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  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Sparkling Snowflake Ornaments”   23 hours, 27 minutes ago

    Much nicer than the ones I made some years back!

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Shawl Pins”   23 hours, 29 minutes ago

    The backdrop is kinda special… but not the worst I’ve seen! Your sister is an ace crocheter clearly, and that boy is SO cute! About the shawl pins: isn’t it odd (or maybe not, considering the weather…), but I’ve been thinking about those too! Or maybe brooces. Haven’t made any yet, though, and mine won’t be [...]

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Too much?”   2 days, 20 hours ago

    Maybe, maybe not… maybe they’re just the wrong color? Put a more neutral color that matches the wire (some golden(lined) Toho maybe), to give more room for those ceramic beads to shine.

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Unfinished Business”   2 days, 20 hours ago

    Hmmm, interesting! For me, the first one just has too many focals. That wonderful slab in the middle would need subdued company to pop (OK, remember, I’m rather minimalist!). The donuts and the metal beads might actually work together, and with those brown too, their colors match. The second design also has a problem with clashing [...]

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Me-Mine”   2 days, 20 hours ago

    You might learn to finish them by yourself eventually — but your mom needs some fun too, so no hurry… I just LOVE these, especially the first, third (half crescents) …and fourth pair… The color of the first, my fave earring shape of the second, and the personal wire work on the fourth!

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Jana’s Happy Fish”   2 days, 20 hours ago

    These are all stunning! I also love the last ones, but the second are special too, with those magatama loops!

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “My Ode to Asia”   2 days, 20 hours ago

    Just to keep up the order: my faves are the fourth pair, with the recycled donuts! The color is so subtle, and I think the shape would be very complimenting (if I still had pierced ears). You see, you can’t go wrong with these: something for everyone!

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “The Wedding”   2 days, 20 hours ago

    Agree with NancyMc!

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Cousins”   2 days, 21 hours ago

    Thanks CC and Alice!

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “may it be”   4 days, 20 hours ago

    Love it! I’m short of words today, or I would elaborate more — today I can only manage: quirky and fun!

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Tis the Season–Almost!”   4 days, 20 hours ago

    Fun!

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “A bird with a french fry”   4 days, 20 hours ago

    Yes, that snow made it even into our news! Hope you aren’t completely buried! Here we’ve got just a light sprinkling so far, more further north I’ve heard.

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Kumi WHAT?”   4 days, 20 hours ago

    Wonky?? Isn’t it supposed to look like that?!
    What a perfect match! Oh, so you can do kumihimo with larger beads too?! Something of an eye opener… I’m SUCH a beginner when it comes to beading

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Chrysler Bracelet”   4 days, 23 hours ago

    Bead weaving is beyond me in many ways… but this is so cool! The design comes to life with the meléed dark, looking like lit windows, and that yellow outline!

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Cousins”   5 days ago

    Thank you all!!! I think I’m getting the knack of making these now… I must have made about ten of them by now, in different metals. They _are_ popular! Becky — was that a serious question, or a wish for Christmas?? But here’s a brief description: I cut three pieces of wire, each maybe 1 cm [...]

  • pearlsandme aka Monica shared a new Design: “Cousins”   6 days, 23 hours ago

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Cinnabar Earrings”   6 days, 23 hours ago

    Just perfect! $800, duh! (Diamonds, maybe? But who needs those )

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Nebula”   6 days, 23 hours ago

    Love these, Lynda! Think they are the best I’ve seen of your earrings using this design. Those beads are just perfect here! Oh, and it WAS “photoshopping” — I was wondering about it when I read your blog post! Neat, thanks for telling us!

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “A bird with a french fry”   6 days, 23 hours ago

    Hee, love the saying, needless to say I’ve never heard it, but it has a fun twist to it! Love the bracelet too, really! I like the way the colors contrast on the different sides, but match perfectly on the same side. And the necklace, lariats are an old fave of mine! You seem to be [...]

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Recycled Concho”   1 week, 2 days ago

    What a rainbow! It’s lovely!

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