Tips Tricks And Patterns From My Customers

Tips Tricks And Patterns From My Customers


Published On: 08-10-2012 05:29am

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Hello Everyone.

I know I was suppose to do a wire wrap of my famous Sterling Silver Rounded Clasp that you see on a lot of my handmade Jewelry. Well this was suppose to be done last week and it did not happen. My brand new camera went out on me and I do not know what happened. It won't even charge the batteries either. I think it is my USB cord that needs replacing. So I have decided to do something new.

I have dedicated this space to all Beaders and Crafters. A source for new Patterns to try and photo "Samples" to spark those creative juices! I will also post "Tips 'N Tricks"...tidbits of information that others have found to be useful. Ideas which help with making things easier. I encourage anyone to send in their treasured Patterns, Samples or any Tips for this space. Patterns will need to have a concise diagram and/or instructions, to complete the project. An "in focus" closeup photo of your finished creation may be submitted along with your consent to post it here. (first name "of your choice" credit is always placed with your photo). You may include a photo with your "Tip" and/or "Trick", if you feel the visual helps. I am very pleased to be able to offer this, and hope that you will benefit from these ideas, or be helpful to you in some way. Don't forget that I need your permission to post your sent in patterns and tips or tricks. Also Visual games and clean jokes, if pictures help with the game or joke please feel free to send it along. Make sure that if whatever you are sending in belongs to you or you have permission from the owner to share it here with everyone. Share your ideas...and check back often for new postings, Enjoy all the patterns and tips and tricks.

Appreciation is warmly sent with a thank you to every one in advance for choosing to participate in sharing any of your ideas in this space at Cline Jewels Blog.

      Patterns From You

                           SAFETY PIN PATTERNS


A Safety Pin is used for each Vertical Row and then all pins hook on to one top larger pin horizontally

 Seed Bead Size: 2mm or 10/0 is usually Ideal
 
Safety pins come in many different sizes. Here are some tips on choosing the correct sizes

    A safety pin that is 7/8 of an inch long will hold 8 seed beads.

    A safety pin that is 1 1/16 inches long will hold 10 seed beads.

    A safety pin that is more than 1 1/16 inches long is usually too wide to
       hold seed beads

    A safety pin that is 1 1/2 inches long will hold up to 10 beaded safety pins.

    A safety pin that is 1 3/4 inches long will hold up to 12 beaded safety pins.

    A safety pin that is 2 inches long will hold up to 14 beaded safety pins.

Actual Size- Just PRINT this scaled graph and design your own Safety Pin Pattern
 
 

                                       Actual Size- Just PRINT this scaled graph and design your own Safety Pin Pattern
                                      

 Beaded Butterfly for Brooch,  Hair Clip, Pendant Or What Ever

                                          You will need the following materials:           108 SEED BEADS (DELICA'S) IF AVAILABLE
                                           4 BRIOLETTES
                                                    6 TUBE BEADS (DELICA'S)
                                                            THREAD RAVEN OR BEES WAX
                                                                     SIZE 12 BEADING NEEDLE
                                                                            NYMO SIZE D THREAD
                                                                       

Pattern is based on one half of the butterfly done separately. Start at the top of "left" antenna, proceeding downward following the diagram. When you reach the end of the Butterfly's body, start back up on the other "right" half and do the pattern in reverse until you reach the top of the "right" antenna. Go around the very top bead on the outside to secure. Enter back down the antenna until reaching the body and double around through the first and second beads (top two body beads) and tie off. Connect each completed Butterfly to the next in the same way.
When you are finished with the butterfly and have both halves done and connected together then you can sew or glue it to some felt and cut around the butterfly and sew or glue it to a head band or a hair clip and you have a wonderful finished product to sell or wear yourself. There are many other ways you can use this butterfly as well. Just use your imagination.



     ~ INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING DROP EARRINGS ~

                                             

     ALL YOU NEED FOR A SET OF BASIC EARRINGS

                                2 HEADPIN'S OR EYEPIN'S
                                        2 EAR WIRE'S
                                        BEADS OF YOUR CHOICE
                                        ROUND NOSE PLIER'S


Spacer beads are also useful. These are very small metal-colored beads that serve to frame the other beads. If you don't have headpin’s, you can just bend the end of regular wire in a loop to make your own eyepin’s


                                                              
                     (1)             (2)               (3)                 (4)

1. Find a Headpin, (head pins have a flat end), They are available in          different sizes and thickness    (Picture (1) )

2.
Add Beads - Put some beads on the head pin. Experiment with different colors and styles. In this picture, spacer beads are used to break up the colored beads.  (Picture (2) )

3.
Begin Loop, Use a pair of round-nose pliers to bend the headpin at a  90º angle.   (Picture (3) )

4. Finish Loop - Bend the end of the head pin over in the opposite direction to complete the loop. Add a french-wire or other earring finding and you're done!   (Picture (4) )

                         ~ VARIATIONS ~

                        



      HOMEMADE JEWELRY CLEANER

                         Supplies:

1 glass jar or bowl (an empty salsa jar works well)
1 cup hot water (heating water in microwave for 1-2 minutes is hot enough)
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon dish washing liquid
1 piece aluminum foil (big enough to fit on the bottom of jar or bowl-shiny side up)
1 plastic spoon
1 towel
Instructions: Place aluminum foil in bottom of jar or bowl. Heat water and pour into jar or bowl. Add baking soda and salt to water and dish washing liquid. Stir slightly. Place jewelry on top of foil and let sit for 5 to 10 minutes. Remove jewelry with plastic spoon and rinse in cool water. Dry jewelry on a towel thoroughly. Polish if you like. This works well for gold-filled, brass, German (nickle) silver, and sterling silver. Also does well cleaning freshwater pearls, shell cameos and mother of pearl pieces with this method.

                             BEAD AND FINDINGS
           SPACE SAVING AND STORAGE TIPS


IN USE: 
Love those fuzzy pipe cleaners but don't really have a need for them? Now you do! Use one for each letter, number or symbol with your ALPHABET BEADS. Not only do they hold THEIR shape, they also hold YOUR shapes! Makes your letters highly visible, no more "digging" for a letter and you can see exactly how many you have. Easily pull off exactly what you need. Fold the ends of the pipe cleaner so the beads won't come off and store in a shoe box or plastic container.

IN USE:  Purchase a small mesh trash can and lazy Susan. Place the trash can (upside down) on the lazy Susan. You now have many holes in which to hang your finished and unfinished pieces, earrings-bracelets, etc. Makes viewing and retrieval quick and painless!

IN USE: Ice Cube trays make an excellent holder for several beads and findings that you are working with.  The beads and findings stay separated. With the deep sections they are not easily spilled. They can be stacked one atop the other for easy "space-saving" storage.

TAKE NOTE: 
As you acquire more and more beads and findings, it becomes very clear that you lose track of the quality and the average. No matter which type of container you choose to store them in, you can always place a small piece of clear tape on your bag or container and make a "mini" note as to it's origin and type. (example: ART FIRE-byus4u SP or SS) Got it on ART FIRE from BYUS4U, and the wire is Silver Plated or Sterling Silver.

SAVE SPACE: The best method for categorizing your beads and findings is in the Color itself.  This enables you to pull out a tray and/or container and see all the possibilities within that color realm. If you sort them by shape and type, it's possible to need up to 8 or more containers to achieve the same task. Everyone knows how difficult that would be to juggle that many trays and/or containers...just to make a bracelet!

 

  ***These are just a couple fun things to try:

 
TRY THIS FUN LITTLE "BRAIN" TRICK:

LOOK AT THE LIST BELOW AND SAY THE COLOR...NOT THE WORD 

YELLOW  BLUE  ORANGE  BLACK
RED  GREEN  PURPLE

THIS IS KNOWN AS A "BRAIN CONFLICT" - BETWEEN THE LEFT & RIGHT SIDE OF THE BRAIN :-O


 FIND THE LITTLE BLACK DOTS...BEFORE THEY DISAPPEAR!


                              

THIS WORKS GREAT IN MY WORD DOCUMENT. I HOPE IT WORKS HERE FOR YOU TO. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF IT WORKS FOR YOU IN THE COMMENT SECTION BELOW. THANK YOU.

                BRAIN TEASERS AND QUOTE'S FOR YOU FROM ME

IF YOU PUT YOUR DOG AND YOUR HUSBAND IN THE TRUNK OF YOUR CAR FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS  AND THEN OPEN THE TRUNK TO GET THEM OUT, WHO DO YOU THINK WILL BE HAPPY TO SEE YOU?

WE ALL HAVE COME FROM A BETTER PLACE THEN WHERE WE ARE GOING.

IS THE WORLD GETTING SMALLER OR ARE YOU JUST TAKING UP A BIGGER PLACE IN IT?

DIFFICULTIES INCREASE THE NEARER WE GET TO THE GOAL.
                                              GOETHE

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I loved this when I saw it so I had to post it for all of you. I hope you can relate to this. I know I can. lol.  Posted 8/26/2012

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