My gallery is up

beaded necklace - This is my first right angle weave pattern.
Lubbock, Texas
October 8, 2008 7:41am CST
Several of my myLot friends have asked me to post pictures of my beaded jewelry so I have started a jewelry gallery. I don't have very many pictures up yet. When I went looking for the originals to size them for this gallery I found that one big folder of original pictures has disappeared, so I'm having to re-shoot some of them. You can go to my profile and click on "View my gallery" at the very top of the left side just above the shareapic banner. I'm hoping to get some pictures of my Christmas ornaments up soon, but my sense of organization seems to fly out the window in the winter, so I may not get it done by Christmas. I've found a site that pays you for picture views, and since I have a lot of people clicking out of my blog and squidoo lenses to look at my jewelry and beading pictures, I thought I'd put them in a gallery that will pay per view. Isn't the internet a wonderful place to reduce the size of the world?
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• United States
8 Oct 08
Your jewelry is so beautiful. It's all so intricate. I cannot imagine the time it takes to make some of those pieces. Don't forget to tell people where they can buy those items. Promotion, promotion, promotion. Yes, the internet has opened up so many more opportunities than we would have otherwise. There's etsy, and sharing your pics and Associated content. All things to connect with others in ways unavailble without the net.
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• Lubbock, Texas
8 Oct 08
Thank you. I have my etsy shop plastered all over everywhere. I don't have a direct link to it in my profile, but it's in my blog which is in my profile. How is your etsy shop doing now that you have time to get some items made and posted?
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• United States
8 Oct 08
Still waiting on that elusive first sale. It's gotta happen sometime.
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• Lubbock, Texas
8 Oct 08
Keep the faith! It'll pop up when you least expect it!
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• United States
8 Oct 08
Very beautiful creation!!! How long does a piece like this take to create? It's a very wonderful piece and I'm glad you took the time to share it with us! Just fabulous!!
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• Lubbock, Texas
8 Oct 08
Umm, well there are twelve up and I'm not sure which one you're talking about, but the ones I've timed usually take between 8 and 12 hours. Since I don't do any of them in one sitting it's hard to say for sure. I just estimate. Of course it depends on if I'm working from someone else's pattern, like the beaded lace or if I'm making it up as I go like the burgandy and pearl drops. The latter takes longer because if it doesn't look right I have to take it out and start over. I don't design them on paper first, I make them and record the pattern as I go. Thanks for the compliment
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• Lubbock, Texas
8 Oct 08
OH, big goof. I forgot I posted a picture with this discussion. That one takes me 8 hours. Of course the picture is the original, so it took forever. That's when I started making patterns. I couldn't remember the repeats, so I recorded it!
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• United States
8 Nov 08
Your work looks really nice, it there a way to make your pictures bigger so I can see in more detail?
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• Lubbock, Texas
8 Nov 08
In my profile on the right. Sorry.
@babyfuzz (1079)
• Philippines
8 Nov 08
I like crafts. I love your work. How did you learn to make beaded jewelry? I used to make simple bead bracelets but I can't make them perfectly. I think I need to practice more. Anyway, why don't you put watermark on your pictures so that they won't be able to get copied easily.. just a thought ^^v
• Lubbock, Texas
8 Nov 08
Thank you for the compliment. I was looking at my gallery just yesterday and thinking I need to watermark them, but if I take them down, I'll loose all the views on them. The ones I put up from now on will be watermarked, and since I don't have than many views any way, I may just switch all of them out. Thanks for reminding me.
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• Lubbock, Texas
8 Nov 08
Sorry, I forgot to answer your question. I wanted to make jewelry of healing crystals to go along with my other alternative medicine things. So I got on the internet and started researching beaded jewelry and taught myself. It wasn't long before I was making my own designs. Sometimes I incorporate natural stones into them and sometimes they are all glass beads.
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• United States
8 Oct 08
I am fascinated by some of your pieces, the raised diamonds and zig zag bracelets in particular. Good job, and good luck with your gallery.
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• Lubbock, Texas
8 Oct 08
I'm really surprised by the popularity of the zig zag. I was trying to do something else and that's what happened. I have a pattern of a similar bracelet that somebody else made that only uses 2 sizes of beads. I'd tried to make it 3 times and could never get it to work, then almost totally duplicated it by accident.
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• United States
8 Oct 08
*LOL* Happy accidents. I like those.