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Deco Diamonds by Julia L. Hecht – Social Market for a Mirrix 2014

Deco Diamonds

Deco Diamonds

While working on my last piece (see my previous post), I became excited about how to combine silver lined 15/0 seed beads in a loom piece. I knew if I put different silver lined colors  right up against each other they would reflect off each other and compete.  I found a way to do this and be easy on the eye by separating each block of color with a black and white border.  The matte black beads  absorb the reflections, while the white opaque has just enough shine to stand up to the brilliance of the silver lined beads. The border design was inspired by the black and white mosaic floors and splashes in the pre-war apartment buildings in New York City…my hometown.  I used SoNo 330dtex thread from Japan as my warp and weft threads.  I have a little bit of  vertical rippling in my piece, which still may be a tension issue…even though I did let my piece rest overnight after removing it from the loom.  Perhaps the SoNo is just too stretchy?  I will have to experiment some more..

Meanwhile, I plan to embellish this piece with some off-loom beading techniques.  So, we’ll see what comes up for me as I go.

Til next time….

Julia L. Hecht



3 Responses to Deco Diamonds by Julia L. Hecht – Social Market for a Mirrix 2014

  1. Marina Guard Whigham - Reply

    May 23, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    Fantastic pattern! I have a loom (not Mirrix) and am always looking for new patterns. Thanks.

  2. Julia Hecht - Reply

    May 31, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    Thanks, Marina!

  3. Pingback: What happens when you’re given a Mirrix Loom? | Mirrix Looms

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