After a long hiatus in the studio, my creative spirit has returned. I bought this Mirrix Bead and Tapestry Loom, after seeing an online class offered by Craftsy, called Bead and Tapestry Cuffs. I love jewelry, miss weaving and thought that this would be the perfect match for me.
My online class consists of many different styles of bracelets, the first one is called the Affinity Bracelet. Using a combination of tapestry and bead weaving, I wove my first example using a hand-dyed silk cord, with an asymmetrical pattern of adding the beads. My next post will show the completed bracelet, which has a twisted plied fringe and peyote stitch bead clasp. This type of closure allows anyone to wear it, which is a feature I like.