For Club Bead Exchanges

Made some beads for the exchange…..

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Starting to make some big hole beads for the exchange in September.

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It’s a cloud. I know it doesn’t look like one. Might make another.

Published in: on May 8, 2015 at 10:50 pm  Comments Off on For Club Bead Exchanges  
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Rustic Enamel Beads

Playing with enamels…..

RusticDeepBlue2 RusticGrassGreen2 RusticPeach2 RusticWaterBlue2 RusticGrayGreen2 RusticOrchidSet2 Drops-Cheryl

Published in: on May 7, 2015 at 9:27 pm  Comments Off on Rustic Enamel Beads  
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Leftovers Necklace

I had a bunch of leftover silver pieces from previous projects, Small pieces of chain, jump rings, short pieces of wire and punched out holes from silver sheet. They were taunting me, wanting to be used for something instead of sitting in a dark drawer. Not sure what I was going to do, I started putting pieces together, soldering each component. The one thing I did use that wasn’t leftover was some Argentium silver wire. I had some sitting around for the longest time. I heard it the wire balls up cleaning, unlike sterling silver. Decided to give it a try. Not one to test before starting, I just 60 pieces and took them out to the garage. I used my glass torch and was able to get a big clean ball without any pitting. Not only this, it seems to make bigger balls. I used 18 gauge wire and the size of the balls surprised me.

After finishing a decent length, I decided to add a shorter chain as it seemed kind of sparse. It’s funky, it’s rustic and I think I’ll be making more of these. I have more ideas for different chains and I like how nothing has to match.

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Some close ups…..

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While it was fun doing the smashed balls, it was much harder to smash the second end AFTER balling up each one. Might have been easier to do them before putting in the next piece.LeftoversNecklace3

 

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Published in: on May 2, 2015 at 9:02 pm  Comments Off on Leftovers Necklace  
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Few New Sets Of Beads

Haven’t been making beads recently. These are some sets I finished a while ago.

Birds

Owls

CGEnamelBeads  OYEnamelBeads

Published in: on April 30, 2015 at 1:59 pm  Comments Off on Few New Sets Of Beads  
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New Bracelet

I bought these awesome dichroic cabochons from a gal in the UK. Her pieces sell out within seconds and I kept missing out so she made these especially for me.

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I bezel set the cabs into sterling silver. Love the way this turned out.

Published in: on April 30, 2015 at 1:54 pm  Comments Off on New Bracelet  
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Back To Beads

Made a few things….

PurpleAndGold2 Enamels-SilverGlassSamplerSet3 OpalYellowEnamelSilverGlassBeads2 LauraBeads2 (1) LauraBeads (1)

Published in: on April 19, 2015 at 9:26 pm  Comments Off on Back To Beads  
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Couple Of Knitting Projects

I finished this hat for my friend. It’s the same as the one I made for me except different colors.

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And another shawl. The color didn’t turn out in the photo. It has some light grayish blue in it too. Really fun to knit. Finished2

Published in: on April 6, 2015 at 6:42 pm  Comments Off on Couple Of Knitting Projects  
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Glass Cabochons

Still trying to make larger glass cabs. These are my latest tries.

RedSilverGlassTriangleCufflinks SilverGlassCuffLinks RedTriangleCufflinks2 GreenTwistieCuffLinks Black-OY-TurquoiseCabs-Cufflinks

Published in: on April 6, 2015 at 6:36 pm  Comments Off on Glass Cabochons  
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Beads

More beads……

CarnivalSet2 PastelSet SilverGlassIceChips2 SouthwesternDiscSet-3rd2 SmallPurpleDiscSet3 SouthwesternDiscs-Rebecca2 SouthwesternDiscs3 TurquoiseSet2

Published in: on April 6, 2015 at 6:33 pm  Comments Off on Beads  
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Just A Few Beads

Been knitting and not torching as much as usual. These are a few things I made last week. TinyFlowerSpacers Another set of flower spacer beads. PurpleHollowSampler3 Purple set of hollows and mixed beads. PinkSmallSet Small set of pink hollow bead and a couple of ribbed beads. SmallSet-1 Another small set of beads. Cufflinks A few test cabochons for a gal that wants some for cufflinks.

Published in: on March 25, 2015 at 11:24 pm  Comments Off on Just A Few Beads  
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