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Rainbow Loom Bracelet WITHOUT Rainbow Loom With Common Household Objects

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So I bought a bag of these colored rubber bands that came with a hook, clasps, and the bands, but no actual rainbow loom. It didn't come with instructions and I didn't know that you need a loom to make this kind of bracelet, but i had seen other people wearing them so I just figured out how to make them with what I had. I later bought a loom to make more complicated designs, but I still don't use it when I just want to make a single bracelet because I can do it faster and easier without, plus it's more compact if I want to work with it on the go :)
 
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Step 1: Gather Your Materials

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1.)colorful rubber bands. You can buy these at lots of stores (including Walmart) or you can use orthodontics bands, or really tiny hair bands.

2.) hook. I got mine in the package when I bought my bands, but otherwise you can make one from a paper clip or something (by bending it into the right shape-you'll want to make the actual hook part as small as possible).

3.) clasp. These also came in my kit, but there are lots of alternatives you could use, including...
-tie the ends together with yarn. I will provide instructions throughout this 'ible for yarn. Any type of string will work, and you could even cut a runner band
-bend a staple, or use some sort of o-ring. This will be used in approximately the same way as yarn.
-be creative! If you look around, I'm sure you will find something that will do the job.

Step 2: Starting Off

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Fold the band in half, and slide your clear plastic clasp onto it. There should be two pieces of the band in the hook on the clasp.
If you are using string, tie it around the middle of the folded band, in the same place as the plastic. Don't make it too tight though because you'll need to untie it later.
athena003 months ago

Are there any other types that are up just a notch? I'm not interested in the ones that need a loom. is there anything else using just two pegs or your hands?

rmiller50 (author)  athena003 months ago

Yes. I've been planning to make an 'ible for this since I made this one, but I doubt that I'm suddenly going to have the time anytime soon, so here goes: you can make a fishtail style bracelet, like the top two in the cover photo for this 'ible. All you have to do is follow the same instructions outlined here, but with two rubber bands instead of one on each row. The trick is to not let them get twisted as you make it. Make sure that the same sides are thouching each other the whole time.

I love using my hands to make brackets but is there iny other brackets u can make using your hand

rmiller50 (author)  tabatha.troutharrison6 months ago
Yes there are many. Although this is not necessarily specific to bracelet making, one favorite of mine is finger weaving, or finger knitting. It's very relaxing, and is very fast moving, which makes it more fun in my opinion. Check out momoluv 's ible "How to Finger Weave" for clear instructions and directions. Hope this helped!

I love using my hands to make brackets but is there iny other brackets u can make using your hand

kklorek11 months ago
I was hoping that it'll show how to make the two top ones but these are nice as well :)
rmiller50 (author)  kklorek11 months ago
Sorry about that; I was planning on making that ible and then never got around to it. I will hopefully make it this summer though, so be sure to follow me if you want to be notified when I do.
lol at your bio haha
Delaneycat1 year ago
that is so cool
Wow! This is awesome! The instructions are really easy to follow and it's such a great idea!
Using your fingers is a lot easier and faster way
sali641 year ago
its a colourful fun