How to Make Rubber Band Bracelets

They appeared suddenly and out of nowhere, have become craze among preteens and teens. The plastic bracelets are making a huge success around the world, but fashion really took when a British Duchess visited New Zealand and saw that she was wearing the accessory. Result: it happened !

Being a parent of children and adolescents often yield enough. Just watch them and use your imagination to put into practice an idea to be sold. That’s what happened to Cheong Choon. Seeing her daughters doing simple props with rubber bands, he decided to invest and set up a small tear to facilitate joke that somehow turned into an enterprise.

Engineer, a former employee of Nissan, first developed this loom to serve as a prototype, giving it the name of Twist Band, soon after changing to Rainbow Loom.

And do not stop there, there are several techniques on 3rjewelry that can be applied to the creation of more and more complicated models.

Materials Used

The following basic materials are:

  • Tear
  • Needle (like crochet hook)
  • Elastics
  • Lock
  • With the materials mentioned above, you make a simple bracelet.For those who have ease and speed manual it is quite simple and easy.

For those who want to learn let’s take a step-by-step to a simple model with only one color.

Step-by-Step Simple Bracelet Model

Position the loom with the half-moon pins facing you. Place a rubber band from the first to second pin. No matter what rule you will make the run. Add the next elastic pin 2:00 to 3:00. Continue placing the elastic thus making sure that the following is superimposed on the previous one.

Now, turn the loom on the contrary, that is, positioning it with the open side of the pins facing you.Add a rubber band folded in half in the last pin (which is facing you).

As the needle into the pin, take the elastic bottom and pull it inside the rubber band wrapped, stuck in the previous step.

Transfer the elastic to the pin forward. When you do a braid loom, the elastic pulled as in step and should stick with the format similar to the one drop. If you do not stay that way, you probably did not pass the elastic correctly.

Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you reach the end of the loom. The act of hooking the elastic and transfer them to the other pin is called “interlacing”.

At the end of the braid, put the needle through the last stretch and pull out the entire sequence of the loom.

A unique sequence is sufficient to create a small bracelet. If you want to make a higher current, repeat the steps above, but instead of putting a rubber band wrapped around the loom end line, put the rubber band wrapped around the needle. Then just take everything as done previously.

The step-by-step up is to make a basic model. Now we pass the step-by-step to increase the extension.

Increasing Extent

At the end of the braid, while it is still on the loom, transfer all elastic corners to the center pins.

Place a rubber band on a side pin. Pass the needle through all the elastic middle and hook it in rubber loose rubber band.

Pull the elastic loose inside of others that are in the middle pin, ensuring that it does not release the pin out.

With the lightweight needle elastic loose back to the pin out so that it is attached to prisoners elastic to the center pin.

Take the loom braiding leaving only the elastic one you just added to the set. This means that it will hold the entire piece to the loom.

Ensure that the round part of the pins are facing you and place a simple sequence in the loom, which goes to the next pin made braid.

With the lightweight needle elastic braid to pin it begins to stretch sequence. Then, transfer the elastic bottom for the pin at the front, to entangle the elastic.

The elastic attached to the braid has been woven then start making a simple extension from the first pin. Hook and elastic that pin and pass to the next.

When the process finishes, add the hook to the last elastic, ie, one that is further from the braid.Take all of the loom and fasten the clasp on the other end to end.

The two step-by-step are the simplest models that exist. Train and make your own bracelets and go improving. Soon, you can even make to sell.