Sign-Up For Weave-Along 23: The Queen Nefertiti Bracelet

Need the perfect bracelet to wear to holiday parties? Looking for a gift fit for a queen? Make one of these stunning beaded bracelets for yourself and give one to a friend with this gorgeous project named after the Egyptian Queen Nefertiti.

Get 15% off the kit when you join the weave-along!

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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! 

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Making a Collar for Sam

This post is by Kim Holowatiuk of Sleepy Holow Leather. Learn more about Kim, her business and her work by reading her customer feature post on our blog here.
The first most asked question I get is why only one “L” in Holow? You miss spelled it! Ha ha! My last name is Holowatiuk so Sleepy Holow Leather is just a play on words! The SECOND most asked question is if can share where I get my bracelet or collar “blanks” from!!! I make everything from scratch starting with a hide of leather. There are no short cuts here!
Here is the basic process of how a dog collar is made. I decided that this had to be a collar for Sam! He is such a cutie and I wanted to make something special for him and Elena and with Elena’s permission and input, I made him a customized collar! 
Editor's Note: Sam is the official Mirrix studio dog. He lives in Seattle, WA with his dad and mom (Mirrix CMO, Elena)
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The Messy World of Real-Life Weaving

According to Instagram the world of weaving is filled with pristine yarn-filled studios, organized bins of rainbow-colored beads and sunlit rooms with big windows and ample storage. Projects are planned for and finished in a timely manner (there are no looms with that project you've been working on for a year but just can't finish) and there is no cutting pieces off of looms (because they ALL work out). Weaving is done on wide oak tables or sitting in the grass (wearing a tulle skirt, of course). Dogs don't bark, cats don't bite warp threads and babies certainly never cry. 

The reality? Probobly not that. 

This morning a friend invited me to a last-minute birthday brunch. I decided I should get her a gift, or even better, make her one. 

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