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#1 Ya_Big_Tree

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 07:57 PM

Hey so as promised I started a jewelry thread for anyone on here who appreciates pretty shiny things or who makes them.  Hobo I think you mentioned you make jewelry too. :)

I make jewelry myself. I love it... since I work with yarn, hemp and do lacework I found these pieces were inspired a lot by those kinda of pieces.

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Beaded hemp lace bracelet I made in 2012

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The matching hemp beaded lace choker I made in 2012 also.

Anyone else make jewelry?

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 12:01 AM

No I don't make it but I try to make my husband buy it for me once in awhile. We end up spending the money on Rush though.

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 12:52 AM

Beautiful! I'm bound to have pics somewhere of a couple pieces I've made. In storage I have several tool boxes full of supplies (though I will replace all my beading tools ASAP. they're all just.....dull and broken after much use). I have hundreds of pieces made, as well.
I made quite a bit of money in high school selling it, which took me totally by surprise. People were buying the jewelry I was wearing off of me. It happened so often I ended up wearing nothing but my own jewelry to school.
I do plan on having a little home business someday.

I use beads of all kinds, and much prefer hemp over anything else :)

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 11:00 AM

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My sister makes great jewelry and has a business. A few years back I made a few pieces for one of her shows. I pound and twist copper wire and I cut from sheets of copper and add beads, etc.

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 02:18 PM

View Posthobo73, on 04 April 2014 - 12:52 AM, said:

Beautiful! I'm bound to have pics somewhere of a couple pieces I've made. In storage I have several tool boxes full of supplies (though I will replace all my beading tools ASAP. they're all just.....dull and broken after much use). I have hundreds of pieces made, as well.
I made quite a bit of money in high school selling it, which took me totally by surprise. People were buying the jewelry I was wearing off of me. It happened so often I ended up wearing nothing but my own jewelry to school.
I do plan on having a little home business someday.

I use beads of all kinds, and much prefer hemp over anything else :)

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Those are really nice hobo. Have you ever thought of opening a shop on etsy.com? A lot of people I know including 2 of my cousins sell handmade things on there. It's a good way to make some $ on the side and it's nice knowing someone loves your work. :)

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 02:19 PM

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My sister makes great jewelry and has a business. A few years back I made a few pieces for one of her shows. I pound and twist copper wire and I cut from sheets of copper and add beads, etc.
I totally forgot you made jewelry too Jo! Those are so nice especially the Subdivisions one, hehe.  What type of stuff does your sister make?

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 02:50 PM

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 02:54 PM

WOW! Her stuff is amazing! I love that bullet with butterfly wings especially!
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Posted 04 April 2014 - 02:59 PM

Yes. It's awesome stuff. The sea glass is great too. She's been painting butterflies for a long time. The jewelry is her latest form. she uses the stones, agates, etc. that she finds on the beach.

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 03:59 PM

View PostYa_Big_Tree, on 04 April 2014 - 02:18 PM, said:

View Posthobo73, on 04 April 2014 - 12:52 AM, said:

Beautiful! I'm bound to have pics somewhere of a couple pieces I've made. In storage I have several tool boxes full of supplies (though I will replace all my beading tools ASAP. they're all just.....dull and broken after much use). I have hundreds of pieces made, as well.
I made quite a bit of money in high school selling it, which took me totally by surprise. People were buying the jewelry I was wearing off of me. It happened so often I ended up wearing nothing but my own jewelry to school.
I do plan on having a little home business someday.

I use beads of all kinds, and much prefer hemp over anything else :)

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Those are really nice hobo. Have you ever thought of opening a shop on etsy.com? A lot of people I know including 2 of my cousins sell handmade things on there. It's a good way to make some $ on the side and it's nice knowing someone loves your work. :)

Thank you so much! those are a couple beginner pieces I made at 16. It's funny to look back and think of how far I've come!
YES, I love etsy and definitely plan on using it!! thanks!!! I would love to have some sort of income from this :)

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 06:10 PM

View Posthobo73, on 04 April 2014 - 03:59 PM, said:

View PostYa_Big_Tree, on 04 April 2014 - 02:18 PM, said:

View Posthobo73, on 04 April 2014 - 12:52 AM, said:

Beautiful! I'm bound to have pics somewhere of a couple pieces I've made. In storage I have several tool boxes full of supplies (though I will replace all my beading tools ASAP. they're all just.....dull and broken after much use). I have hundreds of pieces made, as well.
I made quite a bit of money in high school selling it, which took me totally by surprise. People were buying the jewelry I was wearing off of me. It happened so often I ended up wearing nothing but my own jewelry to school.
I do plan on having a little home business someday.

I use beads of all kinds, and much prefer hemp over anything else :)

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Those are really nice hobo. Have you ever thought of opening a shop on etsy.com? A lot of people I know including 2 of my cousins sell handmade things on there. It's a good way to make some $ on the side and it's nice knowing someone loves your work. :)

Thank you so much! those are a couple beginner pieces I made at 16. It's funny to look back and think of how far I've come!
YES, I love etsy and definitely plan on using it!! thanks!!! I would love to have some sort of income from this :)
Well if you've already been selling them then make a bunch up and put them on there. You can make some good side income. :)

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 06:41 PM

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My sister makes great jewelry and has a business. A few years back I made a few pieces for one of her shows. I pound and twist copper wire and I cut from sheets of copper and add beads, etc.

:musicnote:  Moon River wider than a mile ... :musicnote:

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 06:47 PM

View PostYa_Big_Tree, on 03 April 2014 - 07:57 PM, said:

Hey so as promised I started a jewelry thread for anyone on here who appreciates pretty shiny things or who makes them.  Hobo I think you mentioned you make jewelry too. :)

I make jewelry myself. I love it... since I work with yarn, hemp and do lacework I found these pieces were inspired a lot by those kinda of pieces.

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Beaded hemp lace bracelet I made in 2012

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The matching hemp beaded lace choker I made in 2012 also.

Anyone else make jewelry?

I've read a long time ago in a book that people with long slim fingers are more prone to be working with small creative details, whereas people with short hands are more suitable for hard labour. Grossly stereotypical I know, but when I see this post and what you've made in the "How Handy Are You" thread I can't help but wonder if there is merit to the generalization? Anyway I really admire crafty people. Makes me wanna be one myself :)

Damn you got skills all of you! :yes:

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 06:53 PM

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Here are my hands. Is that bad?

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 06:54 PM

View PostThe Analog Grownup, on 04 April 2014 - 06:47 PM, said:

View PostYa_Big_Tree, on 03 April 2014 - 07:57 PM, said:

Hey so as promised I started a jewelry thread for anyone on here who appreciates pretty shiny things or who makes them.  Hobo I think you mentioned you make jewelry too. :)

I make jewelry myself. I love it... since I work with yarn, hemp and do lacework I found these pieces were inspired a lot by those kinda of pieces.

Posted Image
Beaded hemp lace bracelet I made in 2012

Posted Image
The matching hemp beaded lace choker I made in 2012 also.

Anyone else make jewelry?

I've read a long time ago in a book that people with long slim fingers are more prone to be working with small creative details, whereas people with short hands are more suitable for hard labour. Grossly stereotypical I know, but when I see this post and what you've made in the "How Handy Are You" thread I can't help but wonder if there is merit to the generalization? Anyway I really admire crafty people. Makes me wanna be one myself :)

Damn you got skills all of you! :yes:
Interesting thought... that is my long alien looking arm and fingers modelling the bracelet. :lol:
Maybe there is truth to that. It does help to have small hands when doing lacework I can say that much.

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 07:01 PM

View PostYa_Big_Tree, on 04 April 2014 - 06:54 PM, said:

View PostThe Analog Grownup, on 04 April 2014 - 06:47 PM, said:

View PostYa_Big_Tree, on 03 April 2014 - 07:57 PM, said:

Hey so as promised I started a jewelry thread for anyone on here who appreciates pretty shiny things or who makes them.  Hobo I think you mentioned you make jewelry too. :)

I make jewelry myself. I love it... since I work with yarn, hemp and do lacework I found these pieces were inspired a lot by those kinda of pieces.

Posted Image
Beaded hemp lace bracelet I made in 2012

Posted Image
The matching hemp beaded lace choker I made in 2012 also.

Anyone else make jewelry?

I've read a long time ago in a book that people with long slim fingers are more prone to be working with small creative details, whereas people with short hands are more suitable for hard labour. Grossly stereotypical I know, but when I see this post and what you've made in the "How Handy Are You" thread I can't help but wonder if there is merit to the generalization? Anyway I really admire crafty people. Makes me wanna be one myself :)

Damn you got skills all of you! :yes:
Interesting thought... that is my long alien looking arm and fingers modelling the bracelet. :lol:
Maybe there is truth to that. It does help to have small hands when doing lacework I can say that much.

Alien looking arm and fingers?! :o :blink:

Hope you don't mind getting a compliment but I find these supposedly "alien looking arms and fingers" very elegant and beautiful :)

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 07:02 PM

View Postumoveme, on 04 April 2014 - 06:53 PM, said:

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Here are my hands. Is that bad?

Perfect for working in the Gulag :D

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 02:34 PM

View PostThe Analog Grownup, on 04 April 2014 - 07:01 PM, said:

View PostYa_Big_Tree, on 04 April 2014 - 06:54 PM, said:

View PostThe Analog Grownup, on 04 April 2014 - 06:47 PM, said:

View PostYa_Big_Tree, on 03 April 2014 - 07:57 PM, said:

Hey so as promised I started a jewelry thread for anyone on here who appreciates pretty shiny things or who makes them.  Hobo I think you mentioned you make jewelry too. :)

I make jewelry myself. I love it... since I work with yarn, hemp and do lacework I found these pieces were inspired a lot by those kinda of pieces.

Posted Image
Beaded hemp lace bracelet I made in 2012

Posted Image
The matching hemp beaded lace choker I made in 2012 also.

Anyone else make jewelry?

I've read a long time ago in a book that people with long slim fingers are more prone to be working with small creative details, whereas people with short hands are more suitable for hard labour. Grossly stereotypical I know, but when I see this post and what you've made in the "How Handy Are You" thread I can't help but wonder if there is merit to the generalization? Anyway I really admire crafty people. Makes me wanna be one myself :)

Damn you got skills all of you! :yes:
Interesting thought... that is my long alien looking arm and fingers modelling the bracelet. :lol:
Maybe there is truth to that. It does help to have small hands when doing lacework I can say that much.

Alien looking arm and fingers?! :o :blink:

Hope you don't mind getting a compliment but I find these supposedly "alien looking arms and fingers" very elegant and beautiful :)
:blush: thanks... i should make more pieces... been feeling inspired lately

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 10:43 AM

View PostYa_Big_Tree, on 05 April 2014 - 02:34 PM, said:

View PostThe Analog Grownup, on 04 April 2014 - 07:01 PM, said:

View PostYa_Big_Tree, on 04 April 2014 - 06:54 PM, said:

View PostThe Analog Grownup, on 04 April 2014 - 06:47 PM, said:

View PostYa_Big_Tree, on 03 April 2014 - 07:57 PM, said:

Hey so as promised I started a jewelry thread for anyone on here who appreciates pretty shiny things or who makes them.  Hobo I think you mentioned you make jewelry too. :)

I make jewelry myself. I love it... since I work with yarn, hemp and do lacework I found these pieces were inspired a lot by those kinda of pieces.

Posted Image
Beaded hemp lace bracelet I made in 2012

Posted Image
The matching hemp beaded lace choker I made in 2012 also.

Anyone else make jewelry?

I've read a long time ago in a book that people with long slim fingers are more prone to be working with small creative details, whereas people with short hands are more suitable for hard labour. Grossly stereotypical I know, but when I see this post and what you've made in the "How Handy Are You" thread I can't help but wonder if there is merit to the generalization? Anyway I really admire crafty people. Makes me wanna be one myself :)

Damn you got skills all of you! :yes:
Interesting thought... that is my long alien looking arm and fingers modelling the bracelet. :lol:
Maybe there is truth to that. It does help to have small hands when doing lacework I can say that much.

Alien looking arm and fingers?! :o :blink:

Hope you don't mind getting a compliment but I find these supposedly "alien looking arms and fingers" very elegant and beautiful :)
:blush: thanks... i should make more pieces... been feeling inspired lately

None of you has anything on me when it comes to "alien arms and hands".  I've been referring to my hands as "alien" for years.  I'm very small framed but for some reason have these freakishly long arms and big hands with long bony fingers.  I can span 9 keys on a piano.

That said, you all make some lovely jewelry!  I admire and envy anyone with the chops for art and design.

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 11:23 AM

Here are a few more of my weird copper things.
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