What do you do? *with beads*

There are so many of us coming and going in this newsgroup every day. Its a
wonder I dont confuse you with one another more than I do, but what really
is giving me fits is trying to remember what each of you does with beads and
jewelry. Some of you make them, some make things with them.. some do both,
or neither...
So... what do you do in the world of beads?
So far I buy them, make them of polyclay and make simple, yet tasteful
necklaces and bracelets with them.
Would you mind telling what your favorite things to do with beads are?
Diana
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Diana Curtis
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I string them, I weave them, and I use them in micro-macrame. I also pretend that I can make them with polymer clay, and sometime soon will be pretending I can make them via lampwork. Most of all, I covet them, drool over them, lust for them, etc, etc....:-)
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~Candace~
I buy and collect polymer clay beads and lampwork beads, darling!
Also started out a stringer but found that it wasn't enough and even though I dabbled in weaving (netting to be exact), I found it wasn't enough. So like you I am exploring other weaves and stitches, I want to do it all....someday.
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Margie
I used to weave them. I was an avid bead crocheter for a while. Now I make them. I occasionally still play with seedbeads but that has been less and less since I've been making them. -Ellen
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JavaGirlBT
I enable others with bead instruction, the Links List, Bead Notes, and more.
I beadweave......peyote, square stitch, ndbele, RAW, lacelike patterns, and more. I embellish my work a LOT. I consider myself primarily an offloom beadweaver.
I do wrapped loops to make earrings and stuff. I do some stringing.
I do precious metal clay.
I support lampworkers by buying their art. ~~ Sooz To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong. ~~Joseph Chilton Pearce
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Dr. Sooz
Ack! I forgot that I use them to embellish my tiny crocheted bags..not bead crochet--the beads are attached after the bag is completed.
Reply to
~Candace~
Buy them. :-) String them (necklaces, bracelets, earrings - no seed beads, no loom or off-loom types of things) Make them (lampwork.) Buy some more.
Karin (who also has the stuff and the interest, but so far not the ability, for wireworking. And the stuff, but not the interest or ability yet, for polyclay.)
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Karin Cernik
Ok.. so long to my idea of an easy to copy and paste list. LOL Ellen, what do you make your beads of, glass or poly or both? Candace.. your fingers are in all sorts of pies. No wonder youre all drooly. Diana
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Diana Curtis
I make them, primarily, and sell those that I make..
BUY them, especially silver and semi precious.
Make a wee bit of jewelry with chain and wire. Strings don't like me, LOL!
Joan Eckard
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Mothwoman
I buy them and then make bracelets, necklaces, and earrings from them by stringing them, connecting them with wirework, or weaving them. I also (((borrowing from Candace here))) "pretend" to make them from metal clay. I will probably make them for real when I get my kiln.
Oh, yes. Sometimes, I just sit and look at them.
;-)
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Peggy
Buy them and make jewellery with them! I'm also planning to be a maker sometime soon with an "exciting" range of sterling silver hollows coming up after Christmas! Geez, I sound like a sales person. Watch this space!
Charlie.
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Charlie
I silversmith and incorporate them into my work. I incorporate them into maille. I string them. I have just begun to weave. I crochet with them in sterling and fine silver. Sometimes, I just look at them, finger them, use them to relax. Some I frame in little shadow boxes and hang them as art work.
I LOVE them.
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lgreene
I like to make beads! :) I lampwork, and I also have started making a bit of jewelry for myself to wear... mostly bracelets. I have gotten hooked on buying other artist's lampwork as well.
-Kalera
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Kalera Stratton
Well, there's also the decoupage pie, the adult fiction short story pie, the freehand stationary design pie, the MSN PAINT ART as therapy pie, and the...okay...you get the idea, right?
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~Candace~

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