Introduction: How to Make a Zippy Chain Bracelet
This instructable shows you how to make a zippy chain bracelet. This bracelet is for beginners. If you haven't made a single bracelet yet, you should go and do that first before making any other bracelets. Here's the link: Make a single bracelet It is called the zippy chain because it looks like a little zipper.
Step 1: Place the Bands
Grab a rubber band and place it on the middle peg. Now, drag it to the left side. Grab another rubber band and place it straight-forward on the middle row. Grab a rubber band and put it diagonally to the right side. Grab two rubber bands and make a little diamond. Grab another rubber band. Then, drag it straight-forward. Do the same to the other side. Grab one rubber band and place it on the middle row. Continue this cycle until you reach the top of the loom. After you're done, place a white or black triangle at the top using the last three pegs.
Step 2: Loop the Bands
Grab the top diagonal band on the center pin. Loop it to the left pin. Grab the remaining band on the center pin. Loop it to the right pin. Grab the band on the center pin. Loop it straight up to the next pin. Continue picking up and looping the bands until you've looped the last straight up band. After you're done with those, grab the band on the left pin. Loop it straight up to the next pin. Grab the band on the right pin. Loop it straight up to the next pin. Continue to do this until you have looped the last bands. Pick up and place the last two diagonal bands to the center pin. Now, loop the border. Pick up the band on the first row. Loop it over the first diagonal band you looped. Do the same to the one over to the right. Pick up the next band. Loop it straight-forward. Do the same to the other side. Continue to do this until you reach the top of the loom.
Step 3: Slip a Rubber Band Through and Slide a C-clip on the Bracelet
Grab a new rubber band and set it aside. Push your hook through the diagonal bands. Put the new rubber band on the hook and push the hook back through making sure the rubber band has been pulled through. Slide a C-clip on the new rubber band and gently pull the bracelet off. You will need to make an extension. Here's the link: Make a bracelet extension Check out my other instructables: Make a diamond braceletMake a triple-single Make a single bracelet Enjoy your zippy chain bracelet!
Step 4: Examples
Here is a little video showing some examples of zippy chain bracelets. Again, the video isn't really long.
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