Let me show you a shot of the two pieces as they came off the loom.
I did not use my usual technique of weaving a fiber edge and folding it over thereby concealing the knotted warp threads because of two reasons: I knew that the double-sided triangle clasp would buy one end of the band. And I had decided that I would try a new technique on the other end which was to continue the end of the piece with four rows of square stitch and then fold those four rows onto the back of the piece and sew it down, again burying the knotted warp threads. I liked the outcome because it was clean and neat and no thread showed. It might have been a little more time consuming than weaving a fiber edge, but I think it was worth and I do plan to experiment more with this technique.
I discovered something else and I am kind of hitting my head wondering why I couldn't have figured this out a thousand years ago. I've been having a lot of trouble missing beads when using the traditional technique of bead weaving which I do tend to use for thin pieces. I couldn't figure it out until I randomly used a long thin needle on these two pieces. Normally I use the softouch needles meant for softouch wire. Why? Because they are very sturdy and easy to use. BUT they don't like passing through the front of a bead when on the loom. The longer and thinner needles don't mind doing it at all. So with this new needle I made NO mistakes. And you all probably already new this! I was so happy with the quality of the piece. So perfect and flat and I didn't have to sew through beads that hadn't quite got connected to the warp. WOW, major breakthrough I should have had along time ago. Hope you haven't lost all faith in me!
Picture of finished bracelet on my wrist!