Tavira Bracelet

PROJECT PROJ-JB-B0002
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Intermediate
This pretty bracelet pattern was inspired by the ceramic tiles on the buildings in the town of Tavira in southern Portugal. It features blue, turquoise, white, and gold beads loomed together in interlocking zigzag and diamond patterns. It's finsihed with gold plated slide ends and a customized extender chain.
Instructions

Note: Components and tools listed within this INSTRUCTIONS box and the printer-friendly PDF, if available, may have been discontinued since this project was published. Refer to the PURCHASE COMPONENTS and TOOLS AND OTHER SUPPLIES sections for current availability.

To make this project, please refer to the pattern provided and note that you will repeat the stripes at the beginning of the pattern again at the end after you reach your desired bracelet length. You can easily make the bracelet any size that you want and the clasp itself also has an extender chain. To do this project, please watch the following videos in order. It seems like a lot of videos, but when you finish them, you will know how to loom a bracelet and attach the clasp along with some extra knowledge too!
  1. Please watch Quick Tip: How to Set up the Jewel Loom for Large Beads.
  2. Next, watch the video: How to Use the Jewel Loom Beading Loom.
  3. The next video to watch is: How to Tie Off and Add More Thread in Loom Work.
  4. Please then watch: How to Add a Beadslide Clasp to Loom Work (even though this is a different clasp featured, it's the same design with the slide ends).
  5. For the last video, please watch: How to Customize Your Loom Bracelet Extender Chain to Match Your Design.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FCL-9309 - Beadalon Slide Connectors, with Extension Clasps for Multi-Strand Projects 26x5mm, Gold (1 Set)
    Project uses 1 set. You will need 1 package(s).

  • XCR-8901 - NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size D for Delica Beads White 64YD (58 Meters)
    Project uses 1 piece(s). You will need 1 package(s).

  • XTL-1054 - E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
    Project uses 1 piece(s). You will need 1 package(s).

  • PRES-5026-LTU8 - PRESTIGE Crystal, #5026 Cabochette Bead 8mm, Light Turquoise (1 Piece)
    Project uses 1 piece(s). You will need 1 package(s).

  • FHP-5218 - Head Pins, 1.5 Inches Long and 21 Gauge Thick, 22K Gold Plated (50 Pieces)
    Project uses 1 piece(s). You will need 1 package(s).

  • JSH-0249 - Toho Round Seed Beads 8/0 55F 'Opaque Frosted Turquoise' 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package(s).

  • JSH-0277 - Toho Round Seed Beads 8/0 #PF557 'Galvanized Starlight' 8g
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package(s).

  • JSH-0225 - Toho Round Seed Beads 8/0 #41F Opaque Frosted White 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package(s).

  • JSH-0416 - Toho Seed Beads, Round 8/0 Semi Glazed, Rainbow Turquoise (8 Gram Tube)
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package(s).

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-6119 - Beadalon Jewel Loom Kit - Weave Necklaces Bracelets And More!
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-5032 - The Beadsmith Wire Looping Pliers - Concave And Round Nose
  • XTL-5600 - Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire (1 Piece)
  • XTL-5450 - Xuron Jeweler's Super Fine Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Additional Information
Theme Summer
Ingredients FCL-9309, XCR-8901, XTL-1054, PRES-5026-LTU8, FHP-5218, JSH-0249, JSH-0277, JSH-0225, JSH-0416,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Beadalon Slide Connectors, with Extension Clasps for Multi-Strand Projects 26x5mm, Gold (1 Set)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Set.
$5.49 / Package | SKU: FCL-9309
NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size D for Delica Beads White 64YD (58 Meters)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Bobbin.
$2.65 / Package | SKU: XCR-8901
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054
PRESTIGE Crystal, #5026 Cabochette Bead 8mm, Light Turquoise (1 Piece)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.19 / Package | SKU: PRES-5026-LTU8
Head Pins, 1.5 Inches Long and 21 Gauge Thick, 22K Gold Plated (50 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$4.79 / Package | SKU: FHP-5218
Toho Round Seed Beads 8/0 55F 'Opaque Frosted Turquoise' 8 Gram Tube
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$2.25 / Package | SKU: JSH-0249
Toho Round Seed Beads 8/0 #PF557 'Galvanized Starlight' 8g
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$3.95 / Package | SKU: JSH-0277
Toho Round Seed Beads 8/0 #41F Opaque Frosted White 8 Gram Tube
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$2.25 / Package | SKU: JSH-0225
Toho Seed Beads, Round 8/0 Semi Glazed, Rainbow Turquoise (8 Gram Tube)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$2.99 / Package | SKU: JSH-0416
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadalon Jewel Loom Kit - Weave Necklaces Bracelets And More!
Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors
$7.45 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700
The Beadsmith Wire Looping Pliers - Concave And Round Nose
Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire (1 Piece)
Xuron Jeweler's Super Fine Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
$25.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-5450

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