Boasting: loomed portrait

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on May 21, 2013 12:05 PM

 I haven't shown my work here for ages, for I was a bit busy - last autumn I became mom again and now my fourth child, David, takes most of my time, arms and attention.

Though  in February I started and last week finished and presented a beaded portrait loomed of 15042 Toho  seed beads size 11. I used 10 shades of black, grey and white.

The portrait can be seen here:

What do you think of it?


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shanks wrote
on May 21, 2013 12:40 PM

Welcome back!

Fantastic work, all the portrait's are of the same high quality. Must take a high number of hours to make one.

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on May 21, 2013 4:28 PM

Thank you so much!

Yes. It took of about half an hour to make a row in the newest portrait and there are 109 rows in it. So, of about 55 hours. But really it was four months, as I did from two to ten rows a day and not every day.

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trayck wrote
on May 22, 2013 2:44 AM


Totally amazing and such awesome work.

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on May 22, 2013 10:40 AM

Thank you very-very much!

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on May 24, 2013 11:19 AM

Are you the same lady that showed us no warps beading cartoon on youtube?

If so, TY TY TY! I love your technique, I use it for all my loomed bracelets!

If not, ignore my silly late night ramblings...

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on May 24, 2013 1:18 PM



These ones




If yes, I'm afraid, it's me.

I'm glad you use it.


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tcwhit wrote
on May 24, 2013 7:19 PM

How great. Thank you for sharing

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on May 25, 2013 1:00 AM

Thank you very much! I'm so pleased :)

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on May 26, 2013 2:09 AM

Thank you!

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Valbeads wrote
on May 27, 2013 1:20 AM


I'm completely blown away- your work is marvelous!  What a neat way to make a family portrait for someone..



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on May 27, 2013 3:46 AM

Thank you so much!

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Emma.J wrote
on May 27, 2013 10:13 PM

Oh wow! I can't even imagine the amount of time and effort that went into that picture. It looks amazing! Well done!


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on May 28, 2013 1:28 AM

Thank you, Emma!

The process of looming took of about 60 hours, but it lasted for four months, as I have a baby in my arms almost all the time.

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on Jun 17, 2013 10:27 AM

Hello Kathy, nice to hear from you again. Congratulations on the new little one! You surely are busy, with four!! I guess it can be relaxing to weave on a loom, when you get the chance, after running so much with the children. I found my time late at night, when everyone slept :D

This is a wonderful portrait. I really enjoy all of your pieces. You patterns are create so well. So what is next, from your loom?

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