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Red Beaded Butterfly465 viewsI made four beaded butterflies for my youngest daughters 18th birthday next month. This is the first one I attempted. Consisting of seed and bugle beads, czech AB beads, one opalite two holed bead, some of my lampwork beads (including the face bead), and a cathedral bead. All wired on 26 gauge artist wire. Pattern was found in Vintage Style Beaded Jewellery by Deborah Schneebeli-Morrell.
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Blue Beaded Butterfly464 viewsThe second butterfly I attempted for my daughter's 18th. More or less the same as the first red one but with couple of Faceted Opalite Briolettes on the lower wings. My own lampwork beads.
Pattern from Vintage Style Beaded Jewellery by Deborah Schneebeli Morrell - page 92.
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Green and Yellow Beaded Butterfly443 viewsOk, I've decided to get a bit creative now. For my third butterfly, I found some pictures and decide to see how close I can get to the real thing. This one is mainly seed beads and a couple of czech beads and my own lampwork beads for bits of the body. This one is wired using florists wire.
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"18" Butterfly285 viewsThis one was a bit more of a challenge to make. I should have taken shots of each step as I just made it up as I went along and by the time I got to start on the second wing, well, i had to more or less make that up as I went along as well... Seed beads, cats eye beads and lampwork beads make up this one. Wired again on florists wire. Happy 18th Chrissie. :-)
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Chrissie's 18th Birthday Sterling Silver Charm Bracelet229 viewsI was meant to be making Chrissie a black and white choker that she asked me for, oh, about a year ago, but after making all those butterflies, I ran out of time. I hope she likes this instead.
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Lou's long awaited Lampwork Dangle Bracelet245 viewsPoor Lou, I was meant to make this for her birthday in April this year... she has had the beads picked out for way longer than that though... I hope she likes it - I sure do. :-) Consisting of chain, wire, round silver beads and toggle in Sterling Silver; my own lampwork beads; Chariot Pebbles; Plain and AB Pink Swarovski Crystals in 3,4 and 6mm; Peridot discs; Pink glass flower spacers; Bali and Sterling Silver charms.
A Supernova goddess made for Lou.182 views
Volcano Pendants192 viewsA request from my eldest daughters partner. Still working on getting them the way I want them...
Jen's Necklace. May 2009167 viewsMy daughter-in-law Jen asked me if I could make her some jewellery, so I invited her over to look through a pile of magazines so I could get a feeling for what she likes.
This necklace is an adaption of one she found in The Bead Book, a South African bead magazine.
Contains base metal components, my own lampwork beads and assorted other pink and gold coloured bits and pieces. A great way to use up leftovers...
Pink Memory Wire Bracelet for Jen.191 viewsLampwork beads by moi.
Chrissie's 21st Charm Bracelet. Chrissie asked me to make her a new "chunkier" charm bracelet for her 21st birthday. So what do I do...?224 views...Yep, I decide that buying large, chunky chain is too expensive so I would learn how to do silver soldering so I could make one myself...
$700 or $800 later and here is the finished product...
All rings were cut and soldered by me. Unfortunately, I ran into some difficulty when it came time to solder the actual charm links on... They just wouldn't take for some reason, so I will give her some pliers so she can keep an eye on them herself. ;-)
Chrissie's 21st Charm Bracelet.205 viewsAnother side.
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