Sorry that I haven't been posting many tutorials in a while! I was taking a break because I had no idea what to of a a tutorial on. But then I decided that I would do a loom tutorial on this super cute bracelet called the Inverted Fishtail. I didn't invent this bracelet, but it's so easy and cute that I wanted to share it with everyone on Instructables.
Step 1: Gather Your Materials
For this bracelet, you will need...
•Loom Bands (more than one color, if possible)
•Loom Pick or Crochet Needle
•S-Clip or C-Clip
Step 2: To Begin
So before we begin, I would like to let you know that this is a very easy bracelet to make. I promise. If you know how to do a fishtail bracelet, you can do this one, too! Let's get started! Take a single band and twist it into a figure eight, hooking it onto the next peg. This band creates the bottom of your bracelet, as shown in the picture.
Step 3: Add Bands
Add two more single bands to the loom.
Step 4: Learn to Loom
To loom the bottom, grab the left side of the bottom band and bring it over as shown. Repeat on the other side of the band. You will not be doing this the entire looming process.
Step 5: Add a Band
After you loom each time, add one more to your loom. So you always have three bands on the loom.
Step 6: Loom Again
Above are the key steps to making this bracelet. This is how you will loom for the rest of your bracelet. So go inside the second band on your loom and grab the bottom one, bringing it over as shown. At first this may be a little bit awkward, because it's not really something you do on your loom every day. But as your bracelet moves along, you'll get into a groove. Repeat this step in the other side.
Step 7: Forming the Bracelet
As you move along, you will notice that your bracelet will start to take shape into some sort of interlocking bracelet.
Step 8: A Little Tip
When looming, it may be a bit hard to get the bottom band, especially when your hook keeps slipping. If you hold the loom with your left hand and loom with your right hand, it may be easier. What I do for this bracelet is take my left forefinger and thumb and pull on the bracelet. This gives me space to put my hook through the space and loom.
Step 9: Adding a Charm
This part is (of course) optional. I wouldn't normally add a charm because I want to save the ones I have for bigger things, but that's my opinion. So coined a charm if you want to.
Step 10: My Little Teapot, Short and Stout
I decided to use a little teapot for my charm because it's small and cute. Yours can come in any way, shape, or form.
Step 11: Take It Off
If you would like your charm to be closer to your bracelet, removing the metal "o" from the top of it. This is optional.
Step 12: This or That
If you choose to leave the metal "o" on, there won't really be a difference. Follow the picture above to find out how to place the charm on your loom. After that, continue looming until done.
Step 13: Is It Long Enough?
When you think you're done, try it on. If it's not long enough, continue looming.
Step 14: End It
Follow the pictures to complete your bracelet.
Step 15: S-Clip or C-Clip
Then place your clip on the end of your bracelet.
Step 16: Voila! Your Bracelet!
Now you can wear your cute inverted fishtail bracelet and tell your friends that you made it yourself! They'll be impressed=)
Step 17: Thanks for Viewing!
Thank you so much for viewing and I hope you love your new bracelet, if you made one. I have more looming tutorials on my page and there are more to come, so stay tuned for more=)