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.
In the photograph above, Colour #166 is shown on the left and Colour #137 is shown on the right. GORGEOUS!
And, just in case you want to see more…..
Thank you for sharing your creativity Lou Ann!