Thursday, January 14, 2016

Work in Progress: Interim RAW

It’s been a long week of not much beading here in my workspace. The two tutorial projects that I’ve been working on are stalled while I wait for time and sunlight to get the next round of photos in. So I’ve mostly been adding new rows to the culled bead RAW monstrosity.

The RAW is coming along really nicely, although I’ve barely made a dent in my collection of culled beads. Hopefully this means that I’ll be able to go forward with the design that I have planned. I’m hoping I’ll be able to add at least another 15 inches or so of beadwork before the next stage.

Culled Bead Right Angle Weave in Progress

I’ve been adding larger beads like 8/o’s and TOHO triangles to the edges here and there, but they’re starting to pile up nonetheless. I’ll probably end up having a bead cup to capture the larger beads as they start to take up too much space. I’ll be able to incorporate them into stage two when it’s time to add embellishments and such.

One thing that I’ve noticed during this project that hasn’t come up before is how much more obvious nylon tail threads are compared to Fireline. Because the thread is so much softer, it always seems to be in the way. As this swatch of right angle weave has grown, I’ve been stopping every few additions to weave in old tails. Normally I would just leave them all in place and weave everything in at the end, but that just isn’t an option here.

What are you working on this week?


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  1. Mortira, my father was a photographer who passed away recently, and we're working on disposing of his estate of photography equipment, including some really good lighting that's easy to use. Shoot me a message and I'll take pictures next time I'm at Mom's, should be the beginning of February, and you can see if you're interested in any of it. Honestly, I'll try and talk Mom into letting you have it for barely more than the price of shipping because I enjoy your blog so much! email me at -April Montgomery

    1. My condolences to you and your family, and thank you again for the offer.


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