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Category Archives: Bead/Fiber Combination

Ask Elena: Warp Coil Woes

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You may have heard the terms “warp coil” and “spring” thrown around our website. Maybe you understand the references, but maybe you don’t. This post is a little primer on warp coils (or springs, they’re the same thing) including HOW
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Fringed Affinity Bracelet

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Presenting a new fringed Affinity Bracelet made by Claudia! It took her about an hour to make. What do you think? Do you like the fringe? What about the clasp? 

New Kit in a Basket

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Just for fun!  We’ve created a new kit in a basket that is both great for giving to others and to yourself! It includes: lots of beads and hand-painted silk and gold thread and tools and crystals.  You can make
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What is a Shedding Device?

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The Mirrix Shedding Device can seem a puzzling contraption to those unfamiliar with weaving. Today, I hope to clear up what a shedding device is and why you might want one. Called: Shedding Device Not Called: Shredder, Shredding Device, Shedder
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2012 Holiday Gift Guide

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A Mirrix Loom, accessory kit or package is the perfect gift for any crafter. Get someone you love started weaving beads and tapestry, or supplement their addiction with beautiful extras. Here is our 2012 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Newbie
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New Online Tapestry Course

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Our tapestry course at Craftsy was a huge success (and if you haven’t seen it yet, now is the time to since it’s selling from $14.95.  Six hours of instruction for $14.95 is really inexpensive.  Check it out here:  http://www.craftsy.com/class/Bead-and-Tapestry-Cuffs/78.
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Advanced Tapestry Techniques

Posted on by chetti530 / Posted in Bead/Fiber Combination, Social Market for a Craftsy Course: Karen Klein, Tapestry Weaving, Uncategorized | Tagged | 1 Comment

Lesson 10 of the Craftsy Bead & Tapestry Cuff class teaches advanced tapestry techniques. Upon first viewing it, I felt as if I’d been suddenly thrown into the deep end of the pool. After many slow and steady lessons, this class
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Ain’t No Stopping Me Now

Posted on by chetti530 / Posted in Bead/Fiber Combination, Social Market for a Craftsy Course: Karen Klein, Tapestry Weaving, Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

I’ve said it before but these Mirrix Loom bracelets really do weave themselves. After years of painstaking pattern-following, row-by-row stitch count knitting, what a pleasure it is to obtain such instant gratification. In less time than it takes to watch
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Look Ma, No Warp Ends!

Posted on by chetti530 / Posted in Bead Weaving, Bead/Fiber Combination, Craftsy, Social Market for a Craftsy Course: Karen Klein, Tapestry Weaving, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

After previewing this lesson, I was actually a little nervous about getting started. Just when I was beginning to feel confident with the ease of bead weaving in the previous lessons, I would now have to actually do something drastically different.
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Magnatamas, Tilas & Silk, Oh My… Plus A Quick Tip

Posted on by chetti530 / Posted in Bead Weaving, Bead/Fiber Combination, Craftsy, Social Market for a Craftsy Course: Karen Klein, Tapestry Weaving, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

I’m really cooking now. Finished the latest Affinity Bracelet in under thirty minutes and that includes warping! They’re just so easy. Using the no. 8 beads again makes bead weaving a breeze. There’s plenty of room to squeeze a needle
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