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Wednesday, 20 June 2012

WOYWW 159


 As promised a picture of last Wednesdays 'work' finished off.  Post and more photos here.



This week I'm showing off the beaded ATC I made...



Tricky to photograph so your getting one with flash and one without...




It was all parcelled up and sent off to Queen of Desks Julia

Here is a basic of how it was made... (lots of waffle about wefts and warps!)




I use a flexible beading needle.  It is mainly 'eye' so it is very easy to thread.




And delica beads which are more regular and accurate than the better known seed bead.  They are slightly more rectangular than round so they line up better.




Thread your needle with the weft thread.  (The cross ways thread that weaves back and forth.)  Pick up the beads...




Pass the needlefull of beads underneath the warp (tight length ways) threads on the loom...




...and push each bead up in the corresponding gap between the warp threads.




Take the needle with the weft thread over the warp thread and back through the beads...




...capturing the warp threads between a sandwich of two weft threads all unseen inside the beads.




Then push all the beads up so they sit snugly together...




and pull the thread tight.  Et voila! 

It's good fun.  Tidying up all the threads at the end is less fun but very satisfying!!

Sorry that was a bit longer then I anticipated!  I'm off to look at some desks now...  :)



50 comments:

  1. Wow, that is really clever. You lost me the minute you mentioned a needle (I'm allergic to sewing of any kind). It came out so perfectly, it really is gorgeous. I'm sure Julia loved it.
    That necklace turned out fabulously too.
    Have a great week.
    Von #28

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  2. Hi Laura

    Beautiful work and fabulous ATC. Thank you for sharing the how to. Julia is going to be so please with her gift it is a real treasure.

    Please pop to see Angenita (89) as she could do with a WOYWW hug today (pass it on) Hugs from Helen 107

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  3. Wow what tiny work. Looks so fantastic when finished. Sandy :)

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  4. Love the ATC, and the 'how to' was very clear and made total sense!! Good job!!! Trish #71

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  5. Crikey! That looks stunning. So sparkly and detailed and neatly done. Amazing. At some point in the past I had a bead loom (oh, 30 or more years ago!) but that you did it hand-held? WOW

    Happy WOYWW

    Mary Anne (4)

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  6. Wow! So beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial.

    Happy WOYWW

    Zoe #57

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  7. happy woyww. wow,I still did not understand any of that :), but that is down to me not the explination.;) great atc's must have taken an age.
    mark

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  8. Good grief . .. what patience you must have! Lovely results. Unique ATC too.

    Happy WOYWW.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx #80

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  9. What a little work of beading art that is!! Fab. x Jo #84

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  10. wow -- talk about beautiful! great job

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  11. Oh that took me back years....it's a long time since I used to use the beading loom with our daughters. Thanks for jogging the memory. What a lovely design too.
    Hugs,
    A x #76

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  12. Fab choker you made and what a work of art that atc is.
    Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet #21 xx

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  13. i am very seriously impressed with your beaded ATC, very very impressed,

    thanks for coming to see me and my desk this morning,

    dx

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  14. That beaded ATC is amazing Laura.
    I don't often find clothes which fit me well as I have a much smaller waist compared to my hips but these trousers were just right and in the sale too. In effect I got one pair free as they were reduced alot. Thanks for stopping by BJ#47

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  15. Love those ATC's, I want one which is the highest compliment I could pay you. Like commenter instructions go right over my head so I will just admire
    Love Amanda J @ 76 x

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  16. your finished atc is awesome,julia is going to love it i am sure,thanks for visiting me
    have a fab crafty week
    kay #63

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  17. hi me again,in answer to your question i prefer my promarkers :)
    have a fab crafty week
    kay #63

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  18. Wow the beaded work is fabulous. Thanks for sharing your workspace with us. Hope you have a good week. Hazel WOYWW #87 x

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  19. Now that's what I call clever, and beautiful. Not only that, your instructions are so clear I think even I could do it.

    Thanks for visiting earlier - only just back from a day out in the sunshine.

    Ann B
    #67

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  20. Wow Laura that's a stunning ATC it must have taken ages, thanks for sharing and enjoy what's left of Wednesday. Thanks for popping by my place, hugs Erika. #83

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  21. That choker is fantastic ....the answer to any teens prom dress ...the perfect accessary.I have not seen anyone useing a bead loom since my late mother-in-law ... how great is your work.xx#9

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  22. Amazing atc's - such patience!

    #101

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  23. Wow, fabulous, don't think i would have the patience, but its absolutely stunning
    Sophie no.93

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  24. Pffft, that's a lot of work. But the results are wonderful, just like your ATC's. Thanks for sharing and wish you a crafty week. Bye, Franka

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  25. Love the choker - that's very steampunk and so in right now. And that beading, wow that's incredible. How you have the patience to do that is beyond me..but the result is superb, well done!
    Hugs, LLJ #72 xx

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  26. Wow.Gorgeous ATC and lovely gift for our hostess with the mostest. :) Happiest of WOYWWs to you from Laura #127. Thanks for already being over to visit my "place."

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  27. wow that is wonderful you are very talented thank you for sharing your amazing skills with us

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  28. Goodness there is a lot of time and effort gone into your ATC, it's stunning.

    Happy WOYWW, thanks for visiting me today xx

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  29. Hi Laura. Thanks for your kind words. Pencils on black is a favourite thing for me but I've never done much with cards, ATCs and so forth. That just changed. You need lots of white pencil with coloured pencil on black. Love your beading tutorial. I had a bead loom ages ago when I lived in Vancouver. Learned lots of patterns from First People traditions.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Ros #51

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  30. Always wanted to learn to do beadwork! So many fun things to try; so little time! Thanks for visiting my desk and have a great WOYWW!
    Lisa
    #41

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  31. You must be VERY patient to do this kind of detailed work, my dear! Thanks for visiting!

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  32. ...so nice to see your finished choker I knew it would be loVely...your ATC beadwork is just stunning & loVely to see it all being pieced together...super work Laura...Mel :)

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  33. Awesome beaded ATC! My old eyes wouldn't be able to do more then a line a day without strain unfortunately. I will be Ms. Julia is going to love it! Have a great week and thanks for visiting my blog. Vickie #23

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  34. The choker is gorgeous and the beaded ATC is amazing. Now that is a labour of love. Lucky Julia.
    Sandra @32

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  35. I can only echo what everyone else has said, absolutely gorgeous work, you must have the patience of a saint! How do you work out the pattern for the atc?

    Hugs
    Brenda 2

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    1. Squared paper and a pencil, each square is a bead. It always takes more than one sheet!!

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  36. So many hobbies, so little time. I have a bead loom at home with a half finished bracelet on it. I wonder if I can convince Lil Miss B to finish it off for me. Your Union Flag ATC is just brilliant, and Julia will love it!

    Gorgeous choker - really lovely but still understated so thus elegant.

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  37. Thank you for stopping by and your kind words.

    I love Love the necklace, it really is beautifull!
    Great idea to make atc using a loom. I have a loom and lots of beads and this is a great idea, thanks for sharing.

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  38. Love the necklace and the ATC. You are very talented!

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  39. The necklace is cute. But the beaded ATC is wonderful. How very creative. Thanks for stopping by my blog. #14

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  40. Those beaded ATCs are really clever! And what a lot of work is involved. They are gorgeous!

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  41. Now that choker is just beautiful but that ATC is amazing and no pattern, you are so clever thanks for the tutorial.

    Happy crafting this week
    Eliza #164

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  42. What a beautiful ATC, so much work to it! Its very unique & very collectable too :) really stunning! Have a crafty week!
    Lavinia #5
    x

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  43. happy WOYWW! oh my gosh, what a treasure for Julia! that ATC is simple amazing!
    hugs, #15 peggy aplSEEDS

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  44. Wow....I have never seen a beaded ATC, how fabulous.

    Thanks for visiting my desk.
    Kyla #74
    Ps if you would like the elderflower recipe email me your debts and I will send it on.

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  45. Hi there,wow what amazing jib you did with that beading work.. well done! Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #25

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  46. Amazing work and time consuming I bet, but also so satisfying when you've done. Well done you! Take care, am snooping still on Sunday, late but determined to get round more than I have for a few weeks! Zo xx 73

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  47. As you now know Laura, I didnt get my ATC till yesterday, and am frankly, speechless at the work youve done...fascinating post and I truly am really thrilled to have received one.

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  48. OH MY GOSH Laura! This is just gorgeous and such a wonderful gift! I am sure Julia will treasure it! You have such patience and I am sure great eyesight LOL! Happy WOYWW! TFS this wonderful project! Lovely necklace as well!

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  49. wow that is a lot f work for an ATC, I can see julia loved it
    janet .. back from pisa #60

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