For my first piece I put eight warps on the loom in four different colors. I wove size 11/0 two cut beads and size 11/0 seed beads, alternating them in both directions so they fit together well for the first inch and a quarter. I then replaced the 11/0 seed beads with 8/0 seed beads to make the center a little wider. I finished it with another inch and a quarter of 11/0 beads.
For the piece below, I put on only six warps and wove exclusively with two cut 11/0 beads and 8/0 beads. I twisted all the silk warps together to form one rope. Again, I made a peyote tube as a closure. This one took even less time to make.
Of course my head is spinning with all the other possibilities. The concept: a beautiful, strong, mulit-colored warp that shows and is also part of the bracelet and even the clasp . . . has no limitations for one's imagination. And best of all, it can be done on the Mini Mirrix (any Mini Mirrix).
Future ideas: including some gold thread, of course! This weekend.