Handmade Holiday Gifts

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About: I have been furiously creating for over 13 years. I love learning while making stuff & things, so I am constantly trying something new. I design and sell knitting patterns over at my online store at etsy. an...

Here are a few images of holiday gifts that I have made for friends and family. I have a few similar items in my etsy store (ansleybleu.etsy.com).

You can see more of my work in my flickr photo album. http://www.flickr.com/photos/bleuarts/

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    ansleybleuStacyhoff

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Hi. I always use dead soft wire. I believe the base was 20 gauge and the wrap wire was 26 or 28 gauge.
    Cheers,
    Ansley

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    ansleybleucrazybot_99

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Yes, they are Swarovski's, but the Czech also manufacture crystal bi-cone shaped beads too. The quality of the Czech beads is nearly the same as Swarovski.

    Well, they certainly look like it, the cut & refraction is very clean...
    If not Swarkies, then certainly high quality Czech I'd imagine.
    (although, one posted has a point, this is an "Instructables" site, not a "buy my stuff" site...)

    Here in India, I trade gems of these sort with my school friends... we have something called a gem trade.. I just wanted to know wether I am trading Swarkies with my frends, thats all!

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    greenmona011

    8 years ago on Introduction

    yea. what's up with the no instructions. This an instructables website NOT AN AD website.

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    merich

    11 years ago on Introduction

    can u please give us detailed instructions in making these beautiful crafts, thanks. _

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    kaste

    11 years ago on Introduction

    Maybe I missed it somewhere, but I didn't see any instructions for this instructable. ???

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    mrumwhat

    11 years ago on Introduction

    Way to go! I also make jewelry and can appreciate the effort. Doesn't fimo make you feel guilty because it's too easy?

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    nagutron

    11 years ago on Introduction

    Yeah, I think these are beautiful, too. Handmade crafts have their own charm even when they're a little unfinished, but yours look professionally designed and constructed. I hope we someday get to see some detailed Instructables so we can make our own :)

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    taterbaby

    11 years ago on Introduction

    Wow your friends and family are lucky! All these things are beautiful. I LOVE the felt necklace.