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Monday, October 20, 2014

"Remembrance Poppy Cuff Pattern", for Nov 11th!

Sometimes a pattern design hits home, more than others. This next pattern offering, will do just that, for many, as it did me. Besides the many recent requests to offer this pattern publically, the timing will be perfect, as explained below:

The “Remembrance Poppy” has been used since 1920 to commemorate soldiers who have died in war. Inspired by the poem "In Flanders Fields", they were first used by the American Legion to commemorate American soldiers who died in that war (1914–1918). They were then adopted by military veterans' groups in parts of the former British Empire: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Today, they are mainly used in the UK and Canada to commemorate their servicemen and women who have been killed in all conflicts since 1914.

Poppies are often worn on clothing, for a few weeks until Remembrance Day/Armistice Day, November 11th. The Remembrance Poppy is especially prominent in the UK. In the weeks leading up to Remembrance Sunday, they are distributed by The Royal British Legion in return for donations to their "Poppy Appeal", which supports all current and former British military personnel.

The Poppy is a gorgeous, fragile, brilliant color flower and one of my favorites. I wanted to include more than just one flower, but a field of Poppies, sharing the fragility of them, with a few withered in the background.

November 11th is not too far away, but I think there is plenty of time to recreate a bead loom woven cuff of Poppies. The finished width will comfortably handle a 40mm wide clasp, or any clasp, of your choice. The Delica bead colors are exact, as shown in the photograph above.

You may use your own creative control to edge, manage warps and attach a clasp. Directions for Weaving Beads, on a Loom, are not included.

This purchase will include:

--Detailed Pattern Instructions
or explanations of how the sections are broken down and sizing considerations.

--A Bead Legend,
offering the total number of Delicas needed, for each color included, to complete the cuff.

--Bead Pattern Graphs
able to be followed, along with the word chart, for placement purposes.

--Word Charts, 
 for a quick way to follow and complete each portion.

Thank you all so much!
Payment via PayPal. Following completion of payment, it will take a few seconds for you to be directed back, to this Blog page. Then, you may open, download or print, via the links, of each pattern section
Please do not hesitate to contact me, with any questions concerning the pattern details. Contact:

Friday, October 10, 2014

A Pumpkin Patch Cuff Pattern, for the loom!

I created a new pumpkin cuff. This cuff includes the realistic colors of Pumpkins and Apples, in a patch, with a little friend looking on! This is an automatic digital download, of the Pattern Instructions, Bead Legend, Graph and Word Chart. You will have total creative control over how you want to edge and finish this cuff!

Consider a 2mm hot pink pearl for the mouse's nose! :D

Also, I was just told that this process, of buying the pattern, works best in IE, not so well in Firefox! Just in case you have any trouble. Once purchased, you will have a wait to be redirected back here 
on my blog. The Pattern Links will then be available.

A similar version I created on the loom, last year.

Thank you all again, so much.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Friday, September 19, 2014

Weaving Along the Warps, with Interlocking Beads!

I am teaching a class, at BEAD SOUP , next Saturday. It was arranged for me to include those who were in my first few classes, Not only was I new to teaching, but they were new to bead weaving, on a loom. Well, we've all come a long way, Baby!

This cuff is sharing a method I had fun figuring out. I pulled every bead style I could think of, in 14kt Gold overlay, Gold Permanent Finish Glass Beads and Opal. Also thrown in,are some crystals, Glacier Air Opal and Pacific Opal. 

I believe the beads actually created their own pattern, 
as you can see how this has dimension in areas and 2D in others.

The width allowed me to attach two clasps. 
The relief filigree was a perfect match, but I decided to also Gilt an Opal Patina, over the filigree. 

Notice how this stands on it's own, even on the scalloped points? 
This too is due to the interlocking structure of the selected beads.

Thanks to BEAD SOUP, for offering me this chance to share my love of the bead loom. And, thank you to all the students who supported me. They have been creating such gorgeous things, along the warps. I see them when ever I visit the store. 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hummingbird stopped in action, with beads on a loom!

I have been creating painted patterns, for quite sometime. Lately, I started to realize a lesson learned, during my days as a Photography Major. Motion in pictures can be stopped, according to the camera speed selection. I decided to do the same, in my pattern program....adjust the speed! 

Hummingbirds flap their wings so darn fast, it is hard to even see them. Mainly noticed is their body gracefully hovering over a flower. I wanted to include that fact, in this pattern.

The pattern of wings are dabbled in silver lined beads, mixing with the blue background colors to offer a sense of movement, in flight. 

Adding more to the dimension, of the pattern subject, I created a silver netting, over the cuff and surrounded the picture like a framed portrait. This adds a vintage feel. 

The netting is secured, at all intersecting points and the edge includes 4mm glass pearls, in pink. A Silver Clasp is glazed, with patina, in a shade of green, matching the leaves.

Note: You may be able to see a hint of the back. The netting does not effect the neat finish.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Patterns, patterns and more bead loom patterns!

I feel like I am on a roll with creating some very different bead loom patterns. Yes, they are not as easy as one would think, no matter what bead pattern program you own. Free or not free, including the very expensive programs, do not offer a 'transfer photo, click, print, bead on a loom'. I have offered many other posts, here on my blog, suggesting some changes that can be made to help. If interested, go to the 'search' bar, on my first page, on the right, and write 'journal'. That should direct you to a post I made years ago, sharing some of the terrible traits of the bead programs, on the market. 

In the meantime, I am perfecting my methods and want to share some of what I have been recreating. Others too, have jumped in to weave my patterns. 

My last selection of beading patterns were a Spring Theme.

My latest pattern selection are of a Summer Theme.
Many are underway, on the warps, and some have been completed. This is one I am working on right now, the true taste of Summer, the Watermelon Delight Cuff Pattern

I also completed the July 4th Celebration, a waving flag with fireworks behind.

Susan Etkind, a student in my last class is embracing this form of bead weaving. She was able to complete her second cuff, on the loom, which is her version of the July 4th Celebration. She decided on a matt black background.

Carol Ashworth, a member of my FB Group, THE BEAD LOOM ROOM, has taken this form of bead weaving to a level higher than most, just starting out. Each of her cuffs are finished with the most dramatic and artistic edging. This is still on her loom, but I am also looking forward to her edging!

Since I posted the America Flag Cuff, on my FB Page, Beads Beading Beaded, many have posted asking for flag designs of other countries. Here are the other Flag Cuff Patterns I created. None are completed to share, yet, but I am excited to see them in beads!

There are so many possibilities. This could be a very fun adventure, continuing to create Flag patterns. 

I hope everyone is enjoying their Summer, so far. I am presently gearing up for my next class,
 at BEAD SOUP, in Savage Maryland, August 9th & 16th, 2014. It is a 'beginner bead loom weaving' class. I'll share the patterns and cuffs, when I get them finalized.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Summer Time on The Bead Loom!

Part one, of a two part class, "Loom University" on BEAD SOUP Campus! Actually, we are at BEAD SOUP, in Savage Maryland, where I share my skills for weaving beads, on a loom. Class projects included the cuffs, "Flip Flop Zentangle" and "Flying High". Both, of these cuffs, have been shared here, on my Blog. Scroll through to take a look. We had a very electric time!! You will enjoy these pictures

Everyone picked which pattern they wanted to create, in class. 
Each student receives both patterns, but only one in class. 
Bead Soup offers the beads in one gram packages, so the cost of supplies, for these cuff, are low

Everyone wore Flip Flops, or brought them! We saw some cute versions, not just on the loom

Everyone was given an empty pattern, as well as the flip flop pattern I created. That way, they were able to draw and create their version of a flip flop, to be included in this cuff. We got underway with weaving, but I am sure there will be surprises at Part Two Class, on Saturday.

Notice Eunice, standing. She has joined in all of my classes. Eunice prefers to stand to weave. Therefore, I had a special loom created just for is taller than the others!!

Much of my instruction is offered on a large screen TV, seen here in the background.

What makes the choice of cuff patterns great, is how each student learns double the technique, as each cuff offers something different.

These are the best "thongs" of the day!! LOL Donna, French Flower Artiste Extraordinaire made these. LMAO! I love the flower topper too.

Maureen sported her version of a flip flop

Lisa was totally prepared for today. I love these.

Finally, two of us came prepared to take the heat! LOL My shirt was a gift from Caron Reid and Lisa said she bought her years ago. No whistling please!

Option one. "Flip Flop Zentangle"

Option two. "Flying High"

Next session is on August 9 & 16, 2014. Call BEAD SOUP for reservations 240-456-4568!