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How to Weave a Bracelet Without a Loom


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Lesson 2 – "How to Weave a Bracelet Without a Loom" by
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Want that bohemian chic look? Start by making your own stackable, beaded bracelets! In this three-part course, the talented craftswoman from the Beadshop guide you through the materials you need to make your own jewelry, give professional tips and techniques, and show you how to create Bollywood, ladder, and macramé stitches as well as how to weave beads without a loom. With these basic jewelry-making skills, you’ll combine beads and stitches, leather and charms for your own bohemian designs!

How to Make a Bollywood Macrame Bracelet
21 min
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In for a long car or airplane ride? Bring along your beading tray and whip out a cute Bollywood beaded macrame bracelet (or two!) designed by Brittany Ketcham.
  • Lesson Intro
  • Supplies
  • Starting the Thread
  • Exercise - Thread Burner
  • Overhand Knot
  • Strap to Board
  • Exercise - School of Hard Knots
  • First Knots
  • Bead and Threading Pattern
  • Exercise - No Beads Attached
  • Loose Ends
  • Sealing the Bracelet
  • Exercise - Complimenting Cord
  • Other Ideas
  • Final Assignment
How to Weave a Bracelet Without a Loom
35 min
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Bead weaving without a beading loom? Believe it! This lesson shows you how to weave a bracelet from a pattern with just a design tray, warp thread, and a weft.
  • Lesson Intro
  • What You Will Need
  • Cutting the Warp Threads
  • Exercise - Calculating Warp Threads
  • Patterns
  • Exercise - Width of Beads
  • Threading Beads
  • Exercise - The Weft
  • Adding More Thread
  • Exercise - Leftover Thread
  • Fixing Mistakes
  • Exercise - Making a Mistake
  • Bracelet Length
  • Exercise - Wrist Size
  • Sheeting
  • Exercise - C-Lon Bead Cord
  • Binding the Sheeting
  • Exercise - Drying the Bracelet
  • Ultra Suede
  • Exercise - Suede Squares
  • Compassion Suede
  • Exercise - Suede Length
  • End Beads
  • Final Assignment
How to Make a Garden Wrap Bracelet
21 min
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Want to make an elegant, unique piece of jewelry? Learn how to create a homemade wrap-around macramé charm bracelet! Learn the bollywood and ladder stitches.
  • Lesson Intro
  • Materials
  • Base Cords
  • Exercise - Knot
  • Stitch Pattern
  • Exercise - Macramé
  • Add Beads
  • Exercise - Number of Beads
  • Quick Fix Tip
  • Ladder Stitch
  • Exercise - Starting the Ladder Stitch
  • Thread Transition
  • New Color
  • Exercise - Trimming the Tails
  • Pale Heather
  • Exercise - Color Order
  • Closing the End
  • Exercise - When to Make the Button Loop
  • Finishing Up
  • Final Assignment
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  • 21 exercises and 3 assignments with personalized teacher feedback
  • 47 attachments so you can learn by actually doing
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  • Jeanne S: What is KO thread?
    • Jeanne, KO thread is a very fine synthetic thread that is great for beading. It doesn't fray like a monofilament, but it is very pliable and easy to use. Basically, it is every beaders dream!
  • Mary Lou R: thank you so much for showing me how to complete a bracelet. It was great.
  • Jeanne S: Is KO thread a type or a brand of thread?
    • Jeanne, I think KO is a brand, but it is the only one we are familiar with and therefore it is what we refer to the thread as. It is a fairly new invention for the beading world.
  • Mela V: Very nice tutorial!
  • Vonda M: Great looking bracelet and so easy to make. Thank you, great lesson.
  • Kavita D: Wow
  • Beverly A: Very nice
  • Charlotte M: I loved the clear way in which you presented each segment of the lesson, The camera was set up so as not to obstruct or omit those steps you were demonstrating, I loved this project and will begin one of my own just as soon as I order the few supplies I am lacking. MANY THANKS!!! Charlotte
  • Dianne S: Loved this lesson, the instructions were very clear and understandable. The video was also well done, in focus and easy to see all the steps required. Thank you!!
  • Jo-Anne K: Your tutorial was excellent. I'm going to attempt to make one of the bracelets right now. thanks
  • Mela V: I never imagined weaving a bracelet was so easy. Thank you!
  • di l: Thank you good show
  • Janet A: I don't have time right now to watch the entire lesson - can I get back into it at a later time? If so, do I just go into Facebook to pick up where I left off? Thanks, Jan
    • Jan, You can feel free to watch the lesson at your own pace. It should save your spot from the last time you watched! Let me know if you have any trouble.
  • Debbie C: thank you
  • Rosemary B: great lesson, I want to make a bracelet
  • Bonnie L: Loved this lesson. Watched it twice and made some notes. Hopefully I will be able to go back to the lesson for help.
  • elizabeth V: me encanto
  • Mary C: Very nice! I like how you were pretty detailed in the instructions : )
  • Marci S: I love this lesson. You made it look so easy. Cant wait to place an order and get started on it ASAP
  • Reena S: thx for great class
  • Leslie S: Loved this lesson! Learned a lot! Thanks
  • lili g: How to download movies, this bracelet
  • Evelyn M: where can I get the materials a hobby store
    • Evelyn, I am not sure exactly which materials any given hobby store will have. You are best off looking at a store that specializes in beads. If it helps, there should be links to buy the supplies online. Was there anything in particular you were looking for?
  • Mary Ann C: Is it possible to sew this them onto fabric? deerskin ?
    • Mary Ann, you could definitely use deerskin instead of Ultrasuede. We have a video on our website for a Gypsy Bracelet that uses a sewing technique you may be able to apply to this bracelet. Hopefully this helps!
  • Annette B. M: This is so easy to understand! Thank you for teaching this class! Love the bracelet!
  • Cyndi W: Enjoyed the lesson
  • Mrs. David J: Thank you so much. I heard some bad ideas ( just knot all the warp threads & add a clasp - horrible loose threads!). Your instructions were easy to follow. I was not familiar with the terms KO thread and C-Lon, so I was glad that your quiz spelled that out. I don't know what the transition bead is; what size crimp bead is this? I want to donate bracelets for the silent auction @ our to enable this free event.
    • You can find links to the products in the attachments section of the video. The crimp beads are specifically designed for crimping leather, and they are 7x 5.5mm
  • Barbara K: I was very pleased with the detail of your instruction,and the speed in which it was delivered. Thank You Barbara King
  • Mela V: Love it
  • Rebecca S: Wonderful work! Thank you!
  • Jana H: If I had known how easy this was I would have done it sooner. Thank you!
  • carol p: I am so motivated. Want to get started as soon as I find all my supplies. Thank you so very much for the great tutorial.
  • Lorraine S: Hi I really appreciate your lessons, they are so clear and easy to follow. Keep them coming. God Bless Lorraine
  • Sherry E: Thank you! You make it look so easy. Thank you for sharing your knowledge. Sincerely, Sherry Endres
  • Dilek B: I love it! Thank you a lot!
    • Thank you! Feel free to share some photos of what you create!
  • Lee B: Thank you very much! Can I get a copy of this as I have a poor memory and would have to follow it closely the first time or two. I can certainly see my grand children loving this jewellery.
    • Lee, we do not have any copies of the lesson available but you can feel free to watch the video multiple times.
  • Ruth S: Thank you for your clear and concise directions. I will be trying this soon.
  • Joyce G: I loved the lesson, I think I can do this
  • Peggy C: The instructions are great. I am anxious to get started to make some bracelets using this method. I am always looking for new methods to bead.
    • Thank you Peggy! I am glad the instructions offer you something new to try. Let me know if you have any questions along the way!
  • Paula T: I enjoyed watching your tutorial I never have thought to make a bracelet like this before but I am going to now so thank you x