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  • Bead Wrapped Pipe Chain Cuff - Jewel Loom School with Joan

    April 28, 2023

    Bead Wrapped Pipe Chain Cuff - Jewel Loom School with Joan

    Joan is showing how to do a different type of weave, using SilverSilk Pipe Chain as the warps, in this tutorial, since this month is dedicated to the SilverSilk Loom.  She also shows how to finish this cuff with 3 different types of closures.

    In Part 1, she shows how to do a figure 8 pattern weave, covering the Wildfire thread with seed beads, while working from both sides of the loom with 2 needles, wrapping around the SilverSilk Warps…an easy pattern with a different look! She also explains a quick way to finish the pattern. 

    In Part 2, she shows three ways the Pipe Chain Cuff can be finished off, so you can choose your personal preference. The first way is with bead stringing wire & attaching a clasp. The second is using Beadalon’s Elastic Stretch Cord Needle to feed cord through the pipe chain to form an adjustable bracelet closure. The third way is 20 gauge German Style Wire & forming wrap loops on the ends to attach your own closure or form your own closure out of the wire.

    Supplies Used to Weave the Cuff:

    Below is the list of supplies for ending each style of cuff:

    Finishing With Beading Wire (watch at :55 mark in Pt. 2):

    • 19 or 49 strand Beadalon Beading Wire (the more strands, the more flexible the cuff will be, which will help to close the clasp), the largest width that will fit through your smallest hole beads you use at the ends
    • 4 - Size 2 Beadalon Crimp Tubes
    • Closure of choice - I used a 2 strand clasp, but you can crimp both beading wires onto a jumpring, then add a single strand clasp to the jump ring.

    Adjustable Clasp (watch at 3:06 mark in Pt. 2):

    • Beadalon’s Elastic Stretch Cord Needle
    • Cord of Choice, no larger than 1mm - I used .8mm Knotting Cord

    Wire Ending (watch at 25:03 mark in Pt. 2):

    • 20 or 18 gauge Beadalon German Style Wire - at least 2 11” pieces
    • 18 gauge or 16 gauge Wire of choice, if you want to make your own clasp - I used 16 gauge Artistic Wire
    • Clasp of choice, if you choose not to make your own.
    • Artistic Wire Sizing Drum or something round or oval approximately the same size as your wrist.
    • Hammer & Steel Bench Block or Nylon Jaw Pliers to work harden clasp, if you make your own clasp.

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    Transcript - Pt 1:

    School concierge and also the silver
    um social media Ambassador mouthful
    there and I'm here to give you a
    tutorial on the I'm using the silver
    silk loom using silver silk pipe chain
    and we'll be using seed beads and fire
    polish beads to do a totally different
    weave we're going to be weaving beads
    around the pipe chain around our warps
    and also between the warps
    and so let's get started so you can see
    how this is done
    and thank you for joining me okay this
    is what I'm going to use for my project
    I went ahead and laid out the beads so
    um I could just go down the line and I
    usually use
    um like with this 33
    um six millimeter fire polished beads
    for about six and a quarter inches
    that's what I want my weaving to be
    and I'm going to use fire line and some
    seed beads
    and of course some pipe chain
    and my soap so glue
    so what I do is now that I've already
    cut off pieces off of this one for for
    another project so it's not as long as
    what you get through the silver silk
    but um
    so what I'm going to do just to you know
    save as big a pieces as I can I'm going
    to put one end in at the end put it
    make sure you can see that
    I'm gonna go to the other end
    directly across
    put it through
    and I'm going to skip a space and come
    up the other way
    don't worry about wasting any of them
    the pipe chain because these are great
    for spacer beads or even beads a longer
    piece can be for ear wire now if you
    want to make it longer what you can do
    you know have a longer piece do the same
    thing with the end
    and make the longer piece in the middle
    so that's all one piece and you're not
    cutting off a lot
    so like you could use that for a pin
    vent or something
    now I'm you know using my jeweling board
    but I just find when I'm using small
    seed beads 1711 I can um pick them up
    better on a bead mat so I'm going to
    pour some of these out here
    and just to let you know well
    I won't skip ahead sorry
    for the fire line
    now I'm using like turquoise but most of
    my beads are blue and the seed beads are
    like a bluish turquoise I just thought
    the turquoise and the blue would be pops
    of color next to each other will be
    really pretty and this blue would blend
    um the way I'm doing this normally I'd
    say you know don't do any more than a
    wing stand but I'm going to do a one and
    a half wingspans maybe a tiny bit more
    of the fire line so I'm going to cut
    that the other thing that's a perfect
    length and you'll see why I'm using a
    longer piece because it's not going to
    and I found I can get the whole project
    done in one piece without having to add
    any um but if you need to work with
    shorter pieces go ahead
    and this is an unusual project
    because you're going to be work I'm
    I'm going to be working with two needles
    and I just found it's a lot easier this
    way you know to keep it uniform on both
    so I'm you could use your Jeweler
    needles I'm you know you've probably
    heard me say this before I'm a big fan
    of the big eye needle because when I
    make mistakes I can easily remove it get
    it off and get it back on again
    so just a matter of opening up the big
    eye needle
    to get it in
    and I usually try to put about the same
    because I'm working together with them I
    try to put about the same amount of
    thread in on both sides for the
    beginning of this
    and you'll see why in a minute
    I may not have to be real accurate but
    this guy
    so then you want to take your first bead
    and put it on the
    string and measure it so it's straight
    down you know right right in the middle
    then I'm going to take these needles one
    on each side
    put it under the pipe chain
    and I'm going to start working at this
    end because when I cut off the smaller
    pieces I can still have a longer piece
    with that middle piece
    hold it up and this is where it's kind
    of good to have your cork board or your
    bead mat you know your cork on your
    beadboard or your bead mat here so you
    can stick your needles in
    but we're going to start out by see I'm
    underneath I'm going to take one side go
    the bead and then I'm going to go
    underneath the other side
    Angus who made a mistake there
    let me adjust my threads again
    I'm going to even them out
    so then
    I mean that's a long link you can you
    know shorten
    your length is as you can because you
    can always move the
    needle back through
    you know move the thread so I'm going
    over with the other side and underneath
    and then I'm pulling the thread together
    now I mean that locks it in place we're
    not doing any knots but we're going to
    do that three times in the same B just
    to kind of lock it in place since we're
    not doing any knots in the beginning so
    I take my needle on my right side
    and I go underneath and you'll see why
    I'm doing this in them in a minute
    it's you know instead of doing it the
    normal way because it's the structure of
    the beads plus with the pipe chain
    there was no way to tuck the
    the knots in right there so I'm just
    trying to minimize knots so I'm pulling
    those together
    one more time go over the pipe chain
    through the
    under the pipe chain
    and I'm gonna I have tried where you
    know when you see this type of stitch on
    other bracelets when they tried the um
    narrow it down at the beginning and go
    smaller bead to bigger it was because of
    the thickness of the pipe chain it was
    really taken up most of the design of
    the bead that's why I came up with it
    this way
    so now I have it locked in place the
    blue Blends in pretty well with this
    I'm just going to
    shorten these cords a little bit before
    I start the next step now since I'm
    using six millimeter
    fire polish I found
    you know when I do in the wrap around
    with the seed beads
    on my bracelets that I just need
    um nine
    seed beads on each side
    let's pick up nine sometimes if I do do
    a pile I can just scoot it through and
    I'll pick up some
    seven eight
    and one more
    okay now I'm going to do the same with
    the other side
    one two
    that I if I find there's two if I find
    I'm not picking them up that way and
    then I start picking them up the normal
    okay that's three
    this is not going to want to do it for
    me too much
    so once I get that done
    I'm going to pick up my first B my
    second bead I guess I should say
    Put the Needle
    through one side
    and Put the Needle on the opposite side
    through so they crisscross each other
    through the middle of the bead
    and I pull it
    like this but then this side that's
    coming over here I have to tuck it over
    under that side so it's coming out from
    and then I do the same with the other
    oops but you don't want to get in that
    Loop when you're doing it
    because you want to set it up for the
    next one so I'm just scooting it up
    there until I get for the
    of the next
    and we're going to count nine again
    four five
    okay put fat in the mat and let's do the
    other needle
    lettuce there
    that's the bad part is doing all these
    little seed beads takes a little bit
    longer with the tutorials but I'm not
    going to show this the whole length
    because I want to take the time to show
    you several different ways to finish
    this off or a few different ways I
    shouldn't say several
    six seven eight
    so then I'll get grab my next bead
    let's tighten that up
    and I crisscross my needles through the
    and pull them out
    the other side if somebody comes up with
    a better way of doing this I would love
    to hear it
    we could put it in the blog and also in
    the comments on the videos too or even
    in the description of the videos
    but this is the easiest way I found to
    do it and if if you don't want to do
    seed beads if you find a cord
    that's thicker you know I mean that
    would show against that like um
    here for example here's some um like
    knotting cord like that would go against
    it and you wouldn't have to use beads as
    long as you're bead in the middle can
    fit it through twice then that would be
    a pretty design too without having to
    use seed beads
    on the sides
    and another thing is you know when
    you're looking at this board it's not
    only good for silver silk but if you
    have other thicker cords you want to try
    such as
    um you know leather cord or even you
    know remember the other side it goes
    even thicker so you can try this with
    you know leather cord or other thick
    cords too
    now if you're using size five
    um millimeter fire polish you only need
    eight of the size 11 seed beads on each
    side because one of the bracelets I
    didn't make I only use size five fire
    polish five millimeter
    so you know just adjust your seed beads
    according to the size of the um
    the beads you're using in the middle
    because you don't want a really loose
    strap or maybe you do it depends on the
    look you're going for
    slide those down make sure this is tight
    so that's where it's supposed to be
    and then I grab my next bead
    and I crisscross you know Put the Needle
    in on needles in on either side
    crisscross through the middle of the
    pull it
    and then make sure
    that the needles go underneath
    the cords because they start out on top
    and that way the um the wrap around look
    for the seed beads will be there
    so I don't I don't want to keep going
    with this and the tutorial I'll finish
    it up and show you how to finish it
    but this is how you know just keep doing
    these steps until you get to the length
    you want like I said I'm going to go to
    um six and a quarter inches or 33 six
    millimeter beads or 33 6 millimeter
    beads yes so
    um unless something else occurs that I
    want to show you I'll pop back in but if
    you know just re play this part of the
    video if you're having problems
    okay now we're going to finish off the
    bracelet Just One Last Hand if you're um
    as you're working if you find the um
    beads are a little bit loose just
    tighten them up and you can give it more
    or less tight before eat before you
    finish the next bead so I have my seed
    beads on my
    wire just uh on my thread to
    you know make this go a little more
    put my needles through the big bead you
    know crisscross like we've been doing
    tighten it up but the needle now that's
    um this side of the bead will go
    underneath that cord
    and the needle that's on this
    this other side of the bead will go
    underneath the other cord
    and then you tighten it up like you've
    been doing now to finish it off
    we're gonna keep wrapping around the
    cords just like we've been doing with
    figure eights but we're going to do this
    three times just like we did at the
    so this goes in watts and underneath the
    and I need to tighten that because it
    got loose
    and then this one goes over the cord
    through the bead
    and under the next cord
    and then over
    and under
    grab the other needle
    go over the cord through the bead
    I'm taking it through and then I'll go
    under whoops it's getting tangled up in
    I want to keep it on the opposite side
    so it doesn't get all tangled in the
    do not see what I did okay
    somehow both mine ended up on the same
    so now it's time for this one to go back
    it'll be the third pass for both sides
    so I go through the bead and under the
    okay over the cord through the bead
    and under the cord we want to make sure
    everything's tight so things don't
    loosen up
    now I'm going to tie it off
    it's kind of hard to find a place to tie
    so I'm just gonna
    tilt this sideways so you can see and
    I think I'll take one side
    go through the bead so I can get both
    needles on the other side
    and then getting that needle under the
    cord so it could be even with the next
    to it in the middle
    so since let's see I know it's hard to
    see but after passing the needle through
    I've got both
    um threads on one side of the bead
    we're going to tie a knot there
    and just try you know this is about the
    easiest way I can find to kind of hide
    the knot
    and then I'm going to
    paint one more time tight
    then um we're gonna make we're going to
    get our thread burner you want to be
    really careful we'll tell you what we'll
    take it off so you can see what I'm
    taking it off the limb
    so I have my nut here and I'm going to
    use my thread burner so I can make a
    little ball on each one so they won't
    pass through the knot
    so I'm gonna
    be careful not to go through any of the
    wefts you know you're weaving
    and cut your
    make a little ball at the end with
    still a little bit up I left a little
    bit so I can make that little ball
    okay I'm going to cut the other cord
    or if you want to weave both threads
    back through to hide your cord you know
    like we usually do but I just find it
    easier to do it this way
    make my little ball
    so I'll go back through it'll be too big
    to go back through
    so we're going to get our needles out of
    the way
    now we have to decide how we're going to
    end it
    um the easiest way to end it and you've
    seen Jules do this on a tutorial from a
    couple weeks ago is you can trim
    your ends
    which I put the
    end cap here and like trim it to the
    and then you know just close up the end
    caps I'll put the link because I'm not
    going to do that this time because the
    way I'm going I'm going to show you
    several different ways to finish it
    um different ways
    um on our next tutorial
    and so you know but as far as cutting
    goes just decide what you're using at
    the end
    I'm going to be using the silver soap
    pipe chain
    end caps so I'm just putting it against
    to figure out where I want the Top If
    you leave a little bit of space between
    the bead and the
    between the bead and where the end cap
    starts that's not going to hurt anything
    I'd rather leave a little bit a tiny bit
    too much space in
    not enough
    so I cut it and I'm going to try to cut
    with the other side
    and do the same thing on this end you
    know my knee beads are nicely smoothed
    measure it
    and remember the pipe change makes great
    like spacer beads or
    um you know just decorative thing you
    know things so save all those pieces
    I've done quite a bit with the smaller
    so this is a little bit uneven so I'm
    going to just trim a little bit more for
    this thing
    okay I just want to make a correction
    here and when I am using six millimeter
    fire polish beads I don't need 33 of
    them to make a six and a quarter inch
    weave I only needed about 27 to 28 and
    made about six and a quarter to six and
    a half inches
    um when I was planning that
    I was thinking my wrist was seven and
    three-fourths but I've lost weight and
    it's seven and a quarter now but I do
    like looser bracelets so that worked out
    fine when I used the five millimeter
    fire polish that's when I needed 33
    beads to make it about six and a quarter
    weave so that I just wanted to correct
    that off so you don't get confused if
    you're trying to figure out how many
    beads you need according to how many
    okay at the end of this tutorial I did
    give you an idea of how to quickly
    finish off your cuff by using the silver
    silk double strand end caps and
    um that is a quick way but next in next
    week's tutorials I'm going to be showing
    you or discussing
    three or four other different ways so
    we're splitting this up so it doesn't
    end up over an hour long so I hope you
    join me next week for different ways to
    finish off your cuffs especially when
    you're using the silver silk pipe chain
    um if you did use silver soap capture
    chain or per less chain to do this type
    of weave around
    I would do the double strand cast or do
    some seed beading or wire wrapping
    around the those to hold them together
    Danielle Wicks has a great tutorial on
    the silver silk
    um uh YouTube channel on how to weave in
    caps with seed beads and super Duos and
    um Neely has some great wire wrapping
    for the ends on on the silver silk thumb
    YouTube channel too
    so I hope you join me next week and
    thank you for joining me tonight
    Transcript - Pt 2:
    last week I showed you how to weave a cuff a different way to weave a cuff on the
    silver silk jewel loom and so now I'm going to show you different ways to finish that cuff
    so the tutorial for last week's will be in this in the description if you want
    to check it and I'm sorry that I won't be in chat tonight to post links but
    everything is in the description for the videos and we'll and I'll post a blog in
    the next several days so you can um get all the information in both videos in the same blog
    so let's get rolling on um our first video on our first section on how to
    finish a a cuff
    I want to show you the first way I finished this bracelet
    I use beading wire and as you can see the bracelet is finished because this is
    my prototype but I used um 20 49 strain beading wire through it
    and um put it through both strands first of all to cover the ends I'm using these
    um bead caps you can get the Silver Six store that's made just for the pipe chain
    and I'll have the link in there and as you can see on this finished one I used
    the um I'll just call it black I think it's rhodium sorry I forgot to check the name
    bead caps on this sand and um then after I
    then I use beading wire and I use 49 or 19 strands so it's more
    flexible seven strands a little too stiff and since the pipe change is a
    little stiff too you don't want too much stiffness to your cuff and in this case I use the magnetic
    clasp with where I can connect each wire and to it and I just crimp the wire ends
    so I'm sure you can find videos on crimping uh or you've probably done crimping
    yourself so just to add decorative I put some fire polish beads at the ends
    too before I did the crimps onto the um chain
    and so that's just like another color story I did with the black pipe chain
    and some fire polish from the Jill store Jolene store
    and size 11 seat red seed beads so that's an easy way to do it
    the second way I finished off one of these bracelets
    is by using
    0.8 millimeter thick nylon beading and knotting cords so I guess it's similar
    to um the Chinese knotting cord and I actually
    got this from Danielle Wicks I'm not sure she still has some in her shop
    but um so what I did was I got this Beetle on
    elastic cord needle and I thought I bet this is thin enough to pull this through just to make it easier because I had I
    knew I'd have a hard time getting um
    the needle in the needle in there just trying to show you the top of the package
    so you can see I already have one in here and this I made it longer than I needed
    because we're going to be doing some um knotting so we can you know tie it
    together and have an adjustable clasp or you can use like they have these silicon
    beads that you can feed this through instead of making an adjustable clasp
    so I have my needle out and I went ahead and put it on the first two beads as you can see on here I put I put the bead cap
    on a beat in a couple different beads just to decorate the ends more and if you
    accidentally make your cord too short you know you're designed Too Short
    that's another way to extend your design so it doesn't look like you accidentally
    did it it looks intentional so I strung on the first two beads
    and I'm just going to go through here I'm going to go through the bead cap
    and then I'm going to go through the pipe chain
    hold it down it'll make it a little bit easier to push it through and of course it might take the B cap off the other
    end so once I get it all the way through you
    can see I pushed it all the way through I um
    put the other two beads on
    and for some reason this is not wanting to go right on the bead like all the
    others did there we go hope it comes out
    [Music] and I'm just gonna measure the um
    this beading cord or this knotting cord to the length that I already have
    because I know I'm going to be trimming some off I just want to make it easier and um have longer length
    and to be honest with you the first time I put it through I did double it but I
    made it too short and then I got to think well I don't want two strands coming out of each um
    thing and then having four strands on each side to make it real stringy looking so I just decided to use a
    single strand but I'm going to double it a little bit to get it through see there's a little hook
    at the end of this and I'm going to feed this through that little hook
    like for any of you that have used it on elasticity or something that's what I'm
    doing here so I got it on the Little Hook let's make sure you can see that
    okay now
    I'm going to pull this out
    I have to get the bead through the right just a minute I'm just going to
    tug on these beads to make it easier because that one I probably should have got a different
    Beadle with a bigger hole because I didn't have problems with the others I lost my original bead
    there we go and don't worry we're gonna straighten
    this out once we get everything and so right now it's a little messy
    such as keep holding your beads together
    and pulling on the needle and once I get to
    the big cap again I gotta tug a little bit harder and tug this bead over that little hook
    that one has a little bit bigger holes so you know if you don't want to do so much tugging just use a little bit bigger
    whole beads
    and guess what I I should have used bead stuffers at the ends of this I let my
    one of my beads fall off
    now I just wanna make these about the same length
    so I'm measuring this out you know to straighten up the length of
    so you can measure or something just make sure they're approximately the same length on each end
    okay now that we have the string through we're going you know I got my silver
    silk um poaching B camps and a couple beads I'm going to tie knots at the ends of these
    to hold the beads in place now we're going to put knots in the
    cords I put just to show you I put a um
    um wire guarding at the end or whatever you call Bead stopper I mean and to hold it
    in place so it doesn't keep sliding through while I'm trying to make a knot now you can make these knots with any
    kind of not until you have I was trying to think of something that I you know I have all of them but I was trying to
    think of something that if you don't have a knotting tool you might have in your house so I'm going to try this bead
    knitting needle now you can do this with any knotting tool you may have but if you don't have
    a knotting tool I wanted to find something that you might have in your house some people have used t-pins you
    know thick needles like upholstery needles or something I just grabbed this um this knitting
    needle to see if it would work so I'm going to stick the tip in the knitting needle in and put it up against the bead
    I'm going to tie my knot and gently guide it down the knitting needle when I get it up against the bead I'm going to
    take the knitting needle out finish tying the knot
    guarding the knot down
    okay it is a little loose there and on the other side I made a double knot because that hole is kind of big in the
    last bead so I'm going to try this again and make another knot
    over the first knot
    and make sure it ties over the first knot
    then I'm going to tighten the knot down you know you could even do this maybe
    with um make the barrel knots
    so now I'm gonna adjust this make sure it's tied up against this so I can do the other end let me turn this around
    so I got the other end I'm going to start the knot
    you know like you normally would went around itself put the knitting needle in
    tighten it and push push it down
    keep pushing it towards the bead and as you're pushing it towards the bead
    take the um knitting needle point to guide it
    towards the bead [Music]
    some people take another bead and push it the knock down so it's uh against it
    I do have a little wiggle room there but like I said I wanted to make a stronger knot
    or double knot so I'm tying it again
    making sure it stays over that one beat that one knot and pushing it down
    there now to make it adjustable
    since this is so so thick I'm just I'm just going to guide the wire the
    lines like this and then we could do some adjusting afterwards
    and I'm actually going to use um let me cut this in half
    use some more I'm going to see if the Chinese not in quarter worked big with this
    so we're going to do square knots over the Chinese knotting corn so it
    take this
    and you know double it over you know put it underneath the cords double it over
    and there's just tie a knot in it I mean just like one single strand knot
    on one single knot and then we're going to start doing the
    square knot so you take you know wrap it around
    this goes over the cord and it goes under the other cord that's part of that knot
    and then this one it goes over the cord that just came across so you kind of have a p but you want to go under the
    four cords up through the loop on the other side
    and then you tighten it up now you're going to do the opposite now you're going to start on this side
    put it over put this cord over that
    take take these take the other cord underneath the four
    and take it through the loop on the other side tighten it up
    okay now we're going to go back to the this side over the four chords take the the
    right cord over the the left cord that came across
    underneath the four cords up through the loop
    tighten now it's the right side turn to go over the
    four chords [Music] and it's gonna
    go under and then the left core is going to go under
    well it's going to go over and then under the four chords tighten up we're just going to do three knots like this
    so the left goes over the four chords the right goes over the left cord under
    the four chords and then through the loop on the other side
    [Music] and one more now it's this time guys
    charm go over the four chords [Music]
    and then the right left goes over the cord that just came across
    that's going to go under the four chords [Music] through the loop
    you know if this is kind of confusing just um
    look up um square knots you'll find a great diagram you might even find some videos
    that might explain it if you're not understanding how I'm doing this okay now what we want to do is take our
    burner and we don't want to cut the four cords
    we only want to cut the cords we're knotting with so or you could take off the ends
    slice through it pat it down so it stays there it kind of burns it into the
    side there [Music]
    Pat it down okay now what you want to do now is figure out
    where you want to cut these cords
    and tie on some beads so it doesn't go through the knot so I'm going to be tighten this on my wrist
    because you know you don't want your dangly cords too long
    [Music] and so but you don't want to cut them
    too short because you want it to be going over your hand too
    I'm going to take this and um so you know I I gently I want to even
    that up some
    just want to make sure to go over my hands since I did some adjusting
    and it's still a little bit too loose so I mean too tight
    so you just have to play with it you don't want to do the finishing until you can get it over your hand comfortably
    you know if you're making it for yourself or for the other persons
    so okay so that seems pretty good so I'm gonna that's about where I'm gonna have
    a little Bangles that I can grab to tighten it
    what I did first was I went about an inch down from where I decided it would be comfortable going over my hand
    you know I made cures about even on each side and then you know if it's slightly off
    from each other it's not going to matter make your knots
    and with this I just kind of smoothed it out so I can go through these beads they have slightly larger holes we're not
    really big holes so I just kind of smooth it out here or you could put it into a big eye needle or a collapsible I
    need off to feed it through size took it against the knot [Music]
    and take the knot down if it's not really close to it you know just like you could see on this
    one it's going to slide around it'll be okay unless you're you know one of those per you know a perfectionist which I could
    be at times as far as my not as far as my jewelry
    goes [Music]
    so I'm just trying to get it close to the knot as I can because I want a huge gap in there
    but a little gap's not going to bother me on the dangles then I'm going to do it with this one
    too one more [Music] one more night about an inch down
    from my adjustable knot [Music]
    smooth out the end I feed it through the hole
    you know you can even use seed beads on this part price size eight or size six
    would work too
    be a great use for using up some of your seed beads or some of your beet soup
    okay now I'm just gonna um I mean you could cut it but I want to
    use the thread burner and go down a little bit below Maybe oh a quarter an eighth of an inch below
    the knot to burn it and seal it up so it doesn't um
    so it doesn't Fray you just do the same for all all the
    other four
    okay now I try on your bracelet you know make sure your beads are all smoothed out
    you know from trying to fiddle with all that stuff
    [Music] put on your bracelet
    and grab the ends
    and adjust it [Music] foreign
    that's another way to finish off the bracelet [Music] when making the adjustable bracelet yes
    I know I missed a bead and I saw that when I was editing
    uh you know but it's not going to bother me to wear it but I just wanted to point that out I
    did see that but and I don't really feel the need to cut it apart to add it again
    so but if you notice it great eyes
    okay okay now we're going to finish this cuff with wire and I'm using Beetle on German style
    wire 20 gauge if you want to try the 18 gauge go ahead I'm using German style
    wire because it's like along the lines of half hard wires it's a little bit firmer good try to hold the um
    the cup shape when we get it formed but like the artistic wire or a lot of other
    craft wires are dead soft or almost dead software you know you might lose your
    shape you know especially especially since we can't Hammer this with all the glass beads in it and we're
    shaping it after we already get the beads in it that's why I was concerned about it so I already got one wire through and it
    went through pretty easily if you want to try 18 gauge wire go ahead and try it I did try 16 gauge and I I really
    struggle getting it through so this wire for it was about 11 inches
    long for the six inch I think this one was about six and a half inch weave
    my wrist is seven and a quarter so it's going to be a little bit wider than that but I'm as you can see
    it's just sliding right through just like a knife through better
    okay so then I'm gonna put the oops I forgot the B cap on that one and we need to put
    the bead caps on and I only had silver I mean not silver
    um I only had the rhodium or the black color for the
    pipe chain and the antique gold so I thought the rhodium would look a little bit better with this than the antique
    gold since we had a lot of silver in it I mean you can use whatever these is you
    and I picked out some of the beads
    you know that I had already used it I just I just think it looks nicer to finish it off with the bead next to the
    end cap so we'll put a bead here on each end
    I only have a bead where I have the bead stopper
    now what we need to do is we want to bend the wires toward each other
    make sure your beads on your bracelets are nice and even
    I honestly don't want to leave a gap I just want to bend it right there on top of the bead
    and then where um like right in the center on the longer piece I will I'm going to pin it right in the
    center and then steep stop these from sliding
    around I'm going to bend those two towards each other
    oops it's wanting to go its own way okay
    and then I'll take that and
    do that boards and what I'm going to do
    is take one side and wrap it around a couple
    times up to on the other side you can see how I'm just quickly if you
    find it easier to hold it I like using chain a bit chained up with
    suppliers because they stand on my way better bend it around a couple times and you
    can see I probably used a little bit too much wire but I'd rather be safe than sorry
    trim that in this instance that's a little bit less wire I'm going to use this and to
    make a a leap because I'm going to build a
    clasp into this wire so I put my chain nose pliers right here
    and then bend and that gives me a little Gap to make a loop to hold it in place
    none I'm gonna use my six step prior I'm going to use the third one
    and I'll look that up and put it in the notes on how um how big that is so if
    you have like you know different different male making pliers or even a marker your artistic
    wire Mandrell so you can use one of those
    to make your Loop so so I said I want to make a small the
    smaller one so let me get the smaller one up here I'll show you what I'm doing
    so I got the got it in here and I'm going to bend it around
    twist my plier so I got that
    I'm going to use my chain nose pliers to hold them in place why I wrap
    my wire around the stem and so it was um about two to three
    times then I just gotta trim the extra off
    and I'm going to tuck that end in
    the side so
    there we go so I got a nice Loop now on the other end
    I'm going to wrap a little bit here
    a couple of times and this end I definitely need to hold
    it in place to wrap it
    some people do use two pair of pliers to wrap it I just have an easier time using my fingers
    I'm just doing it enough to make this steady you know there's different ways to do
    this I'm just showing you the way I plan for this [Music]
    wire off so you can see I'm wrapped up here and
    we're going to use this and to make like a little um
    hook before I make the hook
    you want to get something to shape your bracelet around
    I have this artistic wire and what do they call it um
    sizing drum and when I measured it my wrist is seven and a quarter inches and
    it works perfectly for my wrist but you know if I was eight inch I would just go a little bit past it or you can like use
    pill bottles or something and they even have a round one if you'd rather have a round bracelet
    I'm going to shape it around this so I can figure out where I need to make my hook
    so as you can see I'm going to need to make my hook right in here so it's going to be a kind of a
    long hook
    and if my bracelet is loose I don't mind
    I'm gonna you you also need to decide do you want
    your hook to go upwards or downwards I don't like it digging into my wrist so I
    go downwards I got this and I'm going to trim it some
    see that's still too little
    let me turn it halfway and I'm going to make a little circle here with my the
    smallest which is about two millimeter
    you have
    so when I put it on my wrist
    it fits right in there and then we can also push that down so it doesn't slide
    out easily I mean if you think it's going to be too
    wide you can even put a couple beads on here so
    looks like I couldn't have extended my bracelet a little bit more for this I'm actually going to see if I can make
    it a little bit smaller because I don't really like that
    you also have to make sure it hooks in
    and if you have a problem with it too what you can do is make two Loops maybe a little bit smaller on each end and
    then add your clasp
    so I'm just gonna add this like that
    you know it's just playing with it until you get what you want so I got my Loop and I'm gonna
    what was that
    and we can make sure it [Music] closes
    if I don't like this I may end up making a loop you know what I'm going to do I am going to make a wig to make a that
    had a class too because I really don't care for that so much for trying that
    so you can make your lips smaller too since you're just going to be adding a clasp to it but since I already made the
    one Loop I'm going to make it a same size on both sides
    then I'm going to cut that side off
    you could before you close your Loops you could have added your class then I'm going to check and see
    could do
    I have some 18 gauge wire here
    and I'm just straightening it out with my nylon gel pliers
    I'm going to make like a little s hook
    I'm going to tip just curving around so I got a little loop at the back back
    and I don't really want it real big
    so I'm putting that down or you know the loop down and I'm going to take this
    around like this until it touches the loop
    and then I'm going to do the same thing on the other side
    so I have something like a figure eight Loop but I want to make that look I have a figure eight Loop but I want to make
    a little loop at the end too on this side
    now this you could foreign
    pliers to work Harden it
    might take several squeezing but I can already feel it's work hardened
    or you can tap it with your um like a nylon hammer
    on nylon plate or something if you don't want to wire your wire and once I do that I could put this
    in one end leave this side slightly open
    and then I have a clasp once I can stay on there all the time
    and the other side the site slightly open and like I said you can add any class
    you want to I just quickly made that
    and here's what it looks like on the drum
    made slightly too big but I don't mind bracelets being too big on my wrist
    I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and different possibilities on how to finish off your loom bracelet your pipe chain
    Loom bracelets and we would love to see which how what you do with this tutorial
    it you know it'd be great to see pictures post them on the jewelry making with jewel loom page and the silver
    silkies page please tag me tag nelay tag Jules in it you know by using our names
    and we would all three love to see these and if you have any questions please ask
    here in the videos you know please tag my name so I can find it easier or you
    can ask the questions on the um on the jewelry make with jewel loom page and
    I'm sure they won't mind if you ask on the silver silk silkies page also or you can message me on Facebook
    well um thank you and um hope to see you again soon take