Gyspy Mary's Favorites

  • "Put together a Directory of Services" in your Community?

    We all want to help, but you can help where ever you are. If your community has a Directory of Services , Is it up to date? How many Communities have a "Directory of Services"? So,if you are reading this Post and your Community does not have...
  • Any tips of phototgraphing white pieces

    Over the years, I've created tons of bridal pieces, but I have a heck of a time getting the pieces to photograph well. I am working on a piece for the Bead Mavens Ice Queen contest, and am hoping to figure out a way to get a decent picture of it when...
    by amy_sev
  • Basic Kumihimo with Beads Questions Answered - Lessons Learned From a Year's Braided Journey - PART II

    I'll confess that while my first and only class on Kumihimo was really about how to add beads to the braid, it took me a few months of just braids, reading and research before I committed to an all bead braid. The green braid I posted for the Green...
    by LitaC2
  • beaded beads

    hi all easy techniques for beading newbies like me - effective - and highly addictive: @beadorigami: yes - as soon as I am a more grown-up beader I will go to your Etsy store and get myself a copy of your "Disco beads" tutorial! I love them...
  • Beading Daily Perfecting the Wire Spiral FREE Class

    by Jason
  • Beading Daily Videos

  • Bead-Making Instructions for Beaded Beads: How to Make Beads from Beading Daily

    Learn how to make a beaded bead, that very Zen-like process where you create a bead out of (what else?) other beads! Beaded beads can be made from almost any type of bead you love, including seed beads, fire polished beads, drop beads, gemstones, and...
  • Brand New Swarovski Crystal Designs Please check out free tutorials videos

  • Calling all loomers

    Hey, I am wanting to get some clarification regarding looming vs. square stitch - so I need both sides to this debate.. I have this STUNNING cross stitch pattern at home that I want to turn into a work of beaded art but it is quite a big piece (200+ x...
    by Emma.J
  • Chain with a twist

    The "Chain Lady" strikes again! (na na boo boo Stan) LOL This is what I decided to do with those ugly beads I had. I still don't like them, but I do like the necklace style. I may have to make another one with some prettier beads. http:...
  • Chainmaille Watch and Seashell with MOP

    Here is a chainmaille watch I've been working on forever! I ordered the wrong size jumprings at first, then I couldn't find the right style watch face for it. This was a project from some bead and button book I bought. Here is a shell necklace...
    by Cat_P
  • Challenge Swap #3: Fall Colors

    Since it seems that everyone is enjoying CS2 so much, I figured we'd better get started on signups for the next round! A few people have said that a fall theme sounds good, so we'll run with that this time around. In case you haven't been...
    by JSmaz
  • Cree Beadweaving?

    ok, many years ago, I took a class at a bead shop in Bellevue Washington (Beads and Beyond) and it was on a technique called "Cree Beadweaving". The technique was an off loom technique, done with C-Lon, kind of like macrame, but no knots were...
  • Daily Beading Blogs

    Beading Daily's beading blog invites you on a journey with other enthusiasts to advance your skills, and be inspired to make stunning beaded jewelry.
  • Directions to make beaded double hair combs by Jim & Sue

    I just got an e-mail from Jacque asking for the directions for the hair combs that my Husband and I made. I thought I sent it already. I have been looking all over the site and can't find it. I am so sorry that I may not have sent it at all. These...
  • Free Beading Projects

    Expand your beaded jewelry making repertoire with free beading projects from your fellow beaders at Beading Daily. Explore a number of free beading patterns using various techniques and stitches. You’ll find free beading projects, free beading stitch...
  • Hammering Wire

    Simple Wire Hammering Learn how to add texture to your jewelry with simple wire hammering techniques. Two presenters from Beads, Baubles, and Jewels TV, Mark Nelson and Marlene Blessing, offer expert advice for jewelry makers who want to use wire in their...
  • Here's a list of free pattern tutorial on a few 3D Beading animals!

    I saw a question earlier on where to find free beaded animal patterns so Here's a list of free pattern tutorial on a few 3D Beading animals: Beaded Bear Tutorial/Pattern. http://www.beadjewelrymaking.com/Kid_Art_Project/Kid_art_bead_project/january2006_bead_project...
  • How to Become a Stitch Pro

    New for Beadwork in 2010 I get a kick out of seeing the reaction on some people’s faces when I tell them what I do for a living. “I design, teach, and write about beading.” Yep, it’s an unusual job, all right. It came about from...
  • How to make Cricket's baby birds

    The first thing I did to make these little birds was to make two small forms from polymer clay shaped like a bean with a pointy “tail”. I made these pretty small compared to what size I wanted the birds to be because of the increase in size...
  • January Bracelet-Swap Sign-Ups CLOSED-- CHECK FOR YOUR NAME!!!!

    OK, it is that time again. Sign-ups are starting for the Bracelet swap. SHIPPING DATE IS January, 22nd, thats the 3rd Friday of the month. If you are in the earring swap, feel free to ship at the same time. SIGN-Ups will close on November 7th Rules of...
  • Justine Bracelet Tutorial

    Made with a dear aunt in mind, these bracelets are a fun project to do with memory wire, and they don’t look like your typical memory wire project. Coiling the memory wire for the ends is not easy, but it’s worth it … it tightens up...
    by MysticP
  • Make your own wedding rings...?

    Did someone here post a link to a business/organization that taught couple how to make their own wedding rings? If you did could you please share it again. I told my daughter and her almost fiance about it and they want to take a look and see if it is...
  • My list of Christmas beading free tutorials:

    My list of Christmas beading free tutorials: Beaded 3D Christmas Angel http://beadjewelrymaking.com/Kid_Art_Project/Kid_art_bead_project/august2006kid_bead_project.html Easy Crystal Angel http://www.beadjewelrymaking.com/2009/project/december_kid.html...
  • My weekend projects

    Here are a few things I made over the weekend. It was rainy weather, so it was perfect to stay inside and make jewelry. This is the one that I had to buy those expensive cones from the LBS. At least they do fit perfectly and look nice.This was made with...
  • Need advice on home jewelry parties

    I need some opinions everybody: I'm doing my first home jewelry party tonight with just my finished jewelry, and I'm printing up flyers for people to take with them in case someone else wants to book a party. I would like to offer a choice of...
    by JSmaz
  • New: affiliate program for website owners

    Hi everyone, Now that the new Interweave store is up, I wanted to let you know that if you have a bead-related website (blog, bead shop, personal website, etc.), you can earn a little money publicizing Interweave products like our books, magazines, DVDs...
  • On-Line Book......FREE

    Found a site that may be of interest.... It is a book that has been published on the web containing stitch instructions, thread tensions and lots of other info...and its free.... http://www.guidetobeadwork.com/book/ Check it out...(when you select a category...
  • Peyote cuff, "La vie en rose" by Pat de Verre

    A cuff I made some weeks ago for a challenge. A tribute to Edith Piaf the legendory french singer and Marion Cotillard who won the 2008 Academy Award for best actress.
  • Pictures of beaded hair combs

    Thanks for the advice everyone. Thank you Pam for the 'how to' with pictures. I would have never of figured it out. I have SnapFish, and using your info I got to the part of getting it on the page, but it wouldn't show the picture. I got a...
  • Re: Add a signature

    Haha! Yes I can! (sorry, I just figured it out since I didn't know...) ok, you see in your upper right hand corner, where you see your signin name of "butterfly" yes? well, right next to it is a tab that says "edit" click on that...
  • Re: Afraid my jewelry is not good enough to sell

    Hi Cjbean, to Beading Daily and the forums. Everyone here has given you great advice. Don't worry about where you got the beads, when you describe them simply state what they are as Sheila said. An adjective like gorgeous is non-commital (who can...
  • Re: Anyone read these?

    HI Rachel, I do not have Mastering Beadwork but I do have Shaped Beadwork and Bead Riffs and they are both absolutely worth adding to your collection! I have all of the Lark Books Beadweaving Master Class series and I love them all...the only one I haven't...
  • Re: Attaching toggles to bracelets

    I have made many spirals into bracelets, and I always use a toggle as a closure. I only use Fireline or PowerPro for strength, because there is nothing I like less than getting a gift back so I can repair it. The method that has worked the best for me...
    by Kathynv
  • Re: Bead software Illustrating bead instructions

    Hi and welcome to the forum. Swarovski have a design tool here..... http://www.create-your-style.com/Content.Node/get-started/Design-Tool-and-Community.en.php and Silverhill Design have put together a Fringe Designer that you may also find useful.......
  • Re: Bead software Illustrating bead instructions

    Here is a website (link) where she gives a detailed tutorial on how to use a free program called Inkscape to draw bead diagrams. Cat
  • Re: Bead Swap #2 - Again!

    Christina, girlfriend, I so share your pain! Since Jeni never received the package I mailed to her forever ago, I ended up creating a whole new package for round 2. I used the beads I had pulled out of the missing package to shrink it back down to manageable...
  • Re: Bead Tool 4

    right now I am using the unregistered version, but if you friend me on facebook under Darice Zdrazil, I can chat with you and try to help walk you through it. I am still learning it but have found that I can even take a photo and turn it into a beaded...
    by EmmyDa
  • Re: Beady Blogs

    Would anyone be interested in a Beading Daily blog about beading blogs?
  • Re: Best Stringing for Wrap Bracelents?

    The single wrap bracelet was for my 8 year old great grand daughter. I also made a triple wrap one for the 16 year old great grand daughter. They received them for Christmas and they loved it. I also made one for my 12 year old great grand son. On his...
    by SCB1
  • Re: Birthday Swap and Kris Kringle Exchanges

    Ok ladies, quarterly birthday swap it is. LOL I will finalize the rules of the birthday swap today and round 1 is for celebrants of July/August/September . If you are in, please email me your birthday (the year is not needed, to keep our ages a secret...
    by Lody
  • Re: Calling all loomers

    This post was written a long time ago and just approved by moderators today...2/1/12...sorry for the super late reply Emma...but I emailed you all of this anyway... Emma, Evalie is right about talking to Erin! She could help with this for sure. I mainly...
  • Re: Centering Photos in postings - Help!

    On photobucket, you have an edit option. If you click on resize, it will make the picture smaller. Do not choose the medium option as it is small. Choose large. When you are going to post it here, you can make it a bit smaller by adjusting on the arrows...
  • Re: Challenge Swap #3: Fall Colors

    I guess it's about time we resurrect this thread. I was trying to give some extra time for this because of the holidays and because I was hoping Dagi & Inca would get their packages, but I'm starting to lose hope for it. Makes me want to cry...
    by JSmaz
  • Re: Challenge Swap #4: need ideas/who's interested?

    Currently there are 32 people: CindyD, Lina, Inca, CourtneyB, Lody, Cat (?), Melinda, Pollydoodle, Karenra, AndreaM, CathyW, ChristinaH, Mimz, AnnM, Evalie, Chrystallinya, PatD, Sheila, MysticP, Shawna, Dagi, Mary, 13Tamara, Jeanee (Lois' friend)...
    by JSmaz
  • Re: Challenge Swap 5: Natural Materials, signups now open

    You'll have at least a month to make things once you get your kits. If it gets close to the deadline and people still need more time I'm fine with extending it too.
    by JSmaz
  • Re: Charlottes??

    Tess, Charlottes, are also called "true cut" or "one cut". They are round seed beads, not cylinder beads like Delicas. The cut is made after the beads are formed, leaving one side flat, resembling a flat tire! The flash of the cut...
    by DebWAZ
  • Re: Color cross-reference chart for Miyuki, Toho Seed Beads

    Found a miyuki/toho conversion chart. Look to the right handside menu there are other charts as well including aikos. http://www.thebeadcellar.co.uk/pages.php?pageid=14 As for Matsuno, I can't find any conversion charts at all but here is the link...
  • Re: Colour Palette Challange

    Great! So glad to see people keen to join! Violet Fairy - of course you can join in the UK! I myself actually live in Australia haha! Well how about if I distribute colour palettes on 28th December (give people a bit more time to sign up and get Christmas...
    by Emma.J
  • Re: Colour Palette Challange

    Yay! Soo good to see so many people signed up so far! only 4 more days for anyone else who wants to join!! Emma xXx
    by Emma.J
  • Re: Diagonal weave stitch

    Hi Suzan, There was a lengthy discussion on Diagonal Weave quite a while back. If you have Beadwork June/July 2001 issue, Sally Ingram has an article in there. Sandy Down Under
  • Re: Etsy Alternatives

    Zibbet has a free version that allows up to 50 listings for no monthly charge, so you could give it a try to see how you like it. Also Meylah only charges fees for sales, not for listing or monthly membership. Same with WePay. I'm not sure what StoreEnvy...
  • Re: Experimenting with Kumihimo

    Heres a little trick I have when using the 8 strand for kumi...if you are going to use some bigger beads other than seed beads that you buy on strands...put all the strands together and twist it...this is what your finished bracelet will look like.
    by LinaG2
  • Re: Experimenting with Kumihimo

    I have found a site that has a variety of C-Lon threads in three weights, standard, thin, heavy. The thin which is called C-Lon Micro Cord thin works well with size 11/0 seed beads. She has a large selection of colors and the spool is a large spool of...
  • Re: Favorite resin for making charms?

    I haven't used it for charms - yet - but have used Delta's Air-Dry PermEnamel Clear Gloss Glaze to put heavy coats of clear, glasslike glaze over a painted lamp base and over rolled, paper beads. It's super thick and wonderful with those so...
    by Timaree
  • Re: Fireline Questrions Please Help

    How much are they charging for shipping? I can buy 600 yards at my local sporting goods store and only pay $60.00 that would mean that the shipping would be $30.00. Where do you live I would ship you 600 yards for far less than $30.00. I could send it...
    by SCB1
  • Re: Flower-Inspired Beading Challenge

    I finally got inspired to make a necklace out of a flower pendant I bought ages ago, but it's not going to be done in time to submit a 2nd entry for this one. I'll post it when I'm done though, because so far it's turning out really well...
    by JSmaz
  • Re: Formula For Pricing Your Jewelry

    Lody, This question comes up in the store all the time. It's kind of fun to watch people when I tell them that their prices are too low! They don't believe me until the first item they sell is one that I told them to boost higher! I'd echo...
    by DebWAZ
  • Re: Formula For Pricing Your Jewelry

    That's a frequently asked question. Here are a couple of previous threads we've had going with lots of good info: http://www.beadingdaily.com/forums/t/5767.aspx http://www.beadingdaily.com/forums/t/2637.aspx http://www.beadingdaily.com/forums...
    by JSmaz
  • Re: FREE Puffy Heart Pattern

    Hey Mary, you travel around don't you? If you're ever in the Indianapolis area or NW Indiana area (my dad lives there), I'd love to meet up with you and show you how to do the 3d heart. The 3D heart was the first thing I did! We used 4mm beads...
  • Re: Good and Bad News, folks!

    Hey Nu2this, Welcome to the forum where many are happy to help others. Try this article: http://beadingdaily.com/blogs/daily/archive/2009/10/19/how-to-choose-the-right-wire-gauge.aspx Hope this will shed some light on your wire problem.
    by SCB1
  • Re: Good and Bad News, folks!

    I know this is a long comment, but I think it will be helpful for all metal workers. Don't be afraid to expand your skills; jump into this nice warm pool. Re wire gague: Hardware store wire gagues have always worked for me to determine the gague of...
  • Re: How do I make round resin beads?

    Hi! Don't know if you ever found your answer, but perhaps you could make a latex mold, or hand-roll semi-cured resin. Two books that might help - Sherri Haab, The Art of Resin Jewelry , and Marie Browning, EasyCast Resin Jewelry - (more of a booklet...
  • Re: How do I quote several people in one post?

    Pam: What I do is open two different windows, respond and quote the first person I want to quote, then go to the second window, respond and quote the second person and copy it into the first window, go back to the second window and from there go back...
    by Cat_P
  • Re: How do you price???

    Hi Mary, I would recommend charging somewhere between $9 and $12.50 per hour. Somewhere towards the higher side ($11 to $12.50) I think would be fair if you have at least two to three years of jewelry making experience. I am thinking $10 to $11, if you...
  • Re: I have a request for my Beady Friends! Who wants to help me out?

    Inca if I send it sometime next week, which it would probably be later in the week like Thursday or Friday, Jeni won't get it until the week after. So she probably won't get it until the week of the 20th. I am guess the end of that week around...
    by Cat_P
  • Re: im a newbie!!

    Hi Michelle, There are tons of beginner projects all over the net. Here's a few sites: fusionbeads.com beadaholic.com beadwork.about.com artbeads.com Each of these sites have inspiration projects, instructions or galleries. Happy beading!!! Stephany
    by elysium
  • Re: Jumping on the 'What the heck is up with my thread' bandwagon...

    I forgot to mention, it is size D Nymo. I do have beeswax and thread heaven, but it seems kind of pointless to even try working with that bit of shredded nonsense. D: Do you know what kind of quilting thread, Mary? I used to use sewing thread when I was...
    by Aiyleta
  • Re: Jumping on the 'What the heck is up with my thread' bandwagon...

    The Quilting Thread I saw on her bead tray was Coats & Clarks, and she said, "it cost a bit more than regular thread". She use to get it at Ben Franklins and Woolworths, and the thread was still too strong to break when I tested it. The...
  • Re: kumihimo beaded bracelet

    You need 30-35 beads on each strand. 30-makes your standard length 35 - makes it between 8.5 - 9 inches Audrey P www.thebeadingdr.com
  • Re: kumihimo beaded bracelet

    I took a class recently and we used about 74 #8 beads on each of 3 strings, and 4mm beads on the fourth string. We found the center of each string and split the beads evenly on each side (thus creating our 8 cords for the disk). Hope that helps!
  • Re: Mail-ordering ?'s from newbie!

    As a self-proclaimed "goddess of thrift," I have a good list of who is cheapest for what things. Artbeads and Fusion beads both have free shipping and no minimums. They offer a lot of products that you can buy individually, like if you want...
    by Erin@76
  • Re: Make a beaded keychain?

    Ok, here's a link to the keychains I made. Still can't get an image in here to save my life. http://gallery.mac.com/jsmaz#100147/Pietersite-hemalyke&bgcolor=black
  • Re: Making our own 'Beadwork Challenge kit' for BeadingDaily members?

    Terrific! I will be in Tucson tomorrow. I Think, I have what I want to send along, but, want hurt to look around.. LBS .. Tucson... Michaels. Humm, think I need the address and when to ship.?? Exciting! Love this Idea! P.S. Thanks for organizing this...
  • Re: Making our own 'Beadwork Challenge kit' for BeadingDaily members? (Participant quota FILLED)

    Ok 4 packages have arrived so far. We're all just waiting for that last package to arrive. Sorry this is taking so long guys. I have a few changes to make for future challenges to improve and streamline the experience, including making the deadline...
  • Re: Necklace Swap

    Ok, got home last night and had a whole PILE of mail... including my necklace swap package. Vicki--- I LOVE IT! Funny, I've been thinking for MONTHS now that I needed to make something in black and white. Now I've got a GREAT set to wear! Thanks...
  • Re: Necklace Swap

    No Missy, you didn't get left out. I sent you your mark on the 31st. Did you do your necklace and send it already??? It's not due until the 12th of March...I was just sending out reminders since we are all in so many swaps and stuff.
    by LinaG2
  • Re: Need to change my user name/email addy

    After you have signed in, go to the uper right cornber of the page, and click on your name, go to the "OPTIONS" block on the right side and click on "Edit my subscriptions". Among other things in allows you to change your addy and...
  • Re: New To the Forum...Native American Earring Patterns and Cluster Pendant

    Maybe you can find something about the heart pattern in this thread http://www.beadingdaily.com/forums/p/3014/40474.aspx#40474 or here http://3dbeading.com/hearts.shtml There is at least one heart done with crystals in RAW.
  • Re: Numbering inventory

    I'm thinking to help with numbers getting too high, somehow get the year in the code so that each year u start at 01 again. But as one person was saying, years are represented by letters to keep from having too many numbers in the sequence, but rather...
  • Re: organization & storage thoughts

    Great Idea on the C.S. plastic storage!! I bought a bunch of plastic at the Dollar Store for in these drawers for little things, and quickly outgrew them!! SO now I just have all these stackables labeled by color, plus separate one for tools, filigree...
  • Re: PayPal merchant account for credit card acceptance

    Thought I'd post an update here... In another thread we've discussed using ProPay as a credit card merchant service. I've decided to go with them because the upfront costs are by far the lowest I've seen, their per-transaction processing...
  • Re: photos! how do you get good pictures?

    You may have your camera too close to the jewelry that you are photographing. Try moving the camera back about 2 to 4 inches and see what happens. This is known as depth of field. You should consult your camera's owner's manual for more information...
  • Re: photos! how do you get good pictures?

    Aha! I remembered where I saw the light box tips. It was a link on Caravan Beads' website under the photo tips for the Miyuki Challenges. You can either go to www.caravanbeads.com and look at Challenge #4, or here is the actual address: http://strobist...
  • Re: Please can someone point me in the right direction

    Hi Michelle and welcome aboard the beading wagon to poverty... They will get you hooked.... Starting point is lots of homework... search the web for tutorials on the basics... Beading Daily's video's and Auntiesbeads.com (more video's) is...
  • Re: polymer clay question

    I am sorry to be a bit late to this question - just saw it. 1 - Since polymer clay cures at 250 - 275 degrees F, and most gemstone material (except pearls and probably opals) can withstand temps in excess of 700 - 1000 degrees F, I don't think you'll...
    by LitaC2
  • Re: Prayer Bead Swap- Sign Up Closed

    Funny that I was going to update everyone tonight... I got Ann & Andrea's today! So that takes us up to 19 so we are waiting on two. If I am correct beads from Kia and Kimmie are still to come. It is weird that I got nothing last Thursday, Saturday...
  • Re: Professional final touches

    I use silk and knot when I string, so I can't really join the discussion about crimp tubes/beads, but I can offer my favorite finish tips for this type of work (I think I wrote this in a post several months ago, but it bears repeating). 1 - I always...
    by LitaC2
  • Re: Santas Secret Ear - Round 1

    Kokopelli Design: those beaded dode.......what was that word? *laughz* If you could post the instructions, that would be nice. Lets call then Beaded beads - and we none english can cope too =) http://www.auntiesbeads.com/Category.aspx?ID=874449cd-91ad...
  • Re: Secret Santa Ears R3 - Show and tell

    Here are the earrings i got from Gypsy Mary, shes so talented with those hummingbirds :) Shes also creative, shes another fishing item user :) There are swivels on the crystal earrings (yes they are a pair, but the seahorse is a single) The swivles give...
  • Re: seeking polymer clay tools with a musical theme

    I am new to Clay. I will be Las Cruces,NM on 9/7/ and I will check at Hobby Lobby and Michaels. Maybe, Joann's or Handcocks. I will let you know, If I can find "Texture Sheets of clay with music", right?
  • Re: Seen this?

    Yes Donna it would be great for markers too, I use them for most anything that will fit in the tubes. I have 5 of them. Did you notice all the bread pans? I went to the Dollar Tree (everything there is $1) and bought me 5 of them - they are my project...
    by HDChiky
  • Re: Share Your Beading Space

    I think I used to have pics of my work space here but they disappeared with my old profile. Since someone else was asking about what our spaces looked like, I'll re-post. Here is my dining room table where 9/10 of my beading actually happens: Here...
    by JSmaz
  • Re: Simply Pretty Beading?? Tried it??

    Hi Mary - thanks for the welcome. Actually, I've been around awhile.....I just read more than I post! You're right - it was those pictures that pushed me to purchase it as well. I hope if you do get it that you have more luck than I've had...
    by TessM@7
  • Re: Soldering Questions

    Flux is a chemical compoud that you put on your metal, your wire, or both depending upon circumstances. You can get it in a paste or a kind of a thick liquid depending on your prefrences are. I prefer the more liquid stuff as it has a bit more control...
    by Billy Z
  • Re: Specials, discounts, and codes

    Here's a few: ahbeads.com : $5 off your order use code "button" Beadaholique : 20% off your order use code "BBJAN2". Expires 2/22/10. It says on their page this is for Bead&Button newsletter subscribers but not sure if they...
    by JSmaz
  • Re: St Petersburg chain

    For good measure, here's one more tutorial for you: St. Petersburg Chain And a variation with a pattern: Winter Necklace -Morti
    by Mortira
  • Re: Storage of Completed Inventory

    The general guideline for stringing on beading wire is the heavier the beads, the thicker your wire should be. As Deb said smaller wire like .014 is good for seeds, pearls & other lightweight beads or beads with small holes. For heavier stone or larger...
    by JSmaz
  • Re: Summer themed Challenge Swap-Sign up here!

    Mary, I got your email :) Lucite is vintage plastic. It comes in cool colors and shapes (I especially like the flowers and leaves)
  • Re: Summer themed Challenge Swap-Sign up here!

    YAY! Mary, I am happy you got your box...everyone should get theirs soon
  • Re: Swarovski Crystal handmade Bracelet / Bangle

    Google Translator does have Hungarian... however some of the bead names didn't translate to English. Here's the translation ... hope it helps Required materials and tools: - 8 mm-es tekla gyöngy (kb. 43 db) - 8 mm bead Tekla (approx. 43 pieces...
  • Re: tear drop shaped hoop earrings???

    Ok I've never done a leaf shaped one but I'll try to process the thought here but it also kind of depends on what type of leaf shape you are looking for. For just a simple leaf shape (meaning without the ridges on the outside,just the basic form...
    by Cat_P
  • Re: tear drop shaped hoop earrings???

    Hi, thank you very much for your message. That helps a lot!!! Now, I have a more challenging question for you. How do you make a leaf shaped one? I hope you don't mind my bothering you with so many questions! thank you again, all the best anna
  • Re: tie clasp

    You would not believe how quickly and easily those can be made. What I've done here is made a simple, unadorned one, just so that you can see how to make the clip. You can then embellish it in any way you want!!! Start with about 3 1/2" of a...
    by MysticP
  • Re: Triangle weave bracelet

    Thanks! NicoleT It was my first attempt at triangle weave and I found it pretty easy to grasp so definitely try it. Not dissimilar to RAW in the way you go round and round and change directions iyswim. I was searching for a "graph" paper online...
  • Re: Two very cheap ideas for a light box!!!

    I found this site that uses a cardboard box: http://strobist.blogspot.com/2006/07/how-to-diy-10-macro-photo-studio.html Edited to add another site using one of those cheap plastic storage boxes: http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2006/07/diy_light_box.html...
  • Re: Two very cheap ideas for a light box!!!

    Thanks, Cat. I to want a light box. I wonder, for us "visual folks" , could you post a photo of your new light box?? I need all the help I can get to assist my photos of the jewlery. Thanks for Sharing!
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