Intro: Rubber Band Slave Bracelet (No Rainbow Loom Needed)
UPDATE 5/26/2014: For all of you who want to know how to create the Spider Bracelet, great news, I just finished the instructable on that. Please check it out by clicking here.
A few days ago I had some rubber band but (sad face) no Rainbow Loom kit. So I thought maybe I'll try a rubber band bracelet that required no tools. Going with this different route I created this slave bracelet. (Happy face.) The concepts used here can create a variety of bracelet styles as shown below.
Step 1: White Skeleton
To start all that is needed is rubber bands. Mine was just a handful from a 600 pieces add on kits since it was only $2.99 at the local craft store. Colors I used were white, pink, blue, and purple and I didn't even use a third of the amount of rubber bands shown below. The white is for the skeleton of the bracelet while the pink, blue and purple bands used to create the color beads. To start the skeleton tie a few rubber bands together end to end. The length should be long enough that it will go around your wrist loosely and about an inch more.
Step 2: Making the Beads
To make the "beads" loop one band (blue, pink or purple) continuously around the white skeleton band in a small section. Continue to add more bead bands as shown. When the beaded bracelet can loosely fit around your wrist, loop the longer white skeleton through the small white hole on the opposite end of the bracelet until it meets the end of the colored beads as shown in picture 3. Finish the beads so that the length of the skeleton when the bracelet is on will go all the way to the middle finger and loop around it. Add more white bands if necessary.
Step 3: Put a Ring on It
On the last portion of the skeleton use a blue band so that it will bend with the beads when tying the loop for the ring. Loop the small blue skeleton hole onto the bracelet so that it creates a small circle large enough to fit your middle finger loosely. Now you have it: your own custom slave bracelet created without any tools. And you have the ability to create endless designs. Your imagination is your limit!