Where to Start — Beadaholique

Learning to generate loom jewellery opens a entire world of alternatives for jewelry designs. You can loom bracelets, necklaces, earrings, belts, headbands, bag straps, and more. A single of the biggest appeals of loom pieces is the relieve in which you can produce so numerous different designs. Compared with bead weaving where by you generally incorporate a single bead at a time, loom beading enables you to insert entire rows of beads at the moment. These rows lay in wonderful straight lines which also will make sample creating simple. A different attractiveness of looming is how reasonably rapidly you can generate your designs. Loom beading is a good for beaders of all ages and talent concentrations. In this blog site submit, I will share wherever to start if you are new to looming and some tips to get you begun.  

If you do not now have a loom, get started your journey by viewing the video: Overview of Beading Looms. There are numerous distinct forms to decide on from and this video will go around their similarities and differences.

Showcased Video: Overview of Beading Looms



In a ton of jobs at Beadaholique, we use the Jewel Loom. This is a pleasant, cost-effective loom that is effective very well for all skill ranges. To see how to string it and how to bead on it, remember to check out the movie: How to Use the Jewel Loom Beading Loom. There is also a scaled-down Jewel Loom, the Little one Jewel Loom, which is great for earrings. For newcomers, my beloved beads are Toho round beads or Miyuki round beads, dimension 11/ or 8/, and Nymo thread.

Highlighted Video: How to Use the Jewel Loom Beading Loom



Bead looming uses a lot of thread so it is not unheard of to have to increase additional thread as you loom. Luckily this is uncomplicated to do and is not clear in your concluded layout. You will also need to have to tie off your thread at the end. Listed here is a fantastic online video to enable instruct you these two objectives: How to Tie Off and Add Far more Thread in Loom Operate. One suggestion is to have a 2nd shorter needle handy for your tying off. The loom needle is rather prolonged and can be demanding to tie knots with. If you have a common beading needle nearby, you can swap it for the loom needle when you have to have to tie knots.

Showcased Movie: How to Tie Off and Add Far more Thread in Loom Perform



Lastly, you will require to incorporate some kind of clasp or stop. One particular of the most straightforward finishes to attach is a slide conclusion. It primarily handles the very last row of beads on both aspect of your operate by practically just sliding around them and securing at the two finishes. It generates a pretty clean glance to the design and will allow for you to then attach a clasp, chain, bounce ring, earring hook, or other getting to your beadwork. A excellent video to enjoy to see the technique (which can then be used to any variety of slide finish) is shown down below.

Showcased Movie: How to Include a Beadslide Clasp to Loom Perform


For even much more videos on how to loom, such as a lot more sophisticated and specialised strategies, please see our over 40 bead looming tutorial videos and around 70 bead looming assignments. We also have a dedicated strategies guide, Bead Looming 101, that will also help you get commenced with bead looming.

If you have any inquiries about bead looming, please leave them in the opinions and I will test to support!