"I was chosen to participate in the Social market for a Mirrix! *pauses briefly to jump excitedly* I'm loving it so far. The warping is easier than what I expected - after hearing about it from others!
Hoping to get some nice projects on the…"
"I've had my looms 8, 12, &16 since shortly after they were profiled in Beadwork magazine...10 or so years ago. Claudia and her brilliant design saved me from having to give up bead weaving due to disability. In fact they were so…"
Suzi, thank you so very much for your reply. Never feel pressure about when you reply. It is a friendly board, and not a job. I can see you have your hands full. Poor baby, so confused about his role. Are your horses quarter horses? Do you still ride? Where are you living? I do not remember if your profile said. Take good care of yourself, keep warm, I hope you stay well so you can do all the things you just told me about. I will pray for you to get the job you need. Francine
Suzi, thank you so much for the encouragement. I found a place here in San Diego that has classes for non divers. So I will take those classes and see if I really want to invest in the serious classes. Depending on the economy of course. I am thinking being 65 is a tad old for certification, but the Non divers classes sound perfect for me and they have "diving tours" As for catching fish. Never would. I do not like to eat them. What are your most favorite type of bead?
I went to Australia in October, I am from San Francisco, and have been terrified of the ocean my entire life. In Australia, I knew I had to see THE reef, so I snorkled the first day and went scuba diving the next. I was the oldest student on the boat. I had a wonderful time, now I live in San Diego, and am thinking about taking some scuba diving classes here. I fell in love with Australia, the people were so warm and friendly.
Now you're talking. After Claudia gives her thoughts, I think we can produce a good resource. Keep me posted. BTW, somewhere along the line, I think I saw a description that this sub-group is for winners of Mirrix looms. Should that be modified to infer that any Mirrix owner or potential owner would be welcome? Just a thought. Take care, Sue
Hi Suzi, thanks for the comments on the barrettes. I usually get the cameos or cabochons from either ebay, etsy, or firemountaingems.com. I have a few suppliers, but now I have so many of them I only buy special ones when I see something I like.
Basically, I start with an index card, larger ones for the large barrette, a normal one for the medium, small, and mini sizes. I use E6000 glue and glue on the center cab and let dry. I used to use interfacing and glue that on first for more stability, but I've never had a problem after I stopped using it. Once the cab is dry (usually a day or so), then I bead around it. I try to use the colors that are in the cab/cameo itself. When it is where I'd like, I'll glue on the side cabs and let dry, then bead around those until I have a finished top piece that I like.
Then I cut a piece of ultra-suede backing (I used ultra-suede instead of leather because it is more flexible) and take apart the french clasp. Cut holes in the suede so the base of the clasp will fit through, then glue. Next, I cut around the top, then glue it on to the barrette and suede backing. Let dry for 1-2 days. Finally, I cut the suede around to match the top, then I use an edging stitch to finish, and put the barrette back together and voila!
I used to have detailed instructions with pictures, but lost it on my other harddrive. I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any questions!
Excellent look forward to hearing all about your little ones and shareing pictures along the way. Do hope you get a little girl this time around. Johnny I got as a baby well started from his breeders so I was shocked how easy it was for us to learn and grow. Bob well, he was what 1800lb horse nightmares are made of when he arrived.. espcially for me lol...Everyone was afraid he would hurt someone and kill me but I wouldn't let them take him to the slaughter. He had been 6 years passed around carriage businesses no more then 6months inbetween each place. I thougth I was buying him from his owner, I assume now it was a broker. But Bob needed a place to rest and he really was a pefect friend for Johnny. So I just let Bob rest. Never raised a voice or action towards him no matter what he did to me or at me, the fact that he always fell short of harming me just stuck in my head about what was really going on and who he really was, not having experienced reflexes he had me everytime easily, but fell short of actual harm, froze like a deer in head lights I just think to myself why didn't he just finish it??. I just never said a word, just a smile when he looked at me, and continued on with careing for him in the moment. He started to make a change around 7 months, seems he made the choice he didn't need the things he had brought with him, they weren't needed.. 2 years later not even close to the same horse.. and as a non horse person it's interesting because he did it on his own, I only presented the opportunities but he is the one that took me up on my offers... He is the horse that someone at one time in his life loved very dearly. (they both taught me courage, and Bob taught me it's ok to be afraid, we both understood each other very well and worked through it at both ends together)
I could never of handled a more high strung breed like the paints I am not just the right one to understand what is natural to them, though they are so beautiful in motion because of their markings the way that they flow when they are running.
As soon as I get my craft room in order, get my loom set up where it can stay set up.. I will take the pattern I designed on BC and put it into action. What are you working on. and what all type of beading do you do...
Hey Suzi, cool to have a beady and horsy pal so quickly.. I haven't really worked with the program as much as I should so hopefully we can keep in touch as we learn.. I have a mirrix loom as well. In the mist of reorganizing my craft room right now... Bob and Johnny are my first experiences with horses and I've fallen in love with them, always been afraid of horses, but I found myself in a position that I needed horse help. I got lucky I picked the right breed for me, Clydes are just awsome, they take good care of me, been a heart felt journey for sure...
Thanks for the note