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Thresher61 01-22-2018 01:39 AM

re-entering fancy dancing after many years need help beading
 
Good evening everyone, please forgive the long email....

I am hoping for a blessing from someone. I have been out of the dance scene for quite a few years. I am building a totally new costume. I am starting a new set of beadwork to go with my new costume. I have been putting this part off because I have a couple of issues going on with my hands. They won't hold the small beading needle much longer than 30-45mnts hour. Have ran ad's here & there for someone who beads part time and is affordable.

I have to bead two strips that will be 3"W x 48"L. I printed off some beading graph paper and I had already had my design in my mind.

I was 20 rows into beading and figured it wasn't 3" wide. I am using 10/0 silver lined beads. I am trying to figure out what went wrong. I have been researching last 3 hours and finally came up a measurement. How do all of you do it. I am coming up with about 16 beads side to side equals a inch(1"), is that close? So I want my beadwork to be 3" wide, I need 48 beads to make 3" correct? What beading graph paper do I need to use? Guess I will like be starting over.
Have 1 other problem, I don't know how to post pics or I would post my cuffs design on paper. Cuffs are bigger at back gets smaller towards the front, cuff size are to be 91/2" wide in front, 121/2" wide in back, and 7" long front to back, every 5 rows I'm adding a bead to each side go 5 rows down add another bead to each side. so that makes the front row 154 wide, back row at 200 beads wide. Am I any where close to getting this correct? Can anyone help without burning me at the stake? My new cuff graph paper design will be nearly 30" x 30" I have it cut out already, is everyone else's pattern usually that big? Thanks to anyone that will give some good critique, please limit negative comments we all have to start out somewhere, thanks and have a great night and good week.

OLChemist 01-22-2018 04:03 AM

What technique are you using for your regalia?

wardancer 01-22-2018 10:48 AM

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I replied to you and told you that my wife might be interested , but you never made contact with her. A missed opportunity now. Good luck with it.

By the way , my patterns are whatever size of the project I'm making.

Joe's Dad 01-29-2018 09:02 PM

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Originally Posted by wardancer (Post 1634726)
I replied to you and told you that my wife might be interested , but you never made contact with her. A missed opportunity now. Good luck with it.

By the way , my patterns are whatever size of the project I'm making.

I used to have a set of cuffs just like those yellow ones.

Now my son has a set of cuffs just like those yellow ones. LOL

wardancer 01-29-2018 10:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Joe's Dad (Post 1634778)
I used to have a set of cuffs just like those yellow ones.

Now my son has a set of cuffs just like those yellow ones. LOL

To bad he doesn't have mocs to match ! LOL A good (Joe's)Dad could make that happen ! :rofl:

Broken Arrow 01-30-2018 01:09 PM

The yellow ones nice, really nice.

wardancer 01-30-2018 01:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Broken Arrow (Post 1634793)
The yellow ones nice, really nice.

Here's the other side.

Broken Arrow 01-30-2018 02:17 PM

Sigh, great.

Wearing the full set of regalia, you must look awesome.

wardancer 01-30-2018 03:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Broken Arrow (Post 1634795)
Sigh, great.

Wearing the full set of regalia, you must look awesome.

Those aren't mine ! They were Joe'sDads , I made them. Now they're his sons ! LOL He looks.....well....O.K. in his outfit. You know , for an ol' guy ! :hysterica

Broken Arrow 01-30-2018 03:51 PM

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Originally Posted by wardancer (Post 1634796)
Those aren't mine ! They were Joe'sDads , I made them. Now they're his sons ! LOL He looks.....well....O.K. in his outfit. You know , for an ol' guy ! :hysterica


:angel::lol:
When a man's good years are over, his best years come.

For man of the Junior Golden Age or Golden Age, hey, they are still good looking.


Tradition my friend, tradition and those cuffs will serve the next generation too, I trust.

Joe's Dad 01-30-2018 10:53 PM

Hmmm...I wonder how much a set of side drops would cost?

I'm just wondering out loud.

Broken Arrow 01-31-2018 02:42 AM

Perhaps you get a silent reply.

Joe's Dad 01-31-2018 08:56 AM

Ha! The reply is a loudmouth! :rofl: :laughing:

wardancer 01-31-2018 10:46 AM

That depends ! LOL Ruby or yellow ? LOL Shhhhhh......

Broken Arrow 01-31-2018 10:55 AM

Ruby and yellow of course.

Two sets for different occasions.

Hm, may be a secret blue set as camouflage.

wardancer 01-31-2018 12:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Joe's Dad (Post 1634802)
Hmmm...I wonder how much a set of side drops would cost?

I'm just wondering out loud.

Prolly have to dig up a couple of those soup cans full of money you got buried out in your backyard ! Figure out how much you want to spend , double it , and I'll get them done in a couple years ! :rofl:

Joe's Dad 01-31-2018 12:54 PM

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Originally Posted by wardancer (Post 1634811)
Prolly have to dig up a couple of those soup cans full of money you got buried out in your backyard ! Figure out how much you want to spend , double it , and I'll get them done in a couple years ! :rofl:

I found out those soup cans had holes in the bottom and all the pennies drained out. Maybe you should bead them, send tgem and then I'll pay you in a coupla years. Good trade!

Broken Arrow 01-31-2018 03:59 PM

:tv_happy:

:lol:

Joe's Dad 01-31-2018 06:17 PM

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Originally Posted by wardancer (Post 1634794)
Here's the other side.

Nice.

wardancer 01-31-2018 07:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Joe's Dad (Post 1634814)
Nice.

Reminiscing ? They are pretty !:lol:

Broken Arrow 02-01-2018 01:06 PM

I am curious.:angel:

What looked Joe's Dad like wearing the yellow cuffs and the regalia to which it belonged?

Good looking, I hope. Hm, may be you competed in the dance arena, teasing each other and :dancing:

wardancer 02-01-2018 01:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Broken Arrow (Post 1634825)
I am curious.:angel:

What looked Joe's Dad like wearing the yellow cuffs and the regalia to which it belonged?

Good looking, I hope. Hm, may be you competed in the dance arena, teasing each other and :dancing:

We're a long way apart ! He's in CA and I'm in KS. I'm glad too cause I'd get tired of taking 2nd ! :angel:

Joe's Dad 02-01-2018 11:40 PM

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We're a long way apart ! He's in CA and I'm in KS. I'm glad too cause I'd get tired of taking 2nd ! :angel:

All I know is...when I get old and retired...I'm gonna learn to bead.

Broken Arrow 02-02-2018 01:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Joe's Dad (Post 1634831)
All I know is...when I get old and retired...I'm gonna learn to bead.



When your time of beading is approaching, Wardancer will be a very good teacher.

:leaving:

wardancer 02-02-2018 05:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Broken Arrow (Post 1634844)
When your time of beading is approaching, Wardancer will be a very good teacher.

:leaving:

He doesn't really like my beadwork ! I made him some beautiful cuffs and he just gave them away !:eek::whistling

Broken Arrow 02-03-2018 01:00 PM

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Originally Posted by wardancer (Post 1634847)
He doesn't really like my beadwork ! I made him some beautiful cuffs and he just gave them away !:eek::whistling



If he doesn't like your beadwork, why is he wearing the ruby mocassins you made him?

:thinking:


I could comprehend that he gave away the cuffs to his son but not when he does not really like you beadwork. Than he would be punishing his son. That can not be.:character

Joe's Dad 02-04-2018 03:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Broken Arrow (Post 1634851)
If he doesn't like your beadwork, why is he wearing the ruby mocassins you made him?

:thinking:


I could comprehend that he gave away the cuffs to his son but not when he does not really like you beadwork. Than he would be punishing his son. That can not be.:character

You're thinking too much. Indian way is if you have something, and someone likes it, and if it's within reason, you honor that person by giving it to them. It is saying, "I know you will respect the item because it was a gift to you".

On the other side, it is honoring the creator of the item. It is saying someone likes your artistry and craftsmanship. Remember. Someone can design an item, but the crafter creates the item.

Now...wardancer and I communicate by phone when it's time to make a piece. There is much respect for wardancer's craftsmanship. Had I not liked his work, the yellow cuffs would never have been made.

What you read is not always how it is.

wardancer 02-04-2018 03:52 PM

:lol:

Broken Arrow 02-04-2018 04:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Joe's Dad (Post 1634854)
You're thinking too much. Indian way is if you have something, and someone likes it, and if it's within reason, you honor that person by giving it to them. It is saying, "I know you will respect the item because it was a gift to you".

On the other side, it is honoring the creator of the item. It is saying someone likes your artistry and craftsmanship. Remember. Someone can design an item, but the crafter creates the item.

Now...wardancer and I communicate by phone when it's time to make a piece. There is much respect for wardancer's craftsmanship. Had I not liked his work, the yellow cuffs would never have been made.

What you read is not always how it is.


:smile:

As far as I can see, and I am still a little bit cross-eyed, I need to polish on teasing in your ways it seems and a lot of polishing most probably.

What I see in writing and emojis are two "Indianer" who tease each other and know each other for many years in their familiar ways.

You surely remember the ruby mocassins and the question of fashionista.:laughing:

By the way, You never would have given the yellow cuffs to your son if you would not appreciate them or wardancers work. What you write in the first paragraph is what I thought.

My error to send you on a wrong path of evaluation.

LOL, I enjoy reading yours and wardancers posts.

Joe's Dad 02-04-2018 04:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Broken Arrow (Post 1634856)
:smile:

As far as I can see, and I am still a little bit cross-eyed, I need to polish on teasing in your ways it seems and a lot of polishing most probably.

What I see in writing and emojis are two "Indianer" who tease each other and know each other for many years in their familiar ways.

You surely remember the ruby mocassins and the question of fashionista.:laughing:

By the way, You never would have given the yellow cuffs to your son if you would not appreciate them or wardancers work. What you write in the first paragraph is what I thought.

My error to send you on a wrong path of evaluation.

LOL, I enjoy reading yours and wardancers posts.

Haven't know him that many years...I'm not as old as him.

wardancer 02-04-2018 06:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Joe's Dad (Post 1634857)
Haven't know him that many years...I'm not as old as him.

:hysterica :rofl: :hysterica

Broken Arrow 02-05-2018 11:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Joe's Dad (Post 1634857)
Haven't know him that many years...I'm not as old as him.

You only need to wait. Some day you will be as old as wardancer is now.

LOL. WD is Senior to me.


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