I know it’s not easy to figure out how to use a loom, but there are some great tutorials out there. One of the best ones is at
There are so many different types of looms, and I’m afraid you have to actually try 1 or 2 of them before you’ll know which one you like best. I was quite happy with my little wire one with the wooden end pieces for quite a while, but I did have to straighten out the end frames before it was long enough to make bracelets and bookmarks for me and my friends.
This is the first one I had It was simple to use, and gave me lots of beading and designing practice until I moved up to a similar loom, but bigger. I made most of my early work with size 10/0 Czech seed beads – they have such a huge range of colours!