by Joan Dice

Hexagon & Loops Late Fall Necklace

Have you used the Baby Loom lately? Join Tricia as she teaches how to make a Pendant on the Baby Loom. She will show how to use Hexagon Beads and do some fun Loops. She will also talk about the Jewel Loom Baby Loom and the Benefits of using it on small projects. 

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hey guys welcome in welcome in here we are on Thursday for another jewel loom
School live um I hope everyone is doing well tonight
uh it's been a beautiful day here today in Pennsylvania just plain gorgeousness a little chilly
but that's just par for the course this time of year and I I don't mind it at all so
um nothing too eventful this week going on in my life except today I did get
some injections in my knees and they were not fun let's just leave
it at that so but I am plugging along here
empowering through and we are gonna make a fun project tonight let me see who is
in with us tonight oh and there's Maria right on time always in hi Maria I hope
you're doing well today sweetie um a little caveat
um daddy is not home doggies my doggy's daddy uh so you may hear more barking
than usual because when he's here he can kind of stifle so I do apologize ahead for that so hopefully you can't hear it
but if you do I mean par for the course at my house so uh hi hi everybody's coming in
Sherry's here Amber's here Zach Kelly hi everyone nice to see you in tonight and
as always we have our wonderful Joan in the background helping us out so wonderfully we really appreciate that
so I'm gonna start out here guys doing a little housekeeping
um I want to let you know that we do have three of October's kits
for the workshops a available um so if you're interested in those and
I can tell you this the October box is absolutely adorable it's beautiful
um I'm actually going to be doing project a project with it next week on the live so you may want to uh grab one
so you can make along with me um it's called the birthday cake box and
girls it's so cute it's right up my alley with the colors so those are available but keep in mind
too if you're not ready to jump on And subscribe you can just go in and purchase too if you'd like to that's
never a problem if there are kits left over okay so I wanted to let you know
that we have some more folks coming in here an Anisa
it's going fast Anissa and Lucille and Vicky oh I look
gorgeous oh God bless you because I don't feel gorgeous today thank you Vicki I appreciate that honey I I really
appreciate it and there's Carmen Gwen okay so other than that I think we're
good there and I want to show your project here I do have it on a chain
simply on a chain um but this is our pendant that we're going to be working on tonight if I can
get it to level out for you there that is our pendant and I just simply
have it on a piece of chain as you can see if it's even there we go
as you can see and it's just a basic hexagon and loop get straight there
um pendant but super fun just quick and easy you can whimp this up in no time
um really really love the loops on it and of course we have some beautiful uh
fire polish with that as well we are using some three millimeter fire
polish this week which is a little bit a change of pace
so let's see how we do and everybody's coming in all right so
oh I'm glad you're excited Gwen I'm glad you're excited so we're gonna get right to it hi Robin we're gonna get right to
it tonight and I'm gonna turn I think the um other camera on and switch
cameras and you know it'll get black for just a moment guys and we're going to go down to the map
foreign guys when I get quiet I hope you don't hear it but our neighbors have an
annoying Halloween decoration and I apologize it talks says all kinds of
stuff so anyway all the housekeeping is done
my friend's not here sorry and I don't have baby boom have to just watch I
guess well I'm glad you brought that up because just because I put this on the
baby Loom it doesn't mean you can't do it if you have an original Loom if you
have a wisdom Warrior if you have any of those this will work exactly the same the only reason I'm using the baby Loom
is because there's less waste okay for something that's that little here I'll
pull this down so you can see the size of it so instead of if you want to use your
original or your wisdom Warrior you could just put a couple on the the hemp so you don't waste your
hemp or you can make earrings as well just make two of these you know so
there's always options don't don't feel bad if you don't have the exact Loom that I'm using because there's you can
always make the one you have work so we're going to talk about the baby Loom
here a little bit first as you can see I have already warped for tonight guys if
you'd like to learn how to warp the baby Loom there are always videos on the
jewel loom a YouTube channel those are out there um don't hesitate to watch but this is
basically going to be um work just like say your wisdom Warrior something that doesn't have a
bar in it it is made out of the same material as the original but you can see this isn't a bar this is just part of
the the um making of the Loom okay it's part of
the Loom just so they can get that nice curve in it okay and it's the same as the
original in the back it's just much smaller and I have this warped in it Warp
it's not quite six inches but I'm gonna go on the loom and say it's about six inches when it's flat
um so you would do the same thing like I said for warping that you would do with
your wisdom Warrior and you can see there's nothing different there than we normally would do except we're not going
to take the bar out like we would in the original because there isn't one foreign
and please chime in and let me know if you have any questions on the baby Loom I'm always happy to help you guys
so like I said I did warp this already and how we're warping this you just want
to make sure you're keeping all of your tension just like you do on any of the Looms that don't have the bars while
you're warping this because you still want it to have a nice uh tension to it so it's not uh dragging or you can get
your stitches in there very nicely okay so on this warp we are going
uh two eight two and what I mean by 282 for
anyone that doesn't understand is two grooves apart on the first one
put that over there a little bit eight grooves apart on the second one
and then two on the third one as simple as it could be so what I've done on this
we're going to put a slide clasp on this project on the top on the bottom we're
just going to tie a single dots in the bottom of each one of the uh hemp
strings that come down so I've put three rows of 110 seed beads this is 11
11 0's wide 11 11 0's wide say that three times fast but I just do uh three
rows because this is going to be where our Loops go I even on one of them that I made I uh put four rows and just left
the bottom one open with no loops on it and it was fine that was actually my
first one I think let me find it yeah so you can see on that last
we did the knot sorry if this focuses we did the knot I did the knots and then
I had the four rows and it doesn't hurt that there's an extra one there so I did the three rows and then we're
going to start with our project we are using these gorgeous hexagon beads that
are at super pretty super vintage right up my alley these colors
and it's really funny how I deal with colors because I love pastels I love you
know those kind of colors but I also like this dirty boho look too
but that's that just kind of sums me up my house is kind of like a a vintage Victorian something or other
so it's weird I'm very eclectic so and then we're gonna do our three millimeter fire
polish beads those are super pretty they have this a b coating on them and some
copper really pretty and we're going to use some 11 0's of course like I said and
this right here is the transparent rainbow frosted black diamond and then
just the transparent rainbow black diamond okay I like the Frosted the best
some reason it always my uh hand always grabs for the Frosted but these are
actually very gorgeous as well so it's a kind of all in the same color family kind of monochromatic
so let me get my hexagons out here and our fire polish
and you're only going to need three hexagon beads that's it for your pendant
okay so we'll set these other ones to the side
uh yes it does kind of makes me think of rocks as well okay so I already got my needle threaded
and I've got my three rows in here and I'm on my left side where I always like to start and I'm going to trim this
because it will be in my way if I don't speaking from experience okay
so what I'm going to do here is I'm going to grab a fire polish
again three millimeter I'm going to take my hexagon and I'm going to put it in this back hole here because I work
bottom to top if you're working top to bottom you're going to put it in the top hole coming
down okay and then I'm going to pick up another fire polish all right and I'm just gonna
head push those beads down and then I'm going to shuttle my needle
across just like so and I pull my string
that caught and bring my hand underneath the loom and as
I'm bringing my hand underneath there guys I'm putting some pressure with my fingers on the actual Loom so it's not
be bopping around and then I'm going to flip my hexagon over and put my beads into the lanes
that they're supposed to be in so I have my fire polish my hexagon my fire polish
okay and then I'm going to go over top of that outside warp and all warps in
between and I'm going to go through this fire polish through the hexagon
and through the last fire polish okay
so we have that linked in there what I do like about this pendant too is there's open space
I like sometimes to have some open space in the pieces I think it really
showcases the beads and the project when you do that
so now we're going to do the front set of holes so I'm going to pick up a fire
polish tip my bead down there
and I'm going to put that fire polish bead down on my Wildfire and when I after I do that I'm gonna just sort of
pick my hexagon bead up a little bit just so I can see to put my needle through it
and pull that through
and then we're going to pick up another three millimeter fire polish and drop
that in okay so basically the difference between doing the first one to the second one is
you go through a fire polish then you go through the holes on the existing bead that's there and then you
pick up another fire polish and go through that and then you do the same thing going back through so we only have
to do this three times to get
across there to get our pendant built so there is one set already done
so we're going to pick up another fire polish go into the back hole of our hexagon and another fire
and then shuttle crossed
and then push our beads up through come up and over and through our fire
polish and through our hexagon and then our other
polish on the other side and we're locking it in just like we do
that's what's going to hold your beads onto your warts
okay we're going to pick up another fire polish
it's and drop that down and then we have tipped our bead forward
so I'm gonna lift that up just a smidge and put my needle through
that top hole and grab
another fire polish once I get that string pulled through okay
Jen if we have any questions go ahead and pop them up on the screen for me because not really paying attention to
the chat but no problem no problem honey I know you do that
usually okay so we're going to lock this in
and there you go there's our second set already
right we're going to do one more
and I'm picking up my three beads
Gwen maybe go out and come back in sometimes that helps if you're having trouble with the video
if it seems to be just you
okay and shuttle crossed
yep and our last
row here
your top is my bottom from this view oh that doesn't sound
oh Vicky you're silly correct me up
how many rows skipped for hexagon no rope no rose skipped
we're doing a bead through each on either side of the hexagon bead
there's two holes in the beads and then we have two beads on either side
if you mean between here I I wouldn't know but um we're not skipping Weeds on the
actual rows of beads we're just um
creating and as we go up it's making the space okay
how many grooves do you skip for the hexagon oh there we go makes more sense
grooves are um eight this is eight here in the middle we have two eight two
yep that's helpful that's more helpful isn't it
yeah and we're just going to lock in this last row and we are already at the top
so now I'm going to pick up 11 seed beads and put a top row of seed bead so I can
slide my slide connector on so we have something to hang it by
sure no problem honey one two
read three four five six
seven eight
ten and eleven okay and usually what I do when I'm
doing rows excuse me to put my slide clasp on I go back and forth through
those beads a few times just to make sure they're nice and secure
and because that's what your piece is basically going to be hanging from so I just put my 11 O's on I popped them
up and under like we do and what I that's what I did here and I'm actually
seeing this is going down into my beads a little bit so I want to just kind of space this out before I lock my top row
in I want to make sure I have the spacing exactly how I want it because these will kind of push together because
there is space between them so get your your beads where you want them before
you lock in that top row okay you could probably still move it after
but I'd rather not have to do that so I'm just going to lock this in by
going up and over the top of the works and through the beads okay
all right and then once I get across there
I'm going to go underneath and I'm going to go through my beads again this can get a little tricky but
I'm going underneath the warps and through the beads underneath because we
want to make sure and be able to just put another lock it in again completely okay
if that makes sense I'm just trying to get through all those beads and that's what comes in handy
with the jewel loom needle you can bend it and flex it to be able to move it in to get it into
your beads so that's why I always love using those the seed bead needles aren't made that
way they're not as I would say as flexible as the jewelry needles and then I'm just going to go up and over
just like so all right and we're locked in there
so now what we're going to do we're going to put some loops on beside
the hexagon beads and these are very simple they're just tiny little Loops they almost blend in
on the side but those are just you put five 11 O's on either side and you just
Stitch your way down and it's a good way to help you get down to the bottom without putting on a new thread as well
okay so I'm gonna pop down and I'm turning my
loom over right now and you'll see as I'm putting my loops on I'm going to be flipping it back and forth and I think a
lot of you do that as well so I'm going to drop down in to go through that first fire polish
in through my hexagon bead and then not the last fur polish I'm just going to
let my needle angle up and pull that out okay and I am using the gray Wildfire so
it's blending right in with the hemp that I've used okay so I'm just going to add five beads
and then I'm just going to put that needle back through that hexagon bead on the second hole
okay if I can there you go and then out through the
hexagon beam you're angling back up you're not going to go through that fire polish just shut
because we want our Loops to set great beside our hexagon
okay does that make sense okay
so we're going to put in five more
and then we're going to go through the top hole of the hexagon bead
now when I do it this time I'm going to put it through the hexagon hole and out
the other side without grabbing onto the seed beads that are on the other side and then through that fire polish on the
other side of that hole okay [Music] all right so then I can drop down easily
so there are our first set of Loops these are definitely optional but I just
thought they really kind of uh looked pretty cute on it and more is more right
so I'm going to flip my boom over because now I'm on my right side here working
okay and I just what I got to do now is I need to shuttle my needle down so I
can move on to this next one so I'm going to drop down here and go through the fire polish on the bottom through
the hexagon second hole and then out the fire polish
is that making sense to everybody [Music] and then we're going to drop down into
the next fire polish okay and we are going to do the same thing
we're going to go through the fire polish and through the hole in the hexagon and up and out of that hexagon
bead [Music] okay and you can see that thread Blends right
in there you can't even see it as you're stepping your way down we're using a wide eye needle I'm
actually using a jewel loom needle which they are fantastic I love them
they're my favorite to use even when I do some seed beading I grab these sometimes it just depends but they're
very nice flexible needle that work well and they're longer for your loom so as
you're going across you can kind of flex it again flexible not bendable just like our
Looms our original Loom anyway
so I'm gonna have five more beads does anybody want a dog
[Music] you hear a barking
and then I'm going to put the um needle back through drop down into
the second hole on that hexagon and pull it across and there's that Loop and we're going to
add five more
okay and then back through the hexagon as we're going
across this top one we're going to grab go through making sure we're not grabbing those seed beads that are in
that Loop and then going through the fire polish as well
okay because we're going to need to drop down
and then I'm dropping down into that next fire polish to be the hex
Salon bead and through that fire polish right now like I said we're just working our way down here
and then into the next fire polish dropping down
and then through that hexagon bead and up and out
Marlon Brando is his name um Jules Dog is Marlon Brando motorcrafts yes we just have uh
we have our doggies that's just par for the course so let's pick up five more
and you can see just how quick this is coming together it's it's a simple project
but it would make something that would be a great gift for someone that you could make fairly quickly and just put a
beautiful chain on it and I'd be it
all right and we just go across that hexagon grab five more
okay and then through the top hole and back
and we're going to grab that fire polish as we're coming across there the one that's on the right of us now
on the top if I can get it through that there we go
and then through the fire polish not the seed
beads I'm just gonna have to remember this a little bit
there we go a room needle to the rescue
okay and we're just going to drop down now
because we want to get down to our last three rows so we can I can show you how to make your Loops here
so I'm just going to shuttle it across and through all these beads on
the bottom row except for the seed beads
and then we're just going to drop into our next row
okay and you can see I turned it because these beads are on this outside and it's easier for me to get out of
them this way so don't hesitate to move your loom around guys it's a very helpful so I'm going to go
up and through these two outside beads here that are in our first row
and it is our first row if we're looking at it from the bottom up okay and I'm just pulling that string through
I'm dropping down so we have it in place that we want it okay so now what I'm
going to do is I'm going to add six seed beads
and then I'm going to add a fire polish and six more seed beads
and then what I'm going to do is I'm going to go back through that first seed bead so if we were sitting like this
like I showed you earlier we put it through we're coming out of that second seed bead and we're going to go up and
over and go back through that first one okay so I'm just going to grab it this way and I'm going to twist it again just
for ease so I'm going to put it through bead 1 B2 and on my way back through I'm
going to put up through B3 and 4. and now I'm going to come out of bead four okay I hope that makes
sense yeah I it certainly is um
is one of the best things Paula to be able to move it around and do you know it's very versatile like that that you
can you know absolutely move it around and make it more convenient so we're gonna pick up six more sure we are
put some more out okay excuse me
we'll do a few of these loops and then we'll move on to me showing you how to take it off
there's three four five six
and you can make your Loops any size you want to guys if you want them bigger than the ones I'm making feel free or
smaller just lessen your beads down a little bit four would be nice on either side if you
want smaller loops
so that's giving out 12 beads total I I know I'm saying that just because
I'm not necessarily the best person for math so I like to assume that maybe other people are neither so I'm going to
go back through that third bead I'm up and over through third fourth
and then five and six and that needle is going to come out of
six up and out okay
oh thank you Vicky thank you for my nails I'm actually going to start having a link to my nail lady in the
description on my YouTube videos and things like that so you will be able to check her out
so I'm gonna add six more beads we'll do this last one and then we'll
move on six
six fire polish and six
okay yeah because uh she actually is not like a nail lady at a salon or anything
she she sells color straight so that's what I use that's what I like
it's my favorite so I did I'm going back through then
we're on five six and we're going to go through seven and eight
actually I'm going to go through the ninth one or two because I see we have six speeds left so I'm gonna do three
and three okay it's just to kind of scooch it along if you know what I mean
but you don't have to do that so now that we're outside of this bead we would just continue the same way
across that we have been doing so that one will be easy peasy to finish right there
so I have one here that I have done
on our Loom you can see all the flurry seed beads at the bottom and I just love how it looks Lacy it's really cute
um so easy enough to take this off the loom
we're just going to take our trimmers and I'm going to just hold my fingers on
these strings just because I don't want it's not going to pop back like it would on the original Loom because again there
was no tension bar taken out of there but you just want to secure your work so it's not getting
thrown around okay and I'm just cutting those hamstrings
all right and I'm so excited my dad sharpened my cord cutters for me and figured if it
could be done he could do it much much better so we'll start here at
the bottom simply on the bottom we're just going to tie each individual strand into a single small knot and we're going
to glue those I did not bring my glue up with me but I know you all have some so
you're just going to put your GSI bow cement on and you're going to want to let it dry for a little while until you
use it just make sure it's nice and secure you could also put two knots because you're not going to see them behind these loops on this part anyway
on the top you will need to just do one so you can get your slide over it okay so I'm just going to
work my way across does my father take
no mail orders yeah knowing him he would do it for you honey
he would do it for you he's just he's a talented fellow if he can't do it I
always say if he can't do it again if he does it's a talented guy that's for sure
so we're just gonna quickly tie these single knots and what I do is I like to glue them
then cut them I don't cut them until the glue is dry on them normally
um because I like to make sure everything's nice and solid in place
before cutting them okay so that's just as simple as that on the bottom
all right tighten our knots on there
and then we're gonna move on to the top here we're going to do the same exact thing
we're going to tie a small of single knots as we can across the top there because I like to like I said we want to
be able to put our slide on and just as I did on the bottom we're just going to do these knots that we're going to try
to move down as close to our work and make as Tiny as we can okay so I know
that's a little hard to see but I'm just as you can see I'm just kind of working that knot down
as I'm working down the the strand of hemp and I'm just working it down as
close as I can get it pulling it a little bit at a time making sure it's in the position I want
and I'm using my fingers on on both hands just to kind of adjust that back
and forth just to make sure and then when I get it in the place I want I'm gonna hold this knot between my
fingers and squeeze and then give it a really good pull because you don't want to pull too hard
without holding really tight on it because you may warp your work and you don't want to do that okay
okay so we're just going to do that
this one's up a little higher where I started it so I want to be careful because I don't want to knot it up
at the tops there
just rip these down
okay so that one got a little bit uh too high on me so what I have done in the
past I have pulled on the Strand below holding on to my work just to kind of adjust that butter in place because
underneath it doesn't matter if the knots are a little lower or whatever because of the I'd prefer them not to be
but if I had to choose and I can't get that knot out that's what I'll do I just
kind of want that and adjust it the make sure you hold your work when you do it because it'll get all weird on you if
you don't foreign
two more knots
I like how everybody's talking about something completely different
place to gab right you can place the Gap we can go back and re-watch to learn
right and then we're on our last knot here and we would
then glue thank you Joan for posting those links
all right so now I have all of my
um knots tied and I'm going to go back in here I want to make sure I have this all straight the way I want it on my
knots because I want to be able to slide my piece my um connector on very easily all
right so I'm going to cut the knots assuming that we have already
glued them I'm going to cut them as close to the knot as I can and again that's why I say
glue them first [Music]
and then just trim those just like that that's all there is to it okay and then I can go in the back here and also trim
these so it doesn't look like it has something growing out of it
[Music] okay get that out of the way for you
[Music] um no Nicole this is actually hemp [Music]
it's actually hemp and I do need to grab my plier here and just open this end up
because I do when I am putting on to hemp over seed beads I like to put the
nozzle of the tip of my chain nose in and just kind of open the
the um connector up a little bit and it helps to kind of get things moving
okay and I'm just going to put that over the end and then I'm going to slowly push
those knots in sometimes I just take my pliers and push the knot through
and then go on to the next one and it's kind of a little maneuvering
game to get the knots to go in get your piece
to slide over the warps and over the seed beads did you just kind of kind of work it
across slowly okay so we're through there we can
go with our work and push some more seed beads in there
now we're known to our next knot here and I'm just gonna push that in there
once I get it out somewhere up on it I know it's hard to see guys with my
fingers in the way but I hope I'm describing it enough that you can understand what I'm saying but I'll show
you here where we are we have one more knot to put in this one is starting to go down in this this second one here
just going to take my plier and you can see how I pushed that down inside there it goes in very
nicely can it be done with wax cord Anisa I I don't see why not
you could certainly try it there's any kind of cord you can really use on the
uh jewel loom I've never tried wax cord but
you very well may be able to do that I always say try it that's my that's my
motto and I I'm batting back out here a little bit guys because I see I missed a couple seed beads so we want to make
sure and have all those up in there as well so I'm just going to pull it back out a little bit push those through
and then push in my final knot here [Music]
and then we have everything inside and we're just going to close the end of it
yeah I did it first too Nicole I had a hard time with slide connectors but once you get the hang of it
um you know it it seems to me though once you get the hang of it that you can you
know do them fairly easy so there is our one that we
did tonight cute little pendant and then this is our
finished just the one that I made for the photo
what's Maria's idea what did she say
opening the channel helps a lot yes it does opening the channel on the um
thank you I'm the slide connector does make a big difference
so a little bit shorter of a show tonight guys and I do want to give you a heads up for November and December I'm
going to flip back here before I tell you go into it I guess so I can see your lovely you can see my
face anyway there we go so hey here I am so here is our pendant
again just to show you again it comes together very quickly and easily
really fun to make um just kind of want to give you guys you could make it as an ornament Zach
yeah most definitely that could be a beautiful ornament um for November and December we are
going to have a little bit of changes I will be doing projects but they won't the videos may not be as long for those
two months so just kind of giving you a heads up um we're kind of just playing it by here
here for November December we know everybody's busy and um
you know usually has a lot more going on so that may even be good for your end of it so I'm glad you guys like it thank
you so much beautiful gorgeous very pretty thank you guys
I appreciate it so that is really it guys that's it for
tonight it went really easily and quickly didn't it so hopefully we will see you next week again I'm going to be
using the beautiful birthday cake Workshop box kits
um to make a fun really adorable bracelet so don't miss that
thank you so much Vicki thank you okay guys take care and I'll see you next
week bye