Instructables

Rainbow loom fishtail

Featured
Picture of rainbow loom fishtail
The fishtail is the easiest and prettiest Rainbow Loom bracelet around as far as I'm concerned. :D

A fishtail bracelet only takes as much time as a double Rainbow Loom bracelet but looks loads better. You'll need just 10-15 minutes to complete one.
 
Remove these adsRemove these ads by Signing Up

Step 1: What you'll need:

Picture of What you'll need:

If you buy the rainbow loom kit above, you will get the hook shown, some c-clips and some bands - won't need to buy anything else! :D

Step 2: Start the bracelet

Picture of Start the bracelet
IMG_4844.JPG

This bracelet uses only two pegs on the loom, so you don't need to worry about the way it's set up. :)

Place your first band in a figure eight shape around two pegs on the edge closest to you. This will ensure that the end of the bracelet is nice and secure. Then place two bands over the pegs on top of the figure right band.

Step 3: Build the bracelet

Picture of Build the bracelet
IMG_4853.JPG

This part is fun because it's so easy. :D

Pull the left side of the figure eight (bottom) band over the peg so it's looped over the two top bands. Repeat with the right side of the figure eight.

Then place another band over the pegs.

Continue looping the bottom band over the two top ones and then adding a new band on top until you reach the length needed to fit around your wrist.

The key with the fishtail Rainbow Loom bracelet is that you should always have three bands on the pegs. Also, after the initial figure eight, the rest of the bands are placed normally.

Step 4: Pulling it off the loom

Picture of Pulling it off the loom
IMG_4857.JPG

Grab the bracelet at the top by the band looped over the bands on the pegs. Make sure to hold that band in place!

Step 5: Remove the extra bands and clip it

Picture of Remove the extra bands and clip it
IMG_4860.JPG

Pull out the two extra bands and then attach a clip!

Step 6: You're done!

Picture of You're done!

Hooray!

You can also use the mini Rainbow loom to create fishtail bracelets. :)

minnie2312 days ago

YOUR FANTASTIC AT MAKING THEM

pcharliouis19 days ago
It is so much fun making them .. I do one like every day :)
aslocombe20 days ago
Hi. I've started the loom craze last week by making basic loom bracelets using a loom kit I bought from my local bargain shop for only £1. Today I started making a fishtail anklet and a bracelet and they were easier to make than they look. My loom kit didn't come with C-clips so I used S-clips to secure my anklet and bracelet.
heaven7220 days ago

beautiful

JackiesDIYs21 days ago
Hi, I'm new to this app and I'm a rainbow loom MASTER!!!:)could u show me how to make tutorials on this app!:)thank you
Your so good I am too but yours come out so much cleaner than mines thanks for the tutorial
jpearson191 month ago
thanks for the tutorial, my daughter loved it

love it! Everyone @ my school wears these!

My friend made what I think you'd call an 'inverted fishtail' or 'ladder fishtail' one for me. Here:

P1010672.JPG

My friend made what I think you'd call an 'inverted fishtail' or 'ladder fishtail' one for me. Here:

P1010672.JPG
cereste made it!1 month ago

awesome tutorial!

temp_2122022579.jpg
Fikjast Scott5 months ago

Great photos, I like your loom.

emilyvanleemput made it!5 months ago

And an other awesome bracelet! I used the mini Rainbow loom to make it, rainbow style!

P1120666.JPG
minecraftpop5 months ago
Just as beutifull as normal but more thoughtfull

Its beautiful and your pictures are just awesome as usual :), thank you for sharing.

Pro

Get More Out of Instructables

Already have an Account?

close

PDF Downloads
As a Pro member, you will gain access to download any Instructable in the PDF format. You also have the ability to customize your PDF download.

Upgrade to Pro today!