Work in Progress: Bead Loom Bracelet

I brought my old high-school-era bead loom back with me from Memphis last month, and I have been slowly remembering how to use it. There was a shiny pink bracelet on the loom that I must have abandoned for college application essays, and I was determined to finish it. I definitely had a few false starts, but this tutorial saved the whole operation. Thank you, kind bead loom ladies!

Once I got going, it was pretty quick work: a simple under and over. The hardest part, honestly, is picking up these tiny beads with the needle!

I am now finished with the beadwork: hurray! The tutorial also gives some tips on finishing projects, like how to add clasps and closures, and that will be a project for the weekend. The best part of all of this is that my 16-year-old self was so overzealous with the thread for this bracelet that the loom is actually already pre-loaded for the next one! I think on that one I will experiment with some patterns, since I have plenty of colors to work with (thanks, Mom!).

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