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Book Giveaway!

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Chris Franchetti Michaels, (you may know her as beadwork.about.com‘s fabulous guide) recently released a new jewelry making book “Teach Yourself VISUALLY More Jewelry Making”. Now, I know this blog is dedicated to weaving on a loom, but I’m sure many
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Weave-Along 6: Crystal and Two-Cut Bead Affinity Bracelet

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Necessary materials:  Warp:  Hand painted silk is nice but anything strong and beautiful will do Beads:  We are using lovely two cut size 11/0 iris beads (www.caravanbeads.net) Crystals:  any size 4mm round crystals will do Warp your loom with the
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Weave-Along 6: Week Two, The Second Bracelet

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This second Affinity bracelet is made entirely of seed beads (in this case we’ve used 2 cut 11/0 seed beads, but you can use just regular 11/0 seed beads.  The warp is  hand painted so we only used one “color”
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The Affinity Bracelet Weave-Along Week One

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Welcome to the Affinity Bracelet Weave-along Part 1.  In this lesson we will start and finish an Affinity Bracelet.  Because there are so many possibilities for the Affinity bracelets, we’ve decided to weave more than one.  The first bracelet will
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No Warps to Weave in Bracelet Weave-along

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For this project, you will need a Mirrix Loom with a No Warp-Ends Kit. We have these available for our new sized 5″ Mini Mirrix and also for our 8″ Lani Loom, 12″ Little Guy Loom and 16″ Big Sister
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Tapestry Techniques

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Weaving tapestry is painting with fiber.  As you learn new techniques you gain the skills to weave different shapes and patterns and to better translate your ideas. The tapestry/bead cuff bracelet is a great place to begin playing with tapestry
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Beginning to Weave

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This week, we’re going to begin weaving our tapestry/bead cuff bracelet! I have some basic instructions (picture from a previous weave-along) with an additional video that we made that goes over warping, weaving a header, beginning to weave and adding
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Getting Started: The Tapestry/Bead Cuff Bracelet Kit

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Starting today, this weave-along will focus on weaving a tapestry/bead cuff bracelet which is the perfect beginner’s project for bead or tapestry weavers. It teaches you important skills on a “small scale”  and it’s fast, easy and produces a stunning
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Warping for Tapestry

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Warping for tapestry is pretty straight forward and tends to be easier than warping for bead weaving only because the warp is often thicker. Before you watch the following video (near the bottom of this post), please take a moment
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Mirrix Weave-Along 4: Getting Started

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Welcome to our 4th Mirrix Weave-Along! This weave along will go over basic warping techniques and then go on to show how to weave a tapestry/bead cuff bracelet. If you do not own a kit, you can purchase one in
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