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...again. :)

Two amulet bags of the same tousled design. Seed beads (two sizes) and mineral chips - the purple amethyst, the green aventurine.

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Moggykins's avatar
Wow, these are so pretty! I've only just started the hobby of beading myself and I must say this has been such an inspiration to get better and develop my skills! :D
sleepwalkerfish's avatar
Thank you so much - that's the best thing you can say to someone, I'm very flattered. :blushes:
Moggykins's avatar
No need for thanks, I'm the one who should be thanking you. Could you recommend anything a noobie should try? I do so want to improve my skills and learn new things.
sleepwalkerfish's avatar
When I started beading, I didn't have internet access, I had books to bead from. It's so much easier now, just look around, you'll have more than you can cope with! Try the simpler things first, of course - I found that trying something that's too complicated made me lose my (already short! :laughing:) patience. Leave that to later when you're better with beading.
Try something that's unique. It's pretty hard, because there's so much out there, but make something that you've never seen anywhere - if it makes you happy, I'm sure other people will like it too.
As for the pieces you see here, the amulet bags, you need bead netting, and there's a simple vid tutorial for it on YT. part 1:[link] part 2: [link] You can use it to make many things, and try to add something that you like, a fringe, change sizes of the beads etc.
One of my favourite artists here on dA who makes wonderful things is *Ellygator. Look around in her gallery, she's got tutorials too, and she's a great inspiration. She's super nice too.
I hope that helps some. :)
Moggykins's avatar
Oh gosh thank you! It's definitely a help. I'll definitely have to link you when I manage to get round to making an amulet bag. :D
I just have my exams to get done and then I have a few months of real beading time! YAY! ^^
Thank you for the links and suggestions though.
suedollin's avatar
Just beautiful Betti.

Delicate but striking.
Love the mix of colours and beads.
Photography is perfect too!
sleepwalkerfish's avatar
:blushes: Really, it's nothing special, just simple. Thank you! You know how much it means to me, coming from you. I liked to make the photo, though. :laughing:
agience's avatar
great! I love your work
sleepwalkerfish's avatar
Thank you! It makes me happy that you do. :aww:
pralinkova-princezna's avatar
Both are cool, but the amethyst one is better, since the aventurine is too green to the blue seed beads. Maybe aquamarine or turquoise would match more. Good luck!
sleepwalkerfish's avatar
You're absolutely right! I like the one with the amethyst much better and the aventurine chips would fit a darker colour of green, maybe. the blue seed beads are too shiny for turqoise, I think I just wanted to make something low-key in colour, but I could never duplicate the amethyst one. I feel really boring with the white beads,though, but they're my favourite. :giggle:
Thank you for the comment! :aww:
pralinkova-princezna's avatar
I have chips that would match the blue bag. :giggle:
sleepwalkerfish's avatar
Shall I hunt down some of those blue beads for you then? :D
pralinkova-princezna's avatar
No thanks, there are lots here. :)
ChocoAng3l's avatar
Do you sell or trade the purple one?
I'd love to own it, well if the price fit
my budget .. really lovely work !
sleepwalkerfish's avatar
Please send me a note - we can work it out. :)
ChocoAng3l's avatar
I sure well, but I can't do it right now.
Although, I will remember to do so as soon as possible
NikolitaNiko's avatar
Beautiful bags! :D I really like the amethyst one.
sleepwalkerfish's avatar
Thank you very much! I'm glad you like them! :D
NikolitaNiko's avatar
You're welcome! :)
GollyWild's avatar
I would have critiqued this piece; but I have no knowledge in artisan crafts unfortunately. I must say though, they're beautiful! I especially love the lilac colored one. The textures aree so pretty.
sleepwalkerfish's avatar
You don't have to be an expert to criticize. ;) But thank you very much for the comment - saying it's beautiful is the biggest praise I can get.
GollyWild's avatar
You're welcome! :)
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