Hello blog friends!
I have a beaded leather cuff to share today.
The beading was very simple with the Jewel Loom! I wrapped Wildfire thread 10 times around the loom for 9 rows of beads. Following the directions included with the Jewel Loom, I added the beads. It went quite quickly with these bigger beads!
I used my leather cuff as a guide for the length. I cut the bead section off of the loom and knotted the thread ends.
I glued the ends to the back side. They’ll be hidden when fastened to the cuff!
I used a needle tool to punch holes along the edges of the leather cuff so I could sew the beads to it. I punched a few to get started and then punched holes as I went to match the bead edge. I threaded the needle through the beads again using Wildfire, and went through the cuff and back up, then across through the next row of beads to the other edge. I repeated this until it was completely sewn to the cuff. I also sewed the ends to the cuff.
After it was sewn on, I decided to add metal beads for a design element. These are fastened with Wildfire thread by threading needle through the beads, coming up between rows 3 and 4, through the metal bead and down through the beads between rows 6 and 7 on the other edge. There are 5 of these beads.
This actually went together quickly! I didn’t have much spare time so it had to be quick!!!
Have a super creative day!
- Beadalon Jewel Loom
- Silver metallic glass beads – 6/0
- Beadalon Wildfire .20 mm – Black
- Decorative metal beads
- Leather cuff
- Needle tool