Any other beaders or jewelrymakers out there?

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by Haleth, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. Haleth

    Haleth Out Of The Brooder

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    I lurk on the boards daily (while waiting and dreaming on my eggs) and realized that I've got a chicken fetish to go along with my beadwork addiction. Maybe I can combine them?

    I'd like to share tips, pictures, ideas for crafts, etc. And new techniques! I'm always looking for something new to try, and most importantly, incorporate into my own stuff. I'm very good with many of the beading stitches and some jewelry-making techniques, but when it comes to other crafting skills--not so much. Yet. [​IMG]

    So, anyone else out there? I'd love to see your stuff!
     
  2. ebwy

    ebwy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    there are a few, I saw some when I read all 200+ pages of the "crafters - what are you making" thread (I think it's called that anyway)

    I dabble but I don't have any here or photos.
     
  3. Haleth

    Haleth Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, ebwy! I didn't make it through all 200 pages. I did a search for "beadwork" and "jewelry" but only came up with a few. (Nice stuff, though!)

    Even if you dabble, you probably have some good ideas! Me, I'm still turning over different ways of making beaded chicken beads over in my head. Eggs are easy, but so Eastery. : )
     
  4. Haleth

    Haleth Out Of The Brooder

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    I forgot to add photos in my post--asking others to share and not bothering to myself sheesh--so here's what I'm working on right now.

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  5. ebwy

    ebwy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ooh pretty!

    yeah, I dabble in crafts... jack of all trades here! lol

    lately all I make are cards and boxes, but that's coz most of my craft stuff is in storage until I find a new home.
     
  6. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    Beading is one of my addictions. I've made woven beaded fish similar to your flowers but that was long ago. Nowadays I do more simple stuff.
    I like combining wooden beads with macrame techniques, using a wooden chicken-shaped bead for a centerpiece. I had thought about trying to sell them on here but the wooden chicken beads are kinda expensive and I was afraid people wouldn't be willing to pay the cost. But I like them and can't stop buying them LOL. They are handmade, so even 2 that look the same are actually a little different due to being carved.
    I also buy lampwork chicken beads from time to time.
    I have cross-stitch chicken pattern books though, and have thought about making some beaded chickens that way. Just haven't found my 'Round tuit' yet LOL.

    I'll see if I can find a photo of some things that I've made.
     
  7. Haleth

    Haleth Out Of The Brooder

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    What kind of boxes do you make, ebwy? I've thought about decorating boxes and cards with beads--but buying the cards/boxes already made.

    @wegotchickens I'd love to see those pics! I love carved beads and you gave me a good idea. I made polymer clay forms for beaded strawberries, maybe that'd work for chickens? I think I need a Round Tuit, too [​IMG]
     
  8. GrayDragon

    GrayDragon Chillaxin

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  9. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    oh you should make beaded covers for the openings of the eggs when you blow them out, like what Miss Prissy did on her egg ordament project. they could be shaped like the flowers you make which BTW are stunning! you could even make beeded egg sleeves that the eggs sit in and dangle!!!
     
  10. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

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    Beading/jewelry making, ornament making...I love them all but can't hold a candle to your work kiddo! I do belong to a bead kit of the month though that's pretty cool, Simply Beads, through Annie's Attic. For 20.00 a month I get a super nice kit with everything included, there is a website with pictures of some of the projects... http://www.simplybeadskitclub.com/ course you would prbably like ideas shown in the http://www.firemountaingems.com catalog...gorgeous stuff in there and some beautiful beads. I buy mine at Micheal's mostly. Your work is awesome, you should sell out at Christmas [​IMG]
     
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