Loomed Illusion Bracelet by Susan Pelligra

Create Susan Pelligra’s Loomed Illusion Bracelet with a playful pattern that seems to swirl when viewed from an angle. Find it today in Beadwork June/July 2018.

Loomed Illusion Bracelet

Technique: Loomwork

Project level: Beginner

Materials:
7 g black opaque size 11° cylinder beads (A)
7 g white pearl AB size 11° cylinder beads (B)
2 silver 35x6mm slide end tubes
2 pairs of silver 7x9mm round magnetic clasps
4 silver 6mm twisted jump rings
Crystal 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread

Loomed Illusion Bracelet

Loomed Illusion Bracelet: Main Colorway

Tools:
Scissors
Beading loom
Size 10 beading needle
2 pairs of chain- or flat-nose pliers

Finished size: 7 3/8″

Artist’s Tips:

  • For the Duracoat and matte beads in the alternate colorway to fit into the end tubes, you may have to create Rows 1 and 99 with 23 beads instead of 25 by working a loom stitch increase and decrease.
  • Between weaving sessions and before removing the beadwork from the loom, loosen the tension a bit to relax the warp threads. After removing the beadwork from the loom, place it on a flat surface and allow it to rest for at least 1 hour or overnight. These “rests” help prevent the beadwork from bunching up when you tie off the threads.
  • Instead of using pliers to close the end tubes, you may turn the end tube on its side and carefully press it against your work surface until the tab bends.

Alternate Colorway:
BLACK/GOLD
7 g matte black opaque size 11° cylinder beads (A)
7 g gold galvanized Duracoat size 11° cylinder beads (B)
2 gold 35x6mm slide end tubes
2 pairs of gold 7x9mm round magnetic clasps
4 gold 6mm jump rings
Smoke 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread

Loomed Illusion Bracelet: Black/Gold Colorway

Loomed Illusion Bracelet: Black/Gold Colorway

Susan used the following Delica color numbers for this project:
BLACK/WHITE: DB10 (A), DB202 (B)
BLACK/GOLD: DB310 (A), DB1832 (B)

SUSAN PELLIGRA teaches her beadwork designs at Bead Dazzle in Point Pleasant, New Jersey. Contact Susan at www.beadedbythebeach.com for her original peyote and bead-loom patterns.


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