Choosing the Right Beading Loom
Using a beading loom for your projects will assist you in creating special pieces for yourself and friends. However, before you decide to purchase your first beading loom it is important you that you know something about them. Your beading loom needs to be of made in the proper fashion and of sturdy design.
Most looms you will find are even shaped such as rectangular or square. You may even find looms with grooves and raiser hooks that are useful for both weaving and threading. You may find these types of looms cheaper than the wooden ones. Value for money will be the go with the wooden version as they last a long time and are generally sturdier.
Handle your wooden loom carefully when using it for the first time. Place the loom on a flat surface to minimize movement and select large beads. If you are setting on beading for yourself, using Czech beads and strong thread for beading will make this easier.
Work done on beading looms is without a doubt something you need to try. If you continue using the beading looms you will find that you need more than one so that you have a variety of designs to chose from. Each loom will provide you with a different style of beading. It is important to know what you want to achieve before selecting a particular loom as only buying a small wired loom may limit your possibilities.
Have a look at the different options available to you. As there are a number of reasonably priced looms it can be a daunting experience to know exactly which one is going to suit your needs the most.
Having an idea of what you want to achieve beforehand will help. As there are many options to select from, you will need to consider the one which will be the easiest to make the type of beading work. As an example, the Mirrix is a more complex beading loom which has a shedding device whereas the Tube loom is ideal for small projects.
You will need to know how often you plan on using the beading loom and what type of beads you will use the most, before making your decision on which beading loom to purchase. Whatever your needs are, you will need to ensure that you know a few basic things about your beading loom. Research the beading loom which best suits you before purchasing so that all of your needs are met and that your beading loom has all your desired features.
If you want to find out more about beading looms and other great beading ideas, click over to Felicity’s site at http://www.beading-is-fun.info To read Felicity’s Ultimate Bead Lover’s Guide, go to http://www.ultimatebeadloversguide.com
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