Delighted to share something different today – BEAD WEAVING on a BEAD LOOM! I must admit, this is foreign territory for me having had minimal experience with bead weaving and NO experience using a bead loom. Let me introduce you to Lou Ann who has kindly shared some of her beautiful woven bracelets.
Lou Ann initially learned this technique after taking a Craftsy class “Bead and Tapestry Cuffs” with Claudia Chase. You can find it HERE. She tells me her bracelets are woven on an inexpensive plastic loom called a Jewel Loom. I did a bit of research and you can find this loom HERE.
Lou Ann purchased some of my threads and little did I know that she would be creating these beauties. Always such a delight and surprise to see what customers create with my threads. Personally, I think they look fantastic!
Lou Ann did mention that there is a wonderful tutorial on the Mirrix loom website – lovely looms but more expensive than the Jewel Loom. The tutorial is the Affinity Bracelet.
She has used size 5 perle cotton for both the warp and the weft and size 8/0 beads because she feels the larger size shows up better. The possibilities for fiber and embellishments are endless with this technique.
And, just in case you want to see more…..
Thank you for sharing your creativity Lou Ann!