How To Bead Weave With WIRE On A Loom

If you’ve ever admired loom-woven beading but thought it looked intimidating, you’re in for a treat!

It’s super easy to do, and you don’t even need a special loom.

This kind of bead weaving is often done with thread, but what’s even more cool is that you can weave beads on a loom with wire! This is a perfect hybrid between beading and wire weaving.

In this class I show two options for your bracelet:

  • Steps for finishing with a simple twisted wire hook and loop clasp
  • Or, create a bangle style bracelet with complex free form wire woven embellishments

I’ll also share tips for getting a good fit on various bracelet types.

Tools & Materials:

Greens cubed bracelet:

Autumn Shades hook closure bracelet:

An Ocean of Blues cuff bracelet:

  • 20 gauge silver craft wire, 2 1/2 yards for five warps
  • Wildfire beading thread, white
  • Beads: all from DollarBeadBox.com
    • 5 mm Czech  fire polish, Turquoise Silver Travertine
    • 6 mm Czech fire polish, Matte Silver
    • 6 mm Czech glass druk, Peridot
    • 6 mm Czech glass ribbed round, Crystal Aqua Gold
    • 6 mm Czech glass pearl, Matte Satin White
    • 6 mm Czech glass pearl, Mint Tea
    • 6 mm Czech glass faceted round, White Shimmer
  • Small beads to accent wire weaving such as:
    • 3mm Czech glass pearl, Mint Tea
    • 2mm Czech glass pearl, White 
    • 3 mm Czech fire polish, Pearlized White 
    • 3 mm Czech fire polish, Matte Teal
  • Four metal spacer beads with holes large enough to accommodate two 20 gauge wires
  • 1 1/8 x 1 1/4” rectangular pendant for focal wire weaving, or any focal piece of your choice (see video for more ideas)

Copper Fantasy cuff bracelet:

  • 20 gauge Vintaj antique copper wire
  • 24 or 26 gauge Vintaj antique copper wire
  • Wildfire Beading thread, black
  • Beads: (all from DollarBeadBox.com unless other link is given)
    • 4mm Czech fire polish,Crystal Vintage Olive Silver Luster
    • 4mm Czech fire polish, Opaque White Rose Copper Luster
    • 4mm Czech fire polish, Jet Speckled Bronze Luster
    • 4mm Czech fire polish, Jet Vintage Copper Luster
  • Small beads to accent wire weaving such as 
  • Four metal spacer beads with holes large enough to accommodate two 20 gauge wires
  • 1 1/2 inch pendant for focal wire weaving, or any focal piece of your choice (see video for more ideas)

For more info on techniques shown in the video:

Enjoy the video, happy creating!

https://youtu.be/eKKNVIlBQkk

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