|The Little Guy 12" beading and tapestry loom by Mirrix Looms is a great gift for yourself or for someone else!
My first beading loom was one of those "Native American"
beading looms that I got for five dollars from a big box craft store when I was
in high school. It was how I learned to work with seed beads, and I still have
that beading loom tucked away in a plastic tackle box in the depths of my bead
These days, however, I'm using a much more sophisticated
piece of beading equipment when I want to do beading loom work. For the last
two years, I've been working on a Mirrix beading loom, and I don't think I
could ever use anything else.
Mirrix beading looms aren't necessarily the "prettiest"
beading looms that you'll see. But they are built and assembled considerably
better than other beading looms in the same price range. The Mirrix beading
loom is built from a series of metal components that give you absolute control
over your tension and warp lengths, and the shedding device is fantastic for
making bead and fiber tapestries, like the bead and tapestry cuff bracelet kits
they offer on their website.
My Little Guy loom (12 inches across) is also perfect for
doing small tapestries. Weighing around five pounds, this lightweight loom fits
comfortably in your lap and can also stand on a table using the padded fold-out
legs. Setting up and warping the loom was easy to do using the video included
with the loom, and if you need other assistance, Claudia and Elena at Mirrix
will be happy to direct you to the numerous tutorials available on the Mirrix
website. (They are also very happy to answer any questions sent to them via
The construction of these looms means that they will last a
lifetime, so this is a seriously good investment for anyone who loves to do
loomed beadwork. Combined with the Mirrix company's fabulous customer service,
a Mirrix beading loom is an investment you can feel good about.
You can find everything you need to get started with these beading looms including supplies, beading and tapestry kits and beading patterns, on the Mirrix Looms website.
Have you ever used a Mirrix beading loom? Which model did
you use? Leave a comment and share your experiences here on the blog!