Being a Mama is hard work, and what better way to show the special mamas in your life how much they mean to you than with a personalized birthstone necklace made with Beadalon’s Quicklinks? There is a quick video that I made last year on Beadalon’s YouTube Channel, but I thought it would be helpful to take a longer walk through of this project on today’s Facebook Live.
Wrap the beads onto the Quick Links using the 22 Gauge Artistic Wire and link them together with the Quick Link Connectors. Attach the Ball Chain Ends to the Ball Chain with Chain Nose Pliers, then use Jump Rings to attach one end of the Chain to the rings and the other to the Tag and Clasp.
We had so much fun yesterday with our dual coast Facebook Live with Julianna C Avelar, inventor of the Baby Jewel Loom and Mama Jewel Loom. The Baby Jewel Loom is a great choice for beginning Loomers (like me!) because it’s always in the warp position – you don’t have to worry about getting the correct tension with the Rod like with the Mama Loom. It’s great for quick, smaller projects – and you can also make larger projects by sewing together multiple pieces. Check out Julianna’s latest book, Jewel Loom Inspirations for more project ideas.
It was great having Julianna with us to help out, especially since I invariably mix up which are the Warps and which are the Wefts. The definitive answer from Julianna herself: The Warps are up and down, and the Wefts go side to side. I’m going to post that on my wall!
The full instructions for the design that I made in the video are included with the Baby Jewel Loom, but Beadalon also has them posted on-line here! We love seeing your creations, so please post them on the Beadalon Facebook Page!