Beautiful Art from Katerina Art, Mirrix Loom Creation (working) and Join Email to Earn Certificate!

WOW!  Did you see how far I got yesterday on my new creation?  I actually had someone guess what the image is already!!  Yes, it is a piece of beautiful art from Katerina Art (Katerina Koukiotis).  Here is her original drawing….I just love the eyes – I hope that I do it justice!!


Here is where I start out this morning…..Can you see the edge of her eye already??

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Now, you all know that I am using the Big Sister Loom with the No Warp-Ends Kit from Mirrix Looms, but here are some things that I have discovered….first, that I have to have the pattern under the loom….this is so that with my left hand I can move across the pattern with my finger as I pick up beads with my right hand and the needle.  This is important, with 88 beads wide it is VERY easy to loose your place as you move your eyes from pattern to beads/needle.  I also have been marking off row by row so I don’t forget what row I am on!

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You can see that I am using the paperclips, but what I found is that they are TOO skinny for the beads I am using!  So, I put 1-2 paperclips in between each of the paperclips that are holding my actual warp threads.  This is keeping them separated almost perfectly!!  As I go farther up in the beading I will be able to remove the extras….because the ‘work’ will keep it flat on it’s own.

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Here is a closer view of what the ‘extra paperclips’ look like!Kat Face wrking 5b

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Now here is one more photo….see the tape? Let me tell you what that is for….something so simple and yet…. When I put the paperclips on – as I was warping the loom – I didn’t think about how they were laying!!  If you can look close (or at a paperclip at your desk) you’ll see the the ‘outside’ opening is on the back.  Well, that is where my thread goes around to do the beading…guess what…it caught every time!  So, I put a piece of tape around the back…just to cover the openings of the paperclip.  Next time this will be a lesson I remember!!

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For today I will leave you with this thought;

Life is no brief candle to me.  It is a sort of splendid torch which I am permitted to hold for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations. ~George Bernard Shaw

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6 Responses

  1. Keri LaPensee

    WoooHooo I got it again in my primary email!! This is exciting! And wow I have used a small beading loom not really an upright one so the large paper clips work better than the s hooks I’ll have to mark that tip down. What a beautiful picture to render in bead form it is going to come out lovely I just know it! You do such amazing things with turning them into beaded art forms! Love it!

    • Krafty Max

      Thank you so much!! I am learning as I go with this loom, so maybe I can help others too!! 😉 Got you down for 2 of 3 comments!! 🙂 ~KM

  2. virginia

    You are so amazingly talented! I don’t know exactly how you are able to do these amazing designs but I sure do love watching them develop. This new bead loom is amazing too! I’ve never seen anything like it before and to see something being made on it, well………………I’m at a loss for words!

    • Krafty Max

      WOW!!! THANK YOU!! That is about all I can say!! 🙂 You have 1 of 3 comments to earn a $10 certificate!! 🙂 ~KM

  3. Jessica L

    I can’t believe someone guessed what the loom work is already!! It is a beautiful piece of artwork and I am sure you will do it justice on the loom! Wow-so much work and patience to do something so big on the loom!! Can’t wait to see it completely done!! Happy beading!!

    • Krafty Max

      Thank you…me either…how did they get it with just that little showing?!?! I hope I do her art justice…it is much more presure when it is someone you know who designed the original artwork!! You have 2 of 3 comments down for the $10 certificate!! 🙂 ~KM