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Week 13

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Here is everything I made in week 13.

Neoprene and aluminum rings






26 Gauge and 22 gauge gold - plated wire and miyuki drops.


Czech drops and 18 gauge non tarnish silver - plated wire.


A closeup of the maille part of a suede cord necklace.
Again aluminum and neoprene rings.


The ring - part, instead of a bead, to keep the strands together.


A suede cord necklace, plain and simple made special because of the wire elements in it.



My biker bracelet in silver-plate,
black neoprene and turquoise aluminum rings.




And a test ring, made with 26 gauge brass plated wire, 2.6 mm and 4 mm seedbeads.




If you look closely you can see a 6 mm glass pearl hidden in the center.

somethings to think about ............

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HEALTH QUESTION & ANSWER SESSION:

Q: I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life; is this true?
A: Your heart is only good for so many beats, and that's it.. don't waste them on exercise. Everything wears out eventually. Speeding up your heart will not make you live longer; that's like saying you can extend the life of your car by driving it faster. Want to live longer? Take a nap.

Q: Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruit and vegetables?
A: You must grasp logistical efficiencies. What does a cow eat? Hay and corn. And what are these? Vegetables. So a steak is nothing more than an efficient mechanism of delivering vegetables to your system. Need grain? Eat chicken. Beef is also a good source of field grass (green leafy vegetable). And a pork chop can give you 100% of your recommended daily allowance of vegetable products.


Q:
Should I reduce …

Week 12

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I ordered some new wire, this time I tried some gold-plated or gold-filled
I'm not sure so I will have to ask the shop about that.

Of course I had to try the wire to see how it feels









I also ordered some new black and colored neoprene rings.
bigger sizes this time. I really love this type of bracelets.





With very big rings I made a keychain.



Here is my poor excuse of making fishes with wire.
The gun metal I made first, then came the one with the mixed wires.
The one with the delica's came last.

Week 11

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I think I overdid it a bit this past week.
I found a nice tutorial for making bracelets out of buttons.
The grey one was my first try, then came the one in green.






I was in the mood for working with those buttons that I tried out some new idea's.







And of course I made a bunch of new earrings.
Tested a new shape of earring wires for in my shop, so I had to make a few extra earrings.



















I also made two test pendants for somebody, I will show these at a later time.

Week 10

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Time flies when your having fun!!!

the 10th week of this year is already behind us, a week where I had little time for beading.
But I did manage to make a few items. I will start with the earrings.

Green and orange wire with soft green glass pearls.




Seafoam Green Artistic Wire and white glass pearls.




A fun project 10 cm long earrings with metal stars and Czech glass beads.



This one I made last sunday, a stretchy biker bracelet.
Chainmaille made with silver plate and black rubber rings.







I'm off to creating again, so many idea's so little time.


My OTT (Over The Top) entry

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On one of the Dutch forum we had a big contest.

It was called "Over The Top" This was my entry.









After I made send in the photo's I took of all the colored drops and changed them with 6 mm Olivine Jade beads.
I prefer the set with the Jade.








Sadly I can't show the other entries, because the forum is viewable for members only.