Bracelet Beading Instructions

  • We've included some practice wire for making loops. In order to get the feel of it, place some beads on the practice wire, leaving 1 cm at the end to make the loop.

  • Teacher pre-preps by  making a loop on one end of the wire ahead of time (if not already done by us) You will make second loop after beads placed by student) to secure the charm. Instructions below

  • For beading portion, instruct students they are expected to make a pattern, not randomly choose beads.

  • Emphasize to students to incorporate texture, shape, size and colors that are aesthetically pleasing. 

  • Discuss various pattern possibilities (ABC, AABC, ABBC, etc)

  •  Teacher’s decision, of course, but far less beads are spilled  if students point to the beads and teacher hands them out. 

 

Suggested bead numbers:

  • K               2  bead choices

  • Gr 1-3      3 beads

  • Gr 4 -6     4 beads

  • Encourage students to use the silver

       beads (makes the jewelry piece

       rock!)

  • ​Older students can include further complexity with color theory. ie can choose beads      according to a theme (warm/cool, complementary, analogous etc.)

  • Students will leave about 1 centimeter of wire for teacher to finish the loop. Your pliers come with a cutter, so you can trim the wire to make the 1 centimeter.

  • After beads are strung, teacher will make the finishing loops: To make the final loop and place charm, grip the end of the memory wire in the nose of your round-nose pliers and hold firmly. Rotate your wrist towards your body, forming a half loop in the wire. Place the charm on, and finish the loop tightly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Make Loops