Posts Tagged: Beads

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Thing a Day, day 24

Polymer clay beads… It’s amazing what you can make with leftover scrap clay from quilt patterns.  I just can’t leave it alone….

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Thing a Day, day 24

Polymer clay beads… It’s amazing what you can make with leftover scrap clay from quilt patterns.  I just can’t leave it alone….

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Day 22 – Colored Glass

Rows and rows of glass beads. I think the feat for this one is that I actually got to use the “Toaster” filter in Instagram. Check out my other photographs these places: http://instagram.com/onthehunt365 http://onthehunt365.blogspot.com http://www.pinterest.com/elusiveblue/on-the-hunt-365/

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Day 22 – Colored Glass

Rows and rows of glass beads. I think the feat for this one is that I actually got to use the “Toaster” filter in Instagram. Check out my other photographs these places: http://instagram.com/onthehunt365 http://onthehunt365.blogspot.com http://www.pinterest.com/elusiveblue/on-the-hunt-365/

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Thing a day, day 21

So tired…I didn’t have any inspiration tonight, so I made a few beads (technical computer issues didn’t help)….

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Thing a day, day 21

So tired…I didn’t have any inspiration tonight, so I made a few beads (technical computer issues didn’t help)….

2014 Day 18

TAD Day 18: Nest necklace

I was able to get this done earlier today as I waited for the snow to clear the roads before I left for work. These would be cute to make for friends with kids. If I do it again, I

2014 Day 18

TAD Day 18: Nest necklace

I was able to get this done earlier today as I waited for the snow to clear the roads before I left for work. These would be cute to make for friends with kids. If I do it again, I

2014 Day 16

TAD Day 16: Braided beaded bracelet

I’m normally happier when I work on craft projects that don’t require such small work, but I do have a box full of beads and findings that I pull out and play with every once in a while.  I also

2014 Day 16

TAD Day 16: Braided beaded bracelet

I’m normally happier when I work on craft projects that don’t require such small work, but I do have a box full of beads and findings that I pull out and play with every once in a while.  I also

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TAD 2014 – Day 11

store. Debit card wouldn’t work. Called husband. Yup, money in the account. Stopped at liquor store. Card wouldn’t work again. So much for it just being the card reader. Call bank. Closed till 9:00 tomorrow. Call hubby again. He offers

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TAD 2014 – Day 11

store. Debit card wouldn’t work. Called husband. Yup, money in the account. Stopped at liquor store. Card wouldn’t work again. So much for it just being the card reader. Call bank. Closed till 9:00 tomorrow. Call hubby again. He offers

2014 Day 7

TAD Day 7:Scissor fob

Quick and early project this morning since I’m headed straight from work to Lancaster, PA for an early class Saturday morning. I didn’t have a clasp in the house large enough to fit the handles, so I added a key

2014 Day 7

TAD Day 7:Scissor fob

Quick and early project this morning since I’m headed straight from work to Lancaster, PA for an early class Saturday morning. I didn’t have a clasp in the house large enough to fit the handles, so I added a key

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Day #6 : Ravellenics Shawl N°2

This is my swatch for shawl no.2 :) The yarn is the same kind as the first shawl, only it’s in pale lavender. I used miyuki seed beads in amethyst lined crystal AB. This combination is what usually found on

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Day #6 : Ravellenics Shawl N°2

This is my swatch for shawl no.2 :) The yarn is the same kind as the first shawl, only it’s in pale lavender. I used miyuki seed beads in amethyst lined crystal AB. This combination is what usually found on

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Day 4: Woven Metal Bracelet

I need to find a mannequin arm or something for displaying bracelets.

a photo of a bracelet made of wire and beads

Day 4: Woven Metal Bracelet

I need to find a mannequin arm or something for displaying bracelets.

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Day 3: Twisted Metal Bracelet

This was a really simple bracelet to make. All I had to do was thread some wire through some beads, twist the wire around and then untwist it.

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Day 3: Twisted Metal Bracelet

This was a really simple bracelet to make. All I had to do was thread some wire through some beads, twist the wire around and then untwist it.

Polymer Clay Beads

Thing a Day 1

    Running late (as usual!), so I finished up these polymer clay beads…. **DRAT!  This post was sitting in my drafts instead of posted on Thing a Day for yesterday.  Here it is today, as well.**

Polymer Clay Beads

Thing a Day 1

    Running late (as usual!), so I finished up these polymer clay beads…. **DRAT!  This post was sitting in my drafts instead of posted on Thing a Day for yesterday.  Here it is today, as well.**

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Day 27 – Tiny earrings

I’ve been making lots of spiral beads for the past few days, but I haven’t been posting them. As TAD is winding to a close, I thought I should do something new. This is a pair of very small earrings.

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Day 27 – Tiny earrings

I’ve been making lots of spiral beads for the past few days, but I haven’t been posting them. As TAD is winding to a close, I thought I should do something new. This is a pair of very small earrings.

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Day 24 – More beaded beads

  One show down, and I got my first acceptance of the season, so let the inventory-building begin. During show season, I always feel like I’m on the verge of not having enough stuff, so this year I’ve set goals

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Day 24 – More beaded beads

  One show down, and I got my first acceptance of the season, so let the inventory-building begin. During show season, I always feel like I’m on the verge of not having enough stuff, so this year I’ve set goals

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Day 23: Yet Another Bracelet

I made yet another bracelet. This one has green beads.

a photo of a bracelet with green beads

Day 23: Yet Another Bracelet

I made yet another bracelet. This one has green beads.

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Day 22: Another Bracelet

I’m not really sure that these metallic doodads count as beads, but I’m using them to make bracelets anyway.

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Day 22: Another Bracelet

I’m not really sure that these metallic doodads count as beads, but I’m using them to make bracelets anyway.

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Thing 21

Thing 21 is a bracelet. Some friends and I started a freeform peyote bracelet round robin. We each started our own bracelet and then passed it around for others to add to and they came back to the original owner

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Thing 21

Thing 21 is a bracelet. Some friends and I started a freeform peyote bracelet round robin. We each started our own bracelet and then passed it around for others to add to and they came back to the original owner

a photo of a bracelet

Day 21: Bracelet

I have a lot of beads lying about, so I made a bracelet.

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Day 21: Bracelet

I have a lot of beads lying about, so I made a bracelet.

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Day 19 – A Pair and a Half

I got one pair of earrings done and then pooped out before I got the second earring of the second pair started. [Scarlett] I’ll think about it tomorrow! Tomorrow is another day! [/Scarlett]

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Day 19 – A Pair and a Half

I got one pair of earrings done and then pooped out before I got the second earring of the second pair started. [Scarlett] I’ll think about it tomorrow! Tomorrow is another day! [/Scarlett]

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Day 18 – Beaded Bezel

I really hate doing open-backed beaded bezels. I probably wouldn’t hate them so much if I worked with things that were regular in shape, but these pieces of glass never are. Nonetheless, this one cried out for an open-backed bezel.

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Day 18 – Beaded Bezel

I really hate doing open-backed beaded bezels. I probably wouldn’t hate them so much if I worked with things that were regular in shape, but these pieces of glass never are. Nonetheless, this one cried out for an open-backed bezel.

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TAD 17

  Not feeling very creative. Hoping for a shot of inspiration.

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TAD 17

  Not feeling very creative. Hoping for a shot of inspiration.

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Day 17 – Emerald Pendant

Back to the Pantone “Color of the Year” – emerald. The photos don’t do justice to the piece of glass. It has a some opalescence that is very hard to capture. This one is about 2″ long.

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Day 17 – Emerald Pendant

Back to the Pantone “Color of the Year” – emerald. The photos don’t do justice to the piece of glass. It has a some opalescence that is very hard to capture. This one is about 2″ long.

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Day 16 – Itty-bitty Pendant 2

  I tried a different approach with this pendant. The piece of glass I used is the triangular one in the middle of the grouping. It’s about an inch on its longest side. I wanted more of a cage effect

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Day 16 – Itty-bitty Pendant 2

  I tried a different approach with this pendant. The piece of glass I used is the triangular one in the middle of the grouping. It’s about an inch on its longest side. I wanted more of a cage effect

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Day 14 — Earrings to go with the pendant

Finished pendant, plus a pair of freeform earrings to go with it. 

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Day 14 — Earrings to go with the pendant

Finished pendant, plus a pair of freeform earrings to go with it. 

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Day 13 – A new color palette

Another pendant begun — this one in rose and coppery brown.

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Day 13 – A new color palette

Another pendant begun — this one in rose and coppery brown.

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Day ten…

Yes, it’s pink…and heart-shaped.  Valentine’s Day is coming up soon.  Actually, I have well over a hundred mini cookie cutters and a great deal of them are hearts of various shapes and sizes.  This is one of my favorite quilt

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Day ten…

Yes, it’s pink…and heart-shaped.  Valentine’s Day is coming up soon.  Actually, I have well over a hundred mini cookie cutters and a great deal of them are hearts of various shapes and sizes.  This is one of my favorite quilt

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Thing 10

Thing 10 is not a finished thing but rather a started thing. Eventually it will be a necklace mixing polymer clay, coral, seed beads and other ingredients yet to be determined. Hopefully that will be soon. In the meantime, I

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Thing 10

Thing 10 is not a finished thing but rather a started thing. Eventually it will be a necklace mixing polymer clay, coral, seed beads and other ingredients yet to be determined. Hopefully that will be soon. In the meantime, I

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Thing 7

Today’s thing was more of a finishing than a whole new thing. I finished up a necklace that I had worked on and sat aside multiple times. It has a herringbone rope and delicate leaves and will be worn by

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Thing 7

Today’s thing was more of a finishing than a whole new thing. I finished up a necklace that I had worked on and sat aside multiple times. It has a herringbone rope and delicate leaves and will be worn by

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Thing 6

Today I made another polymer clay pendant and some two holes beads perfect for a bracelet all with a nice textured finish. Hint of things to come, perhaps?

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Thing 6

Today I made another polymer clay pendant and some two holes beads perfect for a bracelet all with a nice textured finish. Hint of things to come, perhaps?

Day Five...

Day Five…

A couple of beads…they’re not quite two inches long…. I promise–it won’t be pink and purple all month!

Day Five...

Day Five…

A couple of beads…they’re not quite two inches long…. I promise–it won’t be pink and purple all month!

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Day 5: Little Black Clouds

Another quick “shop the stash” hit today. When I first saw these gray shell teardrops, they reminded me of rain. I thought they’d look great as cascade-style earrings (you know, the kind that feature several teardrops or briolettes attached along

Little Black Cloud Earrings

Day 5: Little Black Clouds

Another quick “shop the stash” hit today. When I first saw these gray shell teardrops, they reminded me of rain. I thought they’d look great as cascade-style earrings (you know, the kind that feature several teardrops or briolettes attached along

Lamp earring

Day 4: Shopping the Stash

Had to do this one on the quick! Yesterday, I mentioned having a problem with follow-through when it comes to all those great ideas that come while you’re in the supply shops, running your hands over everything. I bring stuff

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Day 4: Shopping the Stash

Had to do this one on the quick! Yesterday, I mentioned having a problem with follow-through when it comes to all those great ideas that come while you’re in the supply shops, running your hands over everything. I bring stuff

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Day 3: Ideas & Follow-Through

Complicated wire wrapping isn’t the only thing I need to conquer. One of the other things I really need to work on is follow-through. I love to go to supply shops and touch all the pretties and imagine how I’d

Necklace closeup.

Day 3: Ideas & Follow-Through

Complicated wire wrapping isn’t the only thing I need to conquer. One of the other things I really need to work on is follow-through. I love to go to supply shops and touch all the pretties and imagine how I’d

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Thing Two

Today I made a little mosaic heart. It started with small heart shaped salt and pepper shakers from Cracker Barrel. I was certain they were meant to be pendants that you could open up on the back and stuff in

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Thing Two

Today I made a little mosaic heart. It started with small heart shaped salt and pepper shakers from Cracker Barrel. I was certain they were meant to be pendants that you could open up on the back and stuff in

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Day 2 – Emerald

Pantone’s “Color of the Year” for 2013 is emerald. Since I do sell my work, I like to at least make an effort to come up with pieces that incorporate fashion color trends. The problem comes when the fashion colors

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Day 2 – Emerald

Pantone’s “Color of the Year” for 2013 is emerald. Since I do sell my work, I like to at least make an effort to come up with pieces that incorporate fashion color trends. The problem comes when the fashion colors

Wire wrapped pendant.

Day 2: More Modest Ambitions

After the last adventure, I thought I’d try something a little more modest. Besides, I had to do this in the wee hours of the beginning of Day 2 because I’m going to be otherwise occupied tomorrow/today/while the normal people

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Day 2: More Modest Ambitions

After the last adventure, I thought I’d try something a little more modest. Besides, I had to do this in the wee hours of the beginning of Day 2 because I’m going to be otherwise occupied tomorrow/today/while the normal people

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Day 1 – Nuno felted brooch

 The first picture is the “before.” It’s a small piece of nuno felting I made last week. It was rather hastily done and felt is kind of globby. I experimented with beading into the felt.

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Day 1 – Nuno felted brooch

 The first picture is the “before.” It’s a small piece of nuno felting I made last week. It was rather hastily done and felt is kind of globby. I experimented with beading into the felt.

Finished Wire Wrapped Earring

Day 1: Frick-Frackin’ Wire Wrappin’

Oh, wire wrapping, how you confound me. I’m pretty handy with most jewelry techniques. I can zone out and just meditate while I work, for the most part. But for some reason, elaborate wire wrapping just eludes me. I have

Finished Wire Wrapped Earring

Day 1: Frick-Frackin’ Wire Wrappin’

Oh, wire wrapping, how you confound me. I’m pretty handy with most jewelry techniques. I can zone out and just meditate while I work, for the most part. But for some reason, elaborate wire wrapping just eludes me. I have

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Feb 29 – Thanks for another great TAD!

Thanks, everyone, for another inspiring, enjoyable Thing-a-Day! I finished up the basic beadwork of the pendant I started the other evening, and the second photo shows a potential “fold” for the beadwork to turn it into a pendant. I am

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Feb 29 – Thanks for another great TAD!

Thanks, everyone, for another inspiring, enjoyable Thing-a-Day! I finished up the basic beadwork of the pendant I started the other evening, and the second photo shows a potential “fold” for the beadwork to turn it into a pendant. I am