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Amanda's Finished pieces for 2014

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« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2014, 09:46:31 pm »

The first two I really, really like.
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« Reply #16 on: April 05, 2014, 08:24:11 am »

Thanks for showing your finished pieces Amanda...your designs is awsome, always great to see your creations yippie
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« Reply #17 on: April 06, 2014, 11:49:15 am »

Thanks Daniel!  That last piece is a work in progress.  No where's near finished.  I'm hoping to get it done soon.  yes
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« Reply #18 on: April 07, 2014, 07:31:40 am »



It's looking good Amanda............

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« Reply #19 on: April 30, 2014, 09:02:12 pm »

...and done by the deadline for the FMG contest and officially submitted at 8PM Pacific time when due by midnight...



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« Reply #20 on: April 30, 2014, 09:32:24 pm »

Pretty impressive Amanda it looks like a piece made for a Mayan goddess.

Please don't go swimming while wearing that one!
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« Reply #21 on: April 30, 2014, 10:30:10 pm »

Thanks John.  No worries, my jewelry isn't designed to enhance swimwear.   saved2
It's big enough I may add that it covers most of my chest.
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« Reply #22 on: May 04, 2014, 02:36:13 pm »

Sweet! I really love your pieces. Waiting for your tutorials now!
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« Reply #23 on: May 04, 2014, 04:36:50 pm »

Sweet! I really love your pieces. Waiting for your tutorials now!

You'll be waiting for a long while as a tutorial on bead embroidery would be difficult to post unless I had some serious image space etc to put up.  There are actually plenty of books out there that describe how to do bead embroidery.  I suggest doing a search for "bead embroidery" on Amazon.com in the books section.  Warning - you will get overwhelmed at the search results!

Now a tutorial on metal clay, polymer clay or wire might be doable.  Depends on what I'm doing!
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« Reply #24 on: May 04, 2014, 07:49:42 pm »

Great design idea. And as usual, very well executed.
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« Reply #25 on: May 04, 2014, 10:10:17 pm »

I cant imagine the countless hrs you put into one of your designs. Beautiful! Have you done any with turq added into your pieces?
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« Reply #26 on: May 04, 2014, 11:24:15 pm »

I cant imagine the countless hrs you put into one of your designs. Beautiful! Have you done any with turq added into your pieces?

This piece was about 40 hours...

Turq??  You mean turquoise???

I did a piece last year for Krystee with a cab of turquoise she had cut if that is what your asking.
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« Reply #27 on: May 05, 2014, 09:17:39 pm »

Was this the one? If not, the Loomed pendant of Turquoise, Feathers and Dentalium Shells is Outstanding. yes
Your bead designs are very original much like The First Nations people do.
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« Reply #28 on: May 06, 2014, 03:04:10 am »

Was this the one? If not, the Loomed pendant of Turquoise, Feathers and Dentalium Shells is Outstanding. yes
Your bead designs are very original much like The First Nations people do.

Ahh that one.  That was posted a few months ago.   yes
Thank you for the comment.  I do tend to lean towards more Native designs as I do have some Native American blood in me, though small in amount from about 9 or 10 generations ago on my Mom's side.  The only evidence left in the Geneology of this ancestor is one of the old tin type photos dated to 1843 out of eastern Canada and the caption on the bottom is "Grandmah Moon, Age 80."  Yes they spelled Grandma with an h on the photo.  Any other information has been hard to find with most of the family's written history destroyed in a fire that decimated the family farm outside of Toronto before WWI.  Rumor has it there was a Family Bible destroyed in the blaze that had the family tree in it going back several generations to overseas in Ireland and Scotland and it included all the family information of who married who and where they were from etc.  With that kind of informational loss it's been really darn hard to pinpoint even what tribal affiliation my ancestor was from.  We've narrowed it down a bit to either Micmac, Algonquin, Iroquois, or Cree - all of which had a presence in parts of Eastern Canada at the time due to population movements from people being forced from their land by European settlers.

The one thing finding that tin type photo managed to prove however was why a whole lot of people on Mom's side of the family up until just a couple generations ago had straight jet black hair.  That's one population trait that you don't find occurring to heavily in families of European descent.  That photo answered a lot of questions, while also creating a heck of a lot more.  For example I have some genetic traits that cause a predisposition for diabetes, and these genetic traits are most prevalent in African, Asian and Native American populations.  The photo gave a good explanation of WHY I have those traits.

Wow...I just typed a volume.  Insomnia really does do weird things to a person!
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« Reply #29 on: May 06, 2014, 06:16:08 am »

Somehow i missed this one.  Great work. I forget what FMG stands for, oh wait, Fire Mountain G something.

Your pieces are works of art and i am in awe of how much time and effort you put into each piece.  I think of a lot of work as being one small part of one of your pieces, let alone the whole piece.

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