May 29, 2007

A Little Crazy Border Wrap

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I went a little crazy wrapping this stone. I didn’t intend to make this reversible, but it is. I seem to make everything reversible. This is a dyed blue quartz stone wrapped in aluminum and silver craft wire, with silver colored and blue glass beads. It’s about 2 inches tall. Now I need to make an even crazier necklace to hang it on.

May 28, 2007

Opinions Please

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Here’s the beads I bought 10 years ago. Large Chinese ceramic beads. Some time later I got these fake cinnabar beads. After 2 hours of messing around with other beads tonite, I came up with these little matte red glass beads and copper spacers. I’m not sure I like the result, so I’m asking for opinions.

If this is my only problem…

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I’m sitting here surrounded by all my beads and wire and I don’t know where to start. I have too much stuff. I’ve been collecting beads to go with some other beads I bought 10 years ago, maybe I should start there.

May 22, 2007

The Most Beautiful Stone in the World

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These arrived today. I have no idea what I’ll do with them. I merely had to possess them. I keep taking them out of the package, fondling them, then wrapping them back up. LOL


May 19, 2007

New earrings

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I made these last night.  Purple glass flat back marble, purple swirl paper clip, purple 26g craft wire. I bought a package of color paper clips at Target that have swirl circles, squares, and triangles in pink, purple, and black.

Crack Addict! O_o

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I went to the Bead Renaissance Show today in Grapevine. I restrained myself by getting $40 cash for the day, to include lunch. I also decided to focus on getting focal beads and not strands of beads. I also decided that I would rather be loyal to Turqoise Magpie and know what gemstones I’m buying, rather then fly blind at a show.

I got 12 focals for $30. Of course I am highly tempted to return tomorrow and get bead strands. The lady selling Czech glass beads doesn’t have an online store. She had some beautiful flat square beads with a contrasting edge color. I wanted to shovel what was onto her table into my purse. It’s crack, seriously. There were a few folks selling some beautiful lampwork and dichroic beads as well. I need to win the lottery!

I wore this necklace and got a lot of compliments. That’s why I wore it: to show off! 😀

Anyway, here’s what I got today:

I think Turquoise Magpie had some of these blue ceramic focals in her store at one time. These are about the size of a quarter. The larger one is a little larger than a half dollar.

On the left is an etched bead of unknown material. I will make a necklace for me, as it’s my Chinese horoscope. On the right is a ceramic pendant. These are about half dollar size.

On the left is another etched bead. This one is for my fiance, as it’s his horoscope. On the right is a carved pendant about 1.5 inches tall. I believe this is Durga.

DURGA have eight hands and great power and Shakti. Durga rides on a lion. She has a charming personality.She is adored by married women for a happy married life. Mother of Kartikeya and Ganesha, she is the universal mother with limitless power. Durga is also Parvati, the goddess who symbolises dominant power and strength. Fittingly her vehicle is a lion or a tiger. She is portrayed with 10 arms carrying an arsenal of weapons and is the protector of the virtuous and the remover of ignorance.

On the left is something round, lol. It feels like glass. On the right is another carved pendant.

And finally, these are my prizes. Ojime beads. I may have to get this guy’s catalog, because I would love to have more of these.

Kitter paws!

May 10, 2007

Amethyst and Sterling Earrings

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the amethyst is from http://turquoisemagpie.com/

May 9, 2007

Blue and copper swirlies

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16g copper and blue glass nuggets

May 1, 2007

More progress photos

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I didn’t get very far. I was too busy napping. 😀

Better picture of these. My friend likes them as they are, I think they look unfinished.

The finished necklace. Moss green river rock. These stones are coated with wax, so I don’t know if they’re naturally green or not. The white beads are hand blown glass beads from India. I got them like 15 years ago. I think they look like eggs. The pendant is about the size of a silver dollar.

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