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This is something I’ve been wanting to do for quiet a while, I’ve just had a hard time finding the proper colors.  I suppose it isn’t all that geeky either, but oh well!  I finally found the right colors (orange and maroon, DUH!) at a local place called Beadsburg.  It’s your typical beading place, but I didn’t even know it existed until recently.  Anyways, I knew that since it was near my school, they HAD to have our school colors and sure enough they did.  So here are some of the creations I’ve made with these awesome colors.

I got two sizes, an 11/0 and an 8/0, in both orange and maroon.  I figured I would find something to do with both sizes, and sure enough I have! The first thing I made was some twisted orange and maroon bobby pins.  They’re quick and easy to make and something I’d actually use.  I also gave a pair to my cousin since she wants to go to Tech (she’s only like 7 too!).

I also have some large bobby pins, they’re much bigger than these, that I plan on using some of the bigger beads to do twisted or single color pins, I just haven’t had the time to do it yet.

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I know I’ve posted about bangles a lot, but today I just wanted to make a quick post to show of the second fully enclosed bangle I made.  This time I used a solid pastel mix.  I think it looks very nice, better than the other mix.

And just another view of it, I can’t actually put it around my wrist, as my hand is too big hah.  I have one more mix I want to make one of these with to see how it looks.

Yeah, that’s it for today I didn’t have much to say and gotta get back to work.  But like always, check out the How to Order page if you’d like to purchase anything you’ve seen on my blog.

So over the last few days I’ve been trying to put together things that I’ll be able to sell at the yard sale we’ll be having around the 4th of July.  I figured that most of our business will not be geeks, so I have been working on simple things, things that are easy to turn around a profit on.  One of the easiest things I’ve made so far is the covered bangle.  So I’ve made two more, in different colors.

Here is the dark green one I made, and I did make one change in that I used the clear fishing line like thread instead of regular sewing thread.  It actually worked out a lot better, I think, it seemed to hold tighter and of course you just don’t see the white thread.

And here is the second one I made, using a baby girl pink.

As usual, all items here are for sale, please see the information in the sidebar for purchasing info!  In addition, I will be putting up a link to my Etsy shop soon as well as adding a page for prices, perhaps changing the info in the side bar to a full page, we’ll see what I decide to do.

Again, not geeky sorry, but I think it’s still pretty neat.   So I look through patterns and stuff online as well as get emails with free patterns occasionally.  I got an email one day with several patterns using brick stitch, which I hadn’t tried yet.  One of the patterns was called Round About, which used wire in the middle of a stitched together tube basically, so I thought I would try it around a bangle.  I found some at Wal-mart (pretty cheap, 18 for like 5 bucks) and got to work.

Brick stitch was one of the most frustrating things I’ve tried so far.  It took several attempts to get it working out right, but I finally got the hang of it.  And I think the result turned out very nice looking.  I used clear beads that were color lined (lined means the inside of the hole is coated).  I have a bunch of other bead mixes I want to use for this type including a solid pastel mix as well as a multicolored dark bead (the best way I can describe it is it looks like a wet oily spot in a parking lot).

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So my beading career actually began long long ago.  Every summer when I was between 5th and 7th grades, I participated in a Summer FAIR program (FAIR standing for Fine Arts In Rockbridge).  One summer a beading class was offered so I thought I’d take it and I loved it.  This class gave me the basic on how to make beadwork, follow patterns, etc.  I had a lot of fun with it, but after that I never did much with it, a little bit here and there, start projects and never start, you know how it goes with hobbies sometimes.  This little amulet purses is one of the things I made in that class.  Sorry the picture quality isn’t the best, it’s hard to find good light in my house.

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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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