I am including this Beading Daily issue below. Now granted, Jean is using a bead loom to weave fiber and hence does not have the luxury of a shedding device, which I believe is really necessary to make our version of a tapestry cuff. Still, Jean is combing fiber and beads and giving me the credit for doing so. I love sharing and being shared.
At the bottom of this issue was some information about beads, baubles and jewels series 1400 as well. The below picture was included. Nice.
|Learn How to Add Fiber to Bead Loom Projects
I sure liked playing with this idea. Thank you, Ms. Chase. If you’d like to find out more about weaving on a loom, check out Claudia’s presentation on Beads, Baubles, and Jewels. While you’re at it, view the dozens of other great projects, tips, and techniques that come in every series of Beads, Baubles, and Jewels.
I was never the kid that hid under the covers with a flashlight reading a book when I was supposed to be sleeping. I was the kid that hid under the covers without a flashlight reading a book when I was supposed to be sleeping. Still, my husband will find me on the couch with no lights on just after the sun has gone down squinting at a book. He even bought me a book light to try to remedy my stubbornness, but of course it sits unused on my bedside table.
Point is, I have some strange aversion to turning on lights. Maybe it’s the environmentalist in me. Maybe if I had an Ott-Lite all would change. The lesson I learned last night is… don’t bead in the dark. Just don’t do it. If you do, you might end up having to take out eight rows because you thought one pink was another pink. So… here is my progress minus eight rows.
Also, we’ve got some fun news!
. . . lying right on top of the disc from beads, baubles and jewels. Pay dirt!
For your own copy of Beadwork, check out your local big book store or purchase online at: www.interweave.com/bead/beadwork_magazine/. I am going to see if I can get some copies to sell on our site. Stay tuned.
As for beads, baubles and jewels . . . check this out: http://www.beadsbaublesandjewels.com/projects14.php Scroll down to the 1410 series. Then find out where you can see it. I know that after it airs you can find it on this site. Since I don’t have a television, I can’t really give you any more information than that.
Now to watch it myself. Egads.
After making sure the loom was even and placing the warping bar in the clips, I tied my warp (C-Lon) to the warping bar.
Tomorrow I will begin my new split-loom bracelet. (A little revised from my first plan.) I will warp the loom 18 warps across and then gradually split the bracelet into three parts (with 5 beads in each part). I will do the same when I end the bracelet. The first 10 rows will look something like this:
VVVVV VVVVV VVVVV
VVVVV VVVVV VVVVV
Apologies for the lack of posts lately. I have decided to re-start my split-loom bracelet using new beads in different spring colors. I will post here as the piece progresses.
I wanted to write here tonight to talk about ease of use regarding Mirrix Looms.
Weaving is an art. No one begins as an expert. That said, you can be successful on your very first project on a Mirrix.
A Mirrix Loom is built to make weaving as easy and as fast as possible. They are strong, with great tension, a fantastic shedding device and great accessories meant to make your weaving experience better.
My goal with this blog is to give you projects that a beginner can do and be successful doing. With a Mirrix, anyone really can be an artist.
One of my favorite projects that is so beautiful and so beginner-friendly is the tapestry cuff bracelet. If you’re thinking of beginning to weave, this is such a fun project to start with and we even have a kit get you started.
Since I will be putting my work on our website for sale in the near future as well as taking pieces to shows (I normally just sell my work in galleries) I decided I needed jewelry tags. I have a stamp that says: Mirrix Studio. But just the stamp alone looked really uninteresting on a small square of white paper. So I whipped out my color pencils and a black pen and went to town. Not exactly works of art, but colorful and give a nice balance to the beadwork. At least I think so. Plus, it gives me a chance to scribble.
Here they are: