[identity profile] memoryanddream.livejournal.com
I've been doing some more trees in my "Full Moon" series lately. Especially ones that are unique, or one-off versions in a variety of materials and colors.


more behind the cut! )

I'm working on a few more unique variations right now as well! Trees have always been my favorite and it's why I've made them for so many years.

Bead Charm

Jun. 25th, 2012 02:55 pm
ext_41757: (Moon Light)
[identity profile] katzb101.livejournal.com
Been lurking for a while, but have not posted as I haven't finished anything in a while. You wouldn't believe the number of projects that I've got sat about waiting for me to finish them *wry*.

Not really played with my beads in a while either, but I had one of those I feel like doing something days. And this is the end result.

Bat Charm )
[identity profile] glitterophelia.livejournal.com
I was inspired by a previous post where someone had posted a lovely photo of a necklace beaded using ribbon instead of the usual wire. Today, I visited the local bead shop and picked out several large beads that can be used with necklaces beading with ribbons. I've looked all over the net at tutorials on beading with ribbon and different technical ideas, including combining ribbon AND chain (though I'm not quite sure I'm ready for THAT just yet, though it looks exciting). I had checked out ribbon at Michaels a couple of days ago, and for one measly bit of silk ribbon, they wanted 3 dollars. enough to make one necklace. I'm thinking of hitting up JoAnn's this weekend to see if I could find something a bit more substantial. My question is, however, is what sort of ribbon should I get? Are there are certain materials that are better than others? Some that will hold up better than others? Some that will look better in the long run? I don't mind spending a little extra if it means a better quality piece, especially since I'll be selling them on etsy and I don't want to have a reputation of selling poor quality necklaces. Any suggestions would be fantastic. I'm excited to get into making some more interesting crafts instead of boring beaded necklaces that no one seems to want no matter how high quality they are.....
[identity profile] gloraelin.livejournal.com
The last couple of weeks I've been doing a lot of beading again. Unfortunately I don't have a lot of in-progress shots for these, or I'd do a tutorial. I may wind up making a bunch more so that I can do one, 'cause these are so much fuuuuuuun. This entry is VERY image-heavy.

follow the white rabbit! )
[identity profile] cygnet7.livejournal.com
Ok, an acquaintance just gave me her entire bead stash, because she is having to move. It is quite a windfall, only the boxes and bags the beads were in were filthy.  I have transferred the beads to new bags, but most of the beads seem to have picked up the smell. Is dish soap and water the way to go? Or should I use a solution of baking soda or borax? My mind is a little boggled.
Thanks in advance for the help!
[identity profile] nezzie.livejournal.com
I'm working on this 3D beaded chicken (right angle weave), it's a new pattern from a new book that I've never tried before, in Japanese...and the result is too floppy. The previous pattern I worked on had a bead inside to support it, but I'm not sure I can do it with this one, and it's also not in the pattern so I'm lead to believe it should work without it. Would using a stiffer thread work to make the form hold up better? And if so, do you have any suggestions? Currently I'm using 4mm Swarovski Bicones. The book says to use number 2 nylon thread, but I can't find anything #2 regarding nylon thread! If a stiffer thread won't help, I'll see if I can put suitable beads inside. The head shouldn't be a problem, but the body is oblong.

Thanks for your input!

Here is a picture! I have to lift up the head so that it doesn't go splat :( )
[identity profile] nezzie.livejournal.com
So I have been making these beaded birds. And so far have just been tying them off when done...but is there a better/safer way to make sure it'll stay secure? I use a nylon thread. Should I try applying some heat? Or a dab of glue? Nothing has fallen apart, but if I want to make these for gifts I want to be sure they won't fall to bits! TIA!
[identity profile] kathy-kostinsky.livejournal.com
Let me introduce you my new animated beading tutorial: weaving a spiral cord with one thread and 1 needle.

Click the pic :)
[identity profile] kathy-kostinsky.livejournal.com
A beaded butterfly. Peyote stitch.
Of course, you may use any colours you like, you may give your butterfly any shape and size you like.
Here I show only the way of weaving. I hope you'll find it useful.

Click, please.


Nov. 24th, 2009 06:06 pm
[identity profile] marsspyder.livejournal.com
It's almost time for ornament making!!! Here are a few I did last year

more under here!!! )


Jun. 6th, 2009 11:28 pm
[identity profile] hayleybydesign.livejournal.com

I haven't posted on here in a very long time! I've devoted most of this past year to my schooling, and now that I have graduated teacher's college (and am unemployed, I might add), I can bead and bead and bead... Here is a batch of earrings that I made last month. I should take some pics of my latest jewels to share... maybe later this week! Enjoy these, starting off with a close up...

  More behind the cut... )
[identity profile] meteetsee.livejournal.com
I scanned and uploaded the chapter on beading from Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Crafts; here's the link.  I previously posted the chapter on Candlemaking.  If you make something from the book, be sure to post it in the comments!
[identity profile] loveundenied.livejournal.com
My google-fu apparently is way off right now.  I do quite a bit of bead work and it's been requested that I make rosaries.  Having 0 experience with them, I don't even know where to begin and I'm having a horrible time finding a comprehensive set of directions.  If anyone has any ideas, I would much appreciate them.  Preferably printable directions!

Thank you so much!
[identity profile] americanmutt.livejournal.com
What is your favorite string/chain material to use for beading? I understand that this can vary and generally also affects the type of closing used. I have tried hemp (thin and thick), fishing line, dental floss etc.

Choker tuts? I love, love me some chokers but have a hard time picking between ribbon and stretchy string.

Just wondering what other necklace, earring, bracelet makers enjoy. Hope I haven't offended or come across as too silly to respond to.


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