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“Oil Pastel Poppies”



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  1. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Ivy, you changed your pix! Is that a necklace you made? It’s gorgeous!!!

    I love this pick!!! I can just see a field of beautiful red poppies spread out in front of me….. I love the red, black and gold together — beautiful! :-)

  2. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    Ivy, you’re on a roll, another way gorgeous vivid red Pick, so splendid w/ the gold filigree and splashes of black cubic zirconia, another necklace??? :) and like Lynn I’m wondering too – didn’t you post a pic of that necklace that is now your current image?? :)

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  4. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Thanks Lynn and Joyce! The new red jasper beads looked like red oil pastel crayons to me and they’re like the color of poppies – SO vivid and beautiful. (Another bead added to the cart! LOL!) Yes, that necklace in my pic is one of my first pieces that I made and I think I did post it somewhere on here, maybe in another pick or in the blog? Can’t remember! :p

  5. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Oops! Thanks to Little Chicky, too! :)

  6. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    The pic must have been posted before I started on here at the time of the Easter Egg Hunt. What is it made of? I agree about the red jasper — it is so vivid, it’s almost hard to describe! I told Belly Chick that it looks like velvet to me! :D

  7. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Yeah it does have a velvety feel to it, the coloring is so rich. Can’t wait to see it “in person.” The necklace is made of seed pod inlays on black resin teardrop beads. I believe it’s imported from the Philippines. And I think you’re right, the pic must have been posted before you came on here but I’ll put it up again so you can see it up close. Not the best pic, but here it is:


  8. CAS
    CAS says:

    Ivy you’re blazing hot today! I love, love, love, love this pick! Of course I’m a sucker for REDS, and I admit I’ve been eyeballing those new Red Jasper beads. They may just end up coming to my house yet … you never know. ;P

  9. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Ivy, thanks for reposting the pix for me! I could really see the seed pod inlays better when I enlarged it. The pix is great — I love the necklace! What did you use for a clasp? How long have you been making jewelry?

  10. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    I think I used a toggle clasp, can’t go check cuz it’s in a boutique right now but I will be getting it back soon as the store is closing :( Not a great time to open businesses. I started messing around with jewelry-making about 2 years ago. I’ve always had a love of beads and COLOR! but never imagined I could actually make jewelry. When I got up the courage I just put some beads together and took it from there! How about you?

  11. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Oh, thanks CAS! ;)

  12. Kitty Chicky Cat
    Kitty Chicky Cat says:

    Pretty poppies! Cool necklace!

  13. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    I started making jewelry in the Fall of 2006 by taking a class. I do stringing and wirework. So far I’ve sold by word of mouth to friends and given a lot as gifts to friends and family. I’d like to set up a website, perhaps on Etsy. You’re right about it being a tough time to start a new business with the economy being what it is. That’s why I’m so happy your restaurant business is doing so well! :D

  14. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    I would love to take a class, I could use some improvements on my techniques. How much do they charge? I’m working on setting up an account on Etsy, too.

    Thank you Kitty! :) How’s everything?

  15. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Class costs vary depending upon where and what the class is for. I’ve paid as little as $10 and as much as $45. Some classes have lasted an hour (for something simple, such as a stretchy bracelet), while others lasted 3-4 hours for something more complex (such as a wirework bracelet). I enjoy the classes because I learn something new and/or improve the skills I already have. We have a local bead shop and that’s where I take my classes. They keep them to no more than 8 people, so you get lots of individual attention and they are lots of fun! :D

  16. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    Ivy, your stunning Pick is making me like these vivid reds… not usually a color that I like! However with all these way fab bright reds, gold filigree and black cubic zirconia, I WOULD like a necklace w/ these beads, this one is a FAV!!!! :)
    Only two years ago… wow… your jewelry’s stunning judging from the pic…
    Lynn, good to know how you began too… I began 6 years ago taking a class w/ a woman I met thru my boss… it’s been on and off for me due to jobs w/o much income and now being in grad school. I mostly make pieces for nonprofits benefit auctions so far. Still learning a lot about techniques and mixing colors and designs… I do stringing, some bead weaving (spiral stitch) and knotting (I like making necklaces w/ spaces between groups of beads…), so great to hear how you both began jewelry making!!! :)

  17. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Classes really are a fun way to learn techniques, and meet friends w/similar interests.
    Love the vibrantly bold reds here. SO pretty. Now I may need that red jasper. So many choices…. :-)

  18. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    classes are a great way to learn techniques given the right teacher. I’ve been fortunate to find a fab teacher at my fav local bead shop, she tells us that the bead magazines often leave out lotsa steps – she says she still takes classes herself, she really enjoys teaching and definitely is patient with us, full of encouragement and creative ideas… she loves to show students how we can take some basic techniques and have fun making variations… not teaching how to do a project that we all try to do the same way!!!

  19. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    It’s fun to meet other beaders in classes and also to see how other beaders take the same general idea for a project and put their own spin on it. We give each other lots of great ideas that way! Joyce, I love doing knotting, too. I also like working with illusion wire so the beads appear to “float” on the necklace.

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    LG Designs says:

    Oh so pretty red & filigree!

  21. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Thanks LG! And thank you Lynn and Joyce for the class info, it’s actually A LOT cheaper than I expected. I think I will look into that, since I am constantly in bead shops anyway! Sounds like fun!

  22. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Glad to help, Ivy! :D

  23. Mayan Chick - Lilly
    Mayan Chick - Lilly says:

    This pick is beautiful, Ivy. The red jasper is quite vivid. I love the rondelles.

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    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    Ivy, what gorgeous reds you chose! I love the new red jasper rondelles & 8mm coins! They are such a rich color!

    I remember your necklace from the earlier posting, but thanks for sharing it again! You did a spectacular job!

    Lynn & Joyce, classes are fun! I don’t have a shop close by with classes I want to take, but have taken a couple when I go “home”. How nice for you to have someone that encourages experimentation, Joyce!

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    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    Lynn, you’ve learned quite a few different skills! What fun! There’s a lot I’d like to do, but hate looking @ the written instructions in books & mags. So I just experiment, which can get pricey!

  26. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    Love the pick, Cuban Queen! Love the necklace, too! GORGEOUS!

    I love taking classes, too. In fact, I just got back about an hour ago from taking a class in Austin. I’m heading back to Austin Wednesday for another one and again on next Friday. I love learning new techniques and the comaradery!

    KPJEWELS says:

    This is a WOW fantabulously gorgeous pick. I love red, it is my very favourite colour. This went zip into my favs. Beading classes are great fun and a great way to meet other beaders from whom you can learn lots of new tricks and of course the comraderie is great also. We have a super instructor here and she makes certain that we all get our monies worth.

  28. Valentine Chick
    Valentine Chick says:

    Love the pick and the beautiful necklace you created!

  29. Fashion Chick aka SC
    Fashion Chick aka SC says:

    Cuban Queen,
    Your pick is beautiful! I can’t wait until I’m able to get some of that red jasper!

  30. Southern Chickie
    Southern Chick says:

    This is just too stunning for words, Ivy. Love red and poppies. into the faves it goes.

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