Using my bead loom was goal #2 of my summer crafty plans, and I'm totally in love with these bracelets. I made the one on the left when I was at my parents' house in Michigan (so I got to raid my sister's vintage button collection), and I made the one on the right as a gift for my cousin last week.
How nifty is that bead box? It has a little locking mechanism, so you don't have to be scared to throw it in your bag. Meghan made the top bracelet.
Finishing these bracelets always baffled me. You have anywhere from 4 to 8 strands of thread, and I wasn't sure how to make a secure loop until now. I tied them in a knot and then used that ole friendship bracelet knot to finish them, weaving in the ends when I was done. So far, it's stayed secure!