Now you are ready to finish weaving and then finish this gem of bracelet.
Keep weaving the crystals with spaces of just silk in between until you’ve woven five inches of crystals. Spread them out however you want. I have packed mine in fairly densely.
Let me remind you of the math: My wrist is six inches in diameter. I started off with one inch of just silk. I then added (as you all will) five inches of crystals and silk). I then ended my piece with 1 5/8 inches of silk. For every quarter of an inch larger you would have added 1/8 inch to each end. So now that we are ending and have already dealt with the first section of silk, all you need to know is that for every 1/4 of an inch larger than my wrist, add 1/8 inch to the end. That being said, my bracelet is snug. It’s not tight, but it is a very close fit. So I suggest at this point to actually add more than that if you are worried about having too tight a fit. The deal is, even if you add too much, you can always fold over more of the end to make it smaller, but if you find it’s too small you really cannot fix that. The other thing is the Z clasp is a little more difficult to latch than the e clasps. So you need a little more wiggle room. That being said, the Z clasp can also be pried open to make it easier to clasp.
After you’ve woven your last bit of silk, weave a few rows of warp.
To end the warp/weft thread tie a knot around the right warp.
Take your thread under warp two and then around it once more, sticking the end through the loop to form a knot. Do this until you’ve reached the left side of your piece. As you are making these knots, put very tightly. You will not be tying any other knots when you remove y0ur piece from the loom because doing so would create some unnecessary lumps at the back of your bracelet
Remove your piece from the loom by turning the wing nut clockwise and slipping out the warping bar. Trim the ends of the side with the shorter section of silk to about 1/4 inch.
Then fold it around the side of the clasp that does not have an opening. Sew all around the edges.
For the other end, also trim the warp threads to about 1/4 inch. Then you will want to sew down the warp/weft (the white stuff) really well. Sew around it at least twice. This is to prevent those ends from sticking out of the side of the bracelet. The other end you were able to sew all the way around, but for this end you will be leaving a large loop in which to insert the other end of the clasp.
Fold over this end. Make it as large as possible. Sew just one stitch on each side near the end of the fold and all the way across the bottom edge.
This is how the clasp looks when you have not made it larger. It is very easy to bend the metal of this clasp and if you have a tighter fit I recommend opening it slightly.
This is the clasp slightly opened.
And this is your finished piece!
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