Beading pattern (source: Megan’s Beaded Designs)
Delica bead colors 771, 221, 734, 763 & 3×5 Antique Brass Flat Oval Chain (source: Auntie’s Beads & Supplies)
Nymo beading thread & needle
Standard bead loom
Cut 18 13-15 inch lengths of thread.
Tie the collection of equal-length threads together on either end,
Place the group of threads on the beading loom, separating each thread by the spaces within the loom’s spring.
Tighten the loom, so that one end wraps the excess thread around its spool.
Cut two equal lengths of chain, the size of the beaded portion of your bracelet. (In this example, 6 inches.)
Thread your beading needle with a long length of thread to work with, and tie the end of it to the edge thread on the un-spooled side of the loom.
Thread on the first bead of the design and thread through the first link of the chain for the tip side of the bracelet, and then back through the first bead, attaching the chain to that side of the bracelet.
Thread on the rest of the beads of your row, and separate them so that each bead is push up between two of the loom’s threads, with the final bead dangling at the end of the row.
As you did with the top of the row, thread your needle through the end link of the other piece of chain, and thread your needle back through your first row of beads, keeping it above the threads of the loom to secure each bead in its place.
Add two more rows of the pattern, continuing to loop through the chains on both ends.
Thread back through your work to come out an end of your first row.
Weave your thread over and under each of the individual threads, back and fourth several times to create a 1/4 of an inch of tightly woven thread for an end cap.
Thread back through your beginning rows and continue to follow to pattern to complete your beading. Unspool and tighten the threads to achieve the desired length on your bracelet. Repeat step 12 at the opposite end of your beadwork.
Add some glue to the end caps of thread on both end of the bracelet. Let dry and remove from the loom.
Cut off the loose threads and cut out two rectangle piece of fabric that, when folded in half, measure just over the length of the thread caps on your bracelet.
Apply more glue to the thread caps and fold over the piece of fabric over each side. Let dry.
Cut out two lengths of 10-links of chain and link both end to either end of the chain attached to your bracelet on both sides.
Finish off both ends of the bracelet by attaching the jump rings over the loops of chain added in the previous step. Add the lobster clasp on one end, and multiple jump rings for optimal size on the other.