I’ve noticed that while I used to be focused on instant results, I am becoming more patient with process. Hence, my title ” bit by bit.” I am full of wonder as I embrace my Beginner’s Experience in this mode of beading. I am surprised to find myself making space for the time it takes for trial and error. I absorb my new knowledge and integrate it into my intuitive self. At the same time, I am seeking out “technical support” from a local expert.
As I mentioned in my last post, I am getting ready for a class in beaded loom work. It is NOT a beginner class, but rather focuses on increases and decreases. The necklace I will be making uses 7 colors, and I have chosen my own palette, rather than the instructor’s. I am using 11/0 Miyuki Delica beads. I find that a mix of finishes gives a better outcome, helping some colors pop against others. I am using a metallic bronze, alabaster cream, matte metallic pink, opaque yellow, transparent rainbow coated navy, and matte opaque light blue and chartreuse. I am pretty happy with the results and I think I will go forward with these colors for my class on Sunday.
I warped with 135 weight black C-Lon that Claudia and Elena sent me. I like the weight and I’ve ordered a slew of other colors for my shop – though my supplier provides S-Lon cord, which is meant to be a comparable product. I will be able to do a true comparison and see if these threads do differ. Stay tuned for those results.
I think a white or cream warp might work better for my background. However when some of the beads are dark, I tend to use dark thread. So, I am ready for another experiment with warp colors.
Where I am headed, I don’t know. But I know I will get there, bit by bit.
Julia L. Hecht, Owner / Designer
Poppyfield Bead Company