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InstructionsI used chenille yarn for the warps as a major experiment; that is, I wasn't sure it would work at all. Surprisingly, it did! It was pretty easy to weave, and the fuzziness didn't cause any problems. It only created a bit of a challenge when it came to tying the knots and making the ropes at the ends. (In the future, I think I'll try gluing the warps into metal clamp ends, instead.)
Type of item: Accessory
Style: Outdoorsy, Casual
Chenille yarn, glass seed beads, glass magatamas (the short variety), faceted fire-polished Czech glass rondelles.
What was your inspiration?
I was rummaging round in my yarn stash for something unusual to use for warps, and this chenille was all I could find! (Time to go fiber shopping!)
What are you most proud of?
Giving myself a little time to experiment with this. I'll switch it up in the future, but this piece was a great building block.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Consider using larger round seed beads than I did for the band. I used size 11/0s, because I didn't have anything larger in the color I wanted to use. However, I think 8/0s would create a more balanced look. Of course, if you change sizes, you'll need to experiment with the number of beads you stitch between each pair of warps. To find interesting Czech beads in designer finishes (I used 4mm by 7mm jade swirl celsian rondelles), I recommend searching Etsy.com.