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Hi I am new here today.
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whunt message #1
Hi I am new here today.
May 4, 2011 at 9:46:09 PM
 
I do Bead work, Wire work and Chain Maille, I Cross Stitch, Sew, Knit and Crochet.  So I am sure I will find a lot of inspiration in this group.  Cheesy


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Re: Hi I am new here today.
May 4, 2011 at 11:42:45 PM
 
Hi, and welcome!  Smiley

WOW!  I'm very impressed by everything you do...and a bit envious...LOL, I can't sew to save my life and have always wanted to be able to.  Please feel free to upload your photos here and in the photo albums...eye candy is definitely welcome!  Smiley

What kinds of things do you like to make, and which is your favorite craft...if you have a particular favorite?

Melanie  (known to the cat as "Rowr" or "Rowr Rowr") =^.^=


Melanie  (cat slave and Official Feline Can Opener) =^.^=
~~~~~
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whunt message #3
Re: Hi I am new here today.
May 6, 2011 at 7:43:27 AM
 
Don't be too envious of my sewing.  I used to sew a lot when the boys were young, now all they want me to make is boxers, the more wild the pattern on the fabric, the better they like them.  I am starting to sew for myself again, but my shape has changed so a lot of adjustments to get a nice fitting top.  I also have a quilt put together that is ready to be quilted, I have to get around to that also.
My favorite thing to do has to be Chain Maille hands down.  I have been published 4 times now. I just like to try and create pieces that incorporate beads and chain maille in new ways.  Anyway thanks for the welcome, I have to take a look around and check out all the different groups in the community.


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Stitchboard Admin message #4
Re: Hi I am new here today.
May 6, 2011 at 1:58:35 PM
 
Wendy,

I imagine as your boys get older, the idea of mom's wonderful hand-sewn clothing is probably interpreted as not very "cool" to the other kids...sigh.  I'm glad they still do appreciate something you make!  Smiley

LOL, quilting is another envy...do you machine or hand quilt?  I always thought I would someday make one quilt, but as I get older, I realize it's probably not going to happen.  Sad  Just because there are too many other things that demand attention.

Please feel free to share photos of your work!  Where have you been published?  Chain maille is so gorgeous...I fell in love with it many years ago, at a Renaissance Faire.  There was an artist who made chain maille headpieces...so intricate and beautiful!  Smiley

Melanie  (known to the cat as "Rowr" or "Rowr Rowr") =^.^=


Melanie  (cat slave and Official Feline Can Opener) =^.^=
~~~~~
I'm a beading, knitting and crochet addict.  If that means I'm admitting I have a problem, then I admit to nothing. Please refrain from helping me.


 
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whunt message #5
Re: Hi I am new here today.
May 7, 2011 at 1:42:12 PM
 
Melanie,
I machine quilt.  I have finished one queen size quilt, Double Irish Chain combined machine and hand quilting. I have another ready to quilt, it is a pattern called Double Monkey Wrench, it is also a queen size quilt.  I working up my nerve to start quilting it.
I have been published in Step by Step Wire, Bead and Button, Canadian Beaders, and in an online E-zine, that is no longer published.


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Stitchboard Admin message #6
Re: Hi I am new here today.
May 7, 2011 at 2:18:29 PM
 
Wendy,

Your quilts sound divine!  Smiley

I've probably seen your Bead & Button piece then!  Smiley  Which issue was it in?  I've possibly seen the Step by Step Wire one, too, though I ultimately stopped buying SBSW because I'm not very good with wire, LOL.  When I realized all I was doing was buying it for the eye candy, and how frustrated I felt because I knew I wouldn't be able to do the pieces justice if I made them, I reluctantly stopped.

So how do you get wire to cooperate for you?  LOL, any wire secrets you wouldn't mind sharing?  Smiley

Melanie  (known to the cat as "Rowr" or "Rowr Rowr") =^.^=


Melanie  (cat slave and Official Feline Can Opener) =^.^=
~~~~~
I'm a beading, knitting and crochet addict.  If that means I'm admitting I have a problem, then I admit to nothing. Please refrain from helping me.


 
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whunt message #7
Re: Hi I am new here today.
May 7, 2011 at 4:34:55 PM
 
Wire to co-operate?...... there is only one answer for that practice, practice, practice and more practice...and then lots of pieces in the scrap pile.


June 2010 Edition of Bead & Button Magazine, Issue 97, Page 76
Link it up


Published in:
Canadian Beading.ca Issue 6,
Page 23, Pearls in Chains


Published in:
August 2008 Edition of Bead & Button Magazine, Page 88

Also:
The best projects from a year of Bead&Button magazine
Creative Beading Vol.4

Page 100
Kalmbach Books, ISBN:978-0-87116-289-2, published in 2009

Published on-line:
Sitting pretty, page 88
Sitting pretty: necklace Stitch the companion necklace for the wire wrapped pendant in the August issue, page 88
http://www.beadandbutton.com/bnb/default.aspx?c=a&id=3149


Summer Preview 2007 VOL. 3. NO. 2
Edition of Step by Step Wire Jewelery Magazine, Page 59
http://shop.interweave.com/store/Grandmothers-Button-Maille-Bracelet-P316C0.aspx




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Stitchboard Admin message #8
Re: Hi I am new here today.
May 8, 2011 at 1:55:13 AM
 
Wendy,

Thank you for posting your wonderful pictures!  Now you're making me want to work with wire!

Thank you also for your excellent advice on wire.  I thought maybe I was doing something wrong...now it sounds like wirework requires a lot of tenacity, and I shouldn't give up so easily!  Smiley

I really like what you've done, and I definitely have the June 2010 B&B, as well as August 2008...now I just have to find them!  Now, is it correct that "Link it up" uses cabochons sandwiched in chain maille?  I really like the looks of that and would love to try it!  Do you think it's too complex for a beginner?

Your work is amazing!  Smiley

Melanie  (known to the cat as "Rowr" or "Rowr Rowr") =^.^=


Melanie  (cat slave and Official Feline Can Opener) =^.^=
~~~~~
I'm a beading, knitting and crochet addict.  If that means I'm admitting I have a problem, then I admit to nothing. Please refrain from helping me.


 
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whunt message #9
Re: Hi I am new here today.
May 8, 2011 at 7:14:26 AM
 
hey there Melanie,
Link it Up uses disc (coin) shaped beads.  There is also a correction on the sizes of the rings, if you go to the Bead and Button community web page it has the corrections there.
They are:
Please note this revision to the jump ring sizes.

19g rings are 5.2mm for the larger rings
and the smaller rings 20ga 2.4mm

Corrections courtesy of Rebeca Mojica, BlueBuddhaBoutique, Thank you.
Rebeca also carries the correct jump ring sizes if you don't make your own.

Once again Chain Maille is the same as wire work, it takes practice, practice.  Once you master the basics of properly opening and closing the jump rings, and you have good weave instructions you can do anything.  I am self taught, I used electrical wire that I got when my neighbour renovated her house.  I stripped off the plastic coating wound the wire by hand around a knitting needle, cut the coil by hand with wire cutters, and then did
simple patterns. Gradually I did a lot of reading on line and from the library here.  There is a lot more to chain maille then just connecting rings.
The pattern in Link it up is a Japanese weave, it is not hard to do, it just takes more jump rings than a simple 2 in 2 (2 rings connecting to 2 rings).  http:mailleartisans.org has a ton of information.





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Stitchboard Admin message #10
Re: Hi I am new here today.
May 8, 2011 at 7:50:50 PM
 
Wendy,

Thank you for all of that great info!  It's so good to know that practice will bring results.  I'd also like to try making my own jump rings.  The Link it up weave does look interesting and different, so the extra jump rings are well worth it for the results, IMO!

Thank you for the tip on the Maille Artisans site.  Smiley  Looks like it's got a lot of great info!

Melanie  (known to the cat as "Rowr" or "Rowr Rowr") =^.^=



Melanie  (cat slave and Official Feline Can Opener) =^.^=
~~~~~
I'm a beading, knitting and crochet addict.  If that means I'm admitting I have a problem, then I admit to nothing. Please refrain from helping me.

 
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