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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Crochet Baby Shoes – Baby Blues


Crochet Baby Shoes Baby Blues (CH0375) I seem to have started on a baby shoes journey.  Here comes the blues Materials Swarovski Crystal Pearls 4mm (Jade, Turquoise) Toho 8/0 (Opaque Frosted Turquoise) Miyuki Cut Beads 8/0 (Sea Foam Lined, Blue Lined Aqua) fine cotton blend yarn Size: Foot length: 7-8cm. Suitable for age: premmies If you would like some detailed steps and description as to how to make these booties, please refer to Crochet Baby Shoes How To. Please feel free to comment on these baby shoes be it advice, tips, or suggestions.  And you can sign up to our free newsletter (updated only as new creations/ideas occur).  Thank you for popping in! If unsold, this item can be found in ClearlyHelena store at Crochet Baby Shoes Baby Blues.
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Crochet Baby Shoes - Baby Blues


[caption id="attachment_5707" align="aligncenter" width="1076"] Crochet Baby Shoes - Baby Blues (CH0375)[/caption] I seem to have started on a baby shoes journey.  Here comes the blues ... Materials Swarovski Crystal Pearls 4mm (Jade, Tu...
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Monday, December 28, 2015

Crochet Baby Shoes – How To


Crochet Baby Shoes (CH0374) I will try to give some detailed steps into the making of these crochet baby shoes. While not a full-blown tutorial, I hope it will still serve you in making your own and giving you ideas for your own dazzling creativity. Baby Shoes #1 This pair below was the very first baby shoes I ever made.  I thought it would take me an hour but instead, it took the whole of the night (Christmas Eve) to make it.  But it was worth it.  There is a new baby coming soon into the world Pete s nephew, and I thought it would be a good thing to wish the new to-be-born bubba a Merry Christmas while she was still a-coming into the world. Crochet Baby Shoes (CH0374-A)
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Crochet Baby Shoes


[caption id="attachment_5626" align="aligncenter" width="1050"] Crochet Baby Shoes (CH0374)[/caption] I will try to give some detailed steps into the making of these crochet baby shoes. While not a full-blown tutorial, I hope it will still serve y...
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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Cannot open iTunes on Mac


I am not the only one who could not open iTunes on Mac (MacBook Pro) after upgrading to Yosemite. But I have found a solution that worked. The above video gives clear cut steps to the solution. However I will just note a few differences I found on my system, in case you hit on the same differences on yours. In the video, (at approximately 1:30s into the video) he says to delete 2 files in the Preferences (folder), namely: com.apple.iTunes.plist and com.apple.iTunes.plist.lockfile On my system, I did not have the lockfile .  So I just deleted the first. Then when he recommends (at approximately 1:50s in) to go the the Apple icon >> Software Update >> (takes you to the App Store) I didn t have the Software Update.. option.  Rather I have the App Store .. which is what I clicked.
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Pandora Dangle Earrings


These Pandora Dangle Earrings were created with handmade Pandora-style (beaded) beads that would snugly fit the Pandora earring dangle. I have 3 finished sets to show you as per the image below. [caption id="attachment_5485" align="aligncenter" wi...
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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Beaded Picture Crochet Cuffs – How To


Picture Crochet (my term) is crocheting with beads to form specific images or pictures.  Here I will go through some of the how-to and suggestions in using picture crochet to create cuff bracelets. How-To: Beaded Picture Crochet Cuff Bracelet I will only be going into as much detail as will give you an idea as to the process.  And I will be using photos from different crochet cuff bracelets to illustrate.  So lets start shall we? Gauge: Choose Image and Materials Michou Inspired Cuff Bracelet (CH0363) beaded picture crochet You can choose any image that inspires you. Example: In Micho Inspired Cuff bracelet, you can see that I was inspired by the beautiful design and colours from lampwork beads by Michou Design. Choose the yarn and beads that you will use.  Select the crochet hook size that will work best. Thread on a good selection of beads onto the yarn.  (You can use just one colour if most of your work will be in that bead size.) Then crochet a swatch of beaded (one colour) c
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Beaded Picture Crochet Cuffs - How To


"Picture Crochet" (my term) is crocheting with beads to form specific images or pictures.  Here I will go through some of the how-to and suggestions in using picture crochet to create cuff bracelets. [caption id="attachment_5571" align="aligncent...
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Crochet Cord – Finger Crochet


Finger Crochet is crocheting with your fingers; no crochet hook needed. I love the finger crochet cord because they are very versatile and has, to me, a intriguing and professional finish. Finger Crochet Cord How To My first Crochet Book I found this technique from my first crochet book.  I was 10.  And it took me a few decades before I came to it and finally got round to making my first finger crochet cord.  The book was entirely in Japanese. I don t read Japanese.  So my term finger crochet cord is something I coined. Step-by-Step Instructions on how to Finger Crochet a cord Make sure you have at least 3 times the desired end length of the cord. Then make a standard loop to start (as you would when you start to crochet). Having one pullable end (the 3x extra length) is core to the finger crochet cord technique. Finger crochet cord (which, at times I refer to as hand crochet cord) can be done with or without beads; with beads on one edge or both edges. An example of beaded cord d
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Crochet Cord - Finger Crochet


Finger Crochet is crocheting with your fingers; no crochet hook needed. I love the finger crochet cord because they are very versatile and has, to me, a intriguing and professional finish. Finger Crochet Cord - How To [caption id="attac...
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Friday, December 18, 2015

Open Mesh Jewelry Set


Open mesh jewelry set consist of matching earrings and pendant -  with touches of frivolous, petite crystal flowers and leafy dangles of coloured fruits. [caption id="attachment_5455" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Open Mesh Jewelry set (cc009...
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Nostalgic Bridal Necklace


This nostalgic bridal necklace is for the modern bride who is looking for a bit of funky asymmetry and a white touch of vintage nostalgia. This necklace is in white and off-whites, with a central embroidered piece of swirls and flourishes.  Featur...
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Capture Weave Pendants


This collection of capture weave pendants is more for my record than to blog about it.  These were done a long time ago.  So at best, I can only show you photos. [caption id="attachment_5406" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Capture Weave pendan...
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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Cat & Mouse Bag – Knitted Felted


Cat & Mouse Bag is a drawstring bag. It has been knitted with 100% wool and then felted. A medium sized bag with spacious capacity. Cat & Mouse felted bag (CC0010) The drawstring allows the bag to be easily transformed from a petite bag to one that is spacious enough to accommodate most of your goodies. It has a long strap: can be worn over the shoulder or across the body like a messenger bag. The gusset at the bottom provides a natural and strong reinforced base. The cat and mouse are drawn with seed beads. The flap is adorned with a non-tarnish A++ grade Rhodium plated cat charm which hangs off a felted ball studded with silver beads. Below, I have place the Cat & Mouse bag on a chair to provide visual sizing. Cat & Mouse bag visual sizing MATERIALS 100% pure wool limited edition from UK Matt coloured and fluoro-centered seed beads Felt ball studded with petite silver beads Quality Rhodium plated cat charm APPROXIMATE DIMENSIONS Full width (not gathered/drawn in): 30 cm / 11.8 inch
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Handmade Crosses – Beaded


This here is just a random collection of beaded handmade crosses I made from a long time ago. Beaded in what I then called the capture weave where each round bead is captured in bead weaving and then joined together.  The joints are reinforced later with extra thread throughs. Collection of beaded handmade crosses (CCOO54) These crosses were created under my previous label ClearlyChosen . The capture weave technique was from the book Beads Style: Cool 2 (Japanese beading book) published by Mook. Click images to view larger photos. Tip: use perfectly uniform sized beads to produce even border.
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Handmade Crosses - Beaded


This here is just a random collection of beaded handmade crosses I made from a long time ago. Beaded in what I then called the "capture weave" - where each round bead is captured in bead weaving and then joined together.  The joints are reinforced l...
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Cat & Mouse Bag - Knitted Felted


Cat & Mouse Bag is a drawstring bag. It has been knitted with 100% wool and then felted. A medium sized bag with spacious capacity. [caption id="attachment_5372" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Cat & Mouse felted bag (CC0010)[/caption] ...
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Summer Joy Bag


Summery Joys and Childhood Bliss! This bag is a bit of a child-like celebration of summer joys, going on train rides, having big smiles on the face, watching trains roll by and butterflies flutter. [caption id="attachment_5350" align="aligncenter...
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Swarovski Juicy Earrings II


Who would have thought that crystals, even Swarovski crystals, could look so very Juicy - but here it is: the Juicy Earrings with the Swarovski glamour. [caption id="attachment_5343" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Swarovski Juicy Earrings II (C...
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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Juicy Earrings I – with Swarovski Elements


Who would have thought that crystals, even Swarovski crystals, could look so very Juicy but here it is: the Juicy Earrings with the Swarovski glamour. Juicy Earrings I with Swarovski Elements (CH0167) For the fun loving girl with joy in her heart and skip in her step, this full bodied dangle earrings filled to overflowing with colourful large Swarovski crystals and matching with peerless Swarovski pearls, is the perfect companion on every occasion. Materials Swarovski crystals Swarovski pearls Silver plated (brass) earwires Lead and Nickel free I have lost the construction how-to notes on these earrings.  So all I can offer are full, juicy photos.  Click to view larger images. Enjoy! If unsold, these pair Juicy Earrings I can be found in our online store. Please feel free to offer some comments (below) or sign up for the free newsletter.
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Juicy Earrings I - with Swarovski Elements


Who would have thought that crystals, even Swarovski crystals, could look so very Juicy - but here it is: the Juicy Earrings with the Swarovski glamour. [caption id="attachment_5334" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Juicy Earrings I - with Swarov...
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Earrings – Art Deco Up & Down


The pristine precision of luxury Swarovski crystals and pearls is a perfect partner in the creation of this Art Deco earrings, calling up the electic and jazzy era of sophistication and elegance. Bold clean lines embody the glamour, modernity, and functionality of the true Art Deco fame. Earrings Art Deco Up & Down (CH0144) Materials Swarovski crystals and Swarovski pearls (Indicolite, Silver) Silver plated brass earwires Lead + Nickle Free Note: Sorry but this is a reclaimed posting. I lost where I originally posted it (my sites have been massively re-jigged). So construction how-to notes here are minimal. Construction Notes These earrings are made in peyote stitch so it has a lovely, flexible body. The pattern is arranged in an asymmetrical up and down look for that difference that makes the difference. Please feel free to put your comments in the comments box below your feedback, advice, tips are always welcomed. You can also sign up for our free newsletter (updated as and when new
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Earrings - Art Deco Up & Down


The pristine precision of luxury Swarovski crystals and pearls is a perfect partner in the creation of this Art Deco earrings, calling up the electic and jazzy era of sophistication and elegance. Bold clean lines embody the glamour, modernity, and fu...
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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Retro Revival Jewellery Set


"Retro Revival" choker, earrings, and bracelet - a glamorous, fun, and gentle dipping into the era of retro colours. [caption id="attachment_5284" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Retro Revival jewelry set - Choker & Earrings (CH0161-CH0162)[...
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Urban Rock 3D Pendant – Ocean Garden


Urban Rock 3D pendant is rocking Jewellery with Attitude! Urban Rock 3D pendant Ocean Garden (CH0102) Urban Jewelry is jewellery for the person who has Street Smarts, lots of Attitude, and often with a delectable Feminine Twist. Urban Jewellery is for the street-smart, edgy person who demands something Distinctively Different, that shouts out Individuality, that is Bold but can be Feminine and offers more than what it originally appears. These pendants which have different Fronts and Back do not need a bail. They can be worn in all kinds of ways by stringing (here via a silver choker) through the open mesh holes any angles, any way you can and each having it s own Look & Mood. I have designed this range of jewelry for just such a person.
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Urban Rock 3D Pendant - Ocean Garden


Urban Rock 3D pendant is rocking Jewellery with Attitude! [caption id="attachment_5260" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Urban Rock 3D pendant - Ocean Garden (CH0102)[/caption] Urban Jewelry is jewellery for the person who has Street Smart...
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Monday, December 14, 2015

Urban Rock Pendant – Violet Blue Frost


Urban Rock pendant in Violet Blue Frost is rocking Jewellery with Attitude! Urban Rock pendant Violet Blue Frost (CH0101) Urban Jewelry is jewellery for the person who has Street Smarts, lots of Attitude, and often with a delectable Feminine Twist. Urban Jewellery has been conceived for the contemporary individual who appreciates jewelry with a Distinctive Edge and demands more Flexibility, more Attitude, more Options, and more alluring Individuality. I have designed this range of jewelry for just such a person. Addendum: A most apt description from one of my beloved friends, Beverley Jane: “presents that overflow with gemmies and flowers“. I just had to add this in as this is such a perfect description. The “Urban Rocks” are jewellery that really rocks! It is an endlessly changing Rock for the Street-wise Urbanite who craves movement, change, structure, and funky distinction. This “Violet Blue Frost” pendant is edgy with its 3D triangular cage shape, capturing moving trea
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Urban Rock Pendant - Violet Blue Frost


Urban Rock pendant in Violet Blue Frost is rocking Jewellery with Attitude! [caption id="attachment_5219" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Urban Rock pendant - Violet Blue Frost (CH0101)[/caption] Urban Jewelry is jewellery for the person who h...
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Urban Rock pendant – Red Power


Urban Rock pendant is rocking Jewellery with Attitude! Urban Rock pendant Red Power (CH0100) Urban Jewelry is jewellery for the person who has Street Smarts, lots of Attitude, and often with a delectable Feminine Twist. Urban Jewellery has been conceived for the contemporary individual who appreciates jewelry with a Distinctive Edge and demands more Flexibility, more Attitude, more Options, and more alluring Individuality. I have designed this range of jewelry for just such a person. Addendum: A most apt description from one of my beloved friends, Beverley Jane: presents that overflow with gemmies and flowers . I just had to add this in as this is such a perfect description.
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Urban Rock pendant - Red Power


Urban Rock pendant is rocking Jewellery with Attitude! [caption id="attachment_5183" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Urban Rock pendant - Red Power (CH0100)[/caption] Urban Jewelry is jewellery for the person who has Street Smarts, lots of Att...
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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Tibetan Turquoise Crescent Necklace


This Tibetan turquoise gemstone necklace is a 45cm (excl. dangle) handmade chain with color-bright and happy turquoise and orange beads, finished with a large Nepalese turquoise gemstone crescent bead, wire-wrapped and accompanied with lots of little...
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Colonne De Fleurs Sterling Silver & Swarovski Earrings


Colonne De Fleurs (Column of Flowers) - pair of earrings after a girl's feminine heart. Romantic in pale pastel shades, it swings easily, and is as soft and flexible as silk. [caption id="attachment_5141" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Colonne ...
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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Ladybug Amazonite Necklace


A handmade Amazonite necklace that celebrates the brightness and color of summer and the little lucky ladybugs to bring fortune to the wearer. [caption id="attachment_5121" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Handmade Ladybug Amazonite necklace (CC0...
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