Weaving: Cross-over Bracelet
No, you don't have to dash to the attic to hunt for that long lost loom! Weaving is a term that describes the process of combining beads in a strand by interlacing the thread through the beads. When beads are joined in this fashion, the effect is delicate and can be rather lacy, depending on the pattern and the colors of the beads that are thus connected. The following are instructions for the 'cross-over' technique. It is called that because a thread with two needles is used, and during the process of stringing the beads; the two threads cross over through one or more of the beads.
Glue the slit in one of the jumprings to strengthen the ring.
Thread the cord with a needle at each end and center the jumpring on the thread.
Loop the cord twice through the jumpring. Secure the jumpring to the bead board with a pin to hold it in place while you are weaving the beads.
Thread a gold bead onto each of the two strands.
With one of the needles, thread on a pearl.
||With the other needle, pass through the same pearl, exiting on the opposite end of the first needle.
With a strand in each hand, gently pull the pearl snug against the two gold beads.
Continue Steps 4 - 7 with the remaining beads, ending with the gold beads.
Slip the other jumpring onto one of the cords, and loop the thread twice around the ring.
Pass this needle through the opposite gold bead, tie a knot, then pass through the pearl and knot once more.
Repeat Step 10 with the other needle.
Apply a drop of glue to each knot and then cut the ends of the threads close to the knots.
Slip the jumpring through the loop on the spring clasp, then apply a drop of glue to the slit in the ring for strengthening.
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