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Several years ago, my uncle gifted me a bead loom kit. Seeing the actual tools used to make bead jewellery got me excited. I couldn’t wait for my holidays to start using it. My mother and I read through the manual and she assembled the loom. I drew out an elaborate design on the drafting paper provided with the kit and had begun imagining a bracelet on my wrist!

It was only once I had drawn the grid for the design of my bracelet and begun weaving each individual bead into the loom that I realised the effort that is involved in beading.

I have always found it difficult to haggle with street vendors selling these kinds of bracelets. Having tried it out myself, I don’t even think of negotiating.

This one with my initial is one of the handful of bracelets I weaved on the loom.

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Explore all the alphabets over at the Daily Post

By Kasturika

I tell stories - of people, places, and ideas - through words and visuals.
Designer by profession, Writer by passion, and Storyteller by accident (or is that a cosmic conspiracy?)
Digital Nomad, Slightly Eccentric

3 replies on “Alphabet”

Oh my gosh, I’ve made almost the identical bracelet, colors and “K” alike!!! But the loom came from a cousin!

I’ve been addicted to beads my whole life. I blame a grandmother who allowed me to play with her broken costume jewelry starting at age 4!

I could really relate to your stories! Thanks for sharing!

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