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Topic: hello kitty beaded bracelet, now with bead loom tutorial  (Read 29021 times)
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« on: August 02, 2004 01:55:17 PM »

i found the pattern for this ages ago and i didn't save a link with it, so i can't reference you.  purin is a little hard to see, but i'm very happy with this.  i haven't played with a bead loom in some time and i forgot how fun it was.  i'll post a loom tutorial if there isn't one up around here somewhere.
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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2004 01:59:44 PM »

that is super cool. i was just thinking about getting out the bead loom yesterday i haven't used it in at least ten years.

any chance you could scan the pattern? i'm assuming you printed it out but not sure
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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2004 02:03:29 PM »

Yes! I love that!  Cheesy

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« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2004 02:07:16 PM »

nevermind i just did a quick google search and i found it. or similar anyways http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/Towers/3107/crafts/beaded.htm
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« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2004 03:56:31 PM »

tutorial for using a bead loom:
you need:
cotton warp thread
nylon beading weft thread
long rigid beading needle
seed beads
a bead loom, (of course)
  • Thread your loom with warp thread.
  •      This is the most tedious part of working with any type of loom.  If you want a piece 5 beads wide, you'll need 6 warp threads + 2 strands, 1 to
         reinforce each edge, each as long as your piece plus 12".  For the imaginary sample project, that makes 8 strands 2 feet long.
              Tie all strands to the stretching dowel, then lay all the strands into the center of the spring or spacing apparatus on each end.  Lay 2 threads
              into the first space, 1 into the next 4, and 2 in the last. Tie all strands onto the dowel on the other end, loosen the wing nut, and wind the
              dowel until all the strands are wound taut and even.  You are now ready to start beading.
  • Tie your weft thread onto the leftmost strands of warp thread, and thread your needle.

[li]String as many beads onto your needle as you have spaces in your project.  The example project has 5.[/li]

[li]Bring your needle underneath the warp threads, from left to right, and align each bead into a space between threads.  You will probably want to use your finger to press them upward and hold them in place.[/li]

[li]Bring your needle back through the beads, but this time over the warp threads.  The first few rows, bring your needle through the first bead, check the needle point to ensure it is going over the warp thread, and go to the next bead.  Do this across the row.[/li]
[li]Repeat down your piece.[/li]
[li]As you progress down your piece, you may find you have run out of room, especially if you are working on something long like a belt.  In this case, loosen both wingnuts, and wind the top bar up so the beadwork winds around the top dowel.  Re-tighten the top wingnut, then stretch the piece taut again with the bottom dowel, and re-tighten its wingnut.  I love that word.  Wingnut.[/li]
[li]As you progress down your piece, you will also probably run out of weft thread.  When this happens, just tie it to the leftmost warp thread, as you did in the beginning, and run the thread through the last row of beads and clip at the edge.  Tie on new thread, diguising the end in the same way, and keep on trucking.[/li]
Have lots of fun and make many pretty seed beaded things.

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« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2004 04:05:57 PM »

O hooray! I have at least two bead loom kits, but no instructions.  And that is an awesome bracelet, too cute!

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« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2005 06:57:26 AM »

thats so cute.
to bad i don't have the patients to do that.
(i threw mine across the room)  Undecided

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« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2005 01:12:40 AM »

Iiip! This is so -so -so WoW!!!

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« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2005 10:38:45 PM »

that is great i love miss kitty and all her fab friends now if i can just find that old bead loom of mine 
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2005 10:44:09 PM »

cute!  And thanks for the tutorial, I've had a bead loom for ages and never used it.  Now I'll have to dig it out.

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