Thursday

JEWELRY TUTORIALS and HOW-TO'S

May 29, 2006
CRIMPING
Not sure how to place a crimp and make it work on a bracelet or necklace? Here is a nice tutorial

BEADED CROSSES


I Love Crosses, and almost every technique I learn leads to some type of cross design in the end.


Wednesday

BEADS

Awesome Dichroic Glass Pendant looks like it has a Jellyfish floating within the pretty dark cobalt blue glass. I loved this right away. I purchased it in a Newport, Oregon beach front shop.
Love this glass bead Mermaid Goddess pendant! I found it in a shop in Newport, Oregon
Daisy and Rascal Beads
From Russia with Love
These are some special order beads I had made by a bead maker/designer, named Vyacheslav Popov from Russia. I sent her lots of photos of my two little ones from every angle and this is the result. When I ordered them, I thought they would be much smaller, like beads, but they are actually small sculptures which are about 3-4 inches across and two inches high. Since I love my little "bugs" I was happy with anything resembling them. She did an amazing job of sculpting their likenesses in glass! I will always treasure these little sculpture/beads of Daisy and Rascal


WANT TO LEARN ABOUT BEADS?
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Day Trip To The Spirited Bead - Klew bead assortment.

If I didn't know it already, I am convinced now. My husband is the best husband in the world. He was going on a trip to Tehachapi, Ca. and I asked him to please indulge me in going to Karen Lewis' store there. I had a photo of a bead I wanted him to pick up. If your husband is like mine, that is the farthest thing in the world that he would ever plan to do. He has absolutely no interest in going into a bead store. EVER . His interests are more in the financial and business realms. I had planned to go on the trip with him, but I had prior commitments and will go next time. (Check for it in my bead store reviews) He did meet Karen the owner and they 'chatted". He said she was a very nice lady who's store "would be heaven to you" . I asked him to please pick up a copy of one of her polymer videos and he came home with two of them, so I am a happy happy camper right now.


From the photos in the magazines and here you just can't tell how pretty these leaf beads are. These are favorites of mine now and I have quite a few ideas of how to incorporate them into some jewelry. The "barrel" beads were the beads I asked Doug to purchase for me and although I asked him to buy me one pretty one, because these are a little pricey, he came home with 3 absolutely gorgeous ones that are my favorites.



Doug picked these out himself. I really like these. The detail in the piecework on the beads is just beautiful.



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