Earlier today, I joined the loom band bracelet making phenomenon. It seems like every second person have these loom bands and proudly present their DIY bracelets on their wrists. At first I didn’t have much of an interest on this craze as I thought they were for kids and even if I wanted to wear the bracelets, I also thought I might look a bit childish…but look at who is also supporting this craze recently!! Yes, Kate Middleton herself! I was in town earlier and I could not escape the pressure of buying a few bags of these loom bands…seriously, they were in EVERY shop!! Of course I caved in and came home with two bags with me haha. I was also excited to make a few bracelets for myself😉 I went in to Claire’s and Michael Guineys. I got a bit ripped off from Claire’s…look at the price difference! But I must admit, Claire’s had a better colour selection than other places, the loom bands are solid in colour, not transparent. They also had little bracelet making kits where plastic looms were included inside the kits, but I was not prepared to spend €15 for a packet of rubber bands and a plastic tray! Guiney’s packet: 300 rubber bands, looping stick and S clasps. Claire’s packet: 300 rubber bands, instruction sheet and C clasps. I did not use the instruction sheet as the bracelet looks very basic. I was in a mood for a bit of a challenge!
Let’s make some bracelets together!! Below, I will show you THREE different ways which you can wear these bracelets: Standard fish tail braid, triple fish tail braid and inverted fish tail braid. The best part about making these bracelets is, you won’t need a loom! Let’s get started!🙂 This was my set up earlier. You can use two of your fingers or pens/pencils/markers to make the bracelet making process easier. Being Asian, I chose chopsticks instead, haha. I also found it easier to separate the rubber bands according to their colours.
1. Regular Fishtail Braid
2. Triple Fishtail Braid
3. Inverted Fishtail Braid
I personally think that they look nice with casual clothes and I also had a lot of fun making them! The more you practice, the better you’ll get at it. I must admit, I did get confused a few times and I had to start from scratch…but don’t be discouraged, stick with it and be patient ok? You can invite your siblings or friends to make these and guaranteed, you will have lots of fun too🙂
So that’s it, hope you will try to make them sometime soon and I also hope that my tutorial above is clear and easy to follow! I tried to make it as simple as I could but if you get confused or if you have any questions please don’t be afraid to ask me🙂
Have fun and see you next time!