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Level: Intermediate
Estimated time: 6-8 Hours

Copper Mine

Project by Kate Richbourg
Sample by Kate Richbourg

This project began as a simple loomed bracelet using Shadows and Half Tilas. Kate loved the result but thought enhancing it with 5mm Strap Leather would only make it better! We hope you agree. The Wild West Cuff has a western vibe that makes it a perfect accessory for any Urban or Country Cowgirl.

To learn the techniques used in this project, click on the video link above to watch the video on warping and weaving on the Jewel Loom and our YouTube video on Tricks to Looming and Bead Weaving, for additional tips and techniques.

The loomed section is finished and glued in the clasp like our Tapestry project. Consult page 8 of the Tapestry PDF Project Handout for instructions.

You can also watch our Facebook LIVE broadcast on our YouTube Channel on working with the Jewel Loom and tips on measuring, finishing and gluing a loomed project into a clasp. The original Brass beads used on the leather are no longer available, so we have substituted Home Run metal slider beads for a similar look. Consult the project map for the design layout.
Half Tila TLH2008-Metallic Green Iris
$6.50 USD
8/0 Metal Seed Beads - Antique Copper Plate
$9.25 USD
Little Shadows- Antique Brass
$19.95 USD
$7.95 USD
Home Run-Antique Brass
$5.25 USD
Tall and Handsome- Copper
$9.25 USD
Jewel Loom Needles
$4.65 USD
Beadsmith Zap Jewelry Gel
$4.35 USD
Jewel Loom
$9.25 USD
Xuron Thread & Cord Scissor
$19.95 USD
Project Map

The loomed section of this project is three rows across. Use the Fine C-Lon for warp, and the Micro C-Lon for weft. Since Half Tilas have two holes they take up two rows to every one row of 8/0s and Little Shadows. Treat looming with a Half Tila bead like it is two separate beads: string on as many Half Tilas as you need to complete the row, push into place in from underneath the warp threads and pass the needle back on top to lock the beads in place.

Repeat with the second hole: push the beads down, so the holes are below the warp and thread the needle through. Push the beads up from underneath and pass the needle back through the holes on top to lock the threads in place.

The finished length of the loomed section is 6 ¾” including the woven ends inside the clasp. The finished length including the clasp is 7 ¼”. For more tips on measuring, finishing and gluing a loomed project into a clasp watch our Facebook LIVE video on our YouTube Channel.



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