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  • How to Warp Your Large Wisdom Warrior Loom

    January 18, 2023

    How to Warp Your Large Wisdom Warrior Loom

    Jewels shows how to warp the Large Wisdom Warrior to make a wrap bracelet. The knobs at the ends of this loom makes it just as easy to warp as the Original Jewel Loom, but with no rod.

    The Large Wisdom Warrior, made from sustainable baltic birch in the U.S.A., is built to either warp/weave on one side or both sides. Jewels designed this loom, so longer projects can be made on it, such as chokers, hatbands, & belts. If you want to create a long project, like a belt, wrap the warps around both sides, wrap the warp around the same knob, then go back in the opposite direction. 

    This tutorial is the first tutorial in the Jewel Loom Jewel Box's Beaded Multi Bead Size & Shape Wrap Bracelet. The Jewel Loom Jewel Box is a monthly workshop with kit. A few of this wrap bracelet kits are still available to purchase:  https://jewelloom.com/products/monthly-workshop-kit 

    Large Wisdom Warrior (includes Shield Bead Board, Wildfire, Jewel Loom needles, & a kit to make a hatband):  https://jewelloom.com/collections/weaving-goddess%E2%84%A2/products/wisdom-warrior-large-loom-kit 

    1mm Hemp:  https://jewelloom.com/collections/accessories/hemp-cord-1mm  

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    Transcript:

    hi
    oh my goodness it's always so much fun
    when I am demoing on the large wisdom
    Warrior as you can tell you know she's
    she's pretty long that's why we love it
    we love her when we're making our hat
    bands and our chokers and our wrap
    bracelets like we are today
    um so I just wanted to go over a little
    bit
    um you know just a closer look at how to
    add your cord I'm using the repeat the
    1.5 millimeter repeat from beadalon it's
    a sustainable uh cord that is made from
    plastic bottles it's super cool
    um it's going to be laying on top of the
    grid because as you can see
    you know the the
    um the little grooves they you know
    they're tiny they're made for you know
    like wildfire beating thread I do
    believe I've been able to get the 0.5
    millimeter hemp into one of the grooves
    so when you're working with something
    larger uh like the 1.5 millimeter repeat
    it's just gonna lay on top of the groove
    okay so I went ahead and I tied my cord
    to the back uh or actually this is the
    top button and the knot I always want
    the knot to be on the top of the button
    so that when I pull the cord or the
    beading thread or whatever material I'm
    working with There's No Lack there's no
    you know like sometimes what I found
    happening is say the knot would be way
    over here and then people would always
    say Hey you know I'm losing tension on
    that very first warp well lo and behold
    it was just that little bit of space
    that they weren't pulling tied on and
    then guess what there was just that
    little bit of lack in the warp so get
    the knot pull it towards you and since
    we're only going to be doing two warps
    I'm just going to work down the center
    of my wisdom Warrior Loom
    and I'm going to come all the way down
    to the bottom I'm going to prop up her
    top there
    and I'm just going to do an eyeball you
    know so I can see that I am pretty
    straight okay and then I'm going to
    Let's it's like this reminds me of a
    time when I had to like uh I had a huge
    Tahoe you know Tahoe truck and I had to
    get out of a very very tight space
    um but it had super awesome steering and
    I was able to do it that's what I feel
    like when I'm maneuvering the large
    wisdom Warrior for videos anyway okay so
    the cord is laying on the grooves and
    I'm getting ready to wrap around the
    bottom button and I'm going to do it
    twice so I come around once and then I
    come around again and I just do that to
    help secure
    whoa uh the tension with the warp that
    was cool
    that was super cool okay all right so
    I'm gonna eyeball
    um for this particular project we are
    skipping seven I think that might be
    close let me see one two three four five
    six seven I gotta go over one okay
    and then I'm bringing
    the repeat back up to the top and then
    I'll turn around because I've got my my
    steering
    all right and then all I'm gonna do from
    here is what we would do uh with our
    other loomed projects is I'm I'm going
    to tie off
    um I do just want to make sure that I'm
    skipping
    it looks about right skipping seven one
    two three four yep okay and then once
    again I'm just going to wrap around the
    button
    once
    twice now when you're using a more
    expensive material like the repeat or
    leather you really do want to learn how
    to
    best tie off with uh the last less waist
    right so
    um so try you know try your best to keep
    your tension
    the instrument let's see
    is it a cello
    okay
    um so yeah so I'm going to just trim
    this I again I don't want to waste this
    product because it is a higher end
    product and
    okay hopefully that's enough
    for me to maneuver and I'm going to save
    that of course this is also where let me
    get in the screen sorry about that this
    is also where I talk about
    um
    having the Flats on hand the flat nose
    because they can kind of come in as your
    see how that helps and then I'll just go
    through the loop basically you're just
    trying to tie off okay so don't like
    like oh what is she doing I'm simply
    trying to get a good get a good knot
    so that my warps don't
    don't
    um
    come apart or get loose
    so let's see let's see how that worked
    yep do we do okay
    awesome all right so there we go so for
    this particular project let me see if I
    can't do this we are making a wrap
    bracelet and so
    um we're just doing two warps where
    we're going to fit random sized and
    styled beads so from Square beads to
    round beads to seed beads to check beads
    to I have a whole plethora of yumminess
    over here but yeah just that simple so
    practice don't you know don't get a
    fluster if your warps are not tight on
    the first try
    um we always say to practice and when
    you're working with a big Loom like the
    large wisdom Warrior
    um give yourself some Grace and just
    practice uh you know maybe maybe even
    get some yarn you know like something
    that's not all that expensive that you
    can play around with okay all right I um
    I'm super excited to get going on the
    wrap bracelet next I'm going to come in
    and show you how I got started
    and then we'll just uh yeah we'll be
    beating we'll be beating for a while
    okay see you right back here