How I make a beaded eyeglasses case part 2

Ok here we go lets finish this puppy up.

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Go ahead and complete your design on the top and trim bead backing.

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Cut2 pieces of lining material and 1 piece of backing..lay out backing stack lining right sides together and then the top.

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Because  I can’t use pins to hold fabric together I use tiny clips that won’t put marks or creases on fabric…Now it’s time to put it together.

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Go around the 3 closed sides with a cool edging stitch sewing the case together at the same time….On the open edges I used another edging stitch and sewed the lining together at  the opening at the same time.

100_7459and there ya have it a finished functional way to use bead work.

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I sure hope you enjoyed my mini DIY…if you have any questions I am happy to help.

I’m Back……..

Things have been busy in the Gonzalez household so I have neglected my blog a little….

Today I would love to introduce you to a wonderful glass bead maker I have found….The other day I was browsing Etsy looking for some new and beautiful beads to make earrings with and I came across a wonderful bead maker from Pennsylvania named Catherine Steele her Etsy shop is http://www.artwithheart.etsy.com

I bought 2 pairs of her awesome sea shell beads and made earrings with them.

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I like these Aqua ones I added some moonstone beads and some pearls and crystals to finish them off.

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I LOVE these purple ones I put them on rose gold ear wires made by my friend Moe added some chalcedony and moonstone beads to make these beautiful earrings.

 

So if you are looking for some beautiful well made glass beads I highly recommend her shop.

I am making a change in my ArtFire shops

 

I have 2 Shops on Artfire.com..

My main shop is http://Gingerbells.artfire.com this is where I sell all of my finished handcrafts,jewelry and bath and body products  My second shop is http://GingerbellsToo.artfire.com  in this shop I carry all of the beads and baubles for my craft supply hoard, handmade beads and buttons.

Managing my online shops takes many hours of computer work,having 2 just multiplies the work.  I enjoy the work but really I would rather spend the time making pretty things.  So to that end I have decided to combine the 2 shops.  Over the next few weeks I will be moving the supplies from my Gingerbell’s Too shop to my Gingerbell’s shop.

I will be having a “Moving Sale” in Gingerbell’s Too Shop starting this week end and begin listing all new items to my Gingerbell’s shop…..

Here are a couple of new items I will be listing this weekend….

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100_6955photos..1.pink peachblow cabochon 2.black and blue agate beads 3.Picasso jasper beads

I am happy to be able to free up some of my time for creating once I get done with the move….Don’t forget to take advantage of the moving sale at http://Gingerbellstoo.artfire.com this weekend…

Purple passion

Lately purple has been my go to color.  Almost everything I make begins with color it seems to be my biggest inspiration.

While shopping I found this beautiful natural amethyst focal bead and I wasn’t sure what I would do with it, make something with it or just sit it on my work table and enjoy the pretty purple and white crystals.  Well after playing with it for a couple of days I decided it needed to be a necklace.  I started looking through my huge bead stash and found some awesome amethyst colored crystals,black onyx and pearls that I thought would flatter the focal bead.

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I would love to keep it but I am going to list it in my on line shop.  Http://GingerbellsGifts.Artfire.com and until it sells I will be able to look at it and admire the lovely amethyst stone.