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What kind of beading do you like to do? July 20, 2004 3:34 PM

I like off=loom bead weaving, jewelery making, bead embroidery, actually everything I've tried doing with beads I like.  [ send green star]
 
types of beadwork July 26, 2004 11:18 AM

Hello, I just got into beadwork, and I really like wirework and jewelry making. I'm not much of one for the small bead work. Like to look at it; don't want to try it. :)  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
beads, beads and more beads July 26, 2004 2:40 PM

I still fairly new to beading, I've only become a fanatic in the last couple of months. I'm open to learning all sorts of beading and take classes on whatever interests me at the time. So far my favorite would probably be wire wrapping stones. I look forward to integrating beading with some of my other crafts like sewing and crochet.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Hi July 26, 2004 3:43 PM

I am new to beading. Only tried it once and love it. Was hoping to get started again. I didn't give up on it before, just guess I got sidetracked by other things. I have a friend who is coming to visit me in September and she was the one who got me started with beading, I hope she will have room in her car to bring all her beading goodies so we can overdose in some beading lol! I want to make some earrings.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
earrings and books July 27, 2004 4:02 PM

I made my first pair of earrings about two weeks ago, and I really like them, and enjoyed doing it. Does anyone recommend any particular beading books? I have one called "All Wired Up," by Mark Lareau. The illustrations and step by step explainations are well done. It is where I got the main instructions for the earrings.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Beads, beads and more beads.... July 27, 2004 10:33 PM

I truely enjoy every aspect of beadwork! I have put it into embroidery and even some of my cross-stitch projects. It's fun to try new things with the little critters cause they fit most any where you want to try to put them. Earrings are my favorite. Do any of you use quills with your beads? It makes a very inexpensive alternative to some of the more expensive bugle beads and adds a very nice contrast. Some of the nicest beadwork instructions I've found are at the craft stores, Michaels is great if you have one close. They give them to you free and some of them are beautiful projects. Right now I've been trying to teach myself the Peyote stitch. It seems pretty neat, I just can't seem to get the hang of it, it goes smooth and then all of the sudden the little critters have minds of their own and I lose it. I've wondered about the Wire Beading that WalMart has in the store and how it works. It looks like a frame with pegs that you wrap the wire around. Anyone know anything about it that you could share?  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
and more beads.............. July 28, 2004 6:59 AM

Michelle is the one to ask about the peg board thing that I can't remember the name of right now. She just bought one and has been experimenting. What kind of peyote are you doing? I took a class and can do 2drop fairly well but it's my understanding that doing odd count is a little more work to figure out and that turning corners can really throw you off.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 July 28, 2004 12:02 PM

I can do even count peyote, I have a bnook that has instructions on how to do odd count also if I ever get around to learning how. I've been beading since about January.  [ send green star]
 
wig-jigs and thing-a-ma-jigs July 29, 2004 11:35 AM

I just bought a thing-a-ma-jig because it is cheaper than the wig-jig. I'm still learning how to use it, but as I get the tension of the wire even, I can create the same loop pattern in the exact same size for whetever I want to make. There are lots of books with patterns for the jigs and there are some gorgeous things made with them. If you are thinking about getting one, I'd suggest the wig-jig. It is more expensive, but it also seems more heavy duty and is a high quality product. I've got it on my wish list. The one that I have makes pretty designs, but the wire that I have to use is so fine that it really wouldn't hold up in jewelry making. It is more for decorative patterns to put in scrap books, on picture frames, and that type of thig, from what I understand. Hope that helps. :)  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
wig-jig continued July 30, 2004 4:32 PM

Forgot to mention: it is a home grown, American business, and is in more good local, independant stores than in big, nasty corporate chain stores.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Michelle, Thanks August 22, 2004 9:50 AM

for the info on the wig jig. Walmart is a big nasty, but it seems to have chased out most of our small local business'. They do come through in a pinch. Surprisingly enough, they have started getting some very nice beading supplies in stock, it might be worth checking out for the crosses.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
I really like to August 22, 2004 5:39 PM

do bead crochet and wirework, I used to do a great deal of seed bead work, but now I'm digging the BIG BEADS and bali silver. I've had good luck selling my work on ebay too. I've been doing this for almost 10 years! ack! Yes, I'm very broke sometimes, but I've got a good stash now. Jill p.s. here's a link for my favorite bead crochet http://www.victoriancrochet.com/  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
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