Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Loomwork with Delicas

My interest in loomwork continues.  I love the evenness of the loomwork, and am still addicted to the little pop as the beads slip into their place in between the warps. This is a bracelet adapted from a Bead and Button pattern "Capture the Spirit of the Victorian Era with Floral Patterns" for a split necklace by Jennifer Creasey.
The little rose motif is easy and quite nice in terms of how the colours of the rose make the image seem natural. I continue to be thwarted by the warp ends.  I tried to sew these in but finally resorted to gluing a piece of fabric to the threads.  I have signed up to be in the Bead Interventions group on Facebook and am hoping I to learn some better ways to deal with the ends.  In the photo below I added a three bead picot edge with size 15 seedbeeds and the overall effect is very dainty.

Our regalia pieces for the project are coming along very rapidly.  The students doing the loomwork are getting quite fast, and seem to enjoy it.
My little homemade loom works very well, and now I am giving it to the artist mentor to do her next regalia piece, so I am working on my next prototype. 

1 comment:

Nissa said...

Beautiful, I completely understand the feeling when those tiny seed beads 'pop' into position on the loom. If it doesn't pop, I'm not satisfied. :)