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Old 04-20-2004, 06:02 PM
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Hey you guys!! Where's the eye candy?!? You don't think I keep coming back here for the chit chat? Okay, busted, I do so come for the chit chat - but eye candy is awesome too!!

Here's a new clasp idea I had, called a puzzle clasp, the two pieces fit together, and believe me they don't come undone - now to just find this thing a home! LOL! I wonder if I could get away with putting it on Ebay? Anyway, I made it for a findings class I taught, and it's still sitting here collecting dust, so I slapped a dichroic cabochon in it, and voila!! What do you think?!?
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Old 04-20-2004, 06:09 PM
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Re: Tuesday, 04/20 Show & Share!

Very very classy. I love your idea.

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Old 04-20-2004, 06:30 PM
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Re: Tuesday, 04/20 Show & Share!

ooh, if the stone were a different colour, I think I'd offer to buy it I am envious that you know how to make findings!! gahh, I have SO much to learn. (My next big project to tackle is going to be learning to sew. I will be a self-sufficient woman before long!!)

I will have a show and tell soon, I am finishing a bracelet today, whee!
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Old 04-20-2004, 07:19 PM
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Re: Tuesday, 04/20 Show & Share!

barrie, i really like the clasp. hmmm... looks like it would fit into the deep blue sea project.

the only things i've finished lately are eyeglass leashes. and believe me, they are VERY basic - using up some of my bead stash.

i have put together some materials for a necklace, but i'm not exactly sure how i'm going to incorporate the ribbon and fiber. here's a picture of what i'm working on...
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Re: Tuesday, 04/20 Show & Share!

What a great way to dress up any chain or cord! I'd wear it by itself! How big is that? I like the offset circles the design creates when connected. Tension keeps the little flat strip thingy on the back of the catch to the notched (granulated?) disk thingy? Sorry about using all that technical jargon.
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Old 04-20-2004, 08:03 PM
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Re: Tuesday, 04/20 Show & Share!

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What a great way to dress up any chain or cord! I'd wear it by itself! How big is that? I like the offset circles the design creates when connected. Tension keeps the little flat strip thingy on the back of the catch to the notched (granulated?) disk thingy? Sorry about using all that technical jargon.


The notched 'roller textured' disk thingy is about the size of a quarter (I can be technical too! ) And the stone 'just' fits the circle, and then tension takes care of the rest.

Thank you, Lynne!

MadameKali, I can always change the color of the stone! I have the technology! And the stones! LOL! Originally it was supposed to be malachite, then lace amethyst, then couldn't find them when I set the stone, so I stuck in a dichroic cab (I have tons).

Shirley, I love that combination, so pretty!! Can't wait to see what you do with it.
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Old 04-20-2004, 08:31 PM
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Re: Tuesday, 04/20 Show & Share!

Ok, so here's what I've been up to the last two days...I mentioned in a few other posts that I'm working on some art purses atm....so here's a pic of the one I'm doing right now.

The name is still formulating in my brain as I put it together ( I have to really get the feel of it as I make it to get the right title...) but here's a pic of the front panel of the purse.

It's a sheet of watercolored Tvvek (Thanks SuzyQ for the lead!) which is then lined with a cotton print. It's embellished with stamps and embossing powder, images transferred onto fabric, some sketching by moi, an antique key, some grosgrain ribbon, and handmade papers.

The second pic is of the pocket...keep in mind I haven't done any of my stitching yet. It's still piecemeal as I glue bits and parts on and get all the major stuff there to do the sewing.

Third pic is just a view of the right side of the panel.

Let me know what you think!

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Re: Tuesday, 04/20 Show & Share!

Shirley, I missed your necklace. I like the colors and I like the way you've laid out the fiber. Are those stone beads or glass?
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Old 04-20-2004, 09:13 PM
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...Are those stone beads or glass?
here's a little "explanation"...

the stones are pietersite. i really like the colors in these elements, but they don't show up well in the picture. the larger pearls are a sort of dusky coppery light burgundy, and the smaller ones are darker burgundy.
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