Suddenly, it feels like the holidays. Snow is falling in parts of the country and Christmas tree lots are popping up everywhere. Regardless of what holiday/s you celebrate, it’s hard to deny that magical feeling in the air.
All this holiday cheer got me thinking about putting up a tree, and I remembered this adorable ornament that Claudia (Mirrix’s lovely President, I call her mom) wove last year.
It’s made of hand-painted silk and embellished with beads.
It’s a fun, simple project and would make a great gift.
Have any of you woven ornaments on your Mirrix Looms? We would love to see pictures!
Pick up some of the beautiful hand-painted silk used to make this ornament here.
Did you get the new iPhone 6 this weekend? Does your current phone needs a little non-virtual upgrade?
Why not warp up your loom and weave a gorgeous silk and bead phone case? Simply use the techniques from our Tapestry/Bead Cuff Bracelet!
Make your piece a little more than twice the width of your phone and a little longer than it. When you’re done weaving, line with fabric (we love using silk), use beads to embellish around the edges and finish off with a silk Kumihimo strap.
What you’ll need:
-A Mirrix Loom with a shedding device (make sure it is wide enough to weave a piece more than twice the width of your phone)
-Directions for our Tapestry/Bead Cuff Bracelet (to learn how to combine beads and fiber). Get the free ebook here!
-8/0 Beads (this is a great mix)
–Hand-painted silk (or other fiber)
–A Kumihimo braiding kit (This one comes with silk!)
-Silk or fabric to line the piece
-Warp. C-Lon Cord works well for this piece.
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