The Bead Necklaces I Make

Halifax, MA(Zone 6a)

These are the seed bead necklaces I make and sell. I make them from Delica beads and bugles I found in a Native American craft store out in California. I usually give the purchaser the design sheet, so that it becomes a one of a kind. This one is called 'Winter Sky'.

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Halifax, MA(Zone 6a)

Here is another one. It's called 'Sapphire Nights'.

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Halifax, MA(Zone 6a)

This one is called 'Native Earth'.

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Halifax, MA(Zone 6a)

And this one is 'Autumn Leaves'.

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south central, WI(Zone 5a)

Simply wonderful :)

Beaumont, TX(Zone 8b)

Very pretty! You must have very good eyesight and an abundance of patience to work with such small beads. I love the patterns you use and the titles of your work.

Janet

Halifax, MA(Zone 6a)

Thank you very much. It's not easy using such small beads, but it's worth it when I see the necklaces finished.

Eatonton, GA(Zone 8b)

Beautiful, beautiful! Just Breathtaking!

waukesha, WI(Zone 5a)

Those are absolutely beautiful, and no two alike! They must sell well.

Halifax, MA(Zone 6a)

They sell fairly well, especially at the Senior Center in town. My mother wore a long fall, gold & crystal one and everybody loved it. I made a shorter fall version of it for one of the ladies there. The gold & crystal flash dazzlingly in the sunlight.

Greensboro, AL

maccionoadha: those are just spectacular. I make gemstone bead necklaces, and I know that the process of conceiving a design is a major part of making the necklace, not to mention using those tiny beads and staying in pattern.

Halifax, MA(Zone 6a)

You wouldn't believe how many times I've had to take the whole necklace apart, because I'd found out I had made a mistake for example, leaving out a bead in the middle of the center fall. Ugh, it makes you want to pull your hair out...lol.

Halifax, MA(Zone 6a)

This one is called 'Seafoam Dreams'.

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Halifax, MA(Zone 6a)

This one is called 'Root Beer'.

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Greensboro, AL

It is a beautiful necklace. And just in time for new fall clothes, too.

Halifax, MA(Zone 6a)

This one is 'Pretty in Pink'.

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Halifax, MA(Zone 6a)

Thank you gloria125.

Here is another, called 'Native Way'.

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Halifax, MA(Zone 6a)

This one I sold is called 'Iris Rainbow'.

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Greensboro, AL

You have been busy!

Halifax, MA(Zone 6a)

Here is a new one. I haven't decided on a name yet.

Janet has given it a name. This one is now called 'Crusader'.

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Beaumont, TX(Zone 8b)

That's beautiful! My first thought when I opened it was Crusader.

Janet

Halifax, MA(Zone 6a)

Hi Janet,

That sounds good, Crusader it is. Thank you.

Moe

Halifax, MA(Zone 6a)

Here are a few more pieces; these are earrings.



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Halifax, MA(Zone 6a)

Here is a cuff.

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Okeechobee, FL(Zone 10a)

Moe I think your work is awesome. How long does it take to make the Crusader necklace?
My aunt gifted me with many glass tubes of beads and this really inspires me.
Thanks for sharing.
Sidney

Halifax, MA(Zone 6a)

Well it took me about 48 hours, over a period of 4 days. I have arthritis and can only bead for awhile, then need to rest my hands.

Moe/WautukquesSochepo

Halifax, MA(Zone 6a)

Here are a pair of earrings I made a bit ago.

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Halifax, MA(Zone 6a)

Here are a few necklace I made. The last one I didn't design.



Aquène(Peace),
WaûtuckquesSóchepo(SnowRabbit)
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Okeechobee, FL(Zone 10a)

Very nice. Where did you find the silver, white and black twist beads?

They are all very beautiful!!! Just stunning!!!
Cody

in Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

You do beautiful work Maccionoadha. Do you make bracelets?
Patti

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Halifax, MA(Zone 6a)

Quote from sugarweed :
Very nice. Where did you find the silver, white and black twist beads?


Kawonkamish (Greetings) sugarweed,

I have gotten 25mm ones when I was visiting relatives in CA at The Indian Store, but I have gotten others from Ebay and Fire Mountain Gems and Beads.com.

http://www.firemountaingems.com/shopping.asp?skw=KWSEEDBUGLETWISTED
http://www.firemountaingems.com/shopping.asp?skw=KWSEEDBUGLETWIST
http://www.firemountaingems.com/search/?Keywords=white+bugle
http://www.firemountaingems.com/search/?Keywords=black+bugle
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=2-inch+twisted+bugle+beads&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.X25mm+twisted+bugle+beads&_nkw=25mm+twisted+bugle+beads&_sacat=0


Aquène (Peace),
WaûtuckquesSóchepo (SnowRabbit)
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Halifax, MA(Zone 6a)

Quote from rose318 :
You do beautiful work Maccionoadha. Do you make bracelets?
Patti

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Kawonkamish Patti,

Yes I do. The ones in the post below I made for the singer/actor Meat Loaf:

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=9222785
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/fp.php?pid=9222785&extraimg=0



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Halifax, MA(Zone 6a)

Quote from southgal :
They are all very beautiful!!! Just stunning!!!
Cody


Kawonkamish Cody,

Taubotny (Thank you)!


Aquène (Peace),
WaûtuckquesSóchepo (SnowRabbit)
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Moe,you are very welcome!!!

Cody

Okeechobee, FL(Zone 10a)

Thanks so much for the links. I accidentally found some on eBay, Love the bracelets too.

in Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

You do great work Maccionoadha.

Halifax, MA(Zone 6a)

Kawonkamish Nishnoh (Greetings Everyone)

rose318: Taubotny (Thank you)!

sugarweed: Koonepeam (You're welcome)!

Aquène (Peace),
WaûtuckquesSóchepo (SnowRabbit)
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Baytown, TX(Zone 9b)

Oh my goodness I absolutely love your work. I thought I loved 'Sapphire Nights' till I saw 'Iris Rainbow'. Have you tried etsy for selling these? I love everything you made. I wish I could do that but I wouldn't know where to start.

Halifax, MA(Zone 6a)

Wunne Mohtompan (Good Morning) ilovejesus99,

As a matter of fact, I do have an Etsy shop it's: http://snowrabbitdesigns.etsy.com
I don't have as much in it right now as I usually do. There is a gallery shop, in a mall near me, which is selling my jewelry. So, most of my stock is tied up there.

Bead weaving is not as hard as you'd think. Once you learn the stitches, it will be easier. Your bead weaving stitches are: Loom, Square (False Loom), Brick (Paiute), Gourd, Peyote, Peyote 2 drop, Peyote 3 drop, Peyote 4 drop, Peyote 5 drop, Peyote 6 drop, Peyote 7 drop, Peyote 8 drop, Peyote 9 drop, Tubular Peyote, RAW (Right Angle weave), RAW 2 bead, and RAW 3 bead.

The stitches I use are Brick, Loom and Square. Your best bet is to try practicing using 8° (2.1-3.0mm diameter) seed beads, until you get the hang of it. Then it will be easier to stitch with the 11° (1.8-2.0mm) and 15° (1.3-1.4mm) beads. I once had to make a necklace with 24° (.91mm) seed beads. The 24° are about the size of this circle °. Check out the pic; it shows 11°, 15°, and 24° seed beads next to a nickle.


Aquène (Peace),
WaûtuckquesSóchepo (SnowRabbit)


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