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Loom Bracelet for Beginners

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Here's how to make an easy loom bracelet for beginners. I bought a cheap kit with a loom and elastic bands, but the instructions were very hard to follow. I hope you find these clearer.



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Time: 20 minutes
Age: 5 to 10s, Over 10s
Level: Easy

Materials
Loom
Loom rubber bands
Loom 's' closures

Method
Position the loom in front of you with the plastic pegs making 'u' shapes.
Place an elastic loom band over two pegs to make a diagonal.



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Make a diagonal on the 'u' shaped pegs


Overlap a loom band on the second peg and place onto a third peg to make a diagonal zig zag.



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Make a zig zag


Keep going placing the loom bands in a zig zag shape up the loom. I stopped slightly short of the end.



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At the end, turn the loom round 180 degrees so that the plastic pegs now make 'n' shapes in front of you.



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Turn the board around until the pegs make 'n' shapes


It's now time to 'weave' the elastic together.

With the hook, pick up second elastic from the second peg and lift it out over the second peg, placing it forward onto the third peg.



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Hooking the pink elastic on the second peg




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Lifting the pink elastic off the second peg




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Hooking the pink elastic onto the third peg


With the hook, pick up the third elastic from the third peg and lift it out over the third peg, placing it forward onto the fourth peg.



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Hooking the blue elastic on the third peg




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Lifting the blue elastic off the third peg




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Hooking the blue elastic onto the fourth peg


With the hook, pick up the fourth elastic from the fourth peg and lift it out over the fourth peg, placing it forward onto the fifth peg.

Keep going until you have hooked forward all of the elastics.



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All of the elastics hooked forward


Hold on to one end and lift the bracelet carefully from the loom.



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Thread the single band at one end through the double band at the other end and fasten the single band onto the plastic 's' fastener in your loom kit.



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Attach the other end of the 's' fastener to the bracelet to complete it.



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Bracelet fastened closed with the 's' fastener


Your loom band bracelet is now ready to wear. Have fun experimenting with different colour patterns.



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If you liked this project, why not have a go at finger knitting?

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#5 to 10s
#Over 10s
#Easy
#Jewellery
#Loom
#Rainbow loom
#Bracelet
#Weaving
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This was definitely easier to understand than the instructions that came with a kit. Thanks!
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