On September 29th I taught an Affinity Bracelet Class at the Dragonmoon Tea House in Tulsa. I had eight in the class and we had a full day of weaving on our Mirrix Looms and a wonderful lunch. I look forward to showing some pictures from the class and the finished bracelets soon. For now I thought I would share some of the samples I brought and the variations we tried.
A detail of a landscape from the diary.
The one to the right has the same seed beads with Tila and Magatama beads and a hand dyed pearl cotton warp.
This bracelet has a handspun silk warp, with metal circle beads, seed beads and delicas . It also has the beaded edge.
The next one to the right is a simple fiber and matte seed bead with a leather closure and silk warp.
Here is a Ymmyarns silk and hand dyed pearl cotton with brass seed beads and crystals strung on the weft. It has a ribbon clamp closure.
On the right is one with bugle beads and a picot edging with a button closure.
Here is a detail of another bracelet with the Picot edging in progress. This one also has copper beads and crystals.
Finally, a picture of the buttonhole on the above bracelet .
I can't wait to show some of the finished bracelets from the class and a couple more samples of my own that are in progress. I have another class I will be teaching coming up on October 20th right after I get back from taking a class with Kathe Todd Hooker in Colorado. There should be plenty to write about!