How to Make a Scalloped Wrapit Loom Bracelet

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Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Intermediate
In this video, you will see from start to finish how to make the Celtic Wave Bracelet using a scalloping technique with crimp covers, cultured sea glass, Czech fire polish beads, and round leather cord.
Audio Transcript
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hi this is Alessandra with beadaholique a scalloped rapid loom bracelet for this project I'll be using some 1.5 millimeter natural round leather cord some three millimeter check fire polish beads some ten by eight millimeter cultured sea glass barrel Nuggets in a beautiful teal color some 5 millimeter crimp covers tierracast button size for Griffin silk I've got a twisted wire needle a couple of tools flush cutters and some fine nose pliers and then my rabbit loop so here you see I've got a finished bracelet using this technique and we're going to do a slightly downsized version using some smaller beads so to get started I'm going to take my three feet of leather cord string on my button we do have a full video several videos on the rapid loom that show you how to assemble and use it in a basic way and so this is a more specific technique on how to incorporate larger beads and create that kind of wave look with the weaving so I'm just doing an overhand knot then I'm gonna tuck up against the base of the button get my leather even lengths on each side getting ready to load that on sliding it in but for the length of my bracelet I'm not sure how the pattern is gonna fall out with how many portions will be woven so I'm gonna do a estimated knot at this end and then once we finish our last segment of beading will know how exactly how long we want it they scooped that up a little bit please make it longer if we need to so I'm going to loosen up there and load it on to my second attachment here and then get that nice and taut so now I'm ready to load my thread onto my loom and this Griffin cord comes with a needle attached on one side and I'll be putting my twisted wire needle on the other for a back-and-forth weaving through the beads so I'll take and unwind all my thread get to that other end where I want to add my second needle go ahead and thread that on there and the end of this needle collapses on to the thread so with pliers or even just my fingernail I can't close that thin wire down make it so that my needle is secure on there once I have both ends with needles one I'm going to load the thread to do that I'm going to lay it flat down on to the leather and loop each needle around and through from the underside get my other needle and do the same thing on the opposite side and then make sure that my threads are both the same length coming off each side and tuck that connection up close toward the button and make sure my threads are even here you can pull them just a little bit yeah now I'm ready to string on my first bead so I'll keep my side separated tit again take my first needle through my first bead bring that up and then bring my second needle through that bead in the opposite direction and pull the two threads flush the bead will land in the middle between the two leather cords just like so again I want to tuck that up close to the button end then I'm ready to add my second layer of beads I'm gonna do the same thing where I loop from underneath on one side and the from underneath on the other side and add two beads this time I'm going to graduate the size of my pattern get those two beads on bring my other needle through the opposite way they're very thin needles which lend themselves well to doubling back but it takes a bit of a lining on the thread okay now I'll pull the two threads flush I'm using a size four Griffon thread you'd probably go with a slightly thinner thread if you look like I went with thicker for the size of the blast bead that will be going in the middle so now I have two I'm gonna go for three beads next same process moving under and around and adding on three Czech glass beads threading up and doubling through once I get these on I'll be ready to add my sea glass so I'll pull my threads tuck the beads in and I've got my graduated Czech glass on the one side you know I'll add the sea glass and I'm gonna do the reverse on the opposite side oh here it's a design tip be sure you remember to wrap the thread around every once in a while I catch myself and find that I need to undo my beading to accommodate that weave so now I'm ready to add that bead and I'm gonna double through sorry here try again use my other needle the devil through and then pull the threads and lock that in makes a nice tight fit there even with my row of three beads now I do my weave around the bottom and I'm going to work on the inverse and do a layer of three two one and then I'll be ready to create that knot that makes the scalloped effect now instead of threading on what I could also do is send the needle in the opposite direction while I have it threaded on the first needle if you find that easier that could be a good way of troubleshooting a little bit of entanglement and you still pull them in opposite directions just want to be careful you don't create too much wear and tear on the threads as they pass through here we go and on my next piece and before the all the back-and-forth and potential tangling I still think this creates a really nice effect so here I'm adding on my last single bead of this section of the pattern doubling through cinching it up and once that's locked in there I'll just check my tension adjust the weave a little bit and I'm ready to cinch it so to do that what I'm gonna do is take each of the threads and cross them underneath create kind of a tight beginning of a connection there bring each side across up and over I'm going to create a knot on the top just a single overhand knot like so to begin I check my spacing and like where that is so I'm going to do another overhand knot on top of it come it comes undone just a little that I can tighten that once I'm ready to secure my second one so before I pull my second knot I want to secure my first one and tighten like so and that pulls it together and from here I'm gonna start again bringing my threads from underneath I'm gonna weave the same section of the pattern I'm going to repeat that all down the length of the bracelet and it's only when I'm done with my desired length of the pattern that I will go back in and add the crimp cover between to cover each knot so I'll start off this section continue and then meet you at the end so I've finished stringing on my beads and I'm ready to do my final knot here I wanted to reiterate how this is done I'm gonna cross underneath come over top and do two overhand start with the one get that in place and it's gonna be a little process of cinch and then pinch when I'm ready to get it tight so I'll create my second knot and then reinforce my first one while I close up the second it's a nice tight connection so that's done I can clip those cords just give a little bit of tail so I feel secure and then to go ahead and take my bracelet off the loom now I could have added another section of pattern but I want to take into consideration the inch of length that it adds for the loop of the the button clasp so that's what I'm gonna do now is undo my first knot and create that closure loop for my button just by making a single overhand knot next to my thread leaving just enough space for that crimp cover that's gonna go over top and then estimating the size of the loop and also checking to see where the button lays so I'll put that partway through to get the right size for the loop and create another knot and with my extra cord I have the option of creating an adjustable clasp by adding another loop if I wanted and I don't think I need to do that in this case because I know the fit will be right with just the one so I'm going to clip off the tail and my bracelets nearly done now what I'm going to do to clean up these connections here is add my crimp covers so these are milimeter and to demonstrate I've opened up most of them in the way that I did that was to take my fine nose pliers get them into the mouth of the crimp cover OOP sorry and then with both hands give it a little outward squeeze just to open the mouth of it enough to fit over the leather cord when I'm ready I slip it over the top I'm gonna want to decide which is the top of my bracelet so that the seam of the crimp is on the bottom so I'll slip that on tuck my leather cord nice and tight in the center and then gently close it up with my pliers yeah that creates the Cinch so I'm going to do that one two three four more times and actually a fifth I want it to match on this side so I'll add those crimps crimp covers and then we'll take a look at the final bracelet and here is our completed Celtic wave bracelet so you can see the scalloped aspect is twofold first it scallops in and out along the sides but then once I've added these crimp covers it adds just enough tension that the beads actually curve a little bit toward the outside of the bracelet there's a bit more visible in this version you can see that the larger beads sit along the outside which adds some interest so I wanted to compare the sizes here and also just to explain that what I did for sizing the larger version was to accommodate some extra length of my cord space by adding some extra crimp covers to close that up so that's a design tip as well you know so there's the Celtic wave bracelet the kilt a contrast bracelet so these project bundles tools and supplies are all available at beadaholique.com be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for all the latest updates thanks for watching you

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