Saturday, December 20, 2014


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Thursday, December 18, 2014

More cheap beads

I had some peridot chips that were begging me to blend them with pearls.

Sometimes a material will cry "make me like this!", but fail to follow through on what I'll wear it with or use it for.

Oh well. It's pretty.

Materials: 20 lb Power Pro bead thread/fishing line, freshwater pearls, peridot chips, sterling silver, and argentium silver.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Cheap beads

  1. Accumulate lots of cheap beads from Fire Mountain Gems in the process of bumping your item quantity up to 15.
  2. Let them age in your stash six months to indefinitely.
  3. Rediscover them when looking for something with which to weight your tablet loom's warp ends.
  4. Neglect breakfast to make a bunch of stash-busting instant-gratification items.
Better than Wheaties!
Materials: assorted gemstone and glass beads, 22 gauge AWG stainless steel wire, 14 gauge SWG 1" ID stainless steel rings (actual size 1 5/32" ID due to springback), cyanoacrylate to secure the coil over the cut in the ring

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Hello, world!

“In many places the buildings were totally ruined and the ice sheet deeply riven from various geologic causes. In other places the stonework was worn down to the question ‘Do I trust everything that can connect to my puppet master?’”

(I'm not a Puppet user; just an easily amused security enthusiast.)