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.
Project level: Beginner
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
Size 10 beading needle
2 pairs of chain- or flat-nose pliers
Finished size: 7 3/8″
- 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.
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
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.