This no warp ends project uses a simple charted design much like my Sixties weavings did. Who would have thought that my crafting life would come full circle as it has? (If someone had told me back then that nearly forty years later I would again be making seed bead jewelry...) Fortunately though, someone had the vision to improve upon the original primitive bead weaving loom. I can tell you that it sure is a whole lot faster and more enjoyable using a Mirrix.
Like Claudia, I have a real problem following these simple little charts. I don't know why but if there's a mistake to be made, I'll make it. Of course, this involves a fair amount of UN-weaving so my progress is a little slower than I'd like... and alot more tedious. However, I persevere.
By the way, I have another tip for you. Although many of you may use bead mats, I have another idea for easy beading for when you’re not sitting at a table or otherwise on the go. I cannot take credit for this. I learned it while attending a sewing workshop with Natalie Chanin, the brilliant hand-sewn clothing designer for Alabama Chanin. (www.alabamachanin.com). Her artisans have created a "beading cuff" from a cast off cotton jersey sleeve. By applying heavy duty double-faced tape to it, tiny beads easily stick to it. Voila, beads right at your fingertip just when and where you want them. Easy, cheap and up-cycled, what could be better?