How to finish a beaded loom bracelet

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How to finish a beaded loom bracelet
Looms can create intricate and delicate bracelets faster than hand-making them. (beads image by Alison Bowden from Fotolia.com)

Bead looms help you make jewellery -- of any kind -- quickly and easily. This fun and often relaxing project can produce beautiful bracelets. Once you're finished weaving your beaded bracelet on your loom, you will have to detach it and finish the bracelet. This will allow you to clasp and unclasp the bracelet to conveniently put on and take off the jewellery. This can be done in just a few simple steps that will only take a few minutes.

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Things you need

  • Scissors
  • Crimp beads
  • 2-strand end bars
  • Pliers
  • Jump ring
  • Spring ring

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Leave at least 15 cm (6 inches) of unbeaded thread on each end of your loom.

  2. 2

    Cut the bracelet from the loom.

  3. 3

    Split the remaining threads into sections -- the sections will be determined by how many threads you have. Typically, you'll want either one, two or four sections of threads.

  4. 4

    Thread each section through its own crimp bead. Slide the threads from one end through a strand end bar. Then, slide the crimped threads through a strand end bar on the other end.

  5. 5

    Tighten and flatten the crimp beads with pliers.

  6. 6

    Trim the ends of the threads so they can't be seen.

  7. 7

    Fit a jump ring to one strand end bar; then, fit a spring ring to the other strand end bar. Press down on the spring ring clasp to open it. Slide the jump ring into the spring ring and release the clasp to keep the bracelet locked.

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