The new Jewel Loom™ created by Julianna Hudgins and Beadalon is truly a magnificent new jewelry crafting tool! It is so easy for beginners, but produces fabulous results for professionals as well. I created this Jewelicious Crystal Bracelet to share with you today. It's the affinity band base created on the Jewel Loom™ and then crystal's were sewn and attached to the band.
I began by watching Julianna's Youtube Video on the Jewel Loom. She does an excellent job of telling you all the details. You can see hear that I have attached my thread to the grooves to create my warp threads. I began by weaving back and forth in between my warp threads, and then sewing six beads in between each warp thread.
I continued this process until I had six rows of the gold beads, then I switched to create 6 rows of the clear beads. This created a fun, but easy pattern for my affinity band bracelet.
You can really see the start of the pattern emerging here. I used black thread as well to create more contrast. One tip I would recommend is that you use high quality beads such as toho or your other favorite brand. This will ensure that the beads are very close in size to create a more uniform look.
I just fell in love with how easy the new Jewel Loom is to use. I could loom while I was watching tv, and it was so relaxing!
Here is my Jewel Loom Affinity Band all completed. You can see I have 4 sections of the gold beads, and 3 of the clear beads. I finished off each end and attached the loop and toggle clasps as Julianna shows in her Jewel Loom YouTube Video.
I picked out and sorted through various crystal beads I had, then sewed them together and attached them to my Affinity Bead Band. I really liked how it turned out for my first Jewel Loom project.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my Jewelicious Bracelet and learning how I created it.
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