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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Clear Blue Sky Necklace from Beadoholic,Glass Czech Beads,Get Ready for Spring

Please watch our instructional video on pearl knotting before proceeding. On a secure non-slip surface, such as a beading mat or a beading board, lay out your clear Czech beads with the three largest in the center, getting gradually smaller as you get to the back of the necklace. You may make the necklace as long or as short as you like by adding or omitting beads.

Once you have your beads lain out in the manner that you like, you can begin knotting the beads onto your light blue Griffin silk. Make sure that every knot is tight and close together, and that there is a secure knot at either end of the necklace

Trim your silk to about one inch long at the ends and fold them over. Apply a small amount of E6000 to each end of silk, and insert them into the crimp ends.

Using a pair of chain nose pliers, squeeze the center of the crimp ends tightly.

Cut two one foot pieces of light blue grosgrain ribbon.

Thread two feet of K.O. onto a needle.

Insert each piece of ribbon through each of the loops on the crimp ends, so that just about one inch protrudes.

Fold the one inch end of the ribbon once, and then twice, and then press it against the longer part of itself. Sew along the edge of the folded piece until the ribbon is securely sewn around the crimp ends. Tie off the thread and trim excess. Repeat on the other end of the necklace.

To wear the necklace, simply place around your neck and tie a bow in the back.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

A Lovely Artfire Collection,My Millefiore Beads Necklace is Included in this Pretty Bunch

Saturday, November 26, 2011

"Written In Stone" An awesome collection by HighDesertKnits from Artfire.She was kind enough to feature my Black Agate Runes,Totally Cool

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Forever in Blue Jeans Bracelet,Instructions for Making this Super Cute Piece From Beadaholique


Use a sharp pair of scissors to cut the strand of silk ribbon into seventeen pieces of equal length (approximately two and a half inches long each). Set these aside.

Using your flush cutters, cut a piece of beading wire that is approximately one foot long. Secure one end of the wire with a Bead Stopper.

Onto the strand, thread an 8mm denim lapis bead. Directly next to that bead, tie a piece of silk around the beading wire into a double overhand knot.

Repeat the previous step until you have seventeen denim lapis beads with a silk knot in between each.

At the very end of the strand, thread five* assorted blue 8/0 seed beads. (*The overall length of the bracelet is just under eight inches. If you would like a longer or shorter finished product, add or omit seed beads during this step.)

Add a crimp tube to the end of the strand, but do not crimp it yet. Thread the end of the strand through the loop on the bar half of the toggle clasp, and back through the crimp tube and several consecutive beads. Pull the wire snug, leaving enough wiggle room for the clasp, and crimp the tube.

Remove the Bead Stopper from the other end of the bracelet and repeat the previous step using the round half of the toggle clasp. Trim excess wire from both ends of the bracelet.

Finally, add a fluted gunmetal crimp bead cover over each of the crimps and gently squeeze closed.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Vintage Christmas Tree Pins on Artfire,I want one of each!