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  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “The Mod Squad is Back”   12 hours, 39 minutes ago

    What a bunch of yummy beads… AND they go so well together! Pretty!

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Raku square earrings”   12 hours, 42 minutes ago

    CC took the words from my mouth again with that cording… Such lovely beads, and great contrast!

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Mellow Yellow”   12 hours, 45 minutes ago

    What can I say? Ditto to all above! Looks absolutely lovely!

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Summer Lariat”   12 hours, 48 minutes ago

    I like your thoughts on durability in that last comment! Such a good idea to hide crimps along the way — wouldn’t have thought of it! I love lariats, and I love quartz, so of course I love this!! I think the colors are positively airy! Just got a strand of Cherry quartz from Lima two [...]

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Starry Night”   2 days, 13 hours ago

    Good you got around to actually making it for yourself! I sometimes think like that, but never (well, seldom) get around to do it. More often I make a first version, figure out what could be improved, do that, sell or give it away, and am left with the slightly off prototype. Great looking beads, would [...]

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Turquoise sea”   5 days, 13 hours ago

    This is just gorgeous! Wow! I would put it on a black leather strand all on its own (but that’s me…) Where is the resin, the surface looks metallic to me?

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Mosiac Medley”   5 days, 13 hours ago

    There are often instructions with pictures in beading magazines too, I’ve occasionally stared at them for a while, getting all my little brain cells in a twist .

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Immortal Aspen”   5 days, 13 hours ago

    Very impressive — and beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Mosiac Medley”   6 days, 14 hours ago

    Ditto to Maggies Mom!! Best use of chain maille I’ve ever seen, I think! Perfect balance of beads and maille! Has to go into faves! … this site is impossibly inspiring when it comes to multi-strand, I’ve been turning over a design in my head all morning, instead of concentrating on work… maybe this satisfied my [...]

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Blank Space”   6 days, 14 hours ago

    HUGS to you girls!!
    Another reason (except the aesthetic) I put the metalwork in front, is that it’s all pure untreated copper, and tho’ it’s patinated (and probably waxed — I forget…), I’m not sure how good it would be to wear against the skin. This should be safer.

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Blank Space”   1 week ago

    There are more than one color of pearls, jdtt — might be from several pieces, don’t know since they were all taken apart and packed into a ziplock bag. But they go so well together, one doesn’t really notice — and the variation makes the strand more alive.

    Thank you all for the comments — such a [...]

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Pretty Purple Petals”   1 week, 1 day ago

    Love everything about them! Good photo too!

  • pearlsandme aka Monica shared a new Design: “Blank Space”   1 week, 1 day ago

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Cape Cod”   1 week, 1 day ago

    Beautiful! Wish i could bead like this

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Sunshine on Your Wrist”   1 week, 1 day ago

    All three are gorgeous, no time to comment on all, so just a thumbs up here too! Keep experimenting!

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Pick a Color Any Color”   1 week, 1 day ago

    I love the clean, simple lines of that prong setting! No fuss, very stylish! Yay, good work!! Who couldn’t love it?? (I know, I know, have the same feeling sometimes, lots of stupid people don’t understand, but let’s not care, there are enough people with good taste, like us…)

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Copper Sampler”   1 week, 1 day ago

    I just love them! Would wear them in an eye blink!

    How funny, I have one of those soldered rings somewhere among my homemade copper findings too! Sometimes I believe in that idea someone in the 70′s had, that if enough people think about the same thing, the idea spreads telepathically… Well, nowadays we have the internet [...]

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Gemstone Wannabe”   1 week, 1 day ago

    That no-no is valid only if it ends up in a totally ruined pic! Experimenting with lighting strongly encouraged! I’ve even got some stunning photos where you can see the lens catching the sun’s rays on one side of the picture — but it happened to enhance the composition. Perfect summer earrings (…or winter, or any [...]

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Navaho Beads”   1 week, 5 days ago

    Thanks for the lesson, Becky! Small world, and this page can be surprisingly educating (about other things than beading too, I mean)! Another reason for hanging around!

    When I think about it, it might actually be the other way round, someone here hearing about that figure, and thinking it sound just like Swedish, and starting using the [...]

  • pearlsandme aka Monica commented on the Design “Boho Chic Gypsy Necklace”   1 week, 5 days ago

    How could I miss this — I’ve been too rushed in my comments this week (sneaking a peek at this page at work, naughty me!)! LOVE it, can see why you don’t want to part with it! Ditto to Nancy MC (the gimme gimme… ).
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