Hi again, I have an update on the new beads avail­able from The Bead­Smith. What I had been call­ing “Pil­low” beads (for lack of a bet­ter name), The Bead­Smith has now set­tled on name for these neat new beads — that name is “BOW BEADS”, so called because they resem­ble the bow that you would […]


Alamo Loomatiks

Wel­come to the “ALAMO LOOMATIKS” in San Anto­nio, Texas at The Bead Boys shop, 16111 San Pedro Ave #102. San Anto­nio, TX 78232 ph: 210–490‑7775. I got to meet “The Boys” at the Tuc­son Show and they have a really great shop there in San Antone! I look for­ward to being in that area sometime […]

Coming Soon in 2014!!

Pillow Bars iso

Hi Every­body, I recently received an advance sam­ple of new beads that will be avail­able through The Bead­Smith after the first of the years. The Bead­Smith wanted my opin­ion con­cern­ing what I thought of the beads and asked if I thought they should add them to their inven­tory. My answer was a RESOUNDING YES! I […]

Great Beginnings: Dana Hill

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Wow! What a GREAT piano keys bracelet made by Dana Hill of Cre­ative Magic. You’ll want to read more about how she designed and cre­ated this beau­ti­ful bracelet on her new Ricks Bead­ing Loom from start to fin­ish  and see more of her work at her Cre­ative Magic blog. Dana tells me that this is […]

Beautiful Beadwork: Sewfast Beader

I just saw some beau­ti­ful bead­work done on The Ricks Bead­ing Loom by the tal­ented Rose Mary Jame­son.  Check out the pic­tures of her fab­u­lous Dia­monds in a Row bracelet on her Sew­fast Beader blog. It always makes me proud when I see some­one mak­ing great projects like this on my loom.

Ricks Loomatiks group photo

Ricks Loomatiks Morganville New Jersey

Greet­ings to Ricks Loomatiks every­where! As men­tioned ear­lier, we had a GREAT event at The Birds and The Beads shop in Mor­ganville, NJ. I received the pho­tos from the event and wanted post the group photo of all the won­der­ful Loomatiks there! We have three chap­ters of Loomatiks now and inquiries for more. (I promise […]


Jewel School Logo iso

Hi Every­body! I get the chance to appear on JTV’s LIVE nation­ally tele­vised JEWEL SCHOOL again this week. The show is Sun­day and Mon­day from 10 am to 12 noon (East­ern Time). I got the pro­duc­tion sched­ule yes­ter­day and my first seg­ment begins about 10:49 am. There will be another seg­ment between 11:45 and 12 […]

A “Loomarick” from the Loomatiks!

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At the big kick-off event for THE RICKS LOOMATIKS at The Birds and The Beads shop in Mor­ganville, NJ, I was pre­sented with a copy of a “Loomar­ick” (not a Lim­er­ick,  but a Loom­er­ick) writ­ten by a young man espe­cially for the occa­sion. I wanted to share it with you: There once was a man Mr. Ricks […]

The Ricks Loomatiks!

The Ricks Loomatiks logo

Hi Every­body, I’m get­ting ready to head off to New Jer­sey to install the char­ter for the found­ing chap­ter of THE RICKS LOOMATIKS! What are the Ricks Loomatiks? They are a group of peo­ple who own The Ricks Bead­ing Loom and get together on a reg­u­lar basis to bead on their looms and exchange ideas […]

Welcome to our new blog

Paul Ricks, Inventor of The Ricks Beading Loom

Hi Every­one! Wel­come to the NEW Ricks Bead­ing Loom Blog. This is the first time I have had a blog, so I’m learn­ing as I go (kind of like being a new beader!). I wel­come any and all dis­cus­sions about The Ricks Bead­ing Loom, so sit back, think up some­thing to say — then say […]