Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Mirrix Bead and Tapestry Loom

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.

I chose the 12 inch wide loom, so that I could weave my bracelets and eventually try some tapestry. The total weaving size is 9"W by 22"L. The loom is very sturdy and well designed. The bracelets do not need a shedding device, but there is one to add to the loom when I get ready to try some tapestry.

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.




5 comments:

Connie said...

Hi, I just found your blog through mutual followers. I'm excited for you and your new loom . . . looks like a match made in heaven. I can not wait to see all the lovely creations you will make with this.
I am your newest follower. I would be honored if you choose to follow me back.

Have a great day, Connie :)

Connie said...

Welcome to Crafty Home Cottage. I am over-joyed to see that you are following my blog. I truly appreciate the encouragement.
Thank you so much, Connie :)

I'm looking forward to a wonderful blogging friendship.

The Lone Beader® said...

Have fun with your loom! I just sold a very large mirrix loom that I wish I could have kept. Someday maybe I will get off this bead embroidery kick! LOL

Barbara Moore said...

Hello My name is Barbara and I am wondering where I can buy this loom so I can follow along with you I just found your web sight about 15 min ago and I am looking forward to learning how to make some bracelets and other things too but I have no loom you where can I buy one of these? thanks

Anonymous said...

You can order it directly from Mirrix in New Hampshire.