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Durango, Colorado is a quaint, old-fashioned western town, nestled near the train tracks, and the main drag (appropriately: Main Ave.) is filled with charming shops and restaurants. There is a great bead shop here - Beads and Beyond, right in the heart of downtown Durango. You will find a great selection of of colorful beads and jewelry making supplies, as well as a selection of regional

art, gift objects and even incense!

Beads and Beyond

840 Main Ave.

Durango, Colorado 81301


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  • Writer's picturebeadspy

So I finally found the completed snake I mentioned in the last post - naturally this happened when I was searching for something else entirely :) He was a bit of challenge to make due to figuring out how to make the coils, but now that I think I've got that down I am having fun making more like him.

I'll try to keep him from slinking off this time.

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  • Writer's picturebeadspy

Yep - that's a snakeskin I am working on for a 3 dimensional snake. I've made three snakes so far, one that is completed (I'd show him to you, but he has slithered off somewhere - will post pick as soon as I find him). The two other work in progress snakes are about 3/4 inches wide will be about 6 to 8 inches long when finished - and they have coils! The fun of making them has been figuring out how to make the coils - and I will post more w.i.p. photos as I move forward. Basically, he is made with peyote stitch using descending sizes of seed beads, from 8 to 15, and then the shape comes about when his skin is stitched togetether. Oh, also he will also be

stuffed, with cotton. Then just add a head and tail and voila! - a serpent.

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