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secrets revealed part two
unit 1

loom work basics

Welcome back to the Secrets Revealed Class Part Two.

I hope to one again challenge you and enlighten your abilities.

We create beautiful things because

beauty is what we see.

We use our hands that are guided by good thoughts.

What we make holds our feelings.

The creator has given us special gifts,

we share them with you.

~Howard Rainer~

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Bead loom work has been around for many generations, it is a beautiful process that brings the maker into a very rhythmic and meditative state. Thought the results are similar to a brick stitch or peyote stitch I believe the results to be a bit more supple.

You don't need many additional supplies other than a loom. I find  Delica beads the best for using because of their uniformity. Please use the PDF pattern given for starters, than by all means explore for more. The patterns are very similar to needle point patterns, you can also find many online, or make you own using graph paper. When I first started doing loom work I did just that as the computer and the internet didn't exist. Delica beads didn't exist at that time either so I used Czech beads size 11, they were lovely but extra time was taken to make sure the sizes were consistent.

Please check out the video below to help with supplies you may need to have.

making a rose pendant

Watch the video below to get started on your loomed rose pendant which is one of your assignments for unit 1.

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The first step is to warp your loom. The loom shown is a small loom made by

Beadalon and called the

"Baby Jewel Loom".

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Your weaving thread should always be below the ward threads while adding your beads. When you go back through the beads your weaving thread and needle should be on top of the warp threads.

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Once you have completed your first row of beads the rest of the rows go much easier as they pop right into place.

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I tape my warp threads once I am done beading, and use a small amount of clear fingernail polish to seal the ends. I will show you how to weave the warp threads back into your piece in Unit 2.

Twisted leather fringe

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Leather fringe is glorious all on it's own but add a twist and it just takes it to another level.

All the above necklaces have Velcro fringe so the wearer can remove it or not.

In a world with Velcro why the heck not.

It took me awhile to figure out how to add a twist to the leather, who new all it took was some water.

So lets get started shall we.

Your second assignment for unit 1 is to twist some leather fringe and add some Velcro if you wish. Watch the video below to find out the secret.

Twisted Leather tassel

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Twisted leather tassels are so easy to make and you can use them for just about anything.

We will be exploring making tassels throughout this class.

Your third assignment for unit 1 is to make a twisted leather tassel.

Watch the video below to find out how.

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by Heidi F Kummli

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