't do a good job. This is better.

MadameKali
08-15-2004, 06:53 PM
Hi Susie, I've been thinking about this and I wonder how many of us played with our grandmother's jewelry as a kid? I know I could spend HOURS in her jewelry box looking at everything and trying everything on. She had a lot of stuff that was my great grandmother's as well from the 20s and earlier. Great fun. And Nana did have a big white seedbead rope necklace - probably 3 times as thick as mine that my mom used to wear all the time when she wore Nana's vintage suits... it was very cool... but is falling apart finally now.

Of course I'm going to take your comment as a compliment but I have to tell you, when my husband doesn't like something I've made, he will sometimes say "That looks like something my Memere would have worn" - and that is apparently NOT a compliment. Though I'm sure I would have had fun looking through her jewelry box too if I'd had the chance ;)

My great grandmother had some sweet jewelry. I might have to post a pic later--I think I have one or two of her pieces. I think she did a lot of bead crochet, and I know she had seed bead rope necklaces--tons of them, actually. I remember the first time I ever got to look at them, it was like finding treasure!