The big craze with the kids this summer is making loom band bracelets. My niece Lilly is really into making bracelets and so I got into making some too and now I am hooked. For people who don't know what loom bands are they are little rubber bands that you can buy in all sorts of different colours including glow in the dark bands and scented bands but I prefer the plain bold colours personally. You can also get bobbly bands and fabric bands too. I thought I would show off some of my bracelets that I have made. I mostly find videos of how to make the different designs on YouTube and on the Rainbow Loom Instructions site.
So here are the most basic loom band bracelets I have made. They are called "The Fishtail" design. These are very simple to make. Click here for a video with instructions on how to make these bracelet. I also used some fabric bands which I bought from The Entertainer to make a chunky fishtail loom band.
|Basic fishtail loom bands|
|Fabric fishtail loom bands|
I also got some alphabet beads from a local craft shop to make some name bracelets. I decided, because of the colours of the beads, it was best to use black bands for these. These bracelets are a variation of the fishtail design. I decided to make the following bands for when I go to the Jules Hudson Fans meet up next month.
I then progressed on to the more difficult bracelet designs which you do need a loom to make. Some even use the whole loom! Once you get used to the way you use the loom it becomes easier to understand what is going on and there are some great videos to help make these bracelets.
The Triple Single with Rings bracelet (video instructions here)
The Liberty Twist bracelet (video instructions here)
The Starburst bracelet (video instructions here)
I also made the following two bracelets recently. I really love to try out different designs and see how they work out. I am hoping in the future to get more looms so that I can make bigger bands. These designs are the Zig Zag bracelet (video instructions here) and the Amore bracelet (video instructions here).
|Zig Zag bracelet|
I really enjoy making loom band bracelets. I find it really enjoyable and relaxing. It's a nice little hobby and it isn't too expensive.
*** Loom Bands Giveaway ***
I thought it would be fun to give away some loom bands so one of my lucky readers can have a go at making some bracelets too. So I am giving away 10 packs of different coloured loom bands. That is a whopping 3000 bands so you can make some of these pretty bracelets.
To enter the competition simply complete as many of the steps as you wish on the Rafflecopter form below. A winner will be chosen at random at the end of the competition. The competition is open to residents of the UK only. Good Luck.
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