Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Ricks Beading Loom

I bought myself a new loom! 
I sold one of my turquoise loomed bracelets

and I used the money from that to buy this wonderful loom!
It is called "The Ricks Loom" by BeadSmith.

The reason I bought the loom is that I saw a YouTube video about the loom and I liked that you ended up with only two threads to weave in at the end. My old loom left many threads to deal with and that can be a real pain!

The loom is wooden with metal warp rods. It can be adjusted to the finished length of the piece you are doing with the wing nuts on either side of the tailstock.  There are wooden pegs to hold the threads in place.

This loom is so much easier to warp than my old loom!  It is a little more difficult to start the piece you are working on due to the way the threads are set up, but after the first two rows it gets a lot easier! I really love this loom!

I started using the loom as soon as I got it!

I love Native American Beadwork and I love to adapt patterns to my jewelry! Here are some of the latests pieces I am working on!

 This was a "trial" piece. Unfortunately, I miscalculated the length and the piece is uneven! I am working on a way to fix it!

 This is a new piece that will be like the one I sold recently. I love using silver,black,red and turquoise with Native American patterns! I love turquoise and these patterns work well!I will be posting the finished bracelet when it is done!


  1. That bracelet is absolutely gorgeous! I just ordered a Ricks loom today and can't wait to give it a test drive. Meantime I'm surfing the net for information about the loom and that's how I found your blog

  2. I'm struggling getting my first row of beads started, thread keeps slipping and My pattern calls for 25 11/0 beads. I wish the warp rods had ridges that would hold threads in place..any suggestions?