Loom-Woven Beadwork

Bracelets

Original bracelets created on a bead loom using Miyuki 8/0 seed beads.

Beadwork by Mike Smetzer - Island Hills at Sunset bracelet made on a bead loom using Miyuki 8/0 glass seed beads

Beadwork by Mike Smetzer - Island Hills Bracelet in Black and White - made of a bead loom using Miyuki 8/0 glass seed beads

Beadwork by Mike Smetzer - Bracelet of Bay with Hills and Mountains made on a bead loom using Miyuki 8/0 glass seed beads

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Framed Beadwork

I wove these pieces on one of my own looms.  I then secured the warp threads to a wooden frame that I afterwards wrapped in leather.  They are approximately 4¼ inches in diameter.

Framed Beadwork by Mike Smetzer - Volcanic Skyline No. 070606

Framed Beadwork by Mike Smetzer - Volcanic Skyline No. 070702

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Scroll Wall Hangings for Chinese New Years

Bead Wall Hangings – Chinese Year of the Horse 2014

Only four wall hangings were competed for the 2014 Chinese New Year, the Year of the Horse. A fifth variation was planned but was sidetracked by a hand injury at work.

Chinese Year of the Horse Wall Hanging 4 - Original Beadwork by Mike Smetzer

 

Bead Wall Hangings – The Chinese Year of the Snake 2013

The first designs for the Year of the Snake were mounted in round bamboo rings. Then I switched to scroll-style hangings.

 

Beadwork image by Mike Smetzer Year of the Snake 2013_014rev

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