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Rick's Beading Loom

Updated on January 29, 2014

I have been interested in bead looming but it intimidated me. I have bought several looms but never did get the nerve to try them. I was afraid I would warp them wrong. Then I was further intimidated because I didn't know what to do with all the warp threads that were left over.

I had read about the Rick's Loom and not having to weave in but 2 warp threads. This excited me. I saved up and finally ordered my Rick's Loom and waited for it to arrive. While I waited for the loom to arrive, I went to work designing some loom patterns to make on the loom.

Once it arrived, I watched the Youtube videos below to see how to warp the loom and how to work with it after it was warped.

During the next week, I worked on one of the loom designs that I had created. I found it wasn't as hard as I had thought it would be. Now, don't get me wrong, I did make some mistakes...but that was operator head space and not the loom itself.

I had a hard time with the first row until I came up with a way to do it that was easy for me...I did a few beads at a time to get the warps right. It may not be perfect for me but I won't have as hard a time as I did the first time. I also had a hard time with the last row. I had been told by several sources that I would. Again, I did it a few beads at a time. Other than that, it went really smoothly. Well, as smooth as it can be for a beginner. I did find threads where I had gone under the warp threads but that would happen on any loom. This is something that I will have to work on.

I would totally recommend this loom to anyone that wants to work on the loom. By the way, I found out that 99 rows of Delica seed beads equals 6.5 inches. I thought it was going to be 7 inches. Oh well, live and learn.

With this loom, there are only 2 warp threads that need to be woven back into the project. I think that is great. I learned a great way to weave in the ends from the Loomie Bin Facebook group. This saved me a lot of problems.

This video really helped me. I loved this video because the man who talked in them had as many problems as I did. I had the loom warped in minutes after watching the video.

I watched this one also to help me understand exactly what I needed to do once I got the loom warped. I loved this video

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First project created on my Loom.  This is purple and white.  I designed this pattern with the inspiration from a filet pattern from 1900.I decided to put this cuff on an aluminum cuff bracelet blank.  This is the left side of the bracelet with a hunter and a spear.In the middle, you will find the Goddess of the Hunt.On the right side, you have the deer running from the hunter.The pattern for this bracelet is for sale at http://bit.ly/GoddessofHuntLoomBr-BPB
First project created on my Loom.  This is purple and white.  I designed this pattern with the inspiration from a filet pattern from 1900.
First project created on my Loom. This is purple and white. I designed this pattern with the inspiration from a filet pattern from 1900.
I decided to put this cuff on an aluminum cuff bracelet blank.  This is the left side of the bracelet with a hunter and a spear.
I decided to put this cuff on an aluminum cuff bracelet blank. This is the left side of the bracelet with a hunter and a spear.
In the middle, you will find the Goddess of the Hunt.
In the middle, you will find the Goddess of the Hunt.
On the right side, you have the deer running from the hunter.The pattern for this bracelet is for sale at http://bit.ly/GoddessofHuntLoomBr-BPB
On the right side, you have the deer running from the hunter. The pattern for this bracelet is for sale at http://bit.ly/GoddessofHuntLoomBr-BPB

Here are some of the supplies that I used to make my beautiful bracelet.

PowerPro 21100100300W Power Pro Spectra Fiber Braided Fishing Line
PowerPro 21100100300W Power Pro Spectra Fiber Braided Fishing Line

I prefer to use PowerPro 10lb 2di fishing line for my beading thread. It is strong and fine like beading thread.

 
Genuine Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 - Lined Crystal White Luster - 5 grams - DB231
Genuine Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 - Lined Crystal White Luster - 5 grams - DB231

This is the color of white I used for my bracelet. I used Delica DB610 for the purple.

 
Westcott 8" Straight Titanium Bonded Scissors, Grey/Yellow, 2 Per Pack
Westcott 8" Straight Titanium Bonded Scissors, Grey/Yellow, 2 Per Pack

This is the type of scissors that I use to cut the PowerPro. Regular scissors tend to get dull cutting PowerPro

 

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