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Debut


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Project and sample by Kate Richbourg

This project was the result of Kate’s first broadcast for Facebook Live. The resulting cuff was so cool that we just had to share it as a project.

All the learning you need is in the video Kate dives into techniques and tricks for looming with with the Jewel Loom with large-hole beads, assorted weft & warp threads, and how to adapt a magnetic box clasp to your loomed project.

he demonstrates how to thread the loom, why to start your beadwork in the middle, and ways to properly use glue with loomed threads. Kate makes it all look so effortless, but if you’re new to looming, you may fall in love with the Jewel Loom and large hole beads!

Here are quick links to additional learning:
Cornerstone- Copper
$11.25
Sage - Regular C-Lon
$4.25
Gray - Micro C-Lon
$2.95
Shadows - Antique Copper Plate
$20.66
3mm- Picasso Green Turquoise
$3.25
Beadsmith Big Eye Needles
$6.95
Beadsmith Zap Jewelry Gel
$4.35
Jewel Loom
$8.50
Xuron Thread & Cord Scissor
$19.95
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Debut is a loomed bracelet measuring 7-1/4 inches using an impressive magnetic clasp, Cornerstone, and larger beads, not normally seen in bead looming. One of Kate’s favorite beads, Shadows, is the hero of this piece and it is used to its fullest advantage. In addition to showing you how to thread the Jewel Loom in this episode of Facebook Live, Kate shares her tips on ending threads in a rectangle or circle knot and creative techniques for using glue sparingly.

We recommend reviewing the Tapestry Handout, especially Page 8. However, the Jewel Loom used by Kate is different than the design board set-up used in Tapestry. Whichever way you choose to loom, the beading techniques are the same.

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