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Hi, this is Kat with and i just have this side that's unfinished and i have this side where i've built up my threads and that's the technique i'm going to show you in the first part of this video so when you start the loom and you know you're going to use this finishing technique you're going to want a good amount of thread on your starting needle so when you start make sure that you have a nice long tail because what you're going to do is you're just going to weave back and forth and you're going to build up to about a quarter of an inch I'm going to show you how to do that the first part and so I'm coming out my thread here and it's on top so I'm going to go underneath that first thread over the second under the third over the fourth and so on all the way down the line here and just keep weaving your needle back and forth up and down until you get to the end and now you can see a little bit on my needle there that I have threads that are up and down so I just kind of do a little zigzag across and now you just take your needle and pull your thread all the way through and now just make sure it goes all the way down to your beads and just push it down with your with your finger there now you're just going to do the same and you're going to go back but again your thread is coming over that last bead so you're going to go or I'm sorry over that last thread so you're going to want to go underneath to make sure to catch it and just go back and forth I'm actually going to turn this around I'm sorry I'm a right-handed person so it's going to make it a little easier for myself to go this way but again I hope I didn't confuse you so you just go down and under and down and under and you'll need to do many passes in order to build up that thread so what I'm going to do is I'm going to show you how to do just one more and then I'm going to go away finish it and then I'm going to come back and it will take you just a little bit of time but you'll end up seeing how it looks when I get towards the end okay just keep pulling it through make sure not to knot your thread shit there we go okay and now just push that down and you'll see those threads on the outside will start to come in a little bit and that's okay that's actually what you want just make sure that you're not pulling it too tight so that they're too pinched okay and I'm just going to repeat and go backwards and I'm just going up and down make sure not to thread or I'm sorry make sure not to shred any of your threads by going through them so you got to be really careful go and just go back so I'm going to finish doing this and then I'll be back to show you the next step so as you can see I've built up this second side here and I'm going to come around and I'm going to do one more row and what I'm going to do is I'm going to add little knots just to help tie off this thread so same as before I'm just going to go under that first one over the second and so forth and I'm going to get maybe two about that fourth one there and I'm going to pull my needle through and what I want to do now is I'm going to go back underneath that same thread and I'm just going to kind of make a little sort of loop really I guess it's less of a knot in more of just a little loop just to try to tie off some of that thread there so now I'm just going to continue and I'm going to do a few more there we go and now I'm going to tie it a knot right in the center there and this is very similar to tying off any other Fed that you might have been doing in bead weaving just going to go through that little loop and bring that knot down to the center and just sort of continue and what I'm going to do is I'm going to go to the other side and I'm going to go back and weave back towards the center so I went all the way to the outside there and just bring your threads down and now just come back and I'm going to go over that last one there we go and now I'm going to go around that thread again come back up go through the loop and make a little knot there we go and now because this is my final knot I'm just going to do that on the same strand just one more time just real quick and just go through that knot all right so that should be nice and secure and I have a nice big thread built up there so all I'm going to do is I'm going to take my snips and I'm just going to snip close to that tail right there so the next part is we are going to sort of seal these threads and we're going to be using super new glue now this glue is really great because it's it's incredibly wet in terms of a glue you're going to see in just a second so you just need a few drops so what I recommend actually I'm going to take just a little post-it note or a little scrap of paper and just hold it underneath so you can kind of see and then you'll see how sort of what this is and now you don't need too much so you just kind of want to use the tip of the glue bottle and sort of spread it along and what you really want to focusing on is the tops there making sure that's nice and sealed and what I'm going to do is I'm just going to kind of flip over my work here and I know this might be hard to see but you're going to do the exact same thing on the back just add a couple drops of glue even less on the back because it'll kind of go through but you just really want to make sure that you have a nice seal on those threads just like so so you can see how it's really just sort of wet on those threads so what I'm going to do now is I'm going to set this aside and let this dry and I definitely recommend that you let it dry overnight so while this is drying I'm going to show you the next part so we can help get prepared okay so I've already gone ahead and made one of my little ends here and this is just using a little piece of the create recklessly faux-leather and I have here the ultra suede microfiber so this is just sort of the one edge of the tail that we're going to be making so I'm going to show you how to make this so what I've done let me show you on my piece here the way I measured how long I needed this to be is I measured how long I wanted it to sort of cover now because you see that the hole for the ultra suede is about I would say about two-thirds of the way back I just wanted to make sure that it was going to cover that see how that sort of fits and then I wanted just a little bit on each side because I need to make sure that those ends are going to be glued down so when you do this type of finishing technique you're going to want it to be a little bit wider and you're going to want to make sure that there's enough room for your threads to be before you make that little slit for your ultra suede so I set that aside so for this particular piece I made a square that's about an inch and a quarter by a little bit over inch and a quarter actually so this is my little piece here and you can see it's actually very easy to cut on the back so now what I'm going to do is I'm just going to fold it and I'm going to fold it again and what I'm going to do now is I'm going to create a little slit in the top there and I suggest using snips for this so that you can snip a little bit at a time and you're just going to snip just a little bit okay just enough and then open it up and flip it back the other way because you're going to want it to the snip to go all the way through and you can see it went through just a little bit I'm just going to widen that just a little there we go so now I have my slit for my ultra suede so for this particular bracelet I'm going to be using about 12 inches of ultra suede and you can either use your snips again or you can just use regular scissors just to cut that I'm going to go ahead and set that aside okay so now what I'm going to do is I'm just going to go through and just make a larks head knot so what needs to happen is two ends need to go through the little slit that you cut and sometimes because you don't want the slit to be too much I'm just going to go through one at a time and just sort of pull that up through and down through that other side if you need to make your slits a little bit bigger you can at this time so now I'm going to take that second piece and sort of squeeze it through again and through that second one there it is okay so when you fold it over you'll have your two ends coming out one side and a loop on the other side so very simply all you need to do is take your two ends and go through your larks head and I'm going to even it out by pulling on one of those strands because I want my two ends to be even but now that they're even I can just pull and now I have that nice little larks head knot so we are all set with our two pieces so all we need to do now is let our limb piece dry and then I will show you how to officially attach these and get your loom piece off of your loom so far the next part I have my glue nice and dried so my ends are really stiff and now it's time to take it off of our loom so you can either use scissors or your snips and what you're going to want to do is cut close to where that glue is because it should be all nice and stiff by now so that's nice and stiff and that's not going anywhere so I'm just going to flip it around and do that on the other side of course you can see it's already sort of coming off so you might just have to pull it a little taut and there we go so I'm just going to remove my loom for my work surface here and show you the piece that I'm left with so here you go so now it's all nice and stiff and those beads aren't going anywhere and that's exactly what you want so now what we're going to do is we're going to attach our ends and one thing I just want to let you know before you do this is to make sure that your knots are facing the same way so that when you put it on you have that nice seamless look so I'm going to do one side in the video here and we're going to be using a different glue to attach this because we don't want that stiff um thing that the super new glue gave us so this is why we use the super new glue for this and now we're going to use e6000 for this next portion okay so I'm just going to put a little bit on the work surface I like to just use like a post-it note or if you're using wax paper or something you can do that as well so all I'm going to do now is I'm going to kind of open up that duckbill that I've got there use a toothpick get a nice size of the glue on there you don't want to use too much you also don't want to use too little and just kind of make sure that it's nice and coated in there because you're going to want that nice thick layer of glue but of course that happy medium of not too much where it's squeezing out just a little bit on each side because don't forget this is fabric so it's going to absorb a little bit of that glue so you can kind of feel free to use a little bit extra and I'm just kind of using my toothpick to just sort of get in there in all those little spaces just to make sure that it's going to glue up nice and seamlessly for myself okay just a little bit more across the top there okay so that is a good amount of glue in there that I've got going on so again I just want to make sure my knots facing the right way and all you're going to do is sort of place it into your loom work Center it and then I'm going to place my down on my work surface here so that I can just nicely press it down together and just kind of work it around make sure you're getting all that glue nice and nice and happy and also make sure that those beads come right up to that edge there and check it on the back as well and now what I'm going to do because you have to let this dry for a little while I'm going to use my ruler actually and I'm going to place my ruler down and I'm going to place a heavy object on top of that just so that you get that nice smooth seal across the top so all I'm going to do now is I'm going to do the second side and when I come back I'm going to show you how you can tie this on to your wrist and how easily it looks so I'll be right back to show you that after I've done the second side so I've let my piece dry for about 24 hours which is what I recommend before wearing it because you are going to be tugging on these ends here so I do want to show you just a little bit of sizing help for you so when you're doing this your ends are going to be a little little over about 1/2 an inch so you do want to make sure that your bead weaving is actually not that long for example my bead weaving here is about 4 inches but when I add it to my clasp I'm looking at almost 6 inches and then when you tie it around your wrist I'll show you sort of on mine I have about a six and a half inch wrist so you're going to see that you're going to want you know enough room to do just a nice little fun knot and you can always trim these ends if you find that they're too long for you you can also tie little nuts in the end if you want to add a little bit more security I do recommend that you can tie all four in just a very simple double overhand knot and just tie that again to where if you like or another suggestion is that you can take one side and tie your knot and then take the other side and tie your knot just kind of depending on how you'd like to wear that and how you're more comfortable so there are just a couple little ways to finish it off and you can also of course use different cord and you can attach clasps there's a lot of fun stuff to do with this but the method that I really wanted to showcase in this video is how to add those little faux leather pieces to the end I hope you enjoyed this video you can find all of these supplies and more videos at you

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