Monday, March 25, 2013

Diamonds in a Row loomwork

I'm newly fascinated with Loomwork again, after a break of a few years. I remember creating pieces on the loom, then being intimidated by all the loose threads to sew in to place. Now I know a few different methods in finishing the work but the most fun is using one of the newer looms that are warp-less. The most recent work was completed on a Rick's at Monica's Quilt and Bead Creations...The only concern was what type of closure to make and how to attach the clasp.
The toggle was a simple peyote beaded bead and strap in the similar weave as center of bracelet. The  middle of the toggle is filled with smaller size 8 beads on a 18 gauge wire and 6mm crystals.
The clasp is a shaped peyote piece rendered with a little help from the Diane Fitzgerald book that is a great study of the same. I filled the shape with tiny rolls of foil so it would keep it's firmness through the wearings.
It was fun creating the pattern on my BeadTool4.5...or what ever update it's up to now...I just know I like the program and it makes it easy to switch out colors and move patterns around.


  1. Excellent Work! It's beautiful. I so pleased that you like my loom. I invented it because I hated all those warp threads. Paul Ricks, Inventor, The Ricks Beading Loom.

  2. Nice work!. I've have my loom for about a year, but haven't use it. But after seeing your work I am going to get to it...