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About IamJolyn

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  • Birthday 09/23/1978


  • Real Name
    Ronnie Jolyn
  • Biography
    Just starting out, sorta self taught, with some help from the mil :)
  • Location
    Cheyenne Wyoming
  • Interests
    Crochet, computers, reading, being a mom
  • Occupation
    I was working in retail, but with number 3 on the way, I will be a stay at home mom
  • How long have you been crocheting?
  • Favorite things to crochet
    blankets and afghans
  • Favorite Hook
  1. IamJolyn

    homespun Russet

    Hey everyone, friend of mine 1 skein of Homespun in Russet, and it seems it is no longer made. She is willing to pay what it is worth and shipping cost if anyone has a skein or two. Thanks!
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    My first doily lantern

    I must add my awe at these as well! What a fun creative idea, I to think they would sell
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    help with bead crochet

    Yes Granny Square, like tapestry crochet, where the beads make a pattern and need to be in every stitch, I think i need to use a bigger hook. They are seed beads, size 6/0, my biggest problem is they are pretty cheap glass beads, and they are ALL different sizes lol and that isn't helping. I did another bag, and it worked out ok, but it was cotten thread, and I think that is the biggest difference, the nylon really has no give. I might try skipping every 2nd or 3 stitch at your suggestion, maybe that will help keep it loose. I have the smaller 11/0 seed bead on order and some pearl cotten thread that I will try next.
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    help with bead crochet

    Yes, I have been up and down that forum searched other online places, and not luck, and crochetville has never let me down yet!
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    help with bead crochet

    Hey everyone, So I am doing my second little 'treasure' bag, the first one wasn't solid beads, just had a thick band around the middle, however the second one, i did an octogan base without beads, then as I worked up am doing solid beads. I am using size 2 nylon thread and 6/0 seed beads, started with a size B (1) hook, then switched to a size 3 . . . but my problem is the beads are maybe to close together and are heavily curling over (it looks almost like a beaded rope around the edge) and i can't even straigten it out fully by hand. So, I guess my question is, would the nylon be to stiff, no give? do i need bigger hook? I know the normal way to make these is to use the smaller 11 seed beads, but i bought these and would like to use them. . . so any suggestions would be so welcome!
  6. quality matters! my first beads i bought were czech, and I made them into a very nice bracelet, the next set of beads were nice glass beads form HL, and they also were great, had a few more size differences, but all in all even and pretty, then I got some glass beads from . . . . wallyworld, and yes they were cheap, and yes i was getting them to practice, but geez, they are pretty awful oh well, live and learn!
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    Looking for . . .

    Thanks Crocus, I am and I have, and I will most likely use one of them, buy the pattern, however it wasn't the same as the one I saw, but I think one of them will work
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    Looking for . . .

    Ok i found the picture that i saw, it is called (at least in this listing) a miser's pruse, just not quite how I remember, so looks like I will have to make up my own verison of it lol, still would love if anyone has feedback, comments or suggestions!
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    Looking for . . .

    I saw this purse on either ebay or etsy, and it said the style of it, and I for the life of me can't remember the name, nor can i find it on either site. I thought it might a miser's purse, but that isn't it (the ones with the strings, and you pull it open through) this one is shaped more like a cressent, with the handle attached to both ends, an there is a slit in top middle, very simple . . . anyone that can help direct me to find the name, and/or hopefully a pattern (tho i think i can figure something out with a picture) Thanks everyone! :manyheart:hug
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    I have discovered bead crochet!!!!

    Craftylady, check out youtube, there are wonderful tutorals there! I used bead crochet in the search, and found quite a few. I find it pretty easy, i started with cotton yarn and plastic pony beads, but quickly moved on to thread and seed beads. Kathy I will! I have been looking all over for purse patterns, and haven't had much luck, though I did do a little treasure bag with beads ( I will post a picture soon) and that turned out alright. Thanks for the advice And after looking at Kathy's site, she has a fantastic tutoral on the rope beads, that includes graphs for patters!! check hers out too
  11. I LOVE bead crochet! i have been making beaded ropes, and i can't seem to stop lol. I want to tackle wire and beads, and my goal is to do clutches and small wrist bags, fully beaded . . . tho i am having a hard time finding patterns for those, any one have any suggestions? I am talking were you reall can't see the thread/yarn, just covered in beads Anywho, thanks!
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    Raspberry Popcorn Afghan

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    My FBB :)

    Thanks everyone! the strap was a lot of fun to make and i also love the way it turned out
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    My FBB :)

    This one has been done for a while, but due to life, i haven't posted it until now lol, Browns and light blues, I love the colors Have a few people fighting over who gets it Anywho, here it is!
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    Another FBB!!

    Don't you just love these bags? LOVE your flowers on them great job!