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  • chirapachegurl
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    Originally posted by subeeds
    Chirapachegurl, you get 5 lashes with a strand of Nymo for throwing away beads.LOL That's awful! Spend a couple of bucks at Walmart and get a set of those interlocking stackable containers to keep your odd beads in. When you have a ton or so, check out beadwork.about.com/library and look for a pattern by Emily Hackbarth. It's called Square Stitch Tube necklace. It looks like a great way to use weird size beads. I've got instructions for earrings, too, but don't have the website name here at work. I'll post it tomorrow. It's a brick stitch on hoops with dangle/fringes. I use the stackable and keep an open one beside me when I bead and whenever i come across a saucer, fat boy, or hot dog, they go in the container. I do throw away the really thin saucers, but those are the only ones. The packrat part of me can't bear the thought of throwing away beads. Of course, that doesn't include the ones the vacuum cleaner eats that I didn't find on the floor. It's amazing how much bounce a bead has on a hardwood floor.
    Thanks now I got Nymo marks all across my back, LOL. Well it does hurt when i throw them away but i like my work to look even. One time though while i was on Honor Guard we had to report in at 0500 to go to some town that was a couple of hours away so by the time we left it was still dark. So yes i was beading in the van in the dark (shame on me) so when the sun came out i took a look at my work and one of those darn saucers was right there right on the edge of my work, i was so upset and didn't want to take the whole thing apart (i was brick stitching) and i thought i could maybe bite it off and somehow miraculously fit in a good bead in there but in the end i just left it alone and started talking to my beadwork and said, "you still look lovely" finished it and put it on a leather pouch for my sister. she'll still love it and as long as i don't tell her about the saucer that's sitting right at the edge making it ever so obvious she hopefully won't find out. I also have like thousands of those stackable containers, they are so handy and no matter what size tube that i buy all of the beads fit into a container. i'll take a look at the website though so i can quit throwing them away.

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  • Fat Albert
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    If I am using a long needle, I like to sling the odd beads off the needle and across the room. Discovered they go pretty far on accident when the needle got caught in my thumb, bent back and when I reacted... catapult! As for strange names, I can't write what I call the beads that have those tiny holes you can't get your needle through...
    Last edited by Fat Albert; 09-25-2006, 06:43 AM.

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  • subeeds
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    wyo rose , if you check out the Fire Mountain Gems catalog, they've got a couple of beautiful examples of the Wax set beadwork in there. Every year, they have a big design contest and then put pics of the winners and runner ups in the catalog. I don't know if it would be in the online catalog. But what the heck, the catalogs are free, so why not order one? I've been pretty happy with the stuff I've gotten from them. My favorite seed beads from them to loom with are the Dyna Mites. They've got those slutty Delicas, but no Charlottes. I guess she hasn't found her way there yet. Edited to add: Those orpahn misfiting beads also work up into nice beaded collars/necklaces. If you want a pattern for one just google netted bead collar patterns and you'll get a whole lotta places to look. They work up fast and are pretty simple once you get them started.
    Last edited by subeeds; 09-22-2006, 11:39 PM.

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  • wyo_rose
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    Yes. I have a turtle one. It's probably harder than it looks. I was thinking of just a flat picture in a little frame.

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  • Blackbear
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    is'nt that the Huichol style of beadwork? ... you know what I mean.. it's a mexican style where they cover an object in beezwax and then set the beads in there like mosaic.. with the holes topside? Yeah I think that's it...
    Huichol People, Ceremonies and Art Creation This ancient art form called Huichol continues with Huichol embarking every year on far off pilgrimages to what they call the sacred land of Wirikuta. Here they search for a desert cactus called peyote which they call “Blue Deer”, for its powerful …

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  • wyo_rose
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    I was thinking about doing a bead picture by setting them in glue or wax or something.

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  • shadowwalker
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    Hey thanks, I always wanted to have something to do with my "orphan beads". Now I can give them a home on something that I can make and give away.

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  • subeeds
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    The web site for the earring pattern that uses leftover beads is www.beadsbaublesandjewels.com. It's from the series on PBS. you want to go to project 310-1. It's just called brick stitch earrings, but these aren't your average brick stitch earrings. That site has some neat looking projects on it even though I've never seen the TV show. Now everybody can stop throwing those weird size beads away.

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  • wyo_rose
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    Yeah, don't call my Charlotte's slutty! I have some from the 70's and they're saving themselves for the right guy, I mean project.

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  • Anishinaabe_Kwezanz
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    Originally posted by billyjoejimbob
    then there is Charlotte who is the slut of the beads.
    For some reason Delica's strike me as a lot sluttier than Charlottes. I mean Charlotte has been around for time immemorable, whereas Delica's are new and yet getting used by everyone.

    lol slutty beads

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  • subeeds
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    Chirapachegurl, you get 5 lashes with a strand of Nymo for throwing away beads.LOL That's awful! Spend a couple of bucks at Walmart and get a set of those interlocking stackable containers to keep your odd beads in. When you have a ton or so, check out beadwork.about.com/library and look for a pattern by Emily Hackbarth. It's called Square Stitch Tube necklace. It looks like a great way to use weird size beads. I've got instructions for earrings, too, but don't have the website name here at work. I'll post it tomorrow. It's a brick stitch on hoops with dangle/fringes. I use the stackable and keep an open one beside me when I bead and whenever i come across a saucer, fat boy, or hot dog, they go in the container. I do throw away the really thin saucers, but those are the only ones. The packrat part of me can't bear the thought of throwing away beads. Of course, that doesn't include the ones the vacuum cleaner eats that I didn't find on the floor. It's amazing how much bounce a bead has on a hardwood floor.

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  • BeadMan
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    What about hot dogs? The ones that look like a tube that no one ever chopped up into bead sizes. Not quite a bugle bead, but not worth a darn either.

    You also occasionally get the Siamese twins. Two distinct beads each with a hole but pointing in different directions. I have actually seen old museum pieces with these beads being used. Some Anthropologist will probably do a book on this sacred ceremonial practice and how it brought about rain storms or warded off the plague.

    Lastly, if you buy loose beads, you get the ones with no holes. Even beads on a hank willsometimes get little bits of junck that partially block the hole. I think this is grit from the polishing process, but I don't really know. The "old time" bead colors that are being marketed seem to be particularlly bad at this.

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  • wyo_rose
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    Fat Boys and Big Boys are what I call the giant beads found in with the regular ones. Fat boys are kinda misshapened, and big boys are still proportionite. Popcorn are the lopsided beads that look like a bubble popped on them. Skinny minis are the toothpick ones that I like to fit in the edges of my applique. The rest I throw out, except Big Boys. When I get enough of them I usually do little barrettes or something.

    The ones that are just right and all the same are the ones I call candy, cuz it reminds me of the candy necklaces where they're all the same.

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  • chirapachegurl
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    Lately I have been throwing away my odd shaped beads. at first i would keep them and at the end of the night after calling it a day I would put the odd shaped beads back into my bead container. And the following day i would take them back out and here they come again, the flying saucer, the crown and the ginormous trying to ruin my work. So I started throwing them away.

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  • billyjoejimbob
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    the hippies or the beads?

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