Bead Weaving: Perfect for a Beginner
My mother-in-law is visiting from Ukraine for a couple of weeks. During her last visit, my mom and I taught her how to weave the Tapestry/Bead Cuff Bracelet and gave her a loom and a book on tapestry weaving to take back home with her. This trip, she wanted to learn how to weave beads.
Because my husband and I can’t take the whole of her visit off from work, she’s had quite a bit of downtime while we are working, and this has been the perfect thing to keep her happily occupied.
I handed her my Mini Mirrix, gave her a brief lesson and she was off!
This is her first bracelet:
Here is her second:
And this is the third one that she is still working on. I showed her a Turquoise Cuff Bracelet (from this kit, one of my favorites) and she recreated the project with no instructions with beads from my stash.
Lessons from this experience:
1.) I have a pretty talented mother-in-law
2.) You can teach someone how to weave with very few words. We actually speak Greek to each other (even though her first language is Russian and mine is English), but I really didn’t need to say much.
3.) The Mini Mirrix is a great little loom, and one that I under-utilize. It is easy to use and super portable! I usually recommend it as a second loom to people, but if you just wanted to weave small beaded pieces, it really does make a perfect “only” loom.
4.) Want to bond with your mother-in-law? A loom might just be the key!