BeaderÂ’'s Paradise Rolling Waves BraceletBack to category
BeaderÂ’'s Paradise Rolling Waves Bracelet
Show your love of the ocean with beads!
- Time:3 hours
1Download and print project template.
Note: Set up the Jewel Loom by following the instructions in the packet. When working with Elasticity, make sure the cord is pulled taut, but not super tight, or it will bunch the bracelet up. The needle provided with the Jewel Loom does not have a large enough hole in the needle to use Elasticity, but the Big Eye Needle works perfectly because of the large split in the needle it can accommodate any size thread or cord. When reading the pattern in the template, load the beads on the needle from the "top" of the pattern (where the sky is); it will then load onto the loom correctly. Make sure when passing the needle back through the beads over the top of the warp threads to make sure the needle goes over the warps; since the cord is clear it is sometimes more difficult to see.
2When the bracelet is to the desired length (the pattern provided in the template provided will create a 7-1/2 inch loomed piece; when completed, it will be about 8-1/2 inches; place less rows in or repeat pattern as needed to make the loomed piece shorter or longer.
3Finishing the piece with elasticity is a little different than with Wildfire thread. Separate the warp threads into 3 groups and make an overhand knot with each set of threads. Add a dot of hypo cement to each knot and let dry. Make sure to keep the knots the same length from the ends of the bracelet.
4Once dry, put the knots into the jaws of the ribbon clasp and press down with chain nose pliers. Give a little tug to make sure all 3 knots are locked tight in the ribbon clasp. Repeat with other end of bracelet.
5Add on lobster clasp to one end of ribbon clamp with a jump ring and add a jump ring to the other side.