This Turtle Shell bracelet is made on one Rainbow loom and is very easy to make! Enjoy!
Step 1: Gather Supply's
You will need:
1) Rainbow Loom hook or any hook that works to loop rubber bands.
2) Rainbow Loom
3) Several rubber bands of various colors
4) C clip or S clip
Step 2: Placing the Bands
Start out by placing one rubber band (green) on the first two bands vertically. Make sure that the arrow is pointing away from you. This is a single band meaning that only one band is placed on the loom.
Step 3: Placing the Bands
This step requires (2) green rubber bands that are placed diagonally to the left from the first band. It is important to place (2) bands instead of (1) to make the creation more sturdy.
Step 4: Continue Placing the Bands
On the left hand side of the loom (2 bands at a time) place the bands for (4) rows. This will be how low long the creation will be in the end.
Step 5: Placing the Bands
At the (4th) band place another band into the center diagonally. **Remember to still use (2) bands at a time.**
Repeat step 4 by placing the bands on the right side of the loom. Start at the beginning and not at the top where you placed your last diagonal band.
Place the dark green bands from the center pin closest to the arrow. Again use (2) bands at a time and continue up the loom.
Place only (1) band (not two at a time) horizontally in the center of the outline. You should complete this step three times.
Creating the cap bands: (put cap bands on each one of the middle pegs.) This is important to make sure the shell does not fall apart. This done by making a figure eight on your finger and folding the band upon itself.
Pull back the cap band with your hook and loop the first (2) dark green bands forward. Pull back the cap band each time and continue up the loom until the end.
Pull the cap band back and bring the light green rubber bands to the left. Pull back that band and pull the bottom bands forward. This step is similar to the center. On the last bands the rubber bands should be pulled diagonally to the center.
Step 11: Repeat Step
Repeat step 10 for the right side of the shell.
Place your hook under all of the bands to hook the remaining band. Take those bands off the hook and take the outside band and pull it over the front band so a knot will be created.
Take the bands off the loom. Hopefully everything will be connected.
Step 14: Making the Bracelet Band.
Depending how how big or small your wrist is the band length may vary. I used the total length of the loom to create mine. Start by placing the bands up the center of the loom. On the last peg where you would normally place your last rubber band place the turtle.
Turn your loom over and start to loop forward. Complete until the last band. Take the bands off the loom. Place a c clip or an s clip on the end of the shell and connect it to the other side of the shell.