I have been wanting to create a bracelet on the Jewel Loom for months, so when Emitations.com reached out to me to design a project for their Clip On Creativity campaign, I was really excited! My dear friend Julianna Hudgins designed and patented the Jewel Loom which brings me back 20+ years when we first met and immediately bonded over our love of beading. We even wrote a beading book together back in the day!
Check out my YouTube video to see all the steps in making this stylish bracelet and find out how you can enter to win a Jewel Loom Kit and two pair of Emitations.com clip-on earrings! Also, you will LOVE all the awesome design ideas on the Jewel Loom page on Facebook!
|I am delighted to have been invited to participate in the Emitations.com Clip On Creativity challenge and their aqua and blue clip-on earrings and petitie faux pearl button clip-on earrings immediately caught my eye. The Jewel Loom is very easy to use to create an interchangeable looped bracelet! So, these clip-ons double as the focal point for this beaded bracelet and can be easily removed to wear as earrings!|
Emitations.com Clip On Earrings
Jewel Loom Kit by Julianna Hudgins
Beads (6/0 for bracelet base, seed and focal beads for loops)
Flat nose jewelry pliers
Wooden skewer (or toothpick)
|The Jewel Loom kit includes the loom, tension rod, beading needle, needle threader and instruction booklet.|
|The first step is to insert the tension rod into the loom.|
|Following the package instructions, set up loom with 7 strands of warp threads. This set-up will allow for 6 rows of beads which I decided on based on the width of the clip-on earrings.|
|Following the package instructions, stitch rows of beads onto warp threads.|
|Continue adding bead rows until you have reached the desired length. Keep in mind that you also need to include the length of the ribbon clasp in your measurement. Watch Julianna’s YouTube video to learn her technique to create the thread selvedges at each end of the bracelet. This selvedge will help to anchor the ribbon clasp.|
|Clip on the earrings to the bracelet to determine placement.|
|On this bracelet, I used 3 seed beads, one focal bead and 3 seed beads to create each loop. Watch Julianna’s YouTube video to learn how to create the loops.|
|Once you have created loops for one side of the bracelet, repeat for other end.|
|Once you have completed the loops, you can carefully cut the bracelet from the loom.|
|Here’s what it looks like from the back.|
|(Note that in her how-to video, Julianna recommends this gluing step before you cut the bracelet from the loom :) I used a wooden skewer to apply glue over the selvedge threads and to secure the warp threads. I let it dry approximately 1 hour before cutting off the excess warp threads and attaching the ribbon clasp. Enjoy wearing your interchangeable beaded bracelet!|
Disclosure: Clip-On Earrings provided by Emitations.com and Jewel Loom provided by Julianna Hudgins. Design concept, other supplies and opinions are my own. I do receive compensation for Jewel Loom sales procured through post link via Amazon Associates.