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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:27 pm    Post subject: Beads and jewelry making Reply with quote

Does this topic also cover beading like in jewelry making? I remember that someone (Lobug, I think) was knitting some necklaces for gifts. But I also noticed that one of our newer members said something about doing jewelry making. I wondered if anyone else does that. My hands do not allow me to do much, but there is a PBS show about it that I love to watch...very facinating. I have tried beaded knitting, it is not so hard, but perhaps, fine is the term I have trouble getting my hands around. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not tried knitting beads, but have made beaded jewellery for quite a few years. i love making ear rings and beaded bracelets/necklaces.
Anyone remember Janet Coles? She had the most fabulous selection of wonderful beads. I still have some fabulous blue and purple tube beads i bought from her over 12 years ago,maybe longer?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My son buys beads & makes some jewellry - gave some away for Christmas pressies (lucky mum!)
I want to start knitting with beads - have got book out from library
I knitted some necklaces out of special yarn & they were a great hit
Let us know how you get on Nony
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like to make jewellery, especially to raise money for charities by selling it on stalls or on online auctions.

I'm about to start making some items for a sale to raise money for the Boscastle Museum of Witchcraft in Cornwall.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I toy with beading from time to time... Have made some pretty nice Christmas ornaments (angels, stars & wreaths), some freestyle bracelets, little stichmarkers etc. Miss 8 loves beads, she makes all kinds of necklaces and bracelets, and worked out how to make earrings all by herself Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like working with beads. Just got a good find at a goodwill, 3 bagies full of seed beads. I sew then onto a lot of the knit items I make. Knitted some jewelry out metal, beads and buttons.





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Boscastle Museum of Witchcraft in Cornwall


I had no clue such a place existed wow.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dethas wrote:
I like to make jewellery, especially to raise money for charities by selling it on stalls or on online auctions.

I'm about to start making some items for a sale to raise money for the Boscastle Museum of Witchcraft in Cornwall.


Dethas, that's funny, i worked all summer at the Judges Lodgings Museum where the Thomas Covell lived, he was the Lord Justice who tried and sentenced the Lancashire Witches to be hung and had them detained at the Lodgings until they went to the Castle to be hung later on.
In the lower corridor near to the Casstle overspill holding cells it is deathly cold!
I'd love to go to Bodmin to the useum when i am down there next?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am an artist and work out of my home. The two main things I do are make glass beads and make jewelry out of the glass beads. I sell a lot of the beads loose in my artfire shop as well as selling finished jewelry there. Take a look if you want artisan beads Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not exactly jewellery but I love using vintage buttons to add touches to my knitwear sometimes!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a pretty skein of pale grey "haze" yarn. I bought some 'black diamond' crystal beads to put on it for a lace scarf I want to knit for a gift. I hope it turns out as pretty as I am imagining it will.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 6:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A_nony_mouse wrote:
I have a pretty skein of pale grey "haze" yarn. I bought some 'black diamond' crystal beads to put on it for a lace scarf I want to knit for a gift. I hope it turns out as pretty as I am imagining it will.


I'm sure it will. It sounds lovely to me.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I slipped a few inches of beads onto an 'invisable thread' n plyed it into yarn knotting into the yarn to start and feeding the beads up one per stitch for one row. Then I knotted off the Invisa-thread n went back to plain yarn. This was to be an 'ankle bracelet' on a peach pair of socks that went missing along with my Knitkit.
It really looked pretty good but was never finished. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I learned how to bead yarn as I'm spinning it, but I can only do it on a drop spindle, cause I can't get the beads to feed through the oriface on my wheel...
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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Granny A, perhaps smaller beads would fit?
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