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Re: September Challenge

Post  Tinker on Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:53 am

Woohoo, well done Gillian! That is really really lovely.
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Post  Cornish on Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:55 am

here is the fire opal necklace inspired by Gustav Kilmts Tree of Life


Phoenix by CornishDragon, on Flickr

I enjoyed working with wire for a change.



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Re: September Challenge

Post  Batty on Wed Sep 28, 2011 12:39 pm

Tinker, the focal beads is great, as has been said, the Monet inspiration is very clear in your piece, lovely.

Odonata, anyone would be proud to wear that necklace, the worry that you have over the working being 100% yours, in my view, has no foundation. You still had to design the necklace, it is beautiful.

Cornish, did you make those fire opal beads? I can't remember. Your entry is also beautiful, I feel for the poor bugger that has to decide on who the winner will be.

My beads haven't quite worked out, but I'll have another bash today.

Good luck ladies of the sparkly stuff Wink
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Post  Tinker on Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:24 pm

Cornish that's gorgeous too!

Looking forward to seeing yours now Batty!
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Re: September Challenge

Post  lislarch on Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:12 pm

Oh I love the Pre-Raphaelites. Two beautiful necklaces, Cornish and Gillian!
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Re: September Challenge

Post  Cornish on Wed Sep 28, 2011 5:34 pm

Thank you Very Happy
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Re: September Challenge

Post  Mead Moon on Wed Sep 28, 2011 6:17 pm

Two really lovely entries from Cornish & Odonata. I am really glad that I don't need to decide between them. Love the Pre-Raphaelite look - it's very much like one of the chatelaines in the V&A, but I also adore spirals...
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Re: September Challenge

Post  RowanWolf on Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:32 pm

They are lovely entries. I just couldn't get my head into or around this one Neutral
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Re: September Challenge

Post  Odonata on Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:10 pm

Awh thanks for that girls.
But..OMFG! Cornish! That's just bloody lovely. Amazing how those coppery beads now look purple. They're incredible colour changing beads. I just love that necklace and if I wore copper I'd snap that up of of you (if I had any cash Crying or Very sad ). Looking forward to seeing more entries in the next 2 days Laughing
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Re: September Challenge

Post  Batty on Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:30 pm

Don't hold ya breath Tink's, got trouble with my HH, have made some beads, but they've been looking like there's carbon in there somewhere.
Today it was quite hot here in sunny o'l Fairlight, i was sat there at me torch, when the flame suddenly went bigger and a lot quieter. Initially I thought, bonus! no bleeding ears tonight. But then, now this will sound odd, the flame was, how do I say, slowly getting bigger then the rim of the nozzle, catch my drift.......
I became quite affraid and turned the thing off mid bead Crying or Very sad
I think after months of no use maybe I should have cleaned it. Have just read some blurb on the makers site and it says if the flame misbehave's then it may need cleaning, so I will clean it.
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Re: September Challenge

Post  Odonata on Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:53 pm

Ooer!
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Re: September Challenge

Post  Batty on Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:29 pm

Dubble Shocked Shocked ed.
I know this has turned into a thread about lampworking but this is where my sorry story began Sad
Soooooooooo, undid said HH, have done this before, but forgot that it has to be done on quite a regular basis, due to the additive they put in the propane, so we don't gas ourselves. Very Happy
Well, what I found was something that looked like a rubber washer Question Blimey one said to oneself, not sure that's right. umed and rrr'ed for a while, then thought, no this can't be right, so i got it out, then set about cleaning the poor HH up. And now she's purring.
the moral of this story be...
when ones beads are looking smoky, don't be a sieve head Batty, get cleanig...
I'm getting there, if I don't manage this monthly, then i'll pop it in the show and tell, hopfully
good night Vienna
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Monet & Pre-Raphaelite Influenced Loom Woven Bracelet

Post  Batty on Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:17 am

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I spent all day yesterday at this, after giving up the night before at my torch.
The picture could be better, but at this late stage it is the best I could do.
It's woven on my very in-expensive Indian beading loom £7.99 from local craft shop.
The dangles ( Carnelian ) and finishing off are completed off loom.

Question for you ladies (and gents if there be any)
This took me most of the day to make, 7 hours plus, yes I know, a long o'l process, if I wanted to sell, how much would one sell for? Please private message me on this one.

Thanks and Good luck to all


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Re: September Challenge

Post  lislarch on Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:53 am

Ooh lovely Dela/Batty, I love the colours. I soo wish I could do beading.
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Re: September Challenge

Post  ToBeadOrNotToBead on Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:58 am

This is a great challenge and has really brought out some amazing work. I love everything! I would have loved to join in, but I don't think I can use Photobucket. I will have to get myself sorted out for October's challenge.

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Re: September Challenge

Post  Cornish on Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:59 am

Batty thats very very nice. Very Happy


Thanks everyone for the comments on my necklace Very Happy

Pru I use flickr that works okay.
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Re: September Challenge

Post  Odonata on Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:27 pm

I use Flickr too and now I've had a tutorial from Tinker,it's really easy to use.

The bracelet is really pretty Batty, I just love the little purple flowers in the green grass.
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Re: September Challenge

Post  Batty on Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:16 am

Thanks for the nice comments everyone.
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Re: September Challenge

Post  Tinker on Sun Oct 02, 2011 3:09 pm

Lol Batty, an entry with a story! You did make me laugh Very Happy Lovely piece too, well done! Well that concludes the September Challenge then, it being October then, but don't let that stop anyone posting stuff should they feel suddenly inspired one day!

We'll be back with the winner - or shall I just change someone's forum title and wait for them to notice muahahahahah Very Happy
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