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Affinity Bracelet #2

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Bead & Tapestry Cuffs taught by Claudia Chase

Combine beadwork with weaving for beautiful cuffs that are accessible and eye-catching! Create jewelry designs that fit your style and learn to weave with beads on three different looms, including one you make yourself.

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Category Jewelry
Type Bracelet, Accessory
Style Casual
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Who is this project for? Women

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What materials did you use? Perle cotton for warp and 2 plies of silk embroidery floss and Kreinik metallic tapestry thread for weft. Shiny Miyuki size 8/0 seed beads in 3 colors. Done on my Schacht Flip Rigid Heddle loom.

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What are you most proud of? Color choices and improved selvedges.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? To avoid ends unworking themselves, don't change threads right before or after beaded rows.

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This is gorgeous! I've been having some problems getting my ends to stay neat and tightly secured, too - I hadn't thought about the possibility that changing weft thread next to one of the beaded rows might be helping to cause that problem, so thanks for that tip. :)

11/17/2012 Flag
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Thanks! I tried a few different things with the ends until I found what seems to work best for me, which is changing in the middle of the row and weaving in afterward. A little more labor intensive, but it's worth it for the cleaner selvedges.

11/22/2012 Flag