Monday, January 27, 2014

Looming Snowpeople -- Progress Report

Over the weekend, I attended Part II of my looming snowmen class with Erin Simonetti at Bead Soup in Savage Mill.

Once again, Erin did not disappoint.  

We learned ways of adding dimension such as the pop-out eyes, the noses, the pompom and the scarf...


I still have to finish my icicle swag and give the big snowman some scarf fringe and a flower for his hat brim. 

Erin Simonetti Snowman Bracelet In-Progress
One thing I'm still not sure about is the top edge of the bracelet.  I'm not sure if I'm finished up there or if I should add something else.  I'm going to wait to see how big my icicle swag gets on the bottom edge before I decide.

One thing I discovered is that the Coronet Braid that I had in my stash works really well as a warp.  


Normally, we use a twisted cord called C-LonTex 400 but I didn't have any so I found this braid made for needlepoint worked very well.  The sparkle from the braids were perfect for this design.

There is so much potential with this technique that my mind hasn't stopped spinning since class on Saturday.

The more comfortable I become, the more I'm thinking of the loomed "base" as a piece of "fabric" that is prepped for embellishment.

I am thoroughly enjoying learning this new technique from Erin whom I believe to be a master in the creative possibilities of loom weaving. 

I have to figure out the clasp and a few finishing details so it may take a few more days before I'm wearing it.

But it's a pure shot of happiness to work on something so festive and fun...

 

What's not to love about all that sparkly, icy goodness?

Happy Monday!

15 comments:

Shirlee Fassell said...

Sweet!! Keep warm. XO Shirlee

Rachel said...

I'm sure you will have endless ideas for further beaded pieces after learning such a huge range of new ideas in such a short time. And the end result will be such fun to wear!

Lisa said...

Just delightful! Love your choice of colors for this ~ they are so You! And the coronet braid ~ sparkle of genius! Love the added spark they give ~ so much prettier than the c-lon would have been! I also love the bit of snowflake border you added to your photo!

Mosaic Magpie said...

Looks great! A few snowflakes on the upper edge would be nice.
All those pop-up details add such life!
Deb

Mary Ann said...

Really adorable:)

BeckyG said...

The Coronet Braid looks awesome, that was inspired! Fabulous job!

linnyt said...

I love your little snowmen, especially now with all the embellishments. Love the texture of the sparkly thread.

Cath said...

This is amazing. Love the scarf and the edge treatments work really well. How lucky you were to be able to attend this class.

gracie said...

I may hate snow, but I love these snowman/snow-lady! You are a master....

Susan Hook said...

Gorgeous and so different!

Createology said...

Another form of needlework to add to your portfolio of delightful works of art. Simply Snowlicious! Blissful Stitching and Stay Safe and Warm with Hot Chocolate Hugs...

Judy S. said...

Love those noses! They are just perfect. Who'd have thought you could embellish bead-work like that? Hope you're keeping warm!

Suztats said...

Fabulous! I love the dimension on this bracelet. Very cool, and blingy, too.

Marsha said...

So, so cute. I love seeing your work. It's sparkly, my fav.

Catherine said...

So cute!!

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