Are there any Beaders Here?

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-13-2013
Are there any Beaders Here?
Fri, 03-15-2013 - 3:22am

Felt a little lonely that there is so many silent voice here... Really wanna find someone to talk about jewelry especially on handmade jewelry, beaded, wrapped etc.. Well, haven't find one so far...Or if you know htere is any other places that I can find related with beads, place tell me, I am looking forward to know peopel who have interests in beading. :)

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-21-1998
Thu, 03-21-2013 - 8:46am

No, but a beading friend of mine was real interested in the colorwork chart I was knitting from.

Cthulu Crochet

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Community Leader
Registered: 02-14-2000
Mon, 03-25-2013 - 12:09pm

I'm definitely a beader, and jewelry maker from things other than beads! I also do a lot of jewelry mending and scavenging broken stuff for parts. I've made paper beads, fimo beads, seed (real seeds) beads, rose petal beads, fabric beads, bamboo beads, pendants and charms from oddball things and the usual purchased beads in all sizes,shapes, forms and materials.

What's your favorite kind to work with? My eyes are getting poor so I do less and less with glass seed beads but I love finding unique things to work with! I also (for jewelry for myself) like cord or leather best because of a metal most of what I make for me is either slip on or elasticized. I use chains for stuff I'm giving away though.

Hardest thing for me.....deciding on the design and colors. Easiest......collecting new beads or things I can use as!