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January 13, 2013



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  1. Vashti Braha permalink
    January 13, 2013 12:07 pm

    Such a pretty, pretty design though. Could the little ninja darts be bent up just enough to look edgy without out the pain?

    • January 13, 2013 12:32 pm

      That’s a good idea! But, they’re too delicate and they’d break, I think.

  2. Donna permalink
    January 13, 2013 12:27 pm

    Oh, so funny… The necklace is really pretty, but can see the star problem, ouch!

  3. Juanita permalink
    January 13, 2013 12:38 pm

    There are tons of patterns, instructions and video online. Go to YouTube and type in How to Bead and you will see dozens of tutorials. The same goes for going to and typing in Beading Blogs. Your necklace is gorgeous, btw! I understand your frustration. So far, I am a wannabe beader.

  4. cindyiscrafty permalink
    January 13, 2013 12:55 pm

    If they do break off, then take them all off. A bit of sanding will take away the roughness. It is too pretty to scrap!

    • January 13, 2013 1:17 pm

      We’ll see . . . I’m too mad at it to work at it any more right now! Thanks, though — I do wish it wasn’t so dangerous/intrusive/annoying/spiky!

  5. January 13, 2013 1:33 pm

    i recommend Etsy (….they have awesome completed jewelry and most are very reasonable. They also have pieces/parts. I loved you story…the honesty…..and for sure I would not have know that it was uncomfortable unless you hadn’t said so….I think it turned out very pretty. Maybe you should frame it on some black velvet….. good luck

    • January 13, 2013 3:21 pm

      Oh, man — I have been perusing Etsy for hours already! Too many to choose!

  6. January 13, 2013 2:49 pm

    Hi, You could try making it a two strand necklace instead of three. one strand slightly longer than the other. Use the two earrings as pendants. Since the pendants will hang on you clothes or atleast below the neck they might not poke you. Taking off any parts may spoil the vintage value, and they are so beautiful. You can google for Hyderabad Pearl necklace to get an idea. I hope you don’t mind my suggestion as I am no expert on jewellery or beading.

  7. January 13, 2013 4:22 pm

    aw, too bad it didn’t work out, it’s super cute!!

  8. Alice permalink
    January 13, 2013 4:25 pm

    Greetings! I think your necklace is beautiful! For some great ideas, go to Kelly Dales YouTube channel (offthebeadedpath) she has tons of lovely jeweley tutorials. Don’t beat yourself up. Love how you incorporated the earrings into your design! Very nice touch!
    Love your blog!!! ~Alice

    • January 13, 2013 4:26 pm

      Thanks so much! I will totes check this out!

  9. elisa permalink
    January 13, 2013 6:47 pm

    absolutley gorgeous, see you can do it, Have you tried “pinterest how to make necklaces”? That is one amazing site, has everything, i really like the crochet patterns. elisa

  10. Robin Peoples permalink
    January 13, 2013 11:49 pm

    Get your cutters out and snip off the pointy parts and file down any rough edges.

  11. Sonia Rucker permalink
    January 14, 2013 8:14 pm

    Olá!!!! Muito lindo este colar em perola com detalhes em turquesa…adorei. Sonia.


  12. January 19, 2013 2:03 pm

    Your necklace is beautiful, you always make the cutest things!! 🙂 to bad it’s painful to wear 😦

    I saw this tutorial on pinterest where you crochet with wire and add beads to it! Not sure how complicated it would be, but it sounds like a fun thing to try …
    Incase you want to give it a shot here’s the link

    • January 20, 2013 4:59 pm

      Totally checking this out. I’ve never done this before, but I have been meaning to learn!

    • January 21, 2013 12:59 pm

      Awesome, letto me know how it goes if you do try! 🙂

  13. Bethany permalink
    March 22, 2013 4:02 pm

    I’m coming in late on this post, but my idea is to cut soft felt in the shape of the “stars” and glue it underneath them. hokey? Or just the thing….


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