I've been puttering around with beads - my daughter didn't like a Klutz book that had the bead loom, beads and everything you need; I just had to play with it! Here's one I made for her a few nights ago...
This is the bead loom that came with the book/kit. It's not bad!
The bit of pink felt is just something I clipped there to hold the needle.
I tried beading many years ago on a crummy loom (two springs on some dowels) and quit pretty fast. This was fun and easy enough that I started another bracelet for myself. I buzz right through the fun parts of crafts, like the beading, and slooooww dooowwn on the boring parts, like binding a quilt or weaving in my bead loom ends. Blech. This should be done in a few days though, I just need something boring on t.v. to distract me!