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Basil Pesto

About this design:

I bought a loom to try my hand at it and this is the first bracelet I made.


Picasso seed beads, turquoise cabochon, bloodstone beads.

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  1. daisymae
    daisymae says:

    OH WOW! I LOVE the colors in this and also the width! Great job for a first try! This is gorgeous! :D

  2. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Wow! Absolutely gorgeous! The colors are fabulous together! How did you do the beading on the sides? (I’ve never loomed before, can you tell?)

  3. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    I beaded the body with 8/0 toho on the loom. The Picasso beads are great because they have lots of variation, so I did not even mix them. Then I added 11/0 (3 each) on the edges by hand. It is not really difficult, just time consuming. But the beads feel like a rich fabric on the wrist. I think the 3 bead edge is called a picot. You can all all kinds of beads after the body is loomed.

  4. Nata S
    Nata S says:

    And this. Is. A BEAUTY! :)

  5. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Thanks Nata. It is a very simple design. I have never tried all the beading that you do. Maybe I will work up the courage.

  6. perlym
    perlym says:

    The side beading is just enough contrast to give it the finished look. Want to try this but have way to many beads to use up first. Lovely piece.

  7. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Del, Thanks for the info! I just received a loom for my birthday but it has very limited instructions. I really like your beaded edge. I think it really makes your piece look “finished”. I also love your cabochon. Did you have a tutorial to learn how to do all this or are you naturally “one with the loom”? :-)

  8. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Just beautiful. I also like the focal,and the nice width of the piece.Awesome work!

  9. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    I have a book by Sharon Bateman called “Loom Beading”, and the book on cabs is called “Beading with Cabochons” by Jamie Cloud Eakin.

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    JC Hamm says:

    Just beautiful, it looks like a knitted sweater cuff.I’ve wanted a loom for awhile , maybe Santa will come through this year. :D I’ve been good!!

  11. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    This is fabulous! I LOVE the colors between the seed beads and the cabochon! All of this fits perfectly!

  12. A Little Pizzaz aka Judy
    A Little Pizzaz aka Judy says:

    Interesting and beautiful!

  13. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Gorgeous work of art! Love the colors, so beautiful!

  14. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Spectacular job! I would never know this was your first attempt. :) Your beads compliment that gorgeous cabochon perfectly.

  15. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Thanks for the book info!

  16. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Thanks, all. Working on the loom is very relaxing, a lot like knitting. I am definitely going to make more.

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