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As I said last time I’ve been trying to make things I think will sell at our yardsale.  So I was looking through all my stuff and I have a bunch of larger glass beads.  I haven’t done much in the way of simple stringing, but the one idea that had occurred to me was to make cell phone charms with these beads.  This lead me to thinking of other things I can do, and I thought of making bookmarks, so I looked it up and lo-and-behold, people have done it before.  So I’m not that unique with that idea, but the few items I have made so far are petty unique, in that I don’t have many duplicates of these beads, if any.  It may be possible to find some, but there are no guarantees in being able to produce these items again.  Once they’ve been sold that’s it.  I will probably keep finding unique little glass beads and be able to make more, but like a snowflake, they’ll each be different.  Yeah that was a lame analogy, but whatever.

So, this is the first bookmark (or book thong, hehehe) that I made.  I realized after I made it I probably should have put the top heart on the other way, but oh well.  It still looks pretty good.  The seed bead portion is approximately 9 inches in length and is long enough to fit most sized paperback books, as I will show you in a minute.  I will be making some longer ones that will be able to fit larger hard backed books.

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Okay, so the blog is titled ‘Geek Beads’ and everyone that’s read so far is probably thinking “WTF! I haven’t see anything geeky yet!”  Well today I’ll give you geeky!  And yey I got better pictures of what I wanted to show, for the most part.  My camera apparently has a ‘face recognition’ thing and I have to force it to focus on things.

So one of the first things I decided to try to make is something from a classic.  The mushrooms from Mario.  I came up with two designs, which I will show you here.  There’s a large mushroom, that has more detail, that I’ve used for key chains and the center piece of a necklace.  Here is one of the key chains I’ve made.  I’ve only made a green one (1-up) so far, but it would be simple to make red ones, as well as any other color seen in the Mario games.  I’m very happy with that picture!

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I'm a nerd, geek, dork, whatever you want to call me. I'm a big gamer(yep, I play WoW) which is where I get most of my inspiration for my work. I'm an Engineer and working on a Ph.D. If you have any special requests, questions, or comments, please email me at geekbeads@gmail.com.

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