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Old 07-15-2006, 10:00 AM   #81
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First post, hello!

Self-taught. I had no clue, no books, no guidance (still don't). All I had and all I have is patience. I built 4 different looms using my imagination as the primary design tool, turns out they are almost exactly the same as the ones I have seen on this BBS. Weird.

I recently completed my first project involving 65,999 #11 Chech seed beads. It took me 21 days of getting up @ 4:00am, beading till 6:00am, going to work, home @ 6:00pm, beading till 10:00pm.
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i was taught by my frien's brother. My first project was beading (Gourd Stitch) my roach pin that i made with black and neon green Macaw feathers. Its looking pretty good.
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i was taught by my frien's brother. My first project was beading (Gourd Stitch) my roach pin that i made with black and neon green Macaw feathers. Its looking pretty good.
wow neeto! will ya post a pic so we can see?
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yeah Sure. As soon as i finish it, i'll post a pic of it.
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yeah Sure. As soon as i finish it, i'll post a pic of it.
cool, ty! I just got my new project done. i have pictures on the introduction to loom work thread. check her out tell me what ya think...
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When I was 8, my mom bought me a loom-one of those cheap ones, but I had a great time. then I ran out of beads and let it alone for years. Now, I'm back into it big time. I think looming is an easy way to start because it gives you a feel for the beads. I saw somewhere in this thread, sombody recommended Shipwreck beads. They are ok, but the catalog is $10-you get a $15 credit, but if you don't have the $ right now, try Fire Mountain Gems-they have a huge selection of seed beads and findings and the catalog is free.I like their DynaMites-size 11. If you want to start with loomwork,and you get your beads from Michaels or Wal-Mat, you have to do a lot of sorting as you bead, because they aren't consistant in size and one thing you really need in looming is the same size beads. My hubby made my lom fom a sample I made. It's a piece of wood about 18"long with ends that are about 5"high and a screen door spring cut in half to hold the threads. there is a bead site that has animated tutorials-when I find it again, I'll let you know. If I can help more, let me know-either PM or email me. Happy beading. Sue
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OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't believe that after all these years this post is still ongoing. Well, I read through all of my old posts and I have to say that I have kind of made some improvement. I am self-teaching myself, kind of. I have bought better beads than the ones from Michaels', those just pissed me off. like one bead was bigger than the other and it would just make my beadwork look uneven. I kind of started not too long ago to actually bead. I entered the Air Force as previously mentioned on the second page of this thread, and my life got so hectic, stopped going to powwows for a long time, I was just adapting to the military life. So now I'm settled in and ready to find myself again. I learned Peyote stitich (apache brick) and I am learning loom beading right now. I bought this little cheapy $7 one but I wanna upgrade it to a cool one that i saw on line so i can loom longer pieces. but here is my dilema.... here we go........ready???? after i finish beading what do i do with the thread that is i was beading on?? like the first and the last thread i can bead through that to connect it and the other side bead a 6 MM metal ball so that it can attach either like a choker or bracelet, but if i were to cut off the threads in between wouldn't the beads fall out?? help!!!!!
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First post, hello!

Self-taught. I had no clue, no books, no guidance (still don't). All I had and all I have is patience. I built 4 different looms using my imagination as the primary design tool, turns out they are almost exactly the same as the ones I have seen on this BBS. Weird.

I recently completed my first project involving 65,999 #11 Chech seed beads. It took me 21 days of getting up @ 4:00am, beading till 6:00am, going to work, home @ 6:00pm, beading till 10:00pm.
I am finding myself in the same situation, my life revolves around beading right now. i wake up early, really tired, go to work, come home for lunch and bead what i can, go back to work and think about what i'm gonna do next and practice in my head loops and what beads i'm gonns skip. come home, take off my BDU and put on some shorts and bead some more and stay up late beading, my back is aching and hurtin, and i go to bed and wake up early to go to work and it's the same thing over again and i wake up tired as heck.
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Actually two people taught me how to bead. My uncle first showed me how to bead a rosette when I was a teenager. Then an awesome Menominee friend showed me what she had been taught, just like a lazy stitch. I am better at sewing though because I don't have so much patience for beadwork. There's some beautiful work out there and I have much respect.
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i had learned how to beadwork by watching my mom (rita poorbuffalo)...she never really gave me one-on-one lessons...i would watch her, and study how she would make and bead different things...i guess you can say that i was (partially) self taught also...
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I am entirely self-taught and self-learned! No one in my family has a crafty bone in their body! I started more than 20 years ago. It was always just me, my mistakes and I! But its great that so many resources are now available to make it much easier for those learning now.
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Hello, this is the first post for me.
I had learned how to beadwork (just a little) with "Crafts of North American Indians" by R. C. Schneider, an old book buyed in my town. After this i had learned from Native Tech's tutorial or other books.
I live in Italy and there is no one that can give me lessons, so here i'm something like "Last of Mohicans".
But now i'm here to watch the beautiful beadworks of PowWow's people.
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Hello, this is the first post for me.
I had learned how to beadwork (just a little) with "Crafts of North American Indians" by R. C. Schneider, an old book buyed in my town. After this i had learned from Native Tech's tutorial or other books.
I live in Italy and there is no one that can give me lessons, so here i'm something like "Last of Mohicans".
But now i'm here to watch the beautiful beadworks of PowWow's people.
native tech is an excellent resource, I'm using it for help with quillwork.
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My GMA Betty taught me how to bead. I think I was about 12ish...One summer back in Oregon. I loved it, was hooked from then on. She made me bead a little barrett one time, it came out like a lop sided diamond...lol. She just laughed and said, "Your never gonna put food on the table beading like that." Lol. We had a chuckle and I started another project. Over the years just got better and better. Then taught my little sis to bead, and hell if she didn't turn out to be the "Beader" of the family. I took up sewing mostly, and love it too.
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You is true. I have shown to the friends of an Italian forum on the history of the West the Multiquilling Plaiting Tecnique and they have been impressed.
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