Loom Weaving Resources
Create fabulous beaded projects with the help of a bead loom and supplies. This page will help you find everything you need to get started with bead looming. Check out our Design Studio ideas to gather inspiration for your bead loom projects. It's all right here to help you get started!
We have different types of looms for all kinds of different projects. Let's take a look at the looms we offer:
The Ricks Beading Loom
This loom features a unique, patented design that leaves only two warp threads on each end, so you don't have to deal with messy tangles of thread at the end of your design. It is also very easy to use, since you can set 40 warps in less than five minutes. Find it here. The Little Ricky Beading Loom is a smaller version of this loom, so you can take your looming on the go. Find it here. We have lots of video tutorials for using The Ricks Beading Loom, too.
Beadalon Jewel Loom
The Jewel Loom was created by Julianna C. Avelar as a portable, lightweight, and easy to use option for looming. You can try both bead weaving as well as traditional weaving on this loom, too. Find it here.
The Beadsmith Endless Loom
This loom features no warp ends to tie off and you can create stretch, clasp, and wrap-style bracelets. You can even custom size the look for a perfect fit. It comes with loom end bars, loom sizing rods, and easement/tension rods for different bead sizes and shapes. Find it here. Learn how to set up the endless loom here.
This loom allows you to create a wrap bracelet of professional quality. If you love the look of beads between leather in your wrap bracelets, then this is the loom for you. It makes it so easy to get started creating gorgeous wrap bracelets. Find it here. Learn how to use the Wrapit Loom here.
Needles, Beads, and Thread to Use When Looming
Now that you know all of the different types of looms we offer, you might be wondering about what kind of threads and needles to use. For traditional bead looming, you can generally use similar thread you would for stitching. Our designers love KO Beading Thread and TOHO One-G Beading Thread. They come in a variety of colors to match your beads. You can make loomed stretch bracelets with The Endless Loom, and we offer special stretch cord bands used as the warp threads in this type of work (the weft thread is still beading thread, however).
Tulip offers high-quality loom work needles that you can use with your chosen thread. These needles are long, flexible, and feature a nice large eye. Find them here.
When looming, seed beads are traditionally used. We offer all kinds of seed beads in a variety of sizes, so make sure to try our favorites in your next loom design. Our designers have included other types of beads in their loomed designs, too. Take a look at our Dark Chocolate Delight bracelet or our River of Stars bracelet for inspiration on using different types of beads.
Now that you know about our different looms, how to use them, and what supplies to use with them, here are some general tips and instructions for working on loomed pieces:
For a tutorial on how to alter a loomed piece by hand, click here. To learn how to add and finish thread for bead looming, see our tutorial here. Learn to connect separate loomed pieces together here.
Want to make your own patterns for loomed designs? We offer free printable seed bead graph paper for creating your own seed bead loom bracelets. You can design bracelets, belts with repeating patterns, and even mini tapestries. Find our Bead Loom Graph paper Template for Cylinder Beads here. Find our Bead Loom Graph Paper Template for Round Beads here.