Have you worked on a bead loom before? They are wonderful tools that make it easy to create intricately patterned beadwork. Bead looms are quite versatile, allowing you to construct a wide variety of patterns in different sizes. Below, I have gathered some of my favourite bead loom patterns. I hope you will want to work on some of these amazing designs.
What is Loom Beading?
Loom beading is a combination of weaving and beading. The craft requires a special tool called a bead loom that evenly spaces the beads. A bead loom is similar to a regular loom. However, it is much smaller.
Interesting Facts about Bead Looms
Although bead looms are very simple tools, they have a long history. For years, they have been an integral part of Native American culture.
- Glass beads first came into production during the 14th century.
- Bead looms were invented by Native American women.
- Modern bead looms often use a comb or spring to hold the thread in place.
- Most bead looms are designed for tabletop use. Yet, some are designed for laptop use.
- The first beads were made from stones, pearls, shells, and seeds.
21 Bead Loom Patterns
Below are 21 gorgeous bead loom patterns. There are simple patterns and complex patterns. I love all the designs and I wish I had the time to make each and every bracelet. I hope you feel the same way.
1. Miyuki Loom Bead Bracelet by Margarittejewelry
Impress everyone with your beading skills by following along with this pattern. The pattern creates a stunning, classy, art deco style bracelet.
The loom bracelet pattern is 15 columns wide x 69 rows long. The beaded area will measure .8 inches (2 cm) wide x 4.75 inches (12 cm) long. It requires 6 colours of Miyuki Delica 11/0 beads. The pattern does not include instructions. You must be familiar with the loom technique.
2. Abstract Emerald Loom Bead Pattern by BeadsAndFantasy
Here is another absolutely gorgeous loom bracelet pattern made with Miyuka Delica 11/0 beads. You can use the colours suggested by the designer. Or pick out your own colour combination.
The pattern uses 4 colours of beads. Included is a large, detailed, number graph, and a word chart. There are no instructions. The loom bracelet pattern is 15 columns wide x 71 rows long. The beaded area will measure approximately .8 inches (.2 cm) wide x 4.75 inches (12 cm) long.
3. Dark Blue Bead Loom Pattern by GalaFitz
This would be a fun pattern to work on. The dark blue pattern really stands out. You could even use black beads with a splash of colour. You could use teal, pink, gold, green, etc. The possibilities are endless.
The pattern includes the pattern design, bead legend, large bead graph, and word chart. As with most bead loom patterns, there are no instructions. You will need previous experience. The pattern uses 8 colours and is 29 columns wide x 100 rows long. It will measure about 1.54 inches (3.91 cm) wide x 6.88 inches (17.48 cm) long.
4. Rainbow Chevron Ombre with Border by Wescott Jewelry
Are you on the hunt for some free bead loom patterns? Here is a fun, playful design. The rainbow, chevron bracelet will add colour to any outfit you wear.
The designer has included a bead graph as well as a written row-by-row chart. There is even a PDF chart you can download. To make the bracelet you will need an impressive 11 colours of beads, thread, bronze ribbon clasps, a lobster claw, and an extension chain.
Find the Pattern by Wescott Jewelry Here
5. Bracelet Loom Beading Pattern by FancyBeadPattern
How cute is this heart patterned bracelet? This would be a wonderful pattern for making Valentine’s Day, Anniversary, and Mother’s Day gifts. Or just make it for someone to let them know you love them.
The loom bracelet pattern is 13 columns wide x 99 rows long. The beaded area will measure about .69 inches (1.75 cm) wide x 6.82 inches (17.3 cm) long. It requires 3 colours of Miyuki Delica 11/0 beads.
6. Pink, Gold, White Diamond Bead Loom Patterns by CraftaholiqueDesigns
You can make a matching set of bracelets with this set of bead loom patterns. There are 2 designs that look great together. Or you can wear each bracelet by itself.
The download includes two PDF files, one for each of the bead loom patterns. Each pattern consists of a bead legend, a chart, and a written row-by-row chart. The bracelets can be made in 3 different lengths.
7. Blue Waves Bead Loom Bracelet Making Pattern by GalaFitz
Add a touch of abstract art to your wardrobe with this amazing blue waves bracelet. The pattern is stylish yet fun.
The PDF file includes the pattern design, bead legend, large bead graph, and word chart. There are 26 columns and 100 rows. It measures 1.38 inches (3.50 cm) wide x 6.88 inches (17.47 cm) long.
8. Loom Beading Bracelet Pattern by BeadingWithBugs
Here is a wonderful bead loom pattern that combines all the colours of an exotic marketplace. The designer has included a bead graph, word chart, and bead legend. The finished size is 1.1 inches (2.79 cm) x 6.5 inches (16.51 cm).
9. Coachella Inspired Beaded Bracelet by Kat from beadaholique
Make this bracelet for your next music festival or just wear it whenever you feel like lots of colour. This large and beautiful bracelet is fashionable and flawless. It is the ideal summer accessory. This is an intermediate level bead loom pattern. It uses a rainbow of seed beads.
Find the Pattern by Kat from beadaholique Here
10. Bookshelf Beaded Bookmark Loom Bead Patterns by GinaMarieJewelry
Make this bracelet for your local librarian or the book lover in your life. You can even use the pattern to make bookmarks.
The PDF file includes 3 bead loom patterns. Each will measure about 1 inch (2.54 cm) wide. The different lengths are 6.5 inches (16.51 cm), 7 inches (17.78 cm), and 7.5 inches (19.05 cm). There are 13 colours used in each pattern.
11. Black cats Loom Bracelet Pattern by KikisBeadArts
This Black Cats loom bracelet pattern would be a fun project to work on this Halloween. Or make it to show off your love of black cats.
The PDF file includes a picture of the pattern, a detailed graph, a bead legend, and a word chart. It calls for Japanese Delica size 11 beads. There are 28 columns and 98 rows. It measures 1.49 inches (3.78 cm) wide x 6.75 inches (17.14 cm) long.
12. Optical Illusion Bead Loom Bracelet Making Pattern by GalaFitz
Make people take a second look with this optical illusion bracelet. Use black and white beads to create a bracelet to go with every outfit. Then make another using your favourite colour combination.
The loom bracelet pattern is 21 columns wide x 100 rows long. The beaded area will measure 1.12 inches (2.84 cm) wide x 6.88 inches (17.47 cm) long. It only requires 2 colours of Miyuki Delica 11/0 beads.
13. Heart Bracelet Free Bead Loom Pattern by Sugar Beet Crafts
Here is a fun pattern perfect for Valentine’s Day. It has a cute heart pattern that is easy to make. This would be a great pattern for a new beader to work on.
This free bead loom pattern can be customised with the colours of your choice. You can add extra beads to the ends to make the bracelet the length you desire.
Find the Pattern by Sugar Beet Crafts Here
14. Starry Night Loom Beading Bracelet by ScarabJewels
Starry Night is one of the most famous paintings in the world. It was painted by the Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh. With this pattern, you can replicate his work using beads and a loom.
This pattern was created for loom bead weaving. However, you can make the bracelet using the square stitch. The designer recommends using 11 colours of Miyuki Delica cylindrical beads. The pattern is 25 columns wide x 100 rows long. The beaded area will measure approximately 1.33 inches (3.38 cm) wide x 6.88 inches (17.47 cm) long.
15. Minimalist Loom Bracelet Pattern by FancyBeadPattern
Are you a fan of the Art Deco style? If so, you will love this bracelet. The finished piece will work well dressed up or down. Wear it to a wedding or the market.
The pattern uses 5 colours of Miyuki beads. Included is a pattern preview, bead legend, pattern graph, and word chart. There are no instructions. The loom bracelet pattern is 11 columns wide x 91 rows long. The beaded area will measure approximately .58 inches (1.47 cm) wide x 6.26 inches (15.9 cm) long.
16. Aqua Loom Bracelet Pattern by KikisBeadsArts
Are you planning a trip to the beach? Or do you live in a coastal community? Here is the perfect bracelet design. The colourful wave pattern is lovely and will make you feel happy. Included in the download are 2 bead loom patterns. The smaller bracelet is 18 beads wide. The larger bracelet is 27. They both measure 6.95 inches (17.65 cm) long.
17. Autumn Sun DIY Bracelet Pattern by Fusion Beads
The Autumn Sun DIY Bracelet is a great pattern for showing off your loom weaving skills. The beautiful colours were chosen to represent the rays of sunlight falling on autumn reds, oranges, and yellows. This is an intermediate level bead loom pattern. It uses 5 colours of Delica beads.
Find the Pattern by Fusion Beads Here
18. Bead Loom Bracelets by Cutesy Crafts
Here are 3 free bead loom patterns! These patterns will keep you busy for a while. The bracelets would make wonderful gifts. Simply choose your giftees’ favourite colours.
To complete the bracelets you will need the free bead loom patterns, a bead loom, beading needle, thread, glue, slider clasps, jump rings, lobster clasps, size 8 seed beads, and 3 mm seed beads.
Find the Pattern by Cutesy Crafts Here
19. Flowers Bead Loom Bracelet Pattern by BeadsAndFantasy
Here is a beautiful floral bead pattern. The designer gives you 2 choices. You can make it with a solid background or with a dual coloured background.
The loom bracelet pattern is 16 columns wide x 71 rows long. The beaded area will measure approximately .8 inches (2 cm) wide x 4.75 inches (12 cm) long. Depending on which of the bead loom patterns you choose, you will need either 6 or 7 colours.
20. Autumn Leaves Loom Pattern by BOHONA
Perfect for autumn, this leaf patterned bracelet will make a great addition to your jewellery box. Wear it to the pumpkin patch or on a hayride. You will get a lot of compliments on this piece.
Included are both loom and square stitch instructions. The pdf file includes a large picture of the pattern, a detailed graph, a bead legend, and a word chart. It is 23 columns wide x 90 rows long. The beaded area will measure about 1.22 inches (3.09 cm) wide x 6.20 inches (15.75 cm) long.
21. Birds In Winter Loom Pattern by PBJDesignBputique
Do you love cardinals? They are beautiful birds whose red colour stands out in the snow. If you are looking for a fun piece of jewellery to add to your winter wardrobe, this one is perfect.
This pattern can be used with a loom or the square stitch. It is 30 columns wide x 100 rows long. The beaded area will measure close to 1.6 inches (4.06 cm) wide x 6.88 inches (17.48 cm) long. It uses 35 colours of Miyuki Delica 11/0 beads.
Do you have a beading loom that is not getting the love it deserves? Pull it out and get busy working on a few of these bead loom patterns.
Once you are done, do share your beautiful works on my Facebook Page. I’d love to see them.
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Bead loom patterns are a lot of fun to work on. If you enjoy making jewellery, you will definitely enjoy working on the beam loom patterns I have listed.