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?