Friday, September 3, 2010

Those Aren't Beads



Every time I used this method of weaving I am asked 'where did you get those beads?' "How did you do that?"
Well, I'm telling you now, they aren't beads. These are head pins that I made myself and flattened. Than I did my weave using short head pins rather than a long strand of wire. The copper ball is woven using 5 inch long handmade headpins. It is just as strong as weaving with one long strand.
As far as I know, noone has ever done this method of weaving before and I am very proud of it. Feel free to use it, but it would mean a lot to me if you give me credit:)

11 comments:

  1. Ok, now I am seriously blown away by your abilities. The head pins have the look of very cool beads and to learn you make your own, flatten them and then weave with them..you never cease amazing and inspiring me. As hard as it is to weave with wire, I can't imagine doing it with headpins. You GO GIRL!! Christine

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  2. Both pieces are incredible...i especially love the brooch...exquisite design!

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  3. I had wondered too. You desreve to be proud, it is a very creative and attractive technique!

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  4. Headpins! That's a fantastic idea. Yes, you should be proud. Very creative and simply beautiful!
    (((Mary))), you're so generous sharing all these wonderful things with us. Love your work!! And you are an awesome person!
    Heike

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  5. Wow, gorgeous...I would have never guessed headpins! Very inspiring!

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  6. Wow, indeed!!! I'd say, give up your day job ;)
    Sheree

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  7. That's creative and beautiful! I came here by accident, but couldn't leave without a comment ;-)

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    1. Doh. How could I not see immediately that this is your work, Mary, when I have so often admired it elsewhere before??

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    2. Thanks Cat! Nice to know someone still enjoys the blog at times:)) - Mary

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  8. I think we are deviant art friends? Catswire?

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