Sunday, July 15, 2012

Bead Loom Weaving

My mom is a weaver on a big, big loom. She makes some wonderful rugs and sells them on etsy. Except apparently right now when I. Post this. Now she just has some wooden buttons. But those are nice also! It is really too big to think about making a bracelet on, lol but i was really thinking about making some bracelets on a loom.

I did a search online and found this diy video on youtube for making your own loom. I didn't have everything she used, but was able to finagle a useable loom with what i had. Here is the video by beadiful nights. She has a lot of nice videos.

This morning I decided I wanted to make a bracelet using actual looming and not just the wrap bracelet like I have been making. Here are some pictures of an in progress and finished piece. Please ignore the colorful loom. The 5yo is on a nail polish kick. If it doesn't move it might get polished!!

I'm still working on clasps but I figured not too bad for the first time.


Therese's Treasures said...

Very pretty! I have been wanting to give looming a try. I did not know that it would be so easy to make a loom. Now I have no more excuses right!

Dragonfly Close said...

I had one of these small looms at a kid and remember making jewelry on it. I took a couple of classes in off-loom bead weaving and I am hooked. I really love it. Incidentally, I also am a weaver, and have one of those big looms, but lately I have been knitting more than I weave.