Did you see this beautiful loom beaded bracelet tutorial over on Art Beads? It is called the Hypnoptic Blocks and it is designed by Cheri Carlson. These bracelets are best made with uniform Japanese beads and geometric patterns in the right colors are particularly stunning. But the only thing that usually puts me off looms is the gazillion warp threads you have to deal with after you finish it. Seems counterproductive that a loom speeds up the work only to slow you down at the end.
I had previously come across a DIY loom which eliminated these pesky thread ends. But there is one commercial tool called the Ricks Beading Loom. Watch Art Bead's how to set up video and see how the design gets rid of the majority of the warp threads. I love how the loops magically disappear with just a few gentle strokes. Woot! The only drawback is the cost - around $45- 50.
Before You Go:
- How to Make Your Own Beading Looms
- Book Review - The Big Book of Beading Patterns
- Multiple Row Wrap Bead Bracelet Tutorials (using a beading loom)
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