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Saturday, April 30, 2011
Glazing the Beads
I posted a large picture of this recent looming, just yesterday. Here is what it looks like today. I was planning on trying out a new and different technique, 'Glazing' the finish of the beads. This created an Antique Look, not unlike deciding to 'Oxidize' or 'Not to Oxidize'...is the best way I can explain it.
The entire cuff was coated then wiped and a finish applied to hold the coloring in place. I also had to take into consideration the fact the beads 'spin' while loomed.
I think this is going to be a fun technique to play around with, more in the future. I'll bet the first thoughts that come to mind are, "Why not just use the color beads you want instead of glazing them to become something else?" This is what I thought too, but this method is an entirely different feel. One point that has to be kept in mind, looming is a two dimensional means of weaving beads. Designing patterns and techniques to create graphs for looming are a must, when deciding what to loom. My experiments come from this fact. What are your thoughts?
Post Written 6:08 PM