Now we are ready to finish weaving the split loom necklace and to turn it into something you can wear!
Keep weaving until the piece is a total of 16 inches measuring from the bottom of the swirl to the top of the straps. At 13 1/2 inches you will want to reduce the width of each strap by one bead on each side. To do so, wrap around the outer warp thread and stick your needle through the side bead. Next pick up and weave five, rather than seven beads. I’ve woven 3/4 of an inch with the seven beads but you are welcome to continue weaving the seven beads longer.
To decrease by one bead on each side follow above insert instructions. Weave two and three quarters inches of three beads.
At this point, before you remove this piece from the loom, you will want to sew in any weft thread ends such as the first one.
Release the tension on the loom by turning the wing nuts counter clockwise. Remove the warping bar and the piece from the loom. You have two warp ends at the first decrease that you need to sew into the piece and four warp ends at the end of the piece. You want to sew all but one warp thread into the piece. When that is done, use your one remaining warp thread to sew together the ends of the straps.
The last thing you need to do is finish the spiral end. To do this thread a side warp thread. Pick up three Delica beads, one dagger bead, three delica beads. See photo below. Sew through the first woven bead and then head up to the piece itself to lose the thread by sewing through beads and tying around warp threads. You have quite a few threads to sew in so you want to keep as much space between these sewn in threads as possible. Then use the warp thread on the other side to travel through the fringe you just created to make is stronger. End that warp thread inside the piece.
Seven daggers later and there she is!
We will be writing a blog post with pictures of finished pieces from the weave-along and adding these to our Your Work Gallery. Email us pictures of your final pieces (or note in your posted pictures on social media that we can post them) to be included!