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Monday, March 30, 2015

Beaded Picture Crochet – Flared Retro Geometrics Cuff


Today we have a beaded picture crochet cuff bracelet. It is based on a variation of the previous Retro Geometrics bracelet (CH0366). Beaded Picture Crochet Cuff Bracelet (CH0367) This is one of the advantages of having carefully graphed the first pattern. Even by varying the colours alone, the result can be quite different. RetroGeometrics Beaded Picture Crochet Cuff Bracelet (CH0366) In the previous beaded picture crochet cuff bracelet (CH0366), I utilized version 2 of the graphs shown. For the current cuff bracelet, I used version 1 (pic on left above). Of course the top beaded edgings and the very flared frills at the lower end help create a totally different look, feel, and aura to the whole piece. Size (small) Materials Strong polyester crochet thread; approximately 0.3mm dia Czech & Japanese seed beads (11/0; 8/0; hex beads ) Miyuki drop beads (Crystal AB) Antique Brass Magnetic snap clasp g35
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Beaded Picture Crochet - Flared Retro Geometrics Cuff


Today we have a beaded picture crochet cuff bracelet. It is based on a variation of the previous Retro Geometrics bracelet (CH0366). [caption id="attachment_4209" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Beaded Picture Crochet Cuff Bracelet (CH0367)[/cap...
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Saturday, March 28, 2015

DNS Checker


Handy DNS checker to quickly determine propagation status of changes to your DNS records. I have just been involved with the much avoided but inevitable changing of hosting providers. Even from October of last year, I have been meaning to do the big (and scary) move as I mentioned in Exabytes Hosting Bye Bye. But while I have just moved to a new hosting provider, I will not be talking about that much here.  Not until I have had some time with them.  That way I can make better comments and recommendations. What I do want to talk about is the useful DNS checker I just found. As some of you may know, when you change hosting providers, you will have to point your domain name(s) to the new provider s nameservers.  And that the propagation of your domain name may take up to 48 hours.  But is there a quicker way to check up on the process?  After all, your new domain name pointers might have resolved faster than the 48 hours. The answer is Yes. You can go to https://www.whatsmydns.net/
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Beaded Picture Crochet – Retro Geometric Shapes


RetroGeometrics Beaded Picture Crochet Cuff Bracelet (CH0366) Sarong Girl comments: You know, beaded picture crochet does not have to be just flat and all in a piece.  Here we experiment with creating holes in the work.  These can then be raised or otherwise treated to create multi-textured points of interest.  Here I have used variously sized chaton montees to create this texture and dimension.  And yes, you know me well .. to throw in that irresistible shameless sparkle! And if you are night party person you must remember to wear it out.  It really sparkles then.  And  you can wear it with long sleeves (so it peeks out) or with short sleevers or with no sleeves or (ahem) even when topless! Background History to Beaded Picture Crochet Retro Geometrics src: Agda Österberg; Flat Weave Wool Rug, 1960s found on marahoffman.tumbler.com
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Beaded Picture Crochet - Retro Geometric Shapes


[caption id="attachment_4180" align="aligncenter" width="1012"] RetroGeometrics - Beaded Picture Crochet Cuff Bracelet (CH0366)[/caption] SG story: You know, beaded picture crochet does not have to be just flat and all in a piece.  Here we ex...
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

WordPress Portfolio Projects


What is WordPress Portfolio and How to Use it? To use the Portfolio feature, you first need to enable it. Settings >> Writing >> Your Custom Content Types >> (tick) Enable Portfolio Projects for this site >> Save Changes Where to enable WordPress Projects
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Monday, March 16, 2015

How to Make WordPress Site Private


I am having some private thoughts so it got me asking: how do I make my WordPress site private? The preliminary questions are: Do you want to make your entire WordPress site private? or Do you only want to make specific pages/posts private? Let s deal with this a step at a time. Note: This article on how to make WordPress Private is for self-hosted WP (WordPress) installations. Those who are hosted with WordPress.com already have a means of making their entire site private in their Settings >> Reading page. How to Make Entire WordPress Site Private At this time of writing, there does not seem to be a simple, innate way to make your self-hosted WordPress site private. However, there is a plugin.  Private Only plugin seems to be widely used, with high user ratings, and well recommended. I won t go into the details of this plugin.  That is because I found a simple, well-written, succinct, & recommended article that already sufficiently covers what we might need to know: How to Make a W
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Friday, March 13, 2015

Colour & Frills Cuff Bracelet – Beaded Picture Crochet


Colour & Frills Cuff Bracelet Technique: beaded picture-crochet Colour & Frills Cuff Bracelet (CH0365) Today s posting is more about the photos and less yakkety-yak. As always, for more details & larger photos, click on each of the inline photos.
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Colour & Frills Cuff Bracelet - Beaded Picture Crochet


Colour & Frills Cuff Bracelet Technique: beaded picture-crochet [caption id="attachment_4147" align="aligncenter" width="1012"] Colour & Frills Cuff Bracelet (CH0365)[/caption] Today's posting is more about the photos and less yakket...
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Saturday, March 7, 2015

B&W Geometric Beaded Crochet Cuff


This is another beaded cuff bracelet made mainly with beaded picture crochet technique. Lots of pictures and low on wordy text. [caption id="attachment_4114" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] B&w Geometric Beaded Crochet Cuff Bracelet (CH036...
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Friday, March 6, 2015

How to Use Hex Anvil


[caption id="attachment_4104" align="alignright" width="300"] Hex Anvil[/caption] My first hex anvil.  In preparation for the exciting times of making some cold connections with rivets. (Big grin!) This is a hexagonal steel anvil.  It is used...
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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Xuron Flush Cutter with Wire Retainer


Now what is a wire retainer?  (Wire retainer is also sometimes described as "lead retainer" - not that that explains what it is!)  Well, first of all --- wire retainer is a darn cool feature! But before I go into that, let me just say that I, li...
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