Rainbow Loom Fishtail

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About: I work at instructables by day, and turn into a stitch witch by night. follow me on instagram @jessyratfink to see what i'm working on! ^_^

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.

Step 1: 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

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

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

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

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

Step 6: You're Done!

Hooray!

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

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Brooke909

1 year ago

This helped me alot!

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-moonglade

2 years ago

Great instructable!! :)

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summer793

2 years ago

Thanks for the easy instructions :)

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Irish_soccer

3 years ago

I made it! It was so easy from the instructions! Thanks!

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JackiesDIYs

4 years 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

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suzysmith24

3 years ago

i present my creations:by the way if u dont have a loom u can make a simple loom like this:

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rosalynn28

3 years ago on Introduction

this is soooo cool! i made 2 for my sister! she luvs them!! thanks!

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AgentNinjaGirl

3 years ago

These instructions are the way I make them but it never wors for me! I don't know how you make it so big

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aslocombe

4 years 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.

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Fire Shimmeraslocombe

Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

I honestly don't know why people specify c-clip or s-clip. I honestly hate the c-clips due to them breaking easily. s-clips work MUCH better.

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Fire Shimmer

3 years ago on Introduction

Reccomendation: if you use 3 colors it's easiest to make a pattern. when you flip a color up, the other two mean colors you don't need to put on that time around.

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elk1181

3 years ago on Introduction

thanks so much!!! i did not realize how easy it is till i read this

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pcharliouis

4 years ago

It is so much fun making them .. I do one like every day :)