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img_4384Purple, Magenta, Green.  The first flowers poking through the snow.  Days are getting longer.  The sun is rising earlier, setting later.

More experimentation with the bead loom.  The base of the bracelet was woven using 10° delicas.  It was fun both because it went quickly and helped expand my horizons.

The little flowers are matte green o-beads and sparkly magenta 15°s.  The magentas also make up the picot edge.  The whole band is wrapped through a pair of hammered gunmetal D rings, snicked with a magnetic clasp.

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img_4369For Christmas Prince Charming gave me a bead loom.  Given my textile background, when I started reading about them, they became most interesting.

I present the initial bracelet.  I must say, once the first two to three rows are in, projects work up very quickly!  Until the last two rolls, which take a bit of coercion.  Not bad for a first attempt using size 8° seeds.

This one doesn’t fit me in the least, being waaay too large.  But it will fit someone.  I learned a lot, which was the whole purpose.  I can see beading this way as being a much quicker means to an end; creating beaded bases on which to embellish.