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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Spring into Summer!
My latest Bead Loom Woven Cuffs

Busy, busy, busy! The latest, off my bead loom, is this "Lazy Tulip Cuff"

Edged with Cream Glass Pearls and Permanent Gold Metallic 11/0 seed beads. I created the pattern, using 11/0 Delicas. The 3D petal, was secured on top, covering the crystal stamens.


The leaf and petal, extensions, were aligned with the woven pearl suspended edge.

The picture below shows how the negative space was created, on the loom.


Keeping with the theme of 'negative space', I included a scalloped edging, of pearls and gold beads.




Summer Bead Loom Classes are kicking off, with the next two patterns.

"Flip Flop Zentangle".
Then Students may weave my pattern, or offered a chance to recreate their own flip flop designs.


These are clipped to a clothes line, of sorts, with a matte transparent background. 
This way, the flip flops jump off the cuff and the transparent offer a little of your skin tone to shine through.



The second option, offered to the students, is the cuff below,
"Flying High!"
This pattern offers a glimpse into a day at the beach. Each bead finish was selected to offer something to this scene. A sun shines hot, using bright metallic beads finishes, where as the seagull is an opaque line, against the matte beaded shy and clouds. The water offers a silver lining and the beach resonates galvanized sand. A sand bar hold some shells and beach glass, crystals also offering a charm bracelet of beach related charms. 


My summer classes begin, on June 21 & 28, at BEAD SOUP, in Savage Maryland.

August 9th & 16th, are the next dates, continuing to offer unique bead loom techniques!


3 comments:

  1. Not sure which is my favorite. The flip flops are so freaking cute, but I also love the sea and Flying High looks great, too.

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  2. Do you sell the flip flop pattern for those of us who can't take the class? Thanks so much!

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