The Easiest Way to Finish a Beaded Bracelet

Two weeks ago I recieved an order of new clasps for beadwork that I wanted to try out. My first attempt with the clasps was to just make a pile of 11/0 seed bead soup and weave. I was in a rush. I wanted to try out these clasps fast. I had to know if they would really work. Finding out that they do work, I decided to design my next piece. Granted, I kind of made up the design as I went along but I did spend quite a bit of time figuring out my bead choices. I went for a goldish/pinkish/greenish with a tad of off-white theme. It fit my mood at the moment. But the colors also directed themselves to a rather calming, delicate piece. I was pleased with the result. 

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Beaded Wrap Bracelet on a Mini Mirrix

Yesterday morning a customer emailed me asking about making wrap-bracelets on a Mirrix Loom. While I was writing back to her, I realized that you might be able to weave a wrap-bracelet on a Mini Mirrix without using the warping bar. 

I took out some leather cord, strung on a pewter button and folded the cord in half. I then looped that around the loom after adjusting the height and tied the button side and the other end together. Then, I tightened my tension.

It was the perfect set up for a wrap-bracelet (and oh-so-easy)!

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