Bead and Button Class, June 2013: Woven Bead and Fiber Bracelets

B130050 Woven Bead and Fiber Bracelets

Claudia Chase
Mon. & Tue. June 3 & 4  9:00am-5:30pm (with 1.5 hr. break) - (14 hours)Level: All Levels
Maximum Class Size: 12
Class Fee: $469.00
Day One:
Tapestry/Bead Cuff Bracelet
Tapestry/Bead Cuff Bracelets are an original bracelet design by Claudia Chase. They combine tapestry techniques that can range from simple to advanced and bead weaving together to make unique, colorful cuff bracelets. These bracelets have been featured in Beadwork Magazine, Beads, Baubles & Jewels & on Craftsy. You’ll walk away from this section of the class with an understanding of setting up and a warping a Mirrix Loom, weaving fiber on a Mirrix Loom, weaving beads on a Mirrix Loom and even some more advanced tapestry techniques. It’s a great all-around project!
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Day Two:
Two Affinity Bracelets 
Affinity Bracelets are a concept pioneered by the folks at Mirrix Looms. They use a beautiful fiber, like hand-dyed silk, as warp and different beads or fibers as weft. There are many different types of Affinity Bracelets, and the possibilities to be creative are endless. You’ll learn how to make two different types in day two! A third affinity bracelet can be woven if time permits using extra gold thread and beads from the kit.
Affinity Bracelet Affinity Bracelet
The following kit COMES WITH THE CLASS:

Bead & Button 2013 Kit

Materials:
-A bobbin of black C-Lon cord
-A bobbin of black C-Lon size D beading thread
-A one-inch brass cuff
-A piece of black ultra suede for backing
-10 grams of size 8/0 mixed color beads
-10 grams of size 11/0 mixed color beads
-6 twelve-yard skeins of hand-painted silk
-A bobbin of 75 yards of gold thread
-Five yards of novelty yarn
-Tila, Magnatama, size 8/0, size 11/0 beads for Affinity Bracelet One
-4mm crystals and 10 grams of hex beads for Affinity Bracelet Two

Tools/supplies
-A short beading needle
-A Tulip bead weaving needle
-A five-inch tapestry needle
-15 heddles
-A ten dent warp coil for whatever loom you have
-One small tube of E-000 glue

You will need a Mirrix Loom size 8″ or larger WITH a shedding device. The looms can be purchased on our website http://www.mirrixlooms.com/looms.html  and should be purchased before the class.

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