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  • Tickle Earrings with Deb Floros - Jewel Loom School with Jewels

    March 31, 2023

    Tickle Earrings with Deb Floros - Jewel Loom School with Jewels

    Look at these big balls of Springtime earrings…so fun, creative, & with joyful colors. Artist Deb Floros joins Jewels on this episode of Jewel Loom School to teach us how to make these eye-catching Tickle Earrings on the Small Sun Weaver loom. And I bet you will never have expected the way she finishes them off! Just seeing these earrings fills me up with energy & happiness. And Jewels shows what she made on the loom...an earring woven with hemp & decorated with scrubby yarn at the bottom! Join us for this awesome tutorial & get tips, tricks & inspiration from Deb! 

    Chapter Marks in video:

    • 18:05 - Warping
    • 21:25 - Weaving Scrubby Yarn
    • 48:55 -  Removing from loom & finishing Earring 
    • 57:20 - Jewels shows Earring she made with hemp & chunky yarn on loom

    Supplies Used for this project: 

    • Hemp Cording - Natural (Roughly 4 ft)
    • Red Heart Brand Scrubby Yarn - Bubble Gum  (Roughly 4 ft)
    • 2 - Half Inch (12mm) Ribbon Crimps
    • French Ear Wires

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    Transcript:

    all right okay Joan oh I gotta get off
    you don't have to you don't ever have to leave Miss Joan we love you she should
    stay she really yeah she well um in the month of April at some
    point I think the second half of April Joan will be either going live or
    uploading some videos while I'm in Prague so great yeah so I'm not sure
    which way it's gonna go but um but she'll be doing that and because she's so stinking good so he's a
    rockstar she's in front of the camera and behind the camera great so yeah yeah okay
    oh my God before we go any further oh my hack
    you just knocked it out of the park everyone from Instagram to Facebook
    everywhere there everyone is just talking about those fabulous tickle Joan referred to him as the Big
    Balls of spring
    there's way too many jokes that could go with me
    I'm dying I'm dying and I know him teeth I I sent a a email to him teak I got a
    feeling they might be traveling already though to the to the show to The creativation Nap to show that I'm on my
    way to tomorrow but regardless I'm definitely going to make sure that they see it I tagged them everywhere and so
    um because I just absolutely him teak is like my hands down favorite hemp cord
    and not only that they're like they're that kind of company that you want to be in alignment with because they totally
    are into the healing and creativity and helping kids and um colors just like the
    most amazing woman and so yeah so I know she's gonna love your project I can't wait to share it and so dab dab it do
    you say floor Flora Ross floor Laura Rose floor Rose yeah you know it wants
    to change it to Florence yes so it is Greek
    so oh no so my husband's family um he's half Greek and when they came
    over from Greece you know a couple Generations back their full name was
    floracos and they shortened floors oh my gosh I wonder how they did that
    how they just like decided I think a lot of a lot of you know
    immigrants did that um americanize themselves and you know
    that's so interesting oh I had no idea okay that is so super
    cool very cool yeah so you know my family came from from the Azores from
    um from the floors so they're Portuguese and my father was 13 when he came here and
    um but the only the interesting thing there with that culture is like my
    grandma everybody was the same name so it was Maria Emilia Maria Eliza Jose
    like everybody had like Mama do you think you maybe could have gotten a little creative maybe just a little bit
    it's so funny but I love that I I'm I love culture and I just love learning and and
    um so and I feel like these earrings are just so full of life dab I mean do you have
    them handy I do I do these are my hack
    I just can't I just cannot wait to learn how to make these everyone is talking about them
    everyone loves them I mean so incredibly they look like they're easy
    yes for the okay so they've got like that big wow that something tells me
    that they're not going to be like super uber hard to make you used
    the sun Weaver the small Sun Weaver right yep the the sun goddess the sun
    goddess Weaver gorgeous uh curvy lady that's been around now
    yeah yeah so 2019 November of 2019. so
    this November 20 21 22 oh she'll be four years old wow yep she's getting up there
    but she still looks great it looks great she still looks great and so you could
    achieve um you could achieve the design on the original jewel loom if that's what you
    have as well obviously we were working with the sun Weaver
    um this month and and Beth interjected the small uh wisdom Warrior which was
    she is she too like do you all know each other no I don't know her I know of her
    but I don't I don't know her I've never interacted with her yeah I watched I watched it it was good yeah she's
    fabulous and she has done some incredible things in her career that she also has like um healing stories that
    are just you know I'm you know just great and so she just fit right into this whole you know healing and and the
    heart and all of that good stuff but um okay so the sunweaver
    um three different colors of hemp no no no
    so just hemp as my base oh then I've got
    yarn too and I I can when I turn my camera
    around I can show you all them okay but but it's it's yarn um that I picked up okay
    okay so could you achieve the funkiness
    with the hemp I think you could just the the part of
    the appeal of this yarn is that it's got like um it's funky it's funky yeah I
    have some of them but you could still you could still get the the ball of the round effect
    with whatever and okay that when we create it so I haven't tried it with
    anything else but I think hey it would still be interesting and you would never
    know like that this was made on a loom which you know I mean yeah we want to show off
    the loom but it just shows how versatile this product is because you can make all
    kinds of things on it things you've never seen you know thought were obvious yeah no
    I'm I'm thrilled because I I do love the versatility of all of the volumes and so
    it's so fun when um other designer artists take the loom
    and they create something it just warms my heart so okay so without further Ado
    and I do see let's just acknowledge we've got some um wonderful Robins in the house Peggy
    Maria and Jones already doing her thing so I gotta I gotta scroll through here
    because there's like a bazillion Jewel looms Shelley's here I love it Rhonda and Stella and Elon
    Juliana and I'm just going back and forth Stephanie Stephanie's in the House
    Stephanie um how are you and Mel oh Melanie from Canada and Debbie was here
    before we even started so I got to acknowledge that okay so
    um Joan what should what are you gonna do I think Joan's going to are you going to remove me
    okay wait wait I have some more things to say about wait bring me back
    okay so because we were talking beforehand
    which I could see now how this is a no no we can't talk anymore beforehand because I forget things okay
    or I just have to write everything down you okay you and I met
    uh well I think we had met along the way but really our first kind of date was
    Tucson 20 18 or 19 maybe because I don't think it
    was 20 20. no well I don't I I don't think so because I I
    had the truck I feel like when we met I had my car I wasn't in a rental I feel
    like I had black sexy with me and I think it's when my mom and I drove in and we were yeah I think we were staying
    close by at that hotel but anyway we sat across from each other at the Mexican restaurant in Tucson yes yes but of
    course everyone's gonna know it was after the whole we closed it down it was their opening
    night we closed it down we went over to the restaurant exactly and the uh the
    goody people the Dakota people Christmas
    Jen was there because okay Jen was there yeah yeah it was like who oh who just
    like went right through my mind there was one other person anyway that's where our our history started and
    then I started following you and watching you and I have said to you uh I think a lot
    how incredible of a jewelry designer you are and you really are the queen of
    um stringing and the way that you take things and you really make it all come together it's phenomenal like you just
    really the other thing that I really want to give you a shout out is people should be watching how you present
    because you are so good at propping your photos
    lighting and storytelling just through your photos is like worth everything
    because I think um it really helps to tell the story of your finished piece and and it's
    something that all of us struggle with you know always trying to take better photos but you are you're also a master
    at that so um no one has ever told me that so thank
    you because I I really struck I mean I I do struggle with that and I believe
    personally that it's just something that you have to just keep getting at and you
    just have to keep trying and and hopes to live in a sunny climate no
    your your background is like sweet yeah thank you thank you
    it's part of the inspiration too you know it's part of what feeds my creativity so I guess it's good for it's
    good for a lot of things yeah no it really is I'm really impressed and I just really wanted to
    tell people that because a lot of um a lot of our you know friends within this jewelry
    making Community a lot of people are making jewelry and they have Etsy shops or other platforms that
    they're selling on and so I always like to try to help somebody you know look even better and so you know follow dad
    because she she is very um an expert I will just go ahead and
    say it because really they're very professionally and and and you're not a
    professional photographer it's just that you know you take your phone and you know and you just do it so incredibly
    well my I will I will thank my father who I
    will be seeing tomorrow he was a photographer in his younger
    days but he's always been a photography buff and I think that rubbed off on me a
    little bit I think so well so I think so I think so okay well we have all of your
    links I know you have an Etsy Shop you're on the Facebook you're on the
    Instagram you're building your YouTube I'm building my YouTube
    um I I had High Hopes last year of going full gangbusters and you know my whole
    life kind of blew up last year so um so I'm I'm just starting to get a
    little bit in the groove um I have a new setup I'm working on here in my studio so I'm just starting
    to get different interesting content so I'd love for people to come check that out yeah here's that link right okay
    yeah yeah so we're gonna have a lot of fun over there too I think okay well
    we're we're going to um be all of our cheerleaders we have like
    and we all want to help each other you know continue to share the content that we love and inspire people so I I'm
    excited for you yeah thank you thanks so much
    all right so Joan go ahead and you can toss me to the side Deb's going to take over
    [Laughter] all right so I'm gonna turn I'm going to
    turn my camera down um because I want to show you guys what
    uh what I've got on my my workstation here so let me get at
    this at the right height and Juliana you can tell me
    oh my gosh see even your workstation is awesome
    oh my gosh is that a piece of wood it is it's just wow
    I so truth be told I got this at Walmart like it is from their craft area and I
    think it's meant to like paint on it so I thought that's a great board to work
    on awesome yeah so here's the little
    project we're gonna make guys and I'm calling these tickles
    I just had to name them that because they just look like they're gonna tickle
    your ears um and tickle your neck they kind of do but it's not um it's not bad
    um like not in a bad way but they it's hard to
    see how these could possibly be from a loom and I was telling Juliana
    um earlier that the original project that I was going to make for this live was a
    bracelet and I was just not happy with where it was going I was just
    frustrated with it and I think it's just too boring so I like shoved everything
    aside and I pulled out this this is yarn
    that I found I can't remember where I got this I either got it at Walmart or I got it at
    JoAnn Fabric and it is it's scrubby and it says it's great for
    dishcloths and when you feel this you know that yeah it has kind of has
    that dish cloth feel but it's a really it's a really good feel and before I go further I am so sorry
    for this ugly Band-Aid um I should not be trusted in the kitchen I totally burned my thumb on a
    hot pan last night so um it's an ugly band oh no that's terrible I'm so sorry but it if you
    could see it you would become oh gosh so anyways yeah no we're good
    and I grabbed some hemp and I just I
    don't I can't even tell you like something just took me it took over my body and my mind and these little
    earrings came to be so um in the in the uh links
    um or in the uh link to the project this is the yarn that I used and part of the
    Allure of this is it's got some really like cool little threads
    hanging off of it which make that like spiky effect on the actual
    earring so that's what I'm going to be using I'm just using some hemp from my
    stash then we've got these little uh crimp
    components which I'm sure you've all seen these they're very readily available these have a little bit of a
    texture on them and I can't remember the size I think they're like a half inch
    and they're just a perfect size you'll need a couple of ear wires I used French
    hooks so I'm going to set those off to the side
    um tool wise you need a pair of scissors a ruler
    and I've got some flat nose pliers
    um and you need some tape and I'll I'll explain that okay so so I'm gonna I'm
    gonna get started now I'm gonna like do a little bit of True Confession so
    um I'm still a beginner with with working on a loom um you know Juliana our story we've
    known each other for a while but I think I started working on the loom like a
    year ago and I have not like I've not done a ton of
    projects I've I've done a few but
    um True Confession I've never done any project with beads I I think I was really drawn to doing
    this because I I had been acquiring a bunch of
    textiles and cording and yarn and I had no idea why well apparently it was
    because of this it hadn't come into my life yet but that's cool it's shortly
    thereafter so so I kind of did some of this learned some of this from watching
    your videos and watching everybody else do it and in part I just kind of felt my
    way through it so I want to ask for forgiveness that if I don't call things
    the right thing or I don't do it the right way um I apologize but um I think that gives
    testimony to anybody can do it because you just you just sit down and let the
    process take you so just that that's where that's where I want to start so
    you're good so here's what I did um I just kind of started in in the
    center and I probably warp um in a weird way
    um but I'm gonna go and Skip One of the
    grooves and go up make sure it's skipped up there
    and this is awkward to show
    and then I'm going to come back through and let me know if I'm ever off
    camera okay so I've got three warps here
    and what I did look I actually
    tied it on the back and I know that's probably not how you
    typically do this it doesn't matter I love what you're doing
    so wait let me make sure I got this right on the front here there's no weaving police
    we're good all right so I'm gonna just do
    a little knot back here nothing fancy
    and again like I feel like this is a um a project for
    beginners because you really you really can't mess this up I don't think
    so I'm gonna push off my excess here so I've got three strands then I'm gonna
    get about for one earring you probably only need
    about two feet of this I think roughly
    but I'm like a more more is more kind of person
    so I just like to be safe so I pulled off a lot more than
    that okay so you can be your own judge yeah and
    you'll kind of see how this goes but I'm gonna tie on my end here
    and I love this yarn because it's that like variegated deal so yes and this call I
    mean is does this not scream Easter and spring like hello
    it screams margaritas and Daiquiris uh yeah Tequila Sunrise
    it's screaming Costa Rica right now so here's what I do with the other end
    so I don't really like that this is sort of you know squirrely at the end so I
    take about an inch or so inch and a half of tape and I just tape up the end of my
    material and I've been doing this with all of my weaving so far so you know
    talk about the cheapest tool in town like you don't need a needle you don't need to try and string this through
    something this is your easy way to to weave with some yarn or some some
    kind of cording or something yeah that's right if you now there is a wood needle that comes with the sun
    Weaver and a comb but if you misplace them that is like a phenomenal idea and the needle
    that comes with it I'm using it right now um it's longer so I do I was actually
    looking for my baby needle um but I love that idea that's super clever so I just I mean yeah I kind of
    that's kind of where I think I just have like learned my own way of doing it and
    yeah and I feel like when I've sat down to work on the loom
    it's just one of those like relaxing like Zen moments like put on
    some you know some classical music or put on you know some new age and just
    you know just enjoy the motion of this
    and I'm just really Loosely using my hands to do this
    I'm actually standing right now but I usually am sitting when I do this and
    you know maybe a cup of coffee or or you know or a margarita or
    sunrise or something whatever you're prefer whatever your preference
    love it and so I just you know I just find that
    this is one of the most relaxing projects
    um you know I if if you do see my work most
    of it is stringing and I do a lot of complicated stringing projects yeah yeah
    and so you know I've got a lot of stuff going on usually in front of me beads
    and wire and charms and spacers and all kinds of craziness and this is a nice
    kind of break from that like look at this just this is totally Zen
    now you know what I love about it too is like I thought that this was a perfect travel project so like if you're
    Gathering some ideas for the summer maybe you go to the shore if you're on the East Coast or to the lake or you
    know to the beach wherever whatever you wherever you might be going um whether it's the original jewel loom
    or the sun Weaver and then some yarn and you know either the way you did your
    little needle or the needle that comes with it it's such a perfect travel project
    yeah and I I you know it's not I'm consuming terribly time consuming
    um I actually did kind of road test how long it takes to make one okay and I
    think it's about 50 minutes ish okay
    and you know you could probably speed it up a little bit if you're more of an
    expert or you're a much more experienced uh person with working with the loom but
    I still have to really sort of Judge things and
    um pay attention to what I'm doing right because I feel like I'm I'm still you
    know still sort of learning my way of using it so yeah but it's super fun that you are
    in essence a new Weaver and you're really just allowing the process
    to happen and not worried about it you know you're just having fun and you're doing a great job and everyone's in love
    with this project so I'm just gonna say score like so cool
    I feel like until you get maybe about an
    inch into any of these projects it really doesn't look like anything yeah I
    don't know I don't know if any if that's like a thing it's pretty much the same because we always talk about like how
    the first row is like sometimes a little more fun than humans are allowed to have just because for whatever reason and
    then yeah it's like once you get a couple more weaves or a couple more rows that's like it all starts to come
    together and I like the multi-color here and so you know if you
    if you choose to try some other materials like you want to take three
    different colors of um you know yarn or cording or whatever the
    case may be like just that that transition that sort of ombre effect is
    yeah it's just so cool and I think that's part of the Allure of this little
    Bobble of an earring um but but I think it could actually be
    just a a plain solo color too it's still you know it's still just a fun little
    something and yeah you know it's a fun project for sure go get yourself like some
    chartreuse yarn or something some of them beautiful pop of color and
    heck in the winter you could do you know holiday colors and well I already had
    somebody say Fourth of July so they're they're like red white and blue that would be great
    I need to go I need to go try that next yeah yeah no you could definitely coordinate
    them with everything holidays birthdays I mean just really School functions you know yeah for your cheerleading outfits
    or whatever your favorite baseball team today I know go Dodgers
    go Diamondbacks
    Joseph I just want to go to bed
    you know Joan is is a three-hole hours Joan yeah she's shaking her head oh my God
    why do you do this what's wrong with you though
    God you show up oh my God I can't even imagine
    Joan is like Joan is like um everybody's everybody's woman
    she is she's the woman for all of us yeah he takes care of a lot of us
    it's so so awesome I'm thinking to myself I hope someday I
    need someone like Joan like I hope I'm I'm that that uh busy that I need help
    at some point I don't don't probably be too expensive at that
    point I don't know and she might be like look girlfriend
    you're way too high maintenance for me
    oh my God so I hope I hope this isn't terribly boring watching you know watching me
    weave no but look at how the the colors starting to come together it's just it's
    such a such a neat yarn I'm actually thinking about buying some
    of the other colors of this stuff but before I do that I want to take this
    yarn and this Loom and force myself to start using Beads and
    intermix Beads with this that's going to be my next my next challenge for myself
    so I gotta start using beads I can't I can't fight it anymore yeah
    it's one of the fun thing about that is that you can you can definitely play with what you have and just make the
    warps you know the size that they need to be and
    um you know use all kinds of different beads that's I love mixing it up
    yeah I I think I mean there's Endless Options when we're talking about Beats I
    mean as anybody that makes jewelry or is interested in making jewelry knows there's you know five kajillion Feeds
    out there and you know it just takes that one time of trying something that you know you you
    never tried working with before and you fall madly in love so yeah oh that's so
    true so we are we are working towards about
    two and a quarter inches of of weaving here okay so I'm trying to
    um squish that's probably not the technical term but try to squish down the material that's Deb's version of
    what we're doing um try to you know get the fibers together
    but not terribly tight like they don't have to be super tight
    so but I do want them to you know come together nicely so
    we're just trying to achieve about two and a quarter inches
    um to get that little that little poof and I'll sh and I'll reveal how we're actually going to make
    the poof once I've got this done
    and I was thinking sorry all right I was just gonna say I was thinking too like wouldn't it be fun to
    um just add seed beads as just like a little bit of glimmer so like I was just thinking that yeah
    just a little like a little Sparkle So maybe some some silver or some gold or something
    like that some pretty gold put them in there they would look so cool
    and what's fun is you can weave in a row
    I'd love to see somebody do that yeah it might not be me so I'd love to do it
    just in case I don't do it I want somebody to do it
    someone take that torch and try it so look at how this so now it finally
    looks like something I feel like I think it's finally starting to come
    together and I I stumbled on this yarn
    um so I'm pretty sure it was Joanne Fabric and I stumbled on it does that stuff too
    um I that's where I've gotten a lot of mine my that that funky stuff at Michael's but I can't imagine Joanne's
    doesn't have it I I normally when I go into any of those places I go straight
    for the you know the jewelry supply area you know
    um but I I have on occasion when I've had some time like I forced myself to
    tour the entire store like I walk up and down every aisle yeah and it's amazing
    what ends up in my cart does anybody else like experience this like you go
    you end up like why did I buy this I don't even know why I bought this yeah but this was on one of those
    kind of uh excursions like okay I'm just gonna just gonna see what jumps in and
    who knows what will come of it and well then I got a loom and
    so this just um this was a match made in heaven here
    yeah that's so funny I love going to Joann's and walking through the fabric Isles but I'm so stinking short it's
    hysterical eaten by some Vault of material
    it's true they're like so high yes you know and they're so big and but I love
    looking at the fabric I've never been a sewer um that's something I always wanted to
    do and I think it's sort of fallen out of favor a little bit but
    I would still love to maybe not necessarily sew clothing but so you know
    like little bags or little um accessory kind of things that you
    could add beads to yeah yeah well you can take the large Sun
    Weaver and and weave her on both the front and back and get quite a long piece for a scarf oh I love that I think
    I've seen that yeah nutrition actually did a video on using the large Sun Weaver the large goddess at the time
    um uh to make a scarf and she she literally marked up the teeth and it's on her it's
    on her YouTube channel um and it's just unreal what she did I was like you did what you did what she
    had a picture with the goddess upside down uh in between two couches I was like what are you doing do you know what the
    heck did you ever get to meet Christian from JTV she's not she doesn't she's not
    on there now but she was there for like 500 years it seemed like I I never met her but I did watch her for years yeah
    all of us look really good by the way
    she she is Uber Talent yeah she does a lot of of stuff and I I
    actually stumbled on her working with your loom just you know as I was
    familiarizing myself with all the video that was out there and I'm like oh my gosh look at her
    yeah she she fell in love with the jewel loom and she really I'd show up to do segments
    and she's like okay well I did blah blah blah blah and I'm like what
    yeah in addition to like all the other multi-talented things that she can yeah
    she's extremely well-rounded uh I think
    um I think a lot of people that make jewelry have a tendency to make other
    things like I know a ton of jewelry making people who actually
    um they crochet or yeah um didn't just break out crochet or
    something Jill Weissman I think she was crocheting she was doing something knitting or crocheting knitting is the
    other one too okay I tried knitting um I took one class and uh that I let's
    just say that the like the knitting needles are still in that project somewhere in a bag like in the back of
    my closet yeah I um well I grew up with crochet in the
    knitting with my Portuguese Grandma so but that does not mean I could sit here
    and teach it to you I'm just would be probably familiar with a couple things but
    um yeah weaving Is My Jam well I think we we gravitate towards the
    thing that we're the best at and we dabble in the other things
    um yeah my my other favorite craft is um I like to decoupage yeah oh my god did
    you used to watch the leans I yeah I think I've I so I I didn't
    regularly but I know I've stumbled on like you know historical stuff from from that
    well you know that's where I got my start yes and so yeah we did decouple we
    decoupaged anything and everything anything that wasn't moving thinking
    that wasn't moving and then of course you know we had the bread dough uh roses that uh that Joan fee uh loved
    to do and oh my gosh there was so much creativity on that show holy cow we need
    a show like that again well you know they're just really after her and Carol nobody
    you know I don't think anybody um sustained I mean Kathy and Steve you know they did a great great job on their
    show um but really there just hasn't been much yeah you
    know I think they tried to modernize it a little too much when they do come out with something or make it so mainstream
    that they forget who their their customer is you know who the viewer is yeah so then it's just not really
    um practical yeah and I think crafting has really
    changed I mean yeah you know decoupage is another one of those things that like you know you're everybody thinks oh
    that's it like a grandma thing to do and and then you know technique
    it's it's fun and I when I started making jewelry and started selling jewelry my plan was to make all my boxes
    that I would put my sold pieces in decoupaged and then I realized what kind
    of undertaking that might be and let's just say I've only done that
    for a few family members and Friends so funny it's a lot of work too and what
    you're trying to achieve how what two inches or two inches about two and a quarter okay
    so I'm I'm I know everybody's like geez Louise Deb hurry up um oh no I think it's I think people
    actually get mesmerized and and watch and listen yeah I'm getting there I'm
    I'm getting there yeah I have about I don't know maybe two inches of of
    weave with the hemp so I'm doing three different hemp chords oh I can't wait to
    see how that comes out can't wait yeah it's gonna be very basic but but
    it's gonna be fun it's not going to be really fun okay and I'm gonna add some
    some beads so I washed oh my god I didn't even tell anybody this my
    favorite pair of seed bead earrings from a pattern that we we did that one time
    Joan and I always wear them and they got the little yellow dangly bead yeah guess
    who washed and dried them
    such a geek so one of them survived the other one I'm hoping there's somehow I
    can fix it so the pattern didn't come apart it was the sliders
    um one of them got eaten um and so yeah I was like are you I
    wanted to just puke I was so upset like I can't believe I did that
    it's awful when something like that happens no awful
    but now you're gonna have to make another pair right well I I do somehow
    think um I'm gonna be able to fix it
    I'm determined to fix it well that's the I think I think jewelry
    jewelry making is mostly problem solving yeah so we have all become accustomed to
    let's find a way so you'll find a way you'll find a way to fix it listen when
    I taught a class at JTV like years ago somebody we were making a bracelet and
    somebody literally literally cut their piece off and we were put as
    like cutting their head off and she teached me and she was like can you fix
    this and by the grace of the bead Gods I don't know how I did it but I did
    and so yeah it was so sad but we fixed it
    it's like that um so you know if you're if you're stringing a piece so you know
    I I do a lot of that so you I've I've only done it a couple times but you you know you you go to trim off
    your your like excess wire and you actually trim The Wire yeah that has the
    beads on it and you're like oh and the you know the beads go flying everywhere and God you just hope that nobody sees
    it when it happens well it's kind of like the little boo-boo I showed you and Joan
    our little secret until next week I won't reveal it
    okay so I'm having an idea here let's see
    so is there anybody making their uh is anyone making along with us I know
    sometimes Maria she's really good Ileana um is good at that too like they just
    magically make whatever we're making and they're like oh here done done it's already
    posted in the jewel loom group I'm Gonna Be Still stringing myself
    they're amazing Maria's like this little seed bead Queen oh I love it I I someday I aspire to be
    a seed bead Queen yeah she's always like she does the whole nine though she like
    breaks out the the whole you know uh bracelet and the matching earrings and
    she's fun awesome awesome awesome the jewelry group is
    um special man um I I see them and I see what they're
    all doing and it's crazy it is amazing and I that's why I feel like I'm still
    such a beginner with this thing but you know I think part of the part of
    your creative journey is about learning and experiencing new things so we should
    always be a beginner at something absolutely
    absolutely and you only Are Gonna Get You know the thing is it's so great that
    um there are people who are like oh I'm just I'm gonna throw this out there I'm gonna share what I made and they feel
    safe enough to do that and I just it's um it makes me super proud of our group you
    know like everyone is so um supportive and if anyone ever has a
    question yeah that's they're good stuff they're
    good stuff those little loomers
    all right I am going to do my last pass here okay
    and I don't know why I don't know if this is a thing but I like to tie the other end on the other side so I started
    on this side but I'm going to end on this side I don't know why okay but I'm
    gonna cut so that I can finish this off without having to go too
    crazy with making a knot
    so the um the other thing is if you are going to use some sort of variegated
    yarn or something that you have to just be okay with like you're never going to
    get it exactly in the pattern but for this project you don't need to worry
    about it anyways like it doesn't matter so this is our this is our little woven
    section look at all the texture
    then I need need to start releasing all of the extra so I'm going to start with
    cutting my tail a little bit shorter over here this tail and then I'm going to cut like
    this tail that tail and I get all this
    nonsense out of my way and this is the part where I know like
    if you've got a really complicated woven project this is the scary part but
    honestly I don't think you have to be very scared about this because we've just got a small section
    and getting it off carefully is good but
    um I'm actually going to cut and I'm just going to carefully pull
    off and take my lovely goddess I'm gonna put her in a safe place behind me
    I don't want a cat to get get at it could easily happen around here
    so this looks like kind of a mess but um what I do is I'm gonna have to cut a
    little bit more of that tail off but I just kind of do my scrunching
    and because one end is a little bit shorter than the other cord wise hemp wise
    I just want to give myself a little bit more so you can move this which is awesome
    so let me cut these Tails just a little bit more they don't
    have to be Too Short God these scissors are terrible
    or time for a new pair of scissors or get find the good ones that are
    somewhere in this Studio all right so to give myself less to work with I'm
    going to cut over here
    okay so this is what I'm left with there's this little piece
    and what we're going to do is we're going to fold it in half this is where the magic of this piece
    happens we're going to fold it and I'm going to tie just a regular
    overhand knot with all the pieces of the cord
    and it pulls it into a little Loop right oh yeah yeah
    then oh God then and I'm going to kind of shape it a
    little bit I'm going to tie one more knot up and that will be sort of on top of it
    so just another overhand knot and I'm going to pull that sucker tight
    and see you've got this really cute little poof
    and wood now if you want if it would make you feel better you could drop some
    glue some hypos GS hypo cement in here yeah but I have not done that with my
    other ones but if it would make you feel better you could do that okay and that's a glue by being alone
    yeah they do sell that yeah so then I'm gonna grab this and I'm actually going
    to cut again now this is tough because you don't want to
    cut off too much but you don't want too much because you need to be able to fit
    your little finding over what we have left
    so I'm gonna get about that close
    grab my scissors this is a scary part
    now I'm grabbing some white glue
    okay I'm gonna just pull on those and then
    I'm gonna take my
    little finding my little crimp finding and I'm going to put it over those
    little this is tricky and you're gonna probably get some of
    your if you have this yarn you're probably going to get some of your little yarn pieces in there that's
    totally okay but I'm gonna push that in there
    and I'm going to use flat nose pliers I'm going to do one end and I use
    um tool Magic for my um pliers because I
    I don't want to mess up this little finding these these little findings are
    probably made from you know aluminum or whatever I'm using a little um
    like a soldering pick to push in
    at the other end and I'm just going to push down the other side
    and then I'm going to do the whole crimp the whole thing
    and the top actually this one doesn't look too bad sometimes you'll get a little visibility of your hemp
    but I think it's perfectly fine yeah and here's my tail sticking out
    so I'm just going to trim that clay and if you want to just give it one more
    pinch for good measure now look I mean it doesn't look like it
    came off of a loom but it sure did oh my gosh
    all right yeah super fun and the last thing you're
    gonna do is the easiest thing and that's put it on a dang ear Wire yeah oh my gosh okay and I I like to
    look at the sides and see which which side of the poof I actually like the
    best Point good point and then you can judge it a little bit
    so this this particular um you know this this stuff
    um you know has a lot of move you know movement so you can you can do it
    however you would like judge it around a little bit and I actually cheated and made the
    other one because I don't think you would all want to watch me make two of these um but here's the pair oh my gosh
    absolutely fabulous funky oh my gosh how lucky are we
    they're so awesome yes yeah I think anybody could make this
    yeah yeah and I think um we might want to I mean Joan after I mean not
    just a thought would be that at some point maybe we tag when
    it comes off the loom you know how sometimes you do that yeah because then you get if people want
    to get right to that to better understand yeah and I I know the the the weaving of
    this you know took a long time for me because I still I try to be very careful still because
    I'm not an expert so I I'm so adore you I everything you did was perfect
    there was nothing weird you didn't say anything weird or wrong no you can bring me back up if you're
    are you done Deb yeah I'll turn myself around too okay
    oh my gosh you guys how lucky are we
    I love it oh where are you at oops I'm coming around okay okay there
    you are so fun
    we'll totally tag that you know like go to
    for whatever minute it was when you started to do the finishing technique so that people if they want to because some
    people are saying they came in later but okay so this is what I did
    oh my gosh I love that so you're amazing it's your sister's
    it's your sister earring so I weave I weaved a lime hemp it's
    like a lime hemp whoopsie and then I did the Taffy
    and this is 0.5 and then I did the dark purple that we all love and I I warped
    with dark purple and then I took my funky yarn and I just did little Ryan
    knots and then I did take some of aleene's um tacky glue the white glue and I put
    it up underneath her skirt here so a little bit and then I did put some
    on the top because when I put my pinch or my ribbon crimp um on there and so yeah these are going
    to be really funky if I can't get the other one going because I do have to pack I'm leaving in the morning I was
    also thinking it would make a super cool um pendant a pendant or something but
    earrings anything right so yeah oh my God how
    much fun look at you're looking at I want to wear mine though I want to wear it oh my God that so see how like once
    you get going like one thing leads to another to another so honestly if if
    people haven't even tried this yet like look at the different possibilities yeah
    like if you want the little balls that's awesome or if you want to like go big go home and have like real cool you know
    put your hair up or whatever and yeah yeah or turn it into a pendant but oh my
    gosh I love this you inspired me to like sit here and actually get it done
    it's such a blessing because I feel sometimes like I don't ever really get to sit and just enjoy so I'm I'm
    thrilled love it love it love it so I'm thrilled I'm gonna do the ribbon cramp
    um I don't know if I'll do a 12 millimeter or 20 20 might be a little
    do you know what you used a 12 or a 20 the crimp yeah
    um well I know it's a half an inch okay so I think that's 20. no that's 12. so
    this looks like I probably am going to have to use a 20. um so yeah that seems a little yeah
    you've got more works there yeah yeah oh thank you that's 12 millimeters is half
    an inch great there we go first down there's Joan make this look
    so smart thanks Joan [Laughter] oh my goodness okay so um where are you
    next um let's see um
    I'm I'm just kind of I'm doing a little bit of everything uh okay so I I'm still
    doing a little bit for Jesse James beads so good okay so you'll see you'll see the occasional you know sparkly beads
    from Jessie James beads from me um I've got a couple of other things in the works coming up fairly soon which
    I'm very excited about okay and I'm gonna be building my YouTube content so
    I did a like the nerdiest video ever for like jewelry jewelry nerdism
    um tell me tell me about toggles okay the video so oh my God okay so nerd
    alert like I love it if you love jewelry making you might be a nerd like me and love that but yeah so I'm gonna be doing
    some some videos that go a little bit deeper on topics that's good I'm excited
    about that and absolutely I'm just making I'm just making and making and
    the the beads are flying and um and I'm now thinking about my next
    move with the loom like I really wanna I wanna try to get some beads Incorporated
    so maybe I'll start with beads and material some other material and then
    I'm gonna dive into full-on beads okay I love it I love it well you have an
    affiliate link with dual Loom and so we always like to make sure that people
    um use the designers affiliate link so that um
    you get a piece of the pie and so if you're going to be investing in any of the jewelry products that you saw today
    please use Deb's affiliate link and uh Joan has that all posted yeah if
    you don't have a sunweaver this is a small sunweaver and she does come with a
    needle um a wood needle and a wooden comb for weaving and so that would be awesome and
    I am so grateful to you I am leaving tomorrow morning to go to
    the creativation NAFTA show in Ohio so I'm super excited about that I'll be
    sharing all of that love probably here and there throughout the weekend and uh and then on the fifth
    our our boyfriend niele my baby daddy [Laughter] we're gonna be on and I'm going to be
    doing the gemstone um bracelet I know
    it's so beautiful and we've sold out twice on all the gemstones so next week
    I'll be doing another order um because after you see everything you'll probably want more
    so that is so so fun um and yeah and then I come back and uh
    get ready for to go to Prague which I'm like I don't even know I just can't I'm
    so stinking excited so incredibly jealous but so happy for you and I can't
    wait to hear your stories yeah I can't I can't wait either and so I have to buy a
    trench coat because of the weather is going to be kind of like bringing late spring so it was trench
    you know I did all this research so trench coat and some good walking shoes because it's all very cobblestony and I
    don't wanna um and my big girl's shoes and break my ankle okay Stephanie says she got her gemstones today yay yeah yeah I've been
    a mad woman shipping stuff out everyone's just like oh I so need help
    oh my gosh yeah anyway that's a whole other story okay um over the top grateful for you Deb and
    I really just I admire you and I think your design skills are like off the charts fabulous
    and I know that it's nothing but amazing coming your way I already see it you are
    already there and I'm so honored that you would say yes to come and hang out with us and I hope you come back
    well thank you so much for having me I mean honestly I feel exactly the same
    about you I'm so honored to be sitting next to you here on the screen right you know
    or I knew you you were one of those that I would just you know oh she's so wonderful and she's so amazing and so I
    feel very honored to be here so thank you so much for having me well it's awesome we've all been brought together
    and it's really sweet and beautiful and um I love our incredible community of
    talent um that shows up to watch on the jewel loom school that shows up to watch
    Danielle and Trisha and Neely and Sam and all of us you know it's just really sweet we're gonna definitely help you
    get to your thousand that's my goal is to help everyone who needs to get to their their thousand on their YouTube
    channel because it really does make a difference it takes a lot to build
    um a YouTube channel but getting to that thousand follower Mark is like gold because then it then you can start to
    figure out all the other things and have such a big supporter of
    um having that multiple streams of income it's very important in this
    season y'all like you I don't want any of you I it's hard for me when I see somebody
    speak of lack I want to just like lose my Cheerios don't talk about lack
    don't I get it I'm not saying keep your head in the sand but but let's focus on
    what what else can we do what else can we learn because that is knowledge is key so
    just do all the things that make sense just keep keep at it keep trying try
    something different try something new yeah yeah okay so there's my little
    but I'm so passionate about everybody I don't want anybody to feel it drives me nuts I'm like no don't talk like that
    there's enough there's enough so and we're all going to help each other stay
    afloat absolutely we all gotta We're All in This Together the way I see it and
    Marlon Brando has to eat yes I got three cats to feed
    who cares about us we just care about our animals
    all right I absolutely adore you I can't wait to see you again and um and thank
    you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thanks everyone yes thanks I love you julim
    community you're fabulous I can't wait to see what you all make yeah that's gonna be the fun part please make this
    your version and post it in the jewel loom make sure um are you you're in the group right
    yeah yeah of course so make sure you tag uh Deb so she can see what you birthed
    because that makes us so happy is when you have yeah when you do what we tell you
    yes okay all right see y'all bye everyone