Bead Woven Projects for that special gift
One of the best things for me about making “things” is I get to give them away as gifts and people seem to like these gifts. I have sold a lot of my work in galleries, but I really prefer giving it away. It just feels good. So I thought I would share with you some bead woven bracelets I’ve created during the last few years. A couple of the bracelets are brand new and one is certainly going to find itself in a Mirrix kit!
This is one of the new ones and will most likely become a kit. I used hand-painted silk set at about 14 ends per inch for the warp and the fiber weft. Even though the piece is nine warps wide, 2mm gold crystals are inserted between pairs of warps because they are too big to fit in the space between warps. I then wove some hand-painted silk in between beads. I used an e-clasp for the finding. It took very little time to weave and the bracelet is really sweet.
Just beads! For this piece I used the C-Lon cord to make the piece a little stiffer. I didn’t even bother to use a warp coil, but since these are size 11/0 seed beads, if you used a coil it would be the size 14 coil. I dug into my stash of 11/0 seed beads and pulled out my favorite colors. Made some geometeric shapes and just played. So easy. I wove a header and a footer from the warp material and folded that over the hold the e-clasp.
This is the back. So simple.
This is an older bracelet woven from size 11/0 Delica beads. I used the no warps kit and silver soft touch wire .014 diameter. The no warps kit makes it possible to easily finish the piece when using the soft touch wire. Again, I dipped into my 11/0 Delica bead stash and picked out some very autumn colors. I didn’t plan it; I just played. The clasp is a peyote tube. I left a slit in the piece while weaving it in order to use the tube like a button.
From the back!
Another older piece woven from size 11/0 Delica beads. Again, I just played with my pretty beads and shapes. The clasp is kind of complicated: a combination of peyote and herringbone formed into a triangle.
More to come in my next blog. I hope these have inspired you.
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