Introduction: How to Make a Beaded Bracelet on a Cardboard Box Loom

Learn how to make unique woven bracelets out of tiny beads. Beaded bracelets are fun to wear and also make great gifts!

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emilyvanleemput made it!(author)2012-06-29

looks fantastic

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DragonWolfe made it!(author)2012-05-30

What A WONDERFUL School project!!! Simple, INEXPENSIVE, creative, and above all, FAST!!! Thimbles may be needed, but depends on students. Also perfect for olderkids and adults.

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tiffanyshearts55 made it!(author)2012-04-30

yeah hey i bought my beads at the dollar store and im using quilting thread and the holes are too small. in other words i cant go back through each thread and weave it in through because it gets too small :'( any suggestions?

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zowi420 made it!(author)2011-11-13

Having trouble viewing the video, where is the PDF?

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film4cookies made it!(author)2012-01-28

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1060215/how_to_make_a_beaded_bracelet_on_a_cardboard_box_loom/

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29gleelover made it!(author)2011-06-14

I was just wondering if this has an actual name so i can look up different kinds of patterns?

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pikachu2417 made it!(author)2012-01-25

You can achieve this without the loom as well, and without the loom it's called peyote stitch, which is my favorite to work with.

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rukosama made it!(author)2008-10-29

Look at this... it took me a lot of time but it´s awesome

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OctivexNight made it!(author)2011-07-31

cool naruto bracelet. how do u make this??
- Miss Octive

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Una made it!(author)2010-09-17

very nice

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KnittinLady made it!(author)2009-08-05

Love the Naruto!!! That is awesome!!

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TeenDreamSequence made it!(author)2009-07-24

Haha! Naruto >w< *highfives*

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eruvalcaba made it!(author)2011-07-15

were do u get the the beads

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Jennifer+F. made it!(author)2011-07-19

Just try your local craft store :)

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Dingadingadi made it!(author)2011-04-21

This is SOOO amazing. I just made one for my sis for Easter but then my bro came over and told me that the string wasn't strong enough. I have been working on it FOREVER!!! He told me to give it to her as an ornament or something.... Darn. It was like a tree with her initial and her husband's initial on it. It was so cute. *sigh*

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Dutch56 made it!(author)2011-02-18

I used to do quite a bit of beading back in my Scout days. I'm just getting back into beading and I'm in the process building a loom from some scrap 1X3 pine boards.

I use fishing line (for large beads), polyester thread and silk thread for beading with seed beads.

I've got a beading project coming up with the local OA Chapter and I'll have them doing their project on the card board loom .

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nwalters39 made it!(author)2008-02-28

I found this around noon and thought it was awesome. After visiting my local michaels, I had this...

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paqrat made it!(author)2011-02-10

Very cool. I like the skulls. Did you create the design yourself?

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breakstuff made it!(author)2010-10-16

teach me how to make this stuff

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breakstuff made it!(author)2010-10-16

i like this one

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Una made it!(author)2010-09-17

Awesome!!!

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JULIET1230 made it!(author)2010-08-21

WHERE DID U FIND IT?

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KnittinLady made it!(author)2009-08-05

Too awesome!! Love the Skulls and Cross bones!!

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Jennifer+F. made it!(author)2008-04-24

This little skull bracelet is great! :D

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paqrat made it!(author)2011-02-10

Very impressive instructable. I want to try this.

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preethiblossom made it!(author)2010-06-29

thanks a lot....made this bracelet yesterday......

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Una made it!(author)2010-09-17

Beautiful.

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preethiblossom made it!(author)2010-10-07

thanks :)

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sabaku+no+gaara made it!(author)2010-01-29

Supercool. I even bought a loom machine(or whatever people call it

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thorndraco made it!(author)2009-11-12

 This method is so much easier than the one I'm familiar with. Thank you for sharing!

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jumpertoad made it!(author)2009-10-11

i keep trying but i just cant do it. but it is a really good instructable!

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piper1234 made it!(author)2009-09-17

this a great one, is a pity to not be able to mark as fav; they have gone "pro" making favs for pay; recently I discover all my favs has gone, a real pity this once unnoticed place, now famous thanks to "all of us" has become important so they charge for what a community of people has done altogether

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J%4050n made it!(author)2009-10-10

 i can favorite and i'm not a pro.

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ccpizza77 made it!(author)2008-06-19

i keep doing it but my string always break! what kind of string work with seed beads? btw i love the video it REALLY helps!

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HippieAdrien made it!(author)2008-09-11

unwaxed dental floss. it's cheap.

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hammer9876 made it!(author)2009-09-11

I had a friend who made a bead necklace using dental floss year ago. My cotton thread rotted over the years, but I bet that floss is still good.

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hishealer made it!(author)2009-07-31

They make a VERY thin, SUPER strong nylon thread, but it knots easily. Make sure to buy a block of beeswax that should be close by. Coat all the threads with beeswax and it's not nearly as bad. The needles for seed beads are also just like little slivers.

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Grey_Wolfe made it!(author)2008-09-12

I use nylon thread. It's like the fishing line that zania mentioned, but a bit more flexible. Rather strong for its size, and no thicker than normal thread. Can get it in the same place you get other sewing supplies. Usually comes in black and clear.

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zania97882 made it!(author)2008-09-11

very low weight clear fishing line is good for beading too.

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Jennifer+F. made it!(author)2008-06-20

Hi, I just use regular polyester sewing thread. However, you can buy beading thread at craft shops, perhaps you might like to try that. Sometimes very very cheap thread (like the kind where you buy 50 little rolls for a dollar) breaks very easily if you pull too hard on it. I recommend you don't use that.

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ccpizza77 made it!(author)2008-06-20

thanks!

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Kiteman made it!(author)2009-08-16

This is cool - Kitewife & some of her friends have occasional beading sessions, I'll show them this.

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eveh made it!(author)2009-05-21

I can't wait to try this. I am just now getting into beads. Just made a few single ones on elastisc thread but I wanted to really learn how to make a proper one. Thanks so much for this tute.

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charchar2 made it!(author)2009-03-01

Really cool! I made one for my little sister's birthday present!

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nikih made it!(author)2008-09-04

Fantastic! I've been looking at bead looms for ages, I need several for working with a group but have budgetary issues, this simple idea has got me very excited!!

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Jennifer+F. made it!(author)2008-09-04

Thanks! I wanted to try beading without buying a loom, and found that this works just fine for basic projects. Just make sure the strings are pulled taut and held down firmly with the blu-tak

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BeadSpinner made it!(author)2008-08-01

I like that... just one more thing for me to try - not enough hours in a day! Thanks for inspiration.

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container_gardener made it!(author)2008-06-19

Neat! I can't wait to try it!

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snowmoonelk made it!(author)2008-06-11

What a great video - am inspired to have a go as you make it look so easy! Think I will use up some broken necklaces/bracelets for texture and variety and I LOVE recycling! Thanks

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jeffconnelly made it!(author)2008-04-24

i have an actual "bead loom", it has a spool at either end, so you can make really long things, and has two coils to hold the wires apart.

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