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  • Stingray commented on the Design “Last Minute Design”   1 week, 6 days ago

    This is cool, it has something of an old-world look to it. The dragonflies around here are just about the same color, too.

  • Stingray commented on the Design “Autumn Bird”   1 week, 6 days ago

    LimaBeads and a few other places call them “bead tips”.

  • Stingray commented on the Design “Beyond The Scale”   2 weeks, 4 days ago

    Nice work, it reminds me of filagree.

  • Stingray commented on the Design “Mushroomieroom”   2 weeks, 4 days ago

    Nice job on this, especially the clasp. I use parawire almost exclusively. It’s very easy to get smooth swirls because of its consistency. Once in a while you’ll get a spool that’s really hardened but it is usually just a bit harder than dead-soft. Their “new faux gold” and “raw bronze” are a good firm-soft/ 1/4hard. [...]

  • Stingray commented on the Design “What’s That About Earrings”   3 months, 2 weeks ago

    Stunning!

  • Stingray commented on the Design “Morse Code Bracelets”   4 months ago

    You could use something like the “Amoracast Sterling Silver Leaf Connector 32x8mm” and wire the micro gems into the leaves with a fine gauge. Otherwise, like CC said, wrap them onto a heavier gauge(18 or 16 minimum).

  • Stingray commented on the Design “Baubles”   4 months, 2 weeks ago

    Colors I would not expect to work together, and yet, they look great. Nice design.

  • Stingray commented on the Design “Love Is The Answer”   4 months, 2 weeks ago

    I, too, thought of watermelon when I saw this. Especially since there is a local watermelon festival that uses the proceeds to help with scholarships for students. Great necklace.

  • Stingray commented on the Design “Making Waves”   4 months, 2 weeks ago

    Be sure to start with a fresh piece of wire as a used piece may already be work-hardened. Coil by poking the tip through(like threading a needle) then pulling tight. As your pulling the wire through you may need to hold open the loop that forms to keep it from kinking. Hope this helps. This bracelet [...]

  • Stingray commented on the Design “Angel”   5 months ago

    This is great, especially with the little halo.

  • Stingray commented on the Design “Butterfly Bush”   5 months ago

    I love the colors in this and the chainmaille flower really helps set off the pendant while merging it into the overall design.

  • Stingray commented on the Design “It’s Raining On The Sun”   5 months ago

    Excellent! These are unique and stylish. I love the earrings.

  • Stingray commented on the Fresh Pick “Coffee”   5 months ago

    EPB that is a perfect way to explain the egg-hunt.
    Great pick, Kimberly.

  • Stingray commented on the Design “Fruit Salad or Carmen Miranda”   5 months, 1 week ago

    I can definitely see citrus clusters in this. Nice summer-y brightness.

  • Stingray commented on the Design “A Few More Pieces”   5 months, 1 week ago

    Both necklaces are very well done and beautiful.

  • Stingray commented on the Design “Sunflower”   5 months, 1 week ago

    This is a very creative application of jumprings. What an excellent idea and delivery of design.

  • Stingray commented on the Design “Saturday Afternoon”   5 months, 1 week ago

    This is so very well coordinated.

  • Stingray commented on the Design “The Wine Garden”   5 months, 2 weeks ago

    Such an elegant garden bracelet, very nice. I love that you added lots of beads among the wire to really liven it up.

  • Stingray commented on the Design “Moonflower”   5 months, 2 weeks ago

    Jan,
    Robin had mention in another post with these cabs to Google -painted ladies boutique. Hope this helps.

  • Stingray commented on the Design “She Sells Sea Shells By The Seashore”   5 months, 3 weeks ago

    Ooh, such an unusual and unique bead. They do look exactly like calla lilies.

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