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  • SquirrelGirl aka Angela commented on the Design “Outrageous Orchid”   4 days, 6 hours ago

    Hey Mary S! You don’t need a needle for stringing the beads because it’s stiff enough on it’s own. But I use a tapestry needle (size 22) to string the ends though the knot at the end, then apply some GS Hypo cement inside the knot for extra measure.

  • SquirrelGirl aka Angela commented on the Design “Bronzed Heron”   4 days, 16 hours ago

    Very beautiful! I love the rustic vibe you’ve created here. Absolutely gorgeous!

  • SquirrelGirl aka Angela commented on the Design “Outrageous Orchid”   4 days, 18 hours ago

    Thank you all for our wonderful input! I really appreciate them all!

    Becky, the squares have only one hole, which I sanded more open with a dremel so it would not wear/cut against the thread. Speaking of which, Mary S. I decided to restring this using .4mm C-Lon, not because it was not strong, but because it [...]

  • SquirrelGirl aka Angela commented on the Design “Outrageous Orchid”   5 days, 18 hours ago

    Thank you Judy, CC and Beadling! I like your descriptor of a wild tropical sunset! That’s awesome! CC, your hubby likes it too, is high praise indeed!

  • SquirrelGirl aka Angela commented on the Design “Flutter”   5 days, 18 hours ago

    I loved it the minute I saw it on Etsy! The colors are gorgeous and your PC beads and clasp is devine! simply stunning!

  • SquirrelGirl aka Angela commented on the Design “Lola”   5 days, 18 hours ago

    Beautiful design Jet! I love the colors you used to accent that gorgeous focal! I just checked out your shop and it looks awesome!

  • SquirrelGirl aka Angela commented on the Design “Daisy Chain”   5 days, 18 hours ago

    Congrats on FP! Love your design and colors in these! Thank you for the drying technique, as I use the patinas a lot and this is a wonderful idea!

  • SquirrelGirl aka Angela commented on the Design “Hearts On Fire”   5 days, 19 hours ago

    They’re a perfect match for your daisies and druks! I love to deconstruct and reconstruct too!

  • SquirrelGirl aka Angela shared a new Design: “Outrageous Orchid”   5 days, 19 hours ago

  • SquirrelGirl aka Angela commented on the Design “DIY tutorial statement necklace”   5 days, 19 hours ago

    This is stunning, as are all of your pieces! I love the smoky blue stones you added to this one. Thank you for the tutorial, I think it looks great!

  • SquirrelGirl aka Angela commented on the Design “Rainbow Falls”   5 days, 19 hours ago

    As the other ladies said, it’s elegant and gorgeous! I love how you used the copper focal with this, perfect!

  • SquirrelGirl aka Angela commented on the Design “Summer Fun”   5 days, 19 hours ago

    I love this! It’s so sweet, and very soft yet colorful. I agree that your mixture of different links add a great twist! Your pics are great too!

  • SquirrelGirl aka Angela commented on the Design “Mermaid’s cove”   5 days, 19 hours ago

    Absolutely beautiful! Your PC beads are perfect and put this piece over the top! Good luck in the challenge!

  • SquirrelGirl aka Angela commented on the Design “BUTTERFLY AS PEACOCK”   6 days, 14 hours ago

    So beautiful Judy! I love the little spikes with this, so unique. You accented the pendant perfectly!

  • SquirrelGirl aka Angela commented on the Design “Becky Inspired”   1 week, 4 days ago

    Gorgeous design Wanda! I too have a difficult time incorporating Tiger’s Eye, but you did a fantastic job! I love how you used the jump rings hanging down between the beads. Genius!

  • SquirrelGirl aka Angela commented on the Design “Ombre Sunshine Wrap”   1 week, 4 days ago

    This one was strung with KO beading thread, but I have also used Nymo, C-Lon and One G. One G is my favorite because you don’t have to condition the thread, because it is preconditioned.

  • SquirrelGirl aka Angela commented on the Design “RED HOT”   1 week, 6 days ago

    Your whole design is inspired, especially with that pop of green! Asia’s bead is the perfect compliment to your wonderful design. Love it!

  • SquirrelGirl aka Angela commented on the Design “Copper Waters”   1 week, 6 days ago

    This is a great piece you’ve made from a beautiful inspiration. Don’t you just love it when these ladies pick the most gorgeous components for you to work with? I know I do… and have!

  • SquirrelGirl aka Angela commented on the Design “FLY AWAY”   1 week, 6 days ago

    Oh so very tranquil with your color choices. I love your color palette and beads you’ve used. Absolutely beautiful!

  • SquirrelGirl aka Angela commented on the Design “Tube Wraps”   1 week, 6 days ago

    Thank you all so much, I soooo appreciate you wonderful comments!

    Wanda, each strand comes with 30 beads and these bracelets use 34-36 depending on how long you want it. However you could add some other beads like the pyrite rice I added to the leopardskin jasper one to make up the difference.

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