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Category Archives: Ask Elena

How easy is it to weave beads?

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This morning I got a great question that I feel deserves a blog post (thanks, Sue!). Is weaving beads [on a loom] easier than bead weaving with a needle? While I cannot answer this with a simple “yes” or “no”,  since
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Easy Beaded Leather Wrap Bracelet

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A few months ago I bought some leather cord and was playing with wrap bracelets on my Mirrix. I was playing with the idea of using wire to string the beads and trying for really easy, fast projects. These were
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FREE Warp Coil Label Template: Label Those Springs!

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When you have more than one loom and a bazillion sets of warp coils, it can be a pain to find a warp coil you want when you want it. Instead of struggling with this every time they warp, a
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Ask Elena: Warp Coil Woes

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You may have heard the terms “warp coil” and “spring” thrown around our website. Maybe you understand the references, but maybe you don’t. This post is a little primer on warp coils (or springs, they’re the same thing) including HOW
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Ask Elena: Which Loom for Weaving on The Go?

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I am constantly waiting for my kids at their endless basketball, soccer, you-name-it-practices and games.  Sure, when the kids are actually doing something, I am riveted.  But that takes up only ten percent of my time at most.  I took
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Ask Elena: How do you use different sized beads in the same piece?

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Hello Elena, I’m been reading and studying and am getting ready to order my first Mirrix Loom. I’ve been using a simple bead loom (that I made) years ago – and I want to advance to something more functional. I
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Ask Elena: Which kit to save warp?

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I have the Big Sister loom and would like to make some bracelets however, when warped I see a lot of  warp that goes wasted.  Since I can’t get smaller loom right now which would you recommend I get the”
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Ask Elena: What do I need to get started?

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Hi Elena. I have been eyeing your looms for a while. I like the 12″ loom with the shedding device. I would mostly be making bracelets, maybe belts, small purses also. What else would I need to get me started.
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Ask Elena

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Do you have a question about Mirrix Looms? Wondering how to choose a warp coil? Not sure what a bottom spring kit is? Puzzled by the warping bar? We’ve got your answers… just ASK ELENA. Email elena@mirrixlooms.com with your question in
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