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Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Bead Loom

I bought myself a small bead loom at the craft store, it was an impluse buy, but can I tell you I've had so much fun with it. Warping it is a snap and I couldn't beat the $ 4.25 price. I choose a cross stitch pattern from one of the many books I have on that subject, that was small enough to translate to this tiny loom. Once I got the hang of counting out the tiny beads and how to attach them to the warp, I was on a serious roll.











After a few hours and lots of tiny beads later I had this! I really enjoyed making this little piece of bead work and plan on using it in one of the small bags made from my inkle strips. I have some more ideas on what can be done with this little loom and love that an impluse buy turn out to be a creative muse.

7 comments:

Cindie Kitchin eweniquely ewe said...

What fun! I haven't done that in years!

Judy said...

I didn't even know there was such a thing! That looks like a lot of fun and you did a great job creating your flowers with beads.

Thanks, too, for your kind comment on my quilt :-)

Enjoy!

Delighted Hands said...

Inspirational! I have one sitting in a box but have never experimented with it-will have to make amends-thanks. Your little weaving is wonderful!

bspinner said...

Wow!!! Very cute. What did you use for warp and beads included with the price of the bead loom?

DEEP END OF THE LOOM said...

bspinner - yes, the kit had included some beads, I purchased another small bag of assorted colored beads for an extra 2.50.

Leigh said...

Oh gosh, I remember having one of those when I was a kid! I honestly didn't appreciate it like I do now. So many things it could be used for.

Erin Simonetti said...

You are off to a great start. I see there are some warp tension problems. This is very standard with this type of loom. Other then purchasing a loom more secure to hold the warps, try using 'u' nails and securing this same loom to a large board. That will help with the loom shifting out of shape while looming. Also, put a washer under each wing nuts, at the ends of the rollers. Then the wing nuts can be tightened more to the point of holding your warps taut. I hope this helps! Please keep looming!