So, I picked up a beading Loom while I was in Hobby Craft the other day - not really knowing how to use one or even if I would use it.
It looks quite complicated but I found a tutorial at Spoilt Rotten Beads and followed the instructions to the letter.
I am quite happy with the results and of course, both daughters have made requests. Believe it or not , it does use that many beads to make.
It didn't take too long to make either especially as this was my first attempt.