Believe in Yourself (A Mirrix No Warp Ends Project)
I have to say, for me this was a NEW experience!!! I have used looms before, and this is now my 2nd creation with the Big Sister Loom…but I have never used the No Warp Ends Kit on ANY loom!! So, for me this was some trial and errors, but mostly just FUN!!
So, off I went! I designed a pattern, put out the beads and was off to warp!
I choose to use paperclips to do my warping, partly because my project was so wide and partly because I wasn’t able to kept the S hooks on the loom when I was trying to warp it!! This project is 88 beads wide, so that means 89 warp threads on the top and bottom!!
Quickly I discovered that the paperclips wouldn’t keep the spacing correctly, so I added a couple of paperclips between the clips holding the warp threads to hold them apart!
Now once I started beading I did realize I put the paperclips on the wrong way, because the only opening on the clips was on the back and it kept catching the threads. So, I put a piece of tape around them…and that worked!!
Here are a couple of ‘working’ photos for you to see the pattern progressing!
And now, it was time to take off the paperclips!! In my mind I knew it would work, but after over 45 hours of work and 14,520 beads I was holding my breath! I loosened the tension and took off the bars. And then came the big moment…removing the paperclips! And it was DONE!! All that was left was the start and end warp thread and a couple of ‘little’ loops to just ‘stretch’ back into the project!
Yep, AMAZING!!!! Here is is….done and ready to be framed!
But before I can go any further I have to give credit to Katerina Art (Katerina Koukiotis) for the amazing artwork that she allowed me to design the pattern from!! Just look at the original artwork!
I think I did a decent job of beading her art! Here is the finished project. I had to turn it the other way to match the ‘believe’ sticker, but I am just so very proud of this finished creation!!
I have to say, I am now in-love with my Big Sister Loom and I can’t wait to design and do another project on it! And the No Warp Ends Kit….WOW!!! What do YOU think?
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