Getting Started Bead Weaving Series: Learn How to Bead on a Loom Course featuring Tammy Honaman

Learn how to use a bead loom with this course featuring video instruction from Tammy Honaman

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See what all the jazz is about with bead looming as you dive into this online course! Artist, instructor and jewelry expert Tammy Honaman will have you obsessing over beautiful designs and comprehensive loomwork techniques. With her instruction, you'll learn how to weave beads on a loom, discover the benefits of five different looms available on the market, and apply different finishing techniques for unique jewelry. With this on demand course, you'll be a part of an online community and be able to interact with other students through discussion boards and galleries. The course content is available to you any time so you can access the nine video lessons at your own pace.

Lesson Breakdown:

Lesson 1: Tools and Materials

  • Necessary tools and materials needed to bead on a loom
  • Additional "nice to have" tools and materials

Lesson 2: Warping the Loom

  • Warping a loom
  • Anchoring the beginning and end of your warp thread
  • Managing your thread while warping
  • Managing tension issues
  • Evenly placing warp threads
  • Thread length requirements and why

Lesson 3: Start Beading

  • Separating and spacing your thread for bead placement
  • Placing and beginning your weft thread
  • Weaving your beads onto your warp threads
  • Identifying and fixing dropped beads

Lesson 4: Adding a New Thread

  • Ending and tying off a warp thread mid project
  • When to use a beading needle versus a loom needle
  • Starting a new weft thread mid project

Lesson 5: Finishing Your Weft Thread

  • Placing your last row of beads
  • Weaving in your weft thread when finished

Lesson 6: Removing Your Project from the Loom

  • Removing tail end threads
  • Removing your piece from the loom
  • What to do with your warp threads

Lesson 7: Reading a Loom Pattern

  • Why reading pattern specs are important
  • Techniques for tracking pattern progress

Lesson 8: Other Loom Types and Benefits

  • The Ricks Beading Loom and The Little Ricky Beading Loom
  • Beadalon Jewel Loom
  • Beadsmith Endless Loom
  • Clover Mini Loom
  • Mirrix Sam Loom

Lesson 9: Finishing Options

  • Learning a number of beautiful ways you can finish your project
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Course Includes:

Discussion board & Gallery: The discussion board is a great way to interact with other users in the course. It's an open forum for you to ask questions, share your thoughts, express your inspirations, and share images of your work.

Resources: Downloadable and Printable files, including 1 Free Pattern and Shopping List of Materials Needed

Notes: This is a place for you to keep personal notes to help you with your work and the course content. Only you will be able to see your notes.

Optional Quizzes: 4 short optional quizzes to test your knowledge as you progress through the lessons

Video Lesson Run Time ≈ 63 minutes

The videos in this course are available for you to watch via streaming or by video download! For details, see the ‘Navigate Your Course’ section within the course.

About the Instructor


Tammy Honaman is an online editor for Interweave Beading and web producer for Interweave Beading and Jewelry, and also teaches, demonstrates and speaks about jewelry-making nationally and internationally. She contributes jewelry-making projects, articles and designs to magazines, books and television programs. She is featured in videos on various industry-related websites, sharing her passion for all materials and techniques she explores.

Tammy has authored video titles for Interweave, such as Sporty Leather Bracelet with Metal Clay Charms, as well as Secrets to Metal Clay SuccessSecrets to Art Clay Success and other jewelry-making videos available in DVD and digital formats. Tammy is the co-author of Polymer Clay Master Class, the founding editor of Step-by-Step Beads, and former editor of "Step-by-Step" in Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist.

Tammy has served as technical editor on several metal clay and jewelry-making books and magazines, a former Executive Director of the International Polymer Clay Guild, and on the board of other jewelry related organizations.

Additional Info
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SKU R6786
Product Type Course
Author/Designer Tammy Honaman
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