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  • How to Decorate the SilverSilk Silkies Pendant with 3-Needle Chain - Jewel Loom School with Joan

    August 25, 2023

    How to Decorate the SilverSilk Silkies Pendant with 3-Needle Chain - Jewel Loom School with Joan

    When the Jewel Loom store re-released the SilverSilk Silkies Pendant kit, Joan knew just what to use for the warps…SilverSilk’s new 3-Needle Chain, which is long enough to not only to warp, but also to feed up the top holes of the pendant to form the necklace! Learn how to do so, plus how to weave beads & decorative thread/cord between the chain-warps. Though Joan used 11/0 seed beads, she highly recommends using 8/0 seed beads or even 3mm fire polish beads between the warps. 

    The SilverSilk Silkies Pendant Kit is made of Sustainable Baltic Birch Wood here in the U.S.A. To protect the wood, either decorate it with colored pencils, paint, or markers (do not use any water based products on it). The kit also comes with cute little wood products: needle, comb, & shuttle, which all are good to decorate & wear or even to use with fibers on looms. Get your kit here: https://jewelloom.com/collections/silversilk/products/silversilk-silkies-mini-necklace-loom-kit 

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    hi I'm Joan dice I'm one of the members of the jolim team and also one of the
    silver silk ambassadors and I'm here to show you um a project that was reintroduced to
    the store and it's actually the silver silk silkies pendant with um like a comb a
    needle and um like a little shuttle and they're all you know with really cute sayings on
    them but they um were all made with sustainable Baltic
    birch wood and so it's really cool
    and I'll talk more about it as I'm doing the tutorial but you know when um Jules
    reintroduced it to the store you know right after the three silver silk three needle chain came out I thought what a
    perfect item to use as the warps on this so I really had to do a tutorial on this
    and so I got my hands on another pendant because I did use the one that um came out a few years ago and
    um so I hope you have fun you know check it out and like I said the accessories can be used
    you know and on other limbs too which I have used them especially the original
    Joe limb or the wisdom Warrior so um I hope you really enjoy it and um
    we'll get on to the tutorial okay this is what you get in the
    um silver silk silkies pendant kit um of course you get the main pendant
    um which I already um painted I painted this rose gold it turned out a little bit darker than I thought it would
    um but you know I still like it and but I was going to do some more decorating on it
    but I didn't want to take away from this if you have a really Steady Hand and uh
    have like a fine paint brush you can take some like gemstone colors of paint
    and paint inside these to make it look like gemstones or you know
    even if you have a little real Steady Hand you can try painting inside you know the main silkies part too
    and then I painted the back colored gold because I wanted
    I'm using the three needle chain to decorate it and I wanted it to stand out
    more than it gets to bare wood if you don't want to paint it just to protect it I would still use some wax
    to um you know to code it I actually use a
    um butcher blocks wax I got at one of those main um
    um what do they call this the I got it at Lowe's so
    um what also comes in this kit this is really cute I am a silky I think that would be a cute little pendant to wear
    you know just kind of you especially on this um three needle chain that would be
    really cute hanging from that and then um but also save them too because I have
    used them like on um the limbs like if I want to do some Fiber weaving
    um that's coming really handy for that and the same for the comb which you can put like
    on the comb you could decorate it and make it like a pendant and put a strand
    through each side and let it hang or put a jump ring or something
    and let it hang and the same for this this would make a
    good um so you can make maybe small tassels with
    it if you don't want to use it as a decoration or like the other day when I
    was doing a on the original Joe limb I have six yards of um
    of um I'm trying to think of six yards of hint he can't and I didn't want to
    cut any of it it I was wishing I could find my other one like this you know with my original silky pendant and I
    couldn't find it because I would have wrapped it around this to feed do the you know the weaving through the warps
    you know in and out in and out so um so these come in handy don't lose
    them either wear them or um keep my little bag where you can find them which that you have to start doing
    with all my things so I could find them when I want them okay so we're gonna I'm gonna start
    showing you how to thread I got 60 inches of
    I got 60 inches of the three needle chain but you know as soon as Jules came
    out with this I thought oh my gosh that three needle chain will be perfect for it and
    um you know if you use this the warps so that's why you know I had this idea
    said he had an idea he was thinking about maybe working in his work one of
    his future workshops and I said do you mind if I go ahead and do a video on this also I just want to show you I
    accidentally started to paint this rose gold and make sure your paint's smoothed out because I made a little boo-boo
    there it's kind of race there because I quit as soon as I saw what I did with the rose gold and when I wanted gold here this is antique gold
    and so what I'm going to start doing let's see I want to start at the top because my final ones are going to
    finish you know my on each side is going to feed through these holes so let's see
    um so this is the top this is the bottom and I know there's 12 warps
    and this is the center Peg and I think I have to start at the bottom
    like this around the center Peg
    and I folded this in half okay so I know where the center of the cord
    is and it's going to be easier to start at the center and you'll see why when I get done warping
    so this is the back of it I just want to make sure one two three four five six
    one two three four five okay so I got it on the center and I'm coming up here to the center Peg
    now I want to hold them in place and I'm going to just take one strand The Strand on the um right
    and I'm just going to keep wrapping around the peg they go up and down
    I mean hold it tight but not too tight because I'm going to be weaving through this I mean you could just
    you don't have to weave with this if you just want to paint or if you just want to do something maybe just a warps and
    just a tiny bit of weaving I'm going to try some seed bead weaving
    on this and guess what I should have started no
    I did this right so I'm going to take this um to the end you can see how much I have
    left and I'm going to
    feed this from the back side through the hole
    it's not got a little kink
    whenever you get a kink to smooth it out
    between your fingers okay
    so I got and I just to make sure it's um secure I'm going to feed it through
    one more time I mean you could probably tie a knot
    there but I just want to make sure watch it
    I want to go in for me I may end up tying a knot I I was able to do it yesterday
    there we go
    there now I'm going to work this side
    I keep wanting to wrap it around there but I don't want to do hide my design because I make I want to make it so I
    can wear it either way
    I was trying to hold the warps in place as I'm wrapping around each Peg
    and what did I do
    something's wrong because it's oh I see what I did
    start over
    I'm going to start over you can see what I did instead of wrapping around I came up
    and um around the back side and we don't want that
    because we don't want to um well first of all we want to make sure we have enough chain to do our
    pen bit so
    if this accident happens to you and it looks like I started at the wrong end too I'll have to start at the top
    if you end up having to rewarp just smooth this through your fingers
    two or three times make sure it's smooth there's no pinks in it
    way fold it in half
    and I want to start at the top so I want to go in the middle Peg make sure there's five on each side one two
    three four five one two three four five okay five pegs on each side then I'm gonna go around to
    the bottom around the center Peg there now I want to hold them in place why wrap
    one peg around
    see I'm just trying to keep them under my thumb as I wrap them around I'm trying to keep the other strand
    out of the way
    so then take long to warp them so just wrap around each Peg
    and I come back up now I'm gonna feed my Fred from the
    behind through the hole
    and I'm just going to wrap it around to you because I want to hold it in place
    just a little bit I'm trying to make around for a hole make sure the ends moved out
    and go back through the back of the hole again
    pull it through all right I thought about nodding at the
    hole but I thought it might hang better this way okay now I'm going to do the other
    side like a silver showing against the
    antique gold and you know what I say I I originally thought about making a decoration here
    and I but I thought it's going to fight with the weaving so I didn't because I was practicing on the back of some of
    the buttons trying to figure out what kind of design I wanted to put on this but you know after I came up with a good
    design I thought oh that's gonna fight with the weaving so I gave up on the idea
    but you know don't be afraid if you just want to paint yours or use marker just make sure
    you don't use any water-based on it
    and don't forget if you don't paint it or use markers or something you'll want
    to do um
    you know wax to protect it so it doesn't dry out and break
    you know and all all the Baltic Birch products
    so I don't know why my throat keeps getting so um
    try lately okay so there we got this now
    I decided I compared like blue actually did blue I was comparing
    blue white and gray wildfire and I came up I think the gray let me check this
    again got the gray would blend in with the silver and I'm wondering if the white
    will before the gray looked better now I'm
    thinking the white looks better so I'm going to switch this out to White
    you know before they came out with all these colors I didn't care what color is
    so I guess it really doesn't matter it's just a matter of opinion
    I mean the gray would probably work but just because I had the white I'm comparing it and I'm using about a yard
    or a little bit more because I want to string
    and make sure I have enough to tie at the end and hide the ends
    I use a big eye needle um
    and you know it's just a matter of preference if you want to look like it's a working product project I'm going to
    weave just where it's hidden behind you know in the in this section but I also
    want to um if it if it starts getting too tight you
    know because we don't have risers for these weaves I may just make it look like a work in prod progress and stop it
    you know it just depends on how many rows you can easily do
    underneath I'll move that down
    you know if you could figure out how many rows you can do you could make some kind of design but I don't know I'm just
    going to use some colored beads I look to see what 11 0's I decided either to
    use 11 0's or 15 0's because I didn't want them raising so much to where it's be you know like if you want to show
    this side it's gonna you're gonna have it not laying really flat on your chest
    so the color I'm using is um on this one
    um yeah it's the inside color is peridot and it's
    Emerald line
    now this might take a look like we don't have any
    I'm not sure how many it's going to fit in between each one
    let me see
    I guess maybe if I do it this way first I'm just going to see how many might fit
    in between by
    yeah it looks like Q will be great so we're gonna try two two four six eight King 12 14 16 18 20
    22. oh 22 seed beads
    I'm a stupor you know my needles usually has a little curve in it but you know if
    I can't pick up many then I start counting them okay so I got six here
    and it doesn't look like it's one night counting seven eight nine ten I guess
    this is faster today 11 12.
    13. 14 15 16.
    17 18 19.
    20. 21.
    yeah I took mine all the way across because I wanted to get to these um to put it in but yeah I mean you can
    always take it to where it's just completely you know knock off the two rows on each side so you're not seeing
    it through the other side okay now I'm gonna pick our needle
    and you know I wonder
    I might kind of use this as a riser if it works so I can get underneath
    there we go
    see if that works and just like on their limb remember the
    first row is going to be hard to line up fact what
    you do it this way
    oops okay sorry I got off screen I I slid the needle under to make a little riser to
    make it easier for my needle and my beads to go through
    now I'm going to go through and you know that first row on a loom is hard to um
    that the beads lined up I'm gonna since this is a little bow harder than a
    regular loom I am going to line them up as I go
    okay I got this
    and then I'm hoping that the rest of them all will be easy
    okay I want to get two come on I want two between each warps
    I may not be many rows of these moving towards the center
    okay now I want to get two beads in between the next one
    so I'm doing a little bit different than I normally would on a loom because
    some just trying to make sure I get to you and in between each um Warp
    I'm hoping that after this first row it's going to be a lot easier
    and when I do things like this too I'm sitting there in front of the TV with the almost up to my eyes you know close
    to me at my chest so this is kind of hard doing it on camera so maybe doing it a little bit differently than what I
    would do on T you know watching things on TV while I'm watching TV
    okay I'm sorry my um camera died when I was doing the first row so I went ahead
    and picked up two beads went over I wore picked two more beads went over a warp I
    kept doing that all the weights to the end because that was the easiest way for me to get the two beads between each
    Warp um so I'm gonna hopefully this will be easier
    now putting on all the beads I remember I need 24 beads
    I just want to say nope I'm going to pick them out or five
    six seven eight nine
    ten eleven twelve thirteen
    fourteen fifteen
    Seventeen eighteen nineteen 20.
    21 22 okay
    what I bring the tail over there because I want this to go
    and then I gotta line them all up again you know I'm going to do
    show you one more row of this and I'm going to stop and show you more options because I think I'm only going to do
    three rows otherwise wait for my camera to um
    warm up I mean to charge up my phone to charge up I um you know switch the cord
    out so we wouldn't have this problem anymore I um
    so I'm going to the award picking up two putting it through the line
    going over the warp picking up two beads you know because I had gone under the
    warps with the 22 beads before
    and take that out see if I can pick them up easier
    and just remember and I'm going to show you some other options too with this weaving but just remember you can warp
    or weave with anything you know on a loom and I'm going to try this idea with some
    more rows for weaving when I'm done with making three rows so
    I'm going to I got two I picked up two beads when I you know put the needle
    through went over the warp I'm picking up two more beads
    I went through over the warp and I gotta pick up two more beads so you know it's like adjusting to make sure I got two in
    between each Warp trying to keep doing this and going I'm
    doing I'm just going to make three rows and then I'm going to come back okay okay I did three rows and I was looking
    at the sizes of C beads um you know millimeters and I'm really thinking
    eight O's would have worked better because the um 11as is 1.7 inches
    um or 1.7 millimeters and the eight O's is three millimeters and the silver silk
    is one and a half millimeters to the seed beads aren't raising up high enough
    to get in and out of the holes so um we'll try a couple rows of the
    Adas here shortly but I'm going to try something else first as you can see this is just designing on
    the Fly um okay so I kind of straightened these out
    and I cut and I just slowly moved them to the middle and I'm looking at other options we can
    use for weaving that would be pretty I don't have the right colors but I'm going to show you some other options
    they're here's Sue Cash um braid that would be really pretty for
    beading on there and then I even thought of um
    like an eighth inch ribbon weaving that in and out if you had some sorry silk
    that would be really pretty um
    even Chinese knotting cord
    and um there's also some uh what in the world's that call just a
    minute rat tail but this is a pretty thick they might look um look good if you're using it with the
    um with the Adas I'm trying to see how this is 1.5 millimeter but it looks a lot
    thicker than uh this cord here
    so let's see oh this one's too milk but they do have it in one
    eye but I still don't know about that also I found in my stash let's see where
    do I find the package here I I just opened it
    it's a beetle on poly Sparkle thread and I know have it black with in black with
    silver too but I couldn't find it I thought that'd be real pretty and it almost resembles the
    um the three needle chain I mean I was even
    thinking you can use like maybe scraps of three needle chain you'll just you know have to tie it off and figure how
    you know how you wanted to look where you tie it off or even glue it down onto
    your pendant I don't know the ends that's something that you can work out if that's what you want to do but I
    think it'd be pretty seeing um three needle chain leaving it in and out of there
    so but I'm going to go ahead and maybe do three weeds three to five weaves of
    this um in this I'm thinking
    well let me finish off this um
    I'm just tying a knot on the end like I did when I started it
    okay take it in go through the loop
    and then I'm just gonna I'm not gonna feed it through a lot of cords I just want to kind of hide the
    end and then cut it off I'm actually thinking if I knew what I did with my oh here's my thread burner actually what I
    might do I think I'm going to burn the end off
    and make a little ball at the end
    tap it down you know I don't want to burn anything else I'm trying to be careful
    that way it won't get undone now do the same thing
    oh I didn't have it all the way out sorry I'm just trying to get kind of close but I want to make a little ball
    with what's left too so it can't feedback through the knot without burning anything else off
    okay take the end
    and tie it
    I'm not around the chain
    I'm going to try a second time since that's all too short I think
    around that
    so I got it wrapped around this
    trying to not now I'm just going to do the under over
    weave under over under over under
    sorry about that okay so I got under over under from under and I'm going to go over here
    I'm going to go under over under over
    under over
    so since there's um since I went over on the last chord I got to go under it or
    otherwise we're gonna re undo the whole row that we just did so and luckily the
    same path will be under over and over since we have even number warps
    over oh
    so you can you might be able to take your little comb and um
    [Applause] some reason it feels like it's stuck on
    something there
    huh I wonder if the needle went through the chain
    yeah but the needle went through the free needle chain so maybe I will switch to the um wood
    ones that won't do that because I like to undo this part
    you know just learning from what happens
    there is okay so that's the part I want to take off I don't want to undo everything
    so I ended it where it went through the chain
    let's move it down and now I'm going to use the wood one
    okay so we got it under and then over
    under over
    scoot scoot it down okay now we're gonna go back under oh
    trying to find my camera sorry let's see it
    okay go under over
    and this is what I think I do want to rise or just to make it a little bit easier
    let's try that again
    I'd use the needle before as a riser
    I mean I got another needle like over there from when I did the um
    other Loom of the um the crayon pendant like this but I don't want to use that
    because I want to use what you might have on hand to fix this so now I'm going back under over under
    over under
    swing back I think that helps
    excuse my body and my mess [Laughter]
    okay under over under over
    under over [Applause]
    see I do this one let me too I turn it every which way it's easier to do too less than some
    doing this I think you know that's three rows I'm gonna try five or six trying to make it the same width as that
    so we could do the under over under over again
    this is where the shuttle is going to start getting in the way
    let's get it down
    so don't be afraid to experiment what you think is good you know with this
    you know have fun with it and make it something that you'll wear
    I think this may be the last row
    I'll Make It Sick Rose I feed that through
    okay now so my last one is under so I gotta go on
    I mean I gotta go over under over okay
    you know embroidery floss would be pretty with this too if you find some with silver in it which I've seen before
    or something else um I'm just looking to see if maybe I do
    want another row or two like that sparkle
    you know I have the extra thread I think I'm gonna try doing it a little bit more
    a couple more rows
    oh just keep your Rhythm and make sure you know if you if you don't if you
    don't end with them if you have even resin you don't end with an over you know something's wrong
    foreign you know I like that I think I'm going
    to leave it like that so let's tie this off get off
    before we do that since I'm going to try burning this off too making a little ball since it's polyester
    whoops and get the thread through the loop so I'm going to feed it behind
    and get it through the loop make sure it's all down
    it could be on the loop feed it down
    rainbow black diamond I think I'm gonna try and see how it looks
    um I'm gonna tie this um
    Gotta Throw my needle again and this is eight O's we're just gonna see how it looks if it doesn't look good
    I may just do a silver on both sides and leave it at that
    I'm tying my line back um on that um
    okay sit down
    okay I'm gonna try this Ada transparent rainbow black diamond
    just for a little bit different look if we don't like it then
    um or if I don't like it then I'll um
    just finish it off a different way okay it's five six seven eight
    eight nine ten eleven
    and I need to put my Riser back in just so I can get underneath there
    got enough I have enough room to work with but hopefully this will work
    okay so I think I'm just going to put one bead
    between each Warp and it's right now looking underneath that
    okay like I did with the others just to get it started I may have to
    do this okay so I'm gonna have to do the over
    under one at a time so come on bead
    and it keeps trying to get underneath that thread because I guess I got the okay so that's not gonna work so if
    you're gonna want to use the Adas I would use it first not you know because
    um it's wanting to get under this thread so I'm going to take this off
    so I can figure out how to take it off
    that was a fair failure just because of the um threads before that so what I
    would suggest like I said put the um use the Ado so you can get do your
    weaving better and one between each Warp
    and I'm just going to put on that Silver Thread on each side
    I think I did seven or eight rows of it
    I think it
    might try to figure out a way to put keep that day on it doesn't want to stay down
    I may put a tiny bit of glue on it just to keep it down trying to keep them together
    okay let me do that later
    and then I'm going to um do some more rows of that silver on the
    other side of the beads now I'll be back okay I finished the weaving
    um and I put a tiny bit of glue because we can't close off the warps it's
    wanting to slide so it's probably put putting a tiny bit of glue on the sides you know here on the end so they won't
    keep spreading apart um okay so I already tried it on this one
    and I tried different end caps I was hoping to have a tier cast in cap but I didn't have one with the small enough
    foreign [Music]
    and I put a tiny bit of glue because we can't close off the warps it's wanting
    to slide so I put putting a tiny bit of glue on the sides you know here on the
    ends so they won't keep spreading apart um
    okay so I already tried it on this one and I tried different end caps I was
    hoping to have a Tierra cast in cap but I didn't have one with a small enough hole so I so I can finish my bracelet I
    mean my necklace I'm using a fold over end cap and then you can also use this and maybe
    glue some embellishment on it and add something else to the back of it if you want a longer
    um pendant mine hangs right at chest level
    and just to discuss a couple other things too you can always put my maybe couple jump rings and hang some things
    like tassels from the bottom or Curves some beads or even some silver silk like
    around if you use a jump ring here and here you might even do like three strands different
    um lengths you know I mean sky's the limits
    just your I guess your creativity is the limit on that so let's go ahead and do
    that next one so just on the next end just to be on the safe side just to show
    you what the folder and over end cap looks like let's see if I can show it to you
    and um so you could see it's this is
    what it looks like but
    see okay sorry I have a delay because I'm
    watching what I'm doing but it's delayed now all right just to be on the safe
    side I'm going to put a tiny bit of glue on the inside of that
    I don't have to but I feel safe I'd rather be safe than sorry
    and then let me close the end cap
    here's the end I don't have done
    I'm going to set it inside there
    and I take my flat nose pliers try my best to keep it in there
    take my flatness pliers I'm just going to squeeze one side on there a little bit
    come on buddy stay in there and I guess I squeezed too much maybe I
    can do the ones the other side first
    I hope these super glue so it stays on there faster
    I just hate using super glue because it dulls the metal
    so I'm going down flattening that the way it wants to go and then I'll go
    to the other side
    hold it like this and come on
    kind of turn it sideways to get it started
    flatten it so I'm just going to run my fingers up
    through it to make sure it stays in place now I'm going to get a jump ring
    to attach a Lobster Claw clasp
    remember turn side to side with your Lobster Claw I mean with your jump rings do not um
    do not pull open like that and then this um
    do your jump rings to where um side to side and see feel enclosed I
    like to take a little better protection and I know nobody else does this but I do it
    I guess kind of squeeze it to make sure it's tight
    and there we go and here's the other side
    a little bit showing here I mean you might even figure out something to hang from these little
    things too so um you know like I said it's just that's
    the beginning for you to help you with your creativity on these pendants I hope you have fun making it
    well I hope you enjoy the tutorial and I really hope you give your try out for it
    wouldn't it be cool sometime next time you see niele or Jewels or or even meet
    them for the first time I haven't met either one of them in person
    um you know to be wearing that it's great reversible um pendant you know you can show your a
    little looming on the one side if that's the way you decorated it and show your silkies on the other side
    so um I hope if you have any questions
    um and YouTube I'll make a line that you can reply to so I'm tagged in it so I
    know you asked a question so then um also you can ask on the jewelry making
    with Jewel and page or there's a Facebook group there's a link to it in
    the jewel in school that you can also answer join and answer question and share your projects with us you can also
    ask on the silver silk silkies page too just tag me and make sure I see see them
    so I hope you all have a great evening and thank you for joining me see you later bye