Jewelry Design with Scotchbonnet!: Working With a Bead Loom
Beginner | 34 min 47 sec
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Design and make beautifully beaded jewelry with Tracey-Renee Hubbard, designer and founder of the vibrant accessories brand Scotchbonnet! She guides you through the process of developing a cohesive jewelry collection, beginning with the assembly of a mood board to find your aesthetic. Then, learn how to map out a beaded design on paper and prepare a Jewel Loom to weave your beads. Finally, Tracey-Renee demonstrates how to mount your beadwork to a brass cuff or barrette and show off your stylish new creation. 
Here’s what you’ll need:
For the mood board:
  • Foam board - Tracey-Renee uses one that is 24 x 18"
  • Push pins
  • Various images and materials that inspire you such as cut-out images and text from magazines, fabric swatches, paint swatches, souvenirs/ephemera, beads, natural elements
  • For the beaded cuff:
  • Size 11/0 seed beads in colors inspired by your mood board (Tracey-Renee uses black, white, orange, yellow, and purple)
  • Colored pencils to match your seed beads
  • Graph paper
  • Brass cuff (1/2" width)
  • Jewel Loom (comes with a needle)
  • Wildfire beading thread .006 inches - Tracey-Renee uses black but you can choose a color to complement your palette
  • Gorilla Super Glue Gel
  • Craft sticks or popsicle sticks
  • Tape measure
  • Bead scoop (optional)
  • Chain-nose pliers (optional)
  • Non-slip surface like a piece of felt to pour out beads (optional)
Learn how to:
  • Make a beaded cuff with a Jewel Loom
  • Create a mood board to guide a cohesive jewelry collection
  • Design a beaded pattern with graph paper
  • Thread a bead loom and weave in beads
  • Mount a beaded project to a bracelet or barette

What you'll get:
  • Instructions on how to use a Jewel Loom to make beaded jewelry
  • 5 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from Tracey Renee-Hubbard of Scotchbonnet!
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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Misty Brown
AMAZING!!! I want to make purse straps. Do you have any lessons how to do that? You are such a great teacher!!!!!!!!!
1 day ago
Mary Bush
Easy to follow instructions. Thank you for sharing your creativity with bead looming.
4 days ago
Kristina Ross
I had no idea how bead looming worked and this was a very good introduction.
September 23, 2022