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Topic: Beading on a Loom: Green and Purple Bracelet  (Read 3622 times)
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« on: August 16, 2008 11:25:16 PM »

My girlfriend's favorite colors are green and purple, so for my first beading on a loom project I decided to make her a bracelet. The actual idea for the bracelet has been stuck in my head for a few months, and I've looked at various mediums to make it (friendship bracelets were also a viable choice in my head), and decided that this medium was the best and most effective for creating the exact look I wanted.

What's really great is I mostly cross-stitch (although I've been branching out, and want to branch out even more, which is why I'm so addicted to this website  Grin) and cross-stitch patterns make for great beading on a loom projects. I also have a few other jewelry ideas in mind, particularly a set of earrings for my girlfriend's sister and a necklace for myself. Also, rainbow bracelets for a few of my friends.

Wow, crafting sure is addicting  Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2008 01:39:42 AM »

thats looking really good! I love the color combo  Grin  cant wait to see it finished (and im sure she will love it!)

I too started out with crossstich and ended up in beading. Do you know about Square stitch? It creates the same effect but is worked off-loom - good for converting those larger Cross stich patterns!

here's a links to a couple of tutorials

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« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2008 05:13:53 AM »

Awww. I think she'll love it!

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« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2008 08:44:28 AM »

Bushbaby: Do you know about Square stitch? It creates the same effect but is worked off-loom - good for converting those larger Cross stich patterns!

No, I have no idea, I just started beading. Thanks for the links! I'm also going to start including beadwork in my cross-stitching, but my girlfriend and her sister said not to do it in the flowers I'm making for their mom.
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« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2008 05:51:44 PM »

wow! i remember the using a bead loom when i was little... very addicting! it looks lovely Smiley i like the purple and green combo

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