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Monday, May 2, 2011

One Color Cuff



On the tail of completing my last new idea, "Glazing the Matte Beads", I decided to loom a monochrome cuff, using all the metallic silver beads I own. Right now, I am looming 11/o Delicas, but I also have 15/o seeds, 8mm beads, 6mm beads, cubes and bugle beads in the same 'silver metallic finish'. I'll be playing with some 'layers' of looming using these various shaped beads. When I get to the finish, I will even consider the same technique I just shared below, glazing the beads to add some look of oxidation. (The jury is still out on that idea though. I have to wait and see how this turns out before I decide on adding a glazed finish!) I will also be thinking about how the clasp could be created.

3 comments:

  1. LOL, I'm saying 'wow' right now too. I am trying to find the direction to go. Having such a blank area to create, like the loomed silver metallic beads, makes decisions that much harder. Right now, I am doing a thin edge of brick stitch, in the same beads, hoping to use that as my anchors for future additions.

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  2. WOW is right! Beautiful cuff already. Can't wait to see it finished, glazed or not!!

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