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Today's jewelry

Floating necklaces made out of plastic "pearls" and pale blue seed beads



three strand choker



one strand necklace


detail of one strand necklace

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elynne
Jan. 26th, 2004 09:49 pm (UTC)
ooooh... those are lovely. Are they on fishing line, or something else? And are you knotting to keep the beads in place, or crimping, or something else again? I am agog. :D
firecat
Jan. 26th, 2004 10:10 pm (UTC)
They're on nylon monofilament.

As for keeping them in place, that's the cool part. Not sure I'll be very good at explaining it, though. You string a seed bead, a pearl, and a seed bead. Then you put the thread back into the pearl and the first seed bead you strung (so the thread passes around the last seed bead). Then you put the thread back through the opposite way - skip the first seed bead and put the thread into the pearl and the last seed bead. That anchors the group. (This is from a tip in Bead & Button magazine.)
lysana
Jan. 27th, 2004 09:31 am (UTC)
You explained it perfectly for how my mind works. Thanks. I must try this sometime.
cyan_blue
Jan. 27th, 2004 01:44 am (UTC)
Purdy! And thanks for the desc of the technique.

Are you still on the SF Bay Beaders mailing list, btw? Someone's hosting a beading gathering on 2/7 in Sunnyvale.
firecat
Jan. 27th, 2004 09:25 am (UTC)
I'm on it, and I sent a tentative rsvp to them, but haven't yet received directions.
firecat
Jan. 27th, 2004 09:42 am (UTC)
By the way, thanks for the scanner tip. As you can see, it works pretty well!
bobbylevi
Jan. 27th, 2004 02:38 am (UTC)
Very nice!!
epi_lj
Jan. 27th, 2004 04:27 am (UTC)
Wow! Very nice!
nex0s
Jan. 27th, 2004 05:06 am (UTC)
*pretty*

n.
ex_serenejo
Jan. 27th, 2004 06:14 am (UTC)
I'm in lust!
ex_serenejo
Feb. 5th, 2004 12:40 pm (UTC)
They're even purtier in person. :-) *bounce*!
bayarts
Feb. 5th, 2004 12:47 pm (UTC)
I love their light & airy quality...so fragile looking. beeeee u tiii ful
firecat
Feb. 5th, 2004 03:01 pm (UTC)
Re:
Thank you!
circumspectly
Feb. 5th, 2004 12:56 pm (UTC)
my lord, these are LOVELY!! the way you described the beading technique works *purrrrrrrrrfectly* for my brain.

i love these! are you selling them??

yeah, i'm slow, but school started, and i'm all behind and stuff.
firecat
Feb. 5th, 2004 03:03 pm (UTC)
Re:
Thanks! I'm glad the description worked for you.

Yes, I'm selling them. Send me email at stef at cat-and-dragon dot com to discuss details.
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