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I have quiet a lot of the hoop earrings, as you’ve seen from the black and red ones I’ve used with other things.  I have a TON of silver ones and I happened across these large-ish crystal beads and I happened across the idea of being able to string stuff across the center of the hoops.  This i what I came up with.   This is one of the medium size hoops, I think it turned out pretty well.

And here are all of the sizes I’ve made.

Another short post, but I just wanted to show some of the new things I’ve made.  These are up on the How to Order page, so if you’re interested, please check it out or contact me.

You’ve seen the red earrings I did with the white and blue, so I decided to play around with the black ones.  I thought that gold and silver would go well with black.  I suppose these didn’t turn out  quite as well as I thought they would, but they’re not bad, just not my thing.  They actually look kind of Egyptian.  I also couldn’t use the clear cord like I did on the red earrings, the black ones were flat and the beads wouldn’t sit flush against it using the cord, so I used black thread and it seemed to work better.  I had intended to do some dangles on these as well, but they just didn’t look very good.

So the set on the top is a single row of silver on the black.  The bottom left is silver and gold, and the bottom right is just gold.

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Our yard sale will be held on the 4th of July weekend, so I thought I’d make something festive to sell for the weekend.  This thought didn’t occur to me when I purchased some of the supplies, but I had found these packs of 9 pairs of earrings on sale at Wal-mart for $3.  They were a good size so I figured I could do something with them.  The packs had silver, red, and black hoop earrings in a small, medium, and large sizes.  As I was riding with my boyfriend after finding the earrings it came to me that I could make red, white, and blue earrings for the 4th of July with the red earrings, brilliant idea I think and they actually turned out quiet well.  This picture is pretty bad, I’m not sure what happened and was too lazy to take it again, but I tried two different styles, one with a silver and one with a white.  The white version looked  so much better that I only made one pair with the silver.

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I had a bunch of nice shapes of glass beads, some of which I’ve used in bookmarks, but I did find some that matched pretty well, so I thought I’d do earrings with them.  Sorry this isn’t the best picture in the world, but these are pretty simple earrings.  Red glass heart shaped beads and another circular shape with a few seed beads.   I was excited to make these because I got to use my magical crimping pliers for the first time!  So they’re not really that magical, but they do make a nice crimp in the crimp bead.

Here is the second pair of earrings I made.  Similar style, but with blue glass beads and a different shape accent bead, just happened to be what I had that matched.

If you like either of these, or anything else you’ve seen on my blog please look at my How to Order page.  Both of these items are unique and I can only make similar items if I can find the same shapes of beads again.  Thanks for reading and please keep posted for some more of the items I’ve been making lately (including some festive 4th of July earrings and more butterfly stuff!) and of course, future geeky projects.

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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