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The Artificer by OdinsBeadHall The Artificer by OdinsBeadHall
I absolutely LOVE how this piece turned out. I was throwing a bunch of things together and this is what crapped out.

So, I was bad. While I was *supposed* to be working, I did a few flat spiral bracelets. I have two I will be posting for sale, but this piece belongs to my personal collection. I would be happy to make another one just for you though, just ping me!

This piece was made with grey opal 6mm bicones, two bermuda blue cubes, 3 & 4 mm crystal golden shadow bicones, all accented with matte black delicas. The charm in the center adds a bit of victorian/steampunk feel to it. I love this piece a lot! ^^
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laru-dur Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
this is very nice and elegant. love it ^_^
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OdinsBeadHall Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I'm glad you like this piece :)
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laru-dur Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
your welcome ^_^
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SterlingDragon78 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
This amazing bracelet has been featured: [link]
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OdinsBeadHall Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:blush: Aww thank you!! :hug:
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leapyearbaby Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This piece is really beautiful!
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OdinsBeadHall Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! Glad you like it! ^^
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Kenta-Rin Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
The colors you used are wonderful! They complement each other beautifully.
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OdinsBeadHall Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! Glad you like it,I loved how the colors turned out too. Kinda funny, I was playing with leftovers XD
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Xerces Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Such a beautiful piece! the colours and beads look wonderful!
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OdinsBeadHall Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! Glad you like it! It's one of my favorites now XD
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Xerces Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Glad to hear it!
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frawgzdezignz Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very intriguing design and love the color combos. The 'opal' colors that Swarovski puts out are just amazing. A piece similar done w/the color changing cantaloupe beads would be very very interesting indeed. Yes it definitely has a victori-punk feel - not steampunk in & of itself I think its the color combination of the golden shadow giving an aged brass/bronze feel and the grey opal being close to one of the more commonly seen Victorian colors but with a modern twist. The matte black delicas are what set the piece off for me - so much shiny in the crystals that I think shiny black delicas would have made the piece appear overdone instead the result is just right and definitely a piece to keep for yourself.

I'm just getting started in detailed beadwork after many years away and am very curious to know what weave this is as it looks quite complicated but the result is stunning overall!
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OdinsBeadHall Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much for your detailed comment! I'm so glad you like this piece, It's still one of my favorites.

This weave is called the Flat Spiral stitch, it's incredibly easy, and I just added a charm for the effect.

There are loads of tutorials on it in the web.
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Suabeth Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
Oh, my. This is stunning! How on earth did you connect the beads in such an intricate manner?
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OdinsBeadHall Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Heehee. This is done in a pattern called Flat Spiral Stitch. It's a pretty simple weave, you just gotta be careful with what thread you use, it tends to snap in inconvenient places XD
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Suabeth Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
Well, you've created an extremely beautiful piece!
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OdinsBeadHall Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Than you very much! I'm glad you like it!
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BlushieSoap Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
Looove the colors! It reminds me of the Italian Renaissance.
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OdinsBeadHall Featured By Owner May 18, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! Glad you enjoy it! ^^
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DAnnsCreations Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Gorgeous! :blowkiss: I too, would keep this for my special collection :icondelightfulplz::love: Beautifully done! :glomp:
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OdinsBeadHall Featured By Owner May 18, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! ^^
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DAnnsCreations Featured By Owner May 18, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
:icondancedanceplz::love: We should have met when you lived here! :love::glomp:
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OdinsBeadHall Featured By Owner May 18, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That may happen sometime in the future, I'm trying to go back...
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DAnnsCreations Featured By Owner May 18, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
:woohoo: Let me know! :blowkiss::love::glomp:
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thistlesis Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I can see why you'd want to keep this for your own collection...it's so beautiful! :love:

And the gold and purple was a marvelous choice of colors. I love this a lot. :aww:
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OdinsBeadHall Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! Glad you like it! Though I'm not too sure where you see the purple :)
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thistlesis Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The main gems that you have in the middle as well as the stone in the gold charm look purple to me...or maybe it's just my computer? ^^; I don't know. :XD:

Haha, you're welcome! :D
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OdinsBeadHall Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Lol. Yea, the beads in the middle are this greyish opally color that kinda looks a bit lavenderish. Eh. it works XD
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thistlesis Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, I think so. :XD:
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awsmdragonqueen Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010
Very cool piece, I really like this style! I agree that it really accents and draws the attention to the center bead. Also I like the design in this one with the two square beads and the pendant, pretty! :clap:

(it's got to be nice to make up your own jewelry instead of buying it all the time! :lol: )
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OdinsBeadHall Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I'm real proud of this one. Jewelry making has its advantages, it tends to be cheaper and it has business potential. It also makes ridiculously easy gifts!
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awsmdragonqueen Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
:lol: "ridiculously easy gifts" I love it!

You're welcome :hug:
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c4ever Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
hi O! wow:wow: that is gorgeous!
i have never seen this stitch before. but i will sure try it soon. and i have some of the same color (main) bicone you used. gee! :clap:
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elderarc Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
yes you have! It's the same stitch as my chocolate covered cherries bracelet lol. It makes a wonderful and sturdy bracelet and look at the variations just by changing bead types!

She makes very pretty ones! :D
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c4ever Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
lol lol ok i need to look. i have forgotten
hmm ok now i must try it
to see if i at lease hold it up. with the ones you two have made!
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elderarc Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I found out how to do flat spiral stitch by watching a video on u tube. Just type it in the search box. It's super easy and gorgeous!
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c4ever Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
yea!! i did. but with pearls, i just told O what happen. did ya see it there??
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elderarc Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
You could experiment with reducing the number of seed beads. If you use smaller core beads you need less seed beads. Try using one less per side at first and see if it helps.

The rows hold each other down. The first row will slip a little bit but once you do a few beads they should hold each other in place.

Good luck! Oh and did you see my maille bracelet yet? I posted it yesterday! /sulk
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c4ever Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
hmm ok i used fireline thread. and i will work at it, i really like O's bracelet. and then yours was just delicious. hehehe
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OdinsBeadHall Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Glad you like it! You can find tutorials all over the net about it.
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c4ever Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
oh oh like where! cause i do want to try it!
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OdinsBeadHall Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
just search for 'flat spiral' you should find it easily
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c4ever Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i did, and i am trying it. with round pearls. no go. the 4mm and seed beads slip around the round. hmmm how do i mkae it stay in place? lol it looks great , just not want i was looking for
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OdinsBeadHall Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Try using a stiffer beading cord. Though I've never really had any problems with it using nymo.
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c4ever Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
hmm that may be it, i used fireline
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elderarc Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Great job!! I have one in the works with pearls in center and not sure of the outer beads yet. Perhaps teardrops... not sure yet.
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OdinsBeadHall Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Actually this one was originally done in freshwater pearls. I did about three rows then gave up, the needle didn't want to go through nicely :/


Works just fine with swarovski pearls though, I got another one I'm uploading later today made with them.
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elderarc Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I have quite a collection of glass pearls with nice large holes for easier stringing. I think they will do nicely. This pattern works up really fast!
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OdinsBeadHall Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It does! i love flat spiral. I may try to do the regular stitch one of these days, but I don't like it as much.
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