It is the time for declutter and for an art! It is the time to make simple bead weaving loom and bracelet! The main supplies you need are only wood pieces and scraps from your household. This project is easy and unique. You can even vary so many elements of it. Here are the steps to guide you make your own loom and bracelet:
- Scrap wood with the length of 12 inches
- Pieces of wood (small, two pieces). Attach this to the main board’s top.
- Bolts (2 pieces)
- Eye bolts or six eye rings
- Various beads
- Beading needles
- Round nose pliers
- Bracelet clasps
- Suede or leather
Step 1. To begin with, you need to set up the loom and the threads. Prepare a loom. You can use any scrap pieces in your garage to make the loom. Gather up screws, wood, and bolts.
In this example, the loom is 2 inches x 16 inches. Install the bolts on the woods. The distance between the bolts is up to you. Then, drill some holes and attach 2 eye bolts to place larger bolts through.
Also, attach ridges. They will function as a separator and holder for the thread. Finally, add the eye bolts around once inch behind the wood’s top pieces. You may also add duct tape here to secure the threads more tightly. However, this is optional.
Step 2. Cut off the thread to the length of 3 feet.
Then, thread the needle and tie a knot at the place you start to bead which is the left side warp thread).
When tying the knot, don’t forget to leave 4 to 6 inches of extra length of the thread.
You will work with the extra length later after you are done beading.
Now, take your beads using a needle and pull them into the thread and after that underneath warp threads.
Keep completing the beading rows until your bracelet reach your desire length.
Step 3. Finish the beaded bracelet on your loom.
Continue weaving the bead rows until the bracelet achieve your desired length. After that, grab your fabric glue and apply it over the end areas to saturate the threads.
Your thread is now super secure because it is knotted and also covered with glue. Let it dry overnight.
On the next day, remove the thread from the loom and cut the excess thread off with scissors.
Then, grab 4 small suede rectangles and sandwich the thread’s end area by applying the glue in between.
Then, place the ends underneath the wood loom’s weight. Let it dry.
Trim any excess off. Take metal clasps as well as multi tool and start closing the clasp. You are done!