Bracelet With Angel Charm For A Friend

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Want to see what I made for a friend? She loves angels. I had three angel charms to choose from and thought of adding them all. But less won out.

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She doesn’t wear many bracelets since she said her wrist size is larger than most store bought ones. I made this an inch longer than the normal size. Hope it fits. And if not, no worries. It doubles as a necklace. Add the extra length of chain. I used the exact same toggles.

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I’m mailing it tomorrow. She should have it by week’s end. Hope she likes it!!

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New Watchface Bangle


Just finished this peach watchface bangle earlier today.

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I showed you how I had bezelled around the face. Here’s the BEFORE.

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I turned it into a bangle since the single strand of beads I wanted to go around the face wouldn’t stay put. Always a Plan B with me, isn’t it? Thank goodness!!

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I am working on many other things. You should see my work space. A mess. It is like when the clock strikes on the hour, I switch up to something different. One hour for you. Next!! :D

26 Months To Finish This!! No Way!!

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Way!!

I couldn’t believe it either. But it’s true. I looked back at my posting when I finished the necklace. April 15, 2008.

http://thisyearsdozen.wordpress.com/2008/04/15/sneaking-beads/

No clue why I never finished the bracelet. Guess I wasn’t inspired.

Until now. My new stuff. My word charms did the trick.

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I have more of these peyote tube sections started. Have enough to make a 2nd bracelet. Hope it doesn’t take another 2 years!!

Steampunk: Project 1, Burgundy Timex

I think this will be the watch I will attempt Steampunk. Timex Electric. I have some of the pieces lined up. At least, this is my plan. But you know what happens when you try to design something. Having to make changes or adjustments as you go.

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You are probably wondering how I am coming along with my watch salvaging. Really good!! Half of them have been taken apart. Six or seven I decided to leave as is, just in case I can get them repaired. About 10 are being stubborn. I can’t for the life of me get the back case off. Those I will take to my neighborhood watch repair shop and ask them to do it.

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This is the one I am working on next. Upper right corner.

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Also, look at this great stuff I found on eBay. Cool, huh?

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Bead Soup: Spotlight Is Finished!!

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More designing frustration….

I just spent a week, on and off, making this bracelet. Beads sewn on the wrong side. One section larger than the section it connected to. Loops for clasp beads not lined up. Etc, etc. At times, I wanted to cry. But I kept going. I am so glad I stayed the course. It’s done. Finally.

Now I get to shout from the rooftops. All finished and ready for its closeup. I like the name Spotlight. Wearing this, all eyes will be on you.

BEFORE

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AFTER

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Bracelet can be worn as a choker. I ran two lengths of royal blue satin cord through the end peyote tubes.

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See the matching ring. I made that too.

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I used Beadalon Elasticity for the clasp loop beads. I didn’t want the loops to add to the bracelet length. They “hug” the blue glass beads just as I planned. I am happy with it.

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This is an original design by This Year’s Dozen. Thanks for not copying or posting without my permission.

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Steampunk, Anyone?

OMG!! Look what came in the mail today.

89 watches. I got them on eBay. A really good deal, too good to pass up.

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They don’t work. :(

BUT… I am going to take them apart and try to salvage whatever I can to make jewelry.

Steampunk jewelry. It’s the latest thing. Have you heard of it?

Just what is Steampunk Jewelry, you ask? Check these out.

http://www.ehow.com/about_5082813_steampunk-jewelry.html

http://www.squidoo.com/steampunkart

http://jewelry-business-blog.com/jewelry-making-tips/steampunk-jewelry-the-resource-list/