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post #11 of 38 Old 01-14-2013, 08:36 PM
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Very cool!
I will be ordering from you in the near future, I love that dragonscale bracelet!

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post #12 of 38 Old 01-15-2013, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
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I do too! I almost don't want to sell it... Almost ;) I could sit and slink it in my hands all day.
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post #13 of 38 Old 08-20-2014, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
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I took a break from making stuff - but, I have a friend who wants to share a table with me at a craft show, so I'm picking back up. I'd love some feedback! Here's a few recent makes: What do you think? Would you wear it? What could I do differently? Colors?

This one is a dragonscale collar with a half persian trim, and a short Byzantine weave holding the glass beads. It took about 9 hours:

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This is a cluster bracelet that I have no idea how long it took, since I worked on it in patches of time:

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These are the most recent, they're a blast to make! The flowers will be turned into hair clips and pins, maybe in a necklace or two:

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They're all beautiful! You are very talented.
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I love the flowers! You should put them on hair ties, or headbands. The bracelet and necklace are gorgeous too.

If youd like some crit, ill give you some, although I think they are all great already :) For the necklace, perhaps try different colours, like a variety of colours. Personally I wouldnt wear it, but that's just cause its not me, probably because I can't tolerate having metal around my neck.
For the bracelet, I think its perfect, nothing needs a change. I would buy it and wear it.
Flowers also great, need no change. Just mess around with the colours and see what you get. But I would buy them and wear them in my hair :P
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Nice work! I haven't attempted the captured beads or the dragon weave, but I have done byzantine. I believe your rings need to be a touch smaller in the bracelet on the first page. I'd just rather the weave be a smidge tighter.

If you want to make your own rings, you can use a power drill with a mandrel and a jeweler's saw. I make mine with just a mandrel and flush cutters. I find they're more personal if I make them. I am no expert, but I love chain maille and wish my brain was smart enough to figure out how to do some of those weaves :)

Here are some of my byzantines. They're just a little tighter, but I think it makes a difference. More sturdy maybe?

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Nice work! I haven't attempted the captured beads or the dragon weave, but I have done byzantine. I believe your rings need to be a touch smaller in the bracelet on the first page. I'd just rather the weave be a smidge tighter.

If you want to make your own rings, you can use a power drill with a mandrel and a jeweler's saw. I make mine with just a mandrel and flush cutters. I find they're more personal if I make them. I am no expert, but I love chain maille and wish my brain was smart enough to figure out how to do some of those weaves :)

Here are some of my byzantines. They're just a little tighter, but I think it makes a difference. More sturdy maybe?

I defenitely prefer them tighter also! I had just grabbed some rings and went to it, it was some of the first stuff I made so I just sort of wung it, haha.

I looked into making my own rings, and while I agree it's more personal the cost saved (if any) is not worth the time it takes to buy vs. make. I do plan on making some sterling rings, since buying those is PRICEY, so maybe after that I will have to branch out into more rings, who knows? :)
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I'm going to have to send your link to a belly dancer friend of mine. The Persian dragonscale collar is something she's likely to go nuts over. You might want to consider something like it in a hip belt. It would look great with jeans or skirts, and my belly dancer friend has lots of belly dancer (and non-dancer sparklie-fanatic) friends. If she likes, she shares.

She's also very much into Ren Faire and attends a lot science fiction and fantasy conventions.... so ... hook her, you've got a Big Fish.

I'll be perusing your site, too. Likes me some shinies, I does.
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Beautiful!!
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ohhh..... I love all your jewellery. Such talent. All so affordable as well. I'm thinking that I will be buying the dragon bracelet thingy and 2 pairs of earrings and a necklace perhaps...
However, its SUCH a shame I'm not closer to you... Shipping prices from the states to Ireland tend to be sky high!
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