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!


emilyvanleemput (author)2012-06-29

looks fantastic

DragonWolfe (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.

tiffanyshearts55 (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?

zowi420 (author)2011-11-13

Having trouble viewing the video, where is the PDF?

film4cookies (author)zowi4202012-01-28

29gleelover (author)2011-06-14

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

pikachu2417 (author)29gleelover2012-01-25

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.

rukosama (author)2008-10-29

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

OctivexNight (author)rukosama2011-07-31

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

Una (author)rukosama2010-09-17

very nice

KnittinLady (author)rukosama2009-08-05

Love the Naruto!!! That is awesome!!

Haha! Naruto >w< *highfives*

eruvalcaba (author)2011-07-15

were do u get the the beads

Jennifer F. (author)eruvalcaba2011-07-19

Just try your local craft store :)

Dingadingadi (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*

Dutch56 (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 .

nwalters39 (author)2008-02-28

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

paqrat (author)nwalters392011-02-10

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

breakstuff (author)nwalters392010-10-16

teach me how to make this stuff

breakstuff (author)nwalters392010-10-16

i like this one

Una (author)nwalters392010-09-17


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KnittinLady (author)nwalters392009-08-05

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

Jennifer F. (author)nwalters392008-04-24

This little skull bracelet is great! :D

paqrat (author)2011-02-10

Very impressive instructable. I want to try this.

preethiblossom (author)2010-06-29

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

Una (author)preethiblossom2010-09-17


preethiblossom (author)Una2010-10-07

thanks :)

sabaku no gaara (author)2010-01-29

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

thorndraco (author)2009-11-12

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

jumpertoad (author)2009-10-11

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

piper1234 (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

J@50n (author)piper12342009-10-10

 i can favorite and i'm not a pro.

ccpizza77 (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!

HippieAdrien (author)ccpizza772008-09-11

unwaxed dental floss. it's cheap.

hammer9876 (author)HippieAdrien2009-09-11

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.

hishealer (author)ccpizza772009-07-31

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.

Grey_Wolfe (author)ccpizza772008-09-12

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.

zania97882 (author)ccpizza772008-09-11

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

Jennifer F. (author)ccpizza772008-06-20

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.

ccpizza77 (author)Jennifer F.2008-06-20


Kiteman (author)2009-08-16

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

eveh (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.

charchar2 (author)2009-03-01

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

nikih (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!!

Jennifer F. (author)nikih2008-09-04

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

BeadSpinner (author)2008-08-01

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

container_gardener (author)2008-06-19

Neat! I can't wait to try it!

snowmoonelk (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

jeffconnelly (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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