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Chart Checks Bracelet - A Loom Beading Project


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Suggested Tutorial : Loom Beading for Beginners

Chart Checks Bracelet - A Loom Beading Project, Craft Project on Craft2style.com  

When I started loom beading, I did a number of pattern charts for bracelets and watch straps. The Chart Checks pattern was one of my favorites. It plays on combinations of duo chromatic colored blocks of varying sizes, arranged in a graduating manner. The first piece I did with this pattern was a bracelet done in Mediterranean blue and yellow. I did it three years ago but subsequently lost it during a trip to West Malaysia. It is particularly hard to duplicate the piece without the same beads of the same colors. Several attempts were made to recreate in it black/white, red/blue. But, it was just not the same. During my last visit to the craft store, I was introduced to a batch of Japanese beads and decided to give this pattern another try. Despite using the same color scheme as my lost bracelet, it did not yield the same result. While of better quality, the Japanese seed beads, when used with loom beading projects, produce a more muted tone. I couldn’t find the same brilliance in colors as my lost bracelet.

This is the loom beaded bracelet done in Japanese beads.
Chart Checks Bracelet - A Loom Beading Project, Craft Project on Craft2style.com


To vary the length of the loom beading bracelet, make changes to the end where the blocks are the smallest to retain the graduating effect of the pattern.

A simple toggle clasp was used in this case.

Chart Checks Bracelet - A Loom Beading Project, Craft Project on Craft2style.com