Level: Intermediate
Estimated time: 6-8 Hours

Spurs


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Project by Kate Richbourg
Sample by Karen Marshall

In Karen’s second Wild West, she decided that she wanted to make a piece with a little pizzaz. Enter Spurs… a design with spark and flair, just like a set of Silver Spurs. She uses two tones of silver with a hematite accent. Braided Leather and a chunky Cornerstone clasp wrap it all up. An added bonus… this design is reversible! The braided leather looks great on either side- dark or light. The result is a little bit outlaw… with a sassy vibe.

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. Consult the project map for the design layout.
Half Tila TLH1865- Galvanized Grey Luster
$6.85
8-451- Gunmetal
$4.25
Little Shadows- Silver Plate
$19.95
Distressed Denim- Braided Leather
$4.75
Black - Micro C-Lon
$6.50
Black - Fine C-Lon
$6.35
Cornerstone- Silver
$11.25
Beadsmith Zap Jewelry Gel
$4.35
Jewel Loom Needles
$3.99
Jewel Loom
$8.50
Xuron Thread & Cord Scissor
$19.95
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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