Hey everyone! I’m Jamie, newest member of the design team, and I gotta say, I’m so pumped to be here sharing my Jewel Loom love with you. For my first project I created a trendy, stacked bracelet. Stacked bracelets are EVERYWHERE right now and with the Jewel Loom and a little help from the tutorial below, you can create your own to fit your style. Let’s get started:
First grab your supplies…this is what you’ll need:
Jewel Loom™ Kit
Size 11/0 Seed Beads
WildFire Beading Thread
Decorative Reducer Clasp (mine is a 3-1)
Chain, any style
(2) Small Ribbon Ends
(6) Jump Rings (to match your clasp)
GS Hypo Cement
Basic Beading Tools
Start by adding lengths of chain to the outside two links of your clasp. Determine how long to make your chain based on the size of your wrist. This will help you determine how long you will need your loomed beading to be. You can reduce the chain if it’s too long, but you can’t reduce your looming once it’s complete…so measure twice!
Once your chain is attached, fit your ribbon end in between to make sure it will fit. I had to switch out my original end because I’m not good at eyeballing Once you determine what size clasp will fit, this will be the maximum width of your loomed piece.
Set your warp threads up on the loom to create a bracelet wide enough for your ribbon end. Mine was wide enough to make a bracelet that is five 11/0 beads across. Start looming your pattern.
At the end of your loomed bracelet, create a salvage on each end for the ribbon ends to attach too. Be sure to incorporate the extra length of the salvage into your overall beading so that it doesn’t bunch up once you attach the piece to the clasps.
Remove the beading from the loom and add on the ribbon ends. Last step, connect your loomed piece to the clasp with jump rings.
This was so much fun! I can’t wait to get started on my next piece to share with you!