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Francestown, New Hampshire, United States
I am the owner of Mirrix Tapestry & Bead Looms ( and an avid tapestry and bead weaver, among other things. Needless to say, I love my job!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

New Bead and Bead and Tapestry Cuffs

Guess what I have been doing?  Yup, weaving endless cuffs on the loom.  Had to get a bunch done for the show, but also for Beadwork magazine for my June article on the tapestry/bead cuff.  It was starting to seem a bit stressful because I had deadlines and you can only weave so fast.  Let me show you some of the results. Want to learn how to make these?  Join our workshop in Solvang, CA in February.  It is going to be so much fun.  You get two teachers and the class maximum is ten.

Before the workshop, we will let you pick your two projects.  At first I thought we would just offer the Delica bead cuff as shown on site, but I am thinking the one below could also be an option.  It's larger beads with two sizes.  I just love it.  Whatever you pick, it's going to be fun and you will learn how to warp the Mirrix Loom and weave on it using the shedding device.  You will learn to weave both fiber and beads.

Beads, Baubles and Jewels

It's been too long since I wrote in this blog.  I do have an excuse.  I have been really busy.  I have proof.  I have pictures.

Let's begin at the end.  As some of you already know, I flew to Cleveland, Ohio last week to film a segment for Beads, Baubles and Jewels.  What an adventure that turned out to be.  Add snow storms to fun and meeting some incredible designers/women who were also on the show plus having to wear make-up and then not flub my lines.  I would do it again in a heartbeat.  One thing I've learned as I've aged is that I am up for just about any new (legal!) experience no matter how difficult or how much it makes my adrenalin sore.  In this case, though, because of my six years of having to speak in public as a State Rep., I wasn't even nervous.  I was more worried about the state of my nails.  Let me explain that.  My nails had been trimmed and buffed and the cuticles fixed.  All was well with the nails.  Until I decided to put nail polish on at the last minute in my hotel room and I did a really lousy job.  I had no nail polish remover. I freaked out just a bit until I realized I could push most of it off with my nails and then remove the rest with an emery board.  In the end, they looked fine.  Not as good at the other women's nails who had the good sense to have theirs professionally done the day before the show.

Let me show you some pictures from that day:

Another guest getting ready for her segement.

A picture of the television monitor with another guest.

As I was setting up for the segment.  That's the wrong side of the studio.

Another setup photo.

Claudia wearing makekup.

More back stage photos.

The segment will air in May on PBS.  I am not sure exactly when.  I will announce it on the blog, facebook, etc.