Introduction: Make an Instructables Inspired Bead Loom Bracelet
This Bracelet was made on a Bead loom. If you don't have a bead loom i'm sure you could probably make one out of a tissue box or just tie your thread to the arms of a chair.
You will need:
Seed Beads (all around the same size) Yellow,black, white, red
2 Crimp Beads
Beading Mat (optional, but great for keeping those beads from rolling around)
Step 1: Threading the Loom
Tie 10 threads to the loom. (10 threads allow for 9 beads to fit between)
With the threaded needle tie a knot to the first thread on the loom closer to you. Glue the knot and the yarn tail. (I used tacky glue)
Step 2: Starting the Beading
To get the beads onto the loom bring the needle with the beads on it under the threads. Adjust the beads so there's a bead between every thread. Holding the beads there with your finger, bring the needle and thread all the way through. Bring the needle back through the beads but make sure it stays above all of the other threads.
row 1: 9 black beads
row 2: black, 7 yellow, black
row 3: black, yellow, 3 black, 3 yellow, black
row 4: black, 3 yellow, 2 red, 2 yellow, 1 black
row 5: black, yellow, red, yellow, 2 red, 2 yellow, black
row 6: black, 7 yellow, black
row 7: black, 7 yellow, black
row 8: black, yellow, 5 black, yellow, black
row 9: black, 7 yellow, black
row 10: 9 black
row 11: 9 yellow
row 12: 9 yellow
row 13: 9 yellow
row 14: 9 yellow
row 15: 2 yellow, black, yellow, black, yellow, black, 2 yellow
row 16: 9 yellow
row 17: yellow, 7 black, yellow
row 18: 9 yellow
row 19: 9 yellow
row 20: 9 yellow
row 21: 9 yellow
row 22: 9 black
row 23: black, 2 yellow, black, white, black, 2 yellow, black
row 24: black, 2 yellow, black, white, black, 2 yellow, black
row 25: white, 2 black, 3 white, 2 black, white
row 26: 4 black, white, 4 black
row 27: white, 2 black, 3 white, 2 black, white
row 28 - last row: continue with white beads until it covers most of your wrist. ( allow for extra room for 3 more rows of beads on each side and clasps)
Step 3: Final Touches
+This part is better explained through the pictures. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask. If at any point you run out of thread, tie a not on the thread attached to the loom. Glue the knot and knot a new thread with a needle and tie it to the old thread. Glue any existing thread tails to the thread you are sewing on the beads with. Do the same thing for the left side as well.
Step 4: Finishing the Bracelet
Take the bracelet off the loom one side at a time. Combine two threads with a white bead until every thread has a bead on it.(5 beads)
combine the threads in the first two beads with a bead. One bead in the middle, and last two are combined. Add one more bead to each of the outer sides. Combine all of threads together with one bead. Lastly add a crimp bead and a clasp.
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