Introduction: Rainbow Loom Piano Bracelete (WITH ONE LOOM)
This instructable teaches you how to make this piano bracelet with just one loom!
(I used blue because I ran out of black bands.)
Step 1: Setting Up Your Loom
Set up your loom so that it makes a rectangle.
You do not want your pegs to be offset for this bracelet.
Step 2: Creating the Keys
When placing the keys, make sure your loom is set up with the rounded side of the pegs facing to the right.
For the keys, you need to triple loop each of your bands.
Because the rubber bands get so tight, I find it easiest to loop the band once, place it around the pegs, and then take one of the two loops and wrap it around again. (See the pictures.)
All of the pegs are created in this way. You want to place the first band on the THIRD pegs. They should wrap around two rows.
The pattern for the keys should be two bands, skip a peg, three bands, skip a peg, two bands.
(My picture is incorrect. I did 3, 2, 3 in the picture, but yours should NOT be that way. I fixed it after the picture and deleted the correct one by mistake.)
Step 3: Beginning the Boarder
For the borders, you will be using TWO bands but you will not be looping them.
Begin by placing the two bands around the last center peg on the right hand side of the peg. Place the other side of the band around the second peg in the row closest to yourself. (The bottom row)
Place the bands (remember to use two) all along the bottom row in the single chain pattern.
Next, place a set of bands around the second and third pegs in the center row, and another set around the second and third pegs of the top row.
Step 4: Positioning the Keys
Now you want to pull your first key around the pegs.
Use your hook to grab the band from OUTSIDE of the white loops. Pull the band up and over so it ends up wrapped around the bands, but not wrapped around any pegs.
Step 5: Continuing the Pattern
Add another set of bands to both the center and top row. Then pull the key over the white like before.
After this you will have a space. Continue placing the white bands in the same way you were. You have to place two sets of bands until you come to the next key. Then, pull the key over the white and continue the pattern all the way to the end of the loom.
When you get to the second to last pegs, the bands from both the center and the top row will be looped around the center peg as seen in the picture.
Step 6: Holding It Together
For this step, you could use either a black or a white band. I would prefer to use white, however for the sake of this instructable, I will use black (well, blue) so you can see it better.
What you want to do is take a since band and wrap it around the second and third pegs of all the rows, making a 6 pet rectangle (see picture.)
Next, do the same thing overlapping the last peg of the previous rectangle.
Continue this pattern all the way to the second to last peg on the left.
Step 7: Capping the End
Flip your loom around so the rounded side of the pegs are now facing left.
Take a band, either black or white (or blue, apparently) and create a figure 8, then wrap both sides around your figure and place it on the first peg in the center on the new right hand side. If your bands are loose, take the loop and twist it over the peg once more so it is wrapped four times instead of two. That way, it will be tight enough to not fall off.
Step 8: Looping
Reach inside the right hand center peg with your hook. Grab whichever two bands are on top. Pull them up and wrap them around the peg they belong to.
Continue this for the other two sets of bands.
Step 9: More Looping
Continue looping each set of bands.
When you reach the end, wrap the bands from the top and center row around the first peg in the center.
Step 10: Removing Your Project
Take a band of any color and loop it to be a double band. Place your hook through the center of the left hand peg.
Wrap the twisted band around the hook and pull it up through the peg. (This step is a little tricky because of all the white bands around the center peg. It works best if you face the open end of the hook outwards towards you so it does not accidentally latch on to any of the white bands.)
Once the band is up through the center, place the other end of the band on your hook.
Now you will lift your project off the loom. As an option, you can add your hook to the last band on the right hand side before lifting it off the loom.
When removing the project from the loom, the first peg on the left will be the most difficult. You do not have to lift all the bands at once. If it is easier, you may lift a few at a time until they are all off.
Step 11: Finishing Up
The piano may look a little sloppy immediately after removing it from the loom. Stretch it out a bit until it looks decent.
Next, you will need to add a single chain so it fits around your wrist.
The length of the band depends on the size of your wrist. I add six bands myself. You may want to add more or less for yourself.
At the end of your chain, wrap the part of the bracelet that is on your hook around the last peg. Then, loop the project.
Remove your project from the loom, place the other end of the clip around the end of the chain, and enjoy wearing your new piano bracelet!!
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