Jewellery School: A Bracelet woven on a Bead Loom
How to do it
Attach the trend thread onto the loom. Start and finish the trend thread by tying a knot around the flat stick at one end of the loom.
The six trend threads are tied around the two removable round handles at the other end of the loom.
Pull an approx. 1.5m long piece of thread onto a beading needle and tie the end of the thread around the left round handle of the loom.
Thread on the first bead and place it underneath the trend threads.
Push the bead from underneath and up through the middle of the trend threads and feed the needle through the bead from right towards left over the trend threads.
Thread another three beads onto the thread and push them up through the trend threads from underneath.
Push the needle through the beads from right towards left over the trend threads. Continue this process until the desired length of the bracelet is reached. Use your imagination to create different patterns and color combinations.
Finish the bracelet by tying a knot around the trend threads.
Finish the weaving of the bracelet by feeding the thread back through the bead and then tying a knot onto each individual thread strung on the loom. Repeat at the opposite end. Use the thread which you loosen from the left round handle of the loom. When the weaving is secured in both ends, loosen the two round handles of the loom and detach the flat piece of wood at the other end.
Remove the round handles.
Remove the flat wooden stick.
Cut open the loops at both ends of the bracelet,plait the threads and finish with a knot.
A Tip: The trend must consist of one more thread than the number of beads forming the width of the bracelet. For example, use six threads, if you wish to weave with five breads.
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