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Leaps and Bounds!

There's nothing like a great class to get unstuck! I am beading a necklace in my loom bead weaving class that is full of increases and decreases. Now that I've been taught what to do, I am just amazed at how simple it is to add that kind of complexity to a design. I chose colors and used them in my sampler to test them out (see my last post). I decided to go ahead with the palette and I just LOVE how it is working out in the necklace. I have to admit that warping with 6o threads was a bit of a jump after my little 10 and 20 warp bracelets. I got so distracted by the counting that I forgot to move my warp bar down and I just started beading. Fortunately, I don't think I need to rotate the warps at all…I do believe I've got enough space on just the front threads. I am weaving away in hopes of having it ready for class on Sunday. Meanwhile….

I am making progress in leaps and bounds!

Julia L. Hecht

Poppyfield Bead Company

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Beginning Embellishment - Social Market for a Mirrix 2014 - by Julia L. Hecht


 

 

As I mentioned in my last post, I was inspired to try off loom bead weaving embellishments on my loomed piece, Deco Diamonds. Here I worked on adding a border using brick stitch. I am pleased with the outcome. But honestly, it was very time consuming, and I am bored with it. So, I have put it aside for now. I feel the need for a creative jump start, and some more technical hand holding. So I found a loom bead weaving class in my local community. I will be taking it June 22nd and 29th. It requires 7 colors, and I am using Miyuki Delica beads 11/0. I plan a sampler to see how the colors work together. I know from experience, that I can be surprised and not in a good way. Going to warp….

More on my sampler next time...

Julia L. Hecht

Poppyfield Bead Company

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Enjoying Imperfection - Social Market for a Mirrix 2014 - Julia L. Hecht

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