Made By EllenHope (on the Leaky Lounge)
Snitch Beaded Bracelet
Tutorial By Ellen Hope
(in the Leaky Lounge
This is the finished product:
Seed beads for-
Cut eleven strings a foot and a half long and knot both sides. Hook the ends to the knobs on the metal pieces on either side, and separate one string into each metal groove.
Double knot a string about three inches onto the string closest to you. Leave a tail of about two inches. Push the string to the left side of the loom (not passing the metal grooves).
Thread the beading needle onto the thread so the tail is about 6 inches long. Then, thread 10 background beads onto the thread. Put the beads under the eleven strings and separate each into their own spots. (the picture will help : ) )
Take the needle and thread it threw each bead over the strings, this will keep them in place! Pull the string all the wy through and pull tight!
When you only have 2-3 inches left on you thread, it is time to get another one. This part takes a lot of practice. Just be very slow and careful! Okay… Cut another strand of thread about 3 feet long and line one end up with the end of the first one. Twist them together.
Now, be very patient, tie a knot in the string as close to the beads as possible. It’s pretty tricky!
Good! Now just keep following the pattern and adding new string as needed. When you get to the end, just take your needle off the thread and admire you work……
Now, take each individual end and weave it back into the beading by threading the needle onto one, threading it back up that row, then back down the next, then back up the next one. Then, take the needle off and do it to the next until all are like that. Take it off the loom and it should look like this:
Put some superglue on the very edge of the bead and the string for every one. That should keep it in place. Cut off all the excess when dry! Then, tie on the clasps to either side all close as you can get them. Superglue the knots and cut off the excess!
Now you have a gorgeous snitch bracelet to wear everywhere your Harry Potter-Obsessed heart desires! Congratulations!