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03-08-2007, 07:47 PM
I think it looks like a fun hobby and a neat way to spiffy up a wardrobe. Anybody?

03-08-2007, 08:23 PM
I make bracelets. I have a huge supply of beads and such, but I'm not too good at it and they eventually break. I have a box full of broken ones that need to be restrung. I've also made a few necklaces and earrings for DD (I don't like necklaces so much on me and I don't wear earrings).

03-08-2007, 08:37 PM
I'm thinking memory wire would make amazing bracelets. Have you done that?

03-08-2007, 08:41 PM
I haven't used memory wire, but I've done silk, ribbons, jute, nylon and that stretchy stuff. Most of the things that I've made that I like are the ones made with natural beads--pearls and rock chips.

I've also made some really cute bookmarks with beads at each end.

03-08-2007, 08:44 PM
So many possibilities!
There's a multi-strand pearl necklace in a book I got from the library. Beautiful! Rice pearls and other odd shapes!

03-08-2007, 09:02 PM
So many possibilities!
..... and other odd shapes!

Why yes there are Susan, I could start saving my beer bottle tops, they are kind of attractive ~ a red MILLER at the top..white GENUINE in the middle and a golden DRAFT at the bottom on a black background...very sexy! Can be used as earrings, I could string them together for a necklace...just let me know okie-dokie?

03-09-2007, 01:57 PM
I make dichroic glass jewelry as well as other kinds too. Earrings, and necklaces are my specialties, but I make bracelets and rings also. Email me at if i can help you.

03-10-2007, 03:43 PM
I've gathered up a bunch of stuff and as soon as I do one or two other things around the house ... I'm going to fiddle a bit.

Tell us more Molly ... wanna post a picture or two?
I went for a little scoot around town this afternoon and saw some nice things that someone is selling on consignment.

03-10-2007, 07:20 PM
I have glue all over my hands. My nursing ring is glued to my finger. I glued my lobster claw shut.
The necklace is pretty cute tho' ... I think I'll try wire ;)

03-10-2007, 07:38 PM
Because you had a bad day
You're taking one down
You sing a sad song just to turn it around
You say you don't know
You tell me don't lie
You work at a smile and you go for a ride
You had a bad day
The camera don't lie
You're coming back down and you really don't mind
You had a bad day
You had a bad day


03-10-2007, 09:36 PM
I'm not sure I've ever been serenaded for being a klutz before.
Couldn't do anything with the beer cap but the guitar strings have possiblities.

03-14-2007, 05:07 PM
I bought a beading magazine. Wow!

03-14-2007, 05:12 PM
Imake braclets with fancy glass beads and im going to have a go at knecklaces soon. I make handmade cards too as im a bit of a crafter lol!
Its good for you totally relaxing!

03-14-2007, 05:13 PM
There used to be a crafters thread here somewhere. I wonder where it went.

03-23-2007, 06:03 PM
I just got a catalogue from FireMountain Gems and Beads ... it's glorious!

03-23-2007, 06:24 PM
I got mine last week -- my first order is $300.00, so I'm gonna wait a bit. Need to save up to fuel my passion! Isn't it terrible?!?!

03-24-2007, 09:04 PM
With a stash like that, I hope you'll post some pictures. Wow!

03-25-2007, 02:35 PM
I got mine last week -- my first order is $300.00, so I'm gonna wait a bit. Need to save up to fuel my passion! Isn't it terrible?!?!

I buy huge amounts also, but then they sit in a drawer. I just don't have time to make anything!!