The advent of many new beads on the market is almost overwhelming at the moment, in particular the shapes and styles prove a challenge to those who loom designs. To most, the loomed piece is a two dimensional flat design but for me, I see a blank canvas to create!
When I saw first the O'Beads, Rulla and Diamond Bead - I knew I had to do something on the loom with them. Their shapes and diversity as a bead offers many options. I have some more designs in the wings - but for the June Edition of Digital Beading Magazine, I designed two slinky cuffs incorporating all three of these beads.
The first one (white) was slightly wider and and used a slightly different edging - I love the feel of this against the wrist - wide cuffs are fabulous on the wrist. For those who weren't able to obtain all the beads, I did a variation (turquoise). They are both fun and easy to do.
If you create a design using this tutorial, please share with me - I'd love to feature your design on my website!