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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Consider Fall-ing into BEAD SOUP....

...of Savage Mills Maryland, for my next class, Sept 28 & Oct 5th.


"A Pumpkin Patch"...with a little visitor.

"Leafing Through Beads"

I am offering a choice, between two of my latest cuff designs, both with a FALL Theme!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Loomed Cuff doubling as a 'Wrap Bracelet'


I completed the cuff, recently shared here. The 'list' is a 'wrap' style bracelet, woven to over 21 inches. It can be wrapped around the wrist, three times, or twice around the wrist and once between the thumb, before being secured to the toggle. To allow for the space of wrapping the 'List', I made the cuff base longer to fit on the upper wrist. The 'bunched' portion, of the List, set close to the cuff base, is secured. I was considering 'bunching' more of the list, but the small section works out best.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Santa Is "Checking it Twice", on the Loom.


As a follow up to what I have been weaving lately, a further picture of the Santa cuff.


I decided to hang some Christmas Balls, on Rudolph's antlers. These are not "round" crystals, but "FLAT round" Crystals. I considered these because they would lay better than a round crystal.

One more accent to complete and add, then on to my Fall Holiday cuffs!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Weaving an Irregular Edge, on the Loom

I have talked about his before, under the tags of ©Weighted Warp Method. However, I have also devised very advantageous way, of creating the same irregular edge. Here is a picture of what I am working on right now. The inset also shares a picture of a loom I had built. This is a ©Tri-Warp Loom.



My past patterns included an extended pattern by hand weaving it, along the edge. Now I prefer to include the extension, while I weave. This was also accomplished on my recent cuff, 'The Baltimore Oriole Baseball' cuff.


You can see, in the picture above, how I am starting to accent this cuff. One way was to add a 3D 'list', in Santa's hand. Much more to complete, so I will share later!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Bead Loom Smocking, a smoking Amulet Bag!


Next up, for me, a class at BEAD SOUP, in Savage Mills Maryland. I'll be offering the technique I use to 'smock' beads, after being woven, on a loom.

You will notice only one side is designed to offer a smocking. The other can be worn just as well, without. There are four simple steps to complete this amulet. One step, adding the fringe, will be a special lesson in itself!

Would love to see many beaders, that day. August 10 & 11, 2013. Call the store for reservations!