Project 14: Bead loomApril 6, 2011
I don’t remember where I got my first bead loom. I have no memory of making one, but I remember that I used a board with small nails in it all through my beading phase in college. I thought maybe I still had it somewhere, but a quick look through an old trunk yielded close to nothing (more on that later). So last night I persuaded my husband to help me make another one.
We rummaged around in our utility room to find an appropriately sized board and nails.
I measured around my wrist and added an extra two inches, then marked the board for the nails. I figured 10 nails on each end would work. My husband took over when it became apparent that I was not going to manage getting all 10 nails in without bending them in every direction.
There are other ways to make your own bead loom. Here are instructions to make yours out of a shoebox lid: project at BeadingDaily.com
As I was digging around in my trunk of old college things I discovered a box with beading supplies in it. In that box was an actual bead loom! I have a vague memory of someone gifting me with their old beading supplies, but I have no recollection of who that was. If you’re reading this thank you! I may use that loom for a later project.
Now I’m ready to start my project. Check back tomorrow to see how it’s going.