Combine beadwork with weaving for beautiful cuffs that are accessible and eye-catching! Create jewelry designs that fit your style and learn to weave with beads on three different looms, including one you make yourself.
Meet your instructor, Claudia Chase, as she previews what you'll learn in this class.
Claudia Chase explains three looms: the Mirrix bead and tapestry loom, the Cricket rigid-heddle loom and a handmade frame loom.
Claudia discusses the materials you'll need and how to set up each loom. Then get started with a simple bracelet using silk thread and beads.
Elegant gold thread and beads lend a new twist to the beautiful, classic affinity bracelet.
Expand your skills as Claudia introduces two beautiful variations on the affinity bracelet that feature larger beads.
Expand your skills on the Mirrix loom as you weave with wire, adding in beautiful beads along the way.
Claudia uses the Cricket loom to create the no warp ends bracelet in wire.
Set up and weave the tapestry cuff on the Cricket rigid-heddle loom.
The tapestry cuff is explored, this time on the Mirrix loom.
Take your weaving skills farther as Claudia shows you several more variations for the tapestry cuff bracelet, including how to make wavy lines, hatching and even a checker board.
Take your cuff from loom to wearable art as you learn to apply the cuff fabric to a metal backing.
Learn how to make a version of the affinity bracelet using handmade Columbian clay beads in this bonus lesson.