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Saturday, July 20, 2013
Finally completed, clasps attached.
In my stash, I found some ceramic baseballs. Originally, I thought they would be great to add as a fringe, but then decided to make a separate bracelet to match. Worn together, they finish a perfect look!
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Tuesday, July 16, 2013
So many tell me, when they see a newly completed cuff, "You hit this one out of the park!" This time, I really did...Oriole Baseball, park that is!
This edging seems to be my favorite, lately. I also did similar on the "Weaving Along the Warps", cuff I post not too long ago. This time, I used some sterling bead caps, to hold the black obsidian 4mm beads.
After I add the clasp, I'll take photos of the finish cuff, for my Gallery and Website. I'm behind starting a new piece, for the upcoming August class, so I get started on that tonight!
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Friday, July 5, 2013
I have decided to offer a "WIP", (work in progress), of a "Baltimore Orioles Baseball Cuff" I designed and now weaving, on a loom.
You can see how I have extended the helmet and ball, both of which were not added after the actual weaving, of each row, but included in the length of the bead rows, when added. This is new to me and so glad I have perfected a way to extend the pattern, without using a hand weaving stitch. This method even moves much faster along, than if hand woven, along the edge.
Originally, I was only going to extend the base ball, portion of this design, but after tweaking the extensions "on the loom", I decided to also extend the helmet. Adding warps was all it took.
I'll share more later, as I complete this cuff.
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Thursday, July 4, 2013
I warped my loom, with C-Lon Tex 400, grabbed just about every type of bead, unknown to a bead loom, and began weaving along the warps.
Creating a wide width, I attached two box claps, instead of finagling to find one large one. You may also notice the perfect color match. This was acquired by using 'Gilder's Paste', in a dark red tone, or clay.
Included, in the array of weavings, are some Super Duos, 4mm and 6mm glass pearls, 3mm press glass beads, 11/0 and 15/0 seed beads, just to name a few.
The lighter portion, of woven Super Duo, two hole beads, have given me an idea for a new cuff theme.....stay tuned :D
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