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  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Beach Beauty”   15 hours, 21 minutes ago

    Lovely idea! Love it! I’m always a sucker for found objects

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Fish Tails”   15 hours, 31 minutes ago

    Thank you ladies!! I should make more beadcaps… Becky, that’s one idea I’m not sure if it’s worth stealing — it might just give you grey hairs, but if you are willing to take that risk, you’re certainly welcome! One could develop it further, maybe…

  • pearlsandme aka Monica shared a new Design: “Fish Tails”   19 hours, 18 minutes ago

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Fiesta Earrings”   19 hours, 30 minutes ago

    Yummy! Those pineapple beads are fantastic!

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Pray First then Ride”   19 hours, 33 minutes ago

    You certainly got a great match with the focal and the beads, and well put together! Pretty!!

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Swallow and Dragonfly”   19 hours, 37 minutes ago

    Agree with everyone — utterly boho chic! The flower bunches in the second one work because the color matches so perfectly — that stops it from looking messy. I can’t see the swallow — I keep seeing a frog!! LOL ! But I still love that bead, it’s a real art bead. HOW do you do [...]

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Without Question Earrings”   19 hours, 49 minutes ago

    Wonderful artisan look to those handmade parts! Congratulations to your new “toy”!

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Summer Boho Triple Wrap”   19 hours, 54 minutes ago

    Those beads match so beautifully! And putting a knot between each not only improves how they drape, it also prevents all the beads from flying, should the strand break! The owner might appreciate that, should she be that unlucky (I once got the comment that all necklaces, and bracelets I guess, should have a weak spot, [...]

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Metal Bail Earrings”   20 hours, 4 minutes ago

    LOVE the earrings — been waiting for the right beads to come round to try that bail technique. How did you do the back, when the front is a perfectly rounded headpin? (If I may ask?) I was planning on riveting it somehow. Beautifully patinated silver! And appreciate your comment on the vampire, LOL… absolutely agree!

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  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “A Gift”   4 days, 11 hours ago

    OK, the capital P!

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “A Gift”   4 days, 11 hours ago

    , CC! Colon, dash, p (or was it capital P??) :-p (testing…) Supposed to be a tongue (in cheek), methink! But I never remember how you do that oogle??!

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Unbreak my heart”   5 days, 10 hours ago

    Agree with CC — those with jumprings are really cool! What are those black-and-white beads looking like eyes? Czech glass? I’ve got a square pendant looking quite similar, bought it maybe 10 years ago, but I only know it’s glass, not where it came from.

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Amethyst Duo”   5 days, 11 hours ago

    What a perfect combo — and I just love rough nuggets!

    Nancy Mc always teaches me something new about gemstones, LOL! So they are Quartz? Should really need a class on gemstones…

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “A Gift”   5 days, 11 hours ago

    Janet B: don’t ask… they were separate pieces, and the wire is soldered as an edge around the stone, helping to keep it in place, but there’s no wire where the leaves are. A bit tricky to cut the right length of wire, prop up the leaves to the same level as the back plate so [...]

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Glazed”   5 days, 11 hours ago

    Thanks again!
    Beadling, this is certainly NOT a technique to try if you don’t have access to a totally undisturbed space… so just keep it on your list, your time will come!

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Scrap Metal”   1 week ago

    …except you wire wrapped the bead to the finding, I see now, but the impression is still that of a tension ring — neat!

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age”   1 week ago

    …here they come, pics of Mom’s pots — the two that she left at home. Probably discarded for some reason, the lower jar has a lid that doesn’t fit perfectly, I can see, but I’m not sure what’s wrong with the small milk can. Much neater and more sophisticated than my beads, as you can see. [...]

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Scrap Metal”   1 week ago

    I heard about tension rings holding the stone in place at the class some week back. Neat job doing it with a finding, wouldn’t have thought of it!

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Captured Sparkles”   1 week ago

    I get all in a knot trying to imagine how this is done…! Amazing! Just imagine those little hidden spots of color coming through all along the length of the bracelet, when the sun shines on it…

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “A Gift”   1 week ago

    Thank you Asia! You’re not exactly standing still either!

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