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Aneesah
« on: December 17, 2006 09:43:48 AM »

Haha, I'm not sure the title is structurally correct. Cheesy



I'm pretty proud of this, it's only my fourth looming project ever, and my loom is a shoebox, and I don't have a beading needle so I had to weave in the ends into the teeny holes BY HAND, and I made up the pattern as I went along (and I love the pattern! Cool ), and the result came out half-decent! Grin It's only slightly loose on my wrist and the pieces lie almost perfectly flat and of course it matches the watchface very nicely. Previously I've only done safety pin straps, so I was thrilled when I discovered looming 'cause it makes the strap stiff and strong enough. (I tried doing peyote and stuff, but either the beads are too small or my lack of needle is a big problem.  Lips sealed )
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SlickMariaVic
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2006 09:50:38 AM »

I dig it...makes me want to make the freeform peyote watch of my dreams!
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« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2006 10:37:30 AM »

That's gorgeous! The pinkness is adorable and the pattern is very pretty. And the fact that you did it without a needle is amazing. Kudos! Or do I mean beados?
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« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2006 11:15:41 AM »

That is really very pretty Smiley
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Edelweiss
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2006 06:53:20 PM »

Wow.  Just wow.  Is there a tut somewhere on here where I can learn how to do that?
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jasie
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2006 07:58:46 PM »

wow. that's amazing.
I would love to know/learn how you did that... and kudos to you, for doing that.. without a beading needle~
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Aneesah
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2006 12:55:05 AM »

Thank you everybody! *hugs* I read up on looming from a pdf file I found: http://www.museum.state.il.us/ismdepts/anthro/beads/pdfs/Loombeadinglesson.pdf . It has instructions for a shoebox loom too. Cheesy

And the bobble fastener I also learned from a PDF file, likely from bead-patterns.com. Just search for the free stuff (price = 0) and you'll get a ton of patterns and tuts.

I just attached the straps by looping the warp threads through the watch pins and weaving the ends in and out some of the beads. Smiley
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Aztma
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2006 12:03:42 AM »

Beautiful.  I have done beading on a loom with a needle and it is hard enough.  I cant imagine doing it without a needle.  You did a great job.
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« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2006 03:30:29 PM »

Very nice!
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suzz
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2006 06:00:30 AM »

Absolute cuteness.
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