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  • Anyone use a beading loom

    If that's what they're called - they're like a small weaving loom for use with beads. You thread some nylon thread in lengths over it and then make a line at a time by weaving your beads onto it. It's really easy and quite relaxing to do and I've made a couple of bracelets BUT that's where I get stuck.

    I'm not really sure how to finish them off, you're left with a load of threads which can be woven back into the beads but then you don't have anything to attach a clasp to.

    I'm not an experienced jewellery maker at all, papercrafts is more my thing, but I love using the loom, and would like to make more bracelets to sell alongside my cards but they to be finished off much better than the mess I made of my first couple.

    Any help gratefully received

    Thanks x
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  • #2
    before you weave the threads back into the beads, thread them through the clasp.
    full time mum and very very part time crafter.

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    • #3
      And I think you can gradually reduce the number of beads to make them come to a point for a single clasp or splitring. Or presumably attach the threads to the several rings of one of those "bar end" (whatever they're really called) clasps instead...
      Cheers,
      Scorch

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      • #4
        Agree to above, you can also make a bead loop (of the small beads) at one end and a large bead at the other.

        I have also made small beaded bags (medicine bags) on the large and small loom.

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        • #5
          Thanks - some good ideas there, will get weaving then
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