Introduction: Rolling River Rubber Band Bracelet

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This instructable is being done by my 8 year old daughter on a rubber band loom with a stitch that she made up on her own and named the Rolling River Bracelet. She has worked very hard on this and taken a lot of time to document the process. Please follow along in the steps and at the end she also has a few how to videos. That is enough from me I leave you with my daughter, we hope you like it.

Step 1: Materials

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You will need:

  • 1 E-Z looper loom and hook kit - $3
  • 20 peach rubber bands
  • 20 blue rubber bands
  • 10 grey rubber bands
  • 1 C clip or S clip

Step 2: Lets Start

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  1. First please look at the picture showing the numbering of the loom pegs.
  2. Take one peach rubber band and put it on peg 4.
  3. Twist the rubber band as you put it on peg 1.

Your loom should resemble my picture.

Step 3: My Second Band

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  1. Take one blue rubber band and put it on peg 2
  2. Stretch to peg 6.
  3. Twist once and put on peg 5.
  4. Stretch to peg 3.

Basically your blue band should almost look like an "8".

Step 4: Rubber Band 3

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  1. Put one peach rubber band on peg 1 (without twisting ... this is important).
  2. Stretch the rubber band to peg 4.

Step 5: Repeat Blue Band

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Repeat second band exactly.

  1. Take one blue rubber band and put it on peg 2
  2. Stretch to peg 6.
  3. Twist once and put on peg 5.
  4. Stretch to peg 3.

Step 6: Looping Off

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  1. Insert hook into one of the bottom blue bands.
  2. Pull over the top of upper blue band on same peg.
  3. Repeat for each peg with blue bands on it.
  4. Insert hook into one of the bottom peach bands.
  5. Pull over the top of upper peach band on same peg.
  6. Repeat for each peg with peach bands on it.

Step 7: Repeat, Repeat, Repeat

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Keep alternating the peach and blue rubber bands as below.

  1. Put one peach rubber band on peg 1 (without twisting ... this is important).
  2. Stretch the rubber band to peg 4.
  3. Take one blue rubber band and put it on peg 2
  4. Stretch to peg 6.
  5. Twist once and put on peg 5.
  6. Stretch to peg 3.
  7. Insert hook into one of the bottom blue bands.
  8. Pull over the top of upper blue band on same peg.
  9. Repeat for each peg with blue bands on it.
  10. Insert hook into one of the bottom peach bands.
  11. Pull over the top of upper peach band on same peg.
  12. Repeat for each peg with peach bands on it.
  13. Continue this process until you run out of peach and blue rubber bands.

Step 8: Getting It Off the Loom

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  1. Take the band on peg 1
  2. Move it to peg 2
  3. Loop off the blue band over the peach one
  4. Move the peach band to peg 6
  5. Loop the blue band over the peach one
  6. Move the peach band back to peg 1
  7. Take the band on peg 4
  8. Move it to peg 3
  9. Loop off the blue band over the peach one
  10. Move the peach band to peg 5
  11. Loop off the blue band over the peach one.
  12. Use your hook to pick up both peach bands and remove from pegs.

Step 9: Make It Fit

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Using your grey bands create a chain link by:

  1. Insert your hook (note that it is still in the peach bands) into the grey rubber band.
  2. Pull through peach bands.
  3. Put other side of grey band on hook.
  4. Repeat until long enough to fit around wrist or ankle.

Step 10: Close It Up.

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  1. Hook one side of the clip onto both loops of the last grey rubber band (note your hook is still in the rubber band)
  2. Now that the clip is in you can remove the hook
  3. With the other side of the clip, attach it to the opposite side of the bracelet. (Loose peach rubber bands)

Step 11: Video Instructions.

We also made a few youtube videos for you to follow along with. I hope you like the bracelet and the instructable. If you do please make sure to vote. If you have any questions I will be glad to answer.

Comments

lee.tinnin.58 (author)2015-02-04

Wow little girl, this is really great. I want one!

GunGeek369 (author)lee.tinnin.582015-02-05

She says... "cool (giggle giggle), I will make you one"

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