GUIDE TO BEADING WITH A LOOM
Jamie Cloud Eakin
When I started creating loom beaded jewelry several years ago, there was a scarcity of definitive books about the technique. I recently received this book and it is truly a start to finish and beyond product.
The first chapter begins with an introduction to the various types of looms. The following chapters cover information pertaining to the process, finishing, edging techniques, project, etc. Chapter 7 takes the reader on an adventure beyond traditional loom work with wonderfully instructive and boldly colored illustrations. Many well-conceived projects are presented. The section entitled “projects beyond tradition” are an amazing example utilizing dagger beads instead of delicas. The end results are mind boggling examples outside the norm.
Each project contains instructions, supply list, and finishing techniques. I agree as I read the last part of a project that one has to carefully pull and pray that each warped thread yields to our nimble fingers.
Chapter 10 on Troubleshooting soothes our wrinkled brow. Reminds me of the section in the instruction book that came with my microwave oven. If you are having trouble “do the following,” and you might easily continue on your bead weaving adventure.