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How to Make a Simple Loom Band Bracelet Without a Loom

Updated on September 9, 2016

A Loom Band Bracelet Made Without a Loom

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You Only Need Two Items to Make a Simple Bracelet

Loom Bands in your chosen colours
An 'S' Clip to attach the two ends.

How to Make a Loom Band Wristlet with 'S' Clips

These simple clips can fastened your bracelet.
These simple clips can fastened your bracelet. | Source

Pick the Band Colours

Choose two different colours which mix well.
Choose two different colours which mix well. | Source

Making Your Loom Band Bracelet Without a Loom

  1. First select the two colours you want to use for your bracelet and place them in two piles.

Start Your Bracelet

Thread aa Band through the 'S' shaped fastener to form a '8' shape.
Thread aa Band through the 'S' shaped fastener to form a '8' shape. | Source

Getting Started

  1. Take one of the 'S' shaped clips and pull a Loom Band through it so it looks like a number '8'.

Adding Your Second Colour

Thread your second colour through the two loops made with the first coloured band.
Thread your second colour through the two loops made with the first coloured band. | Source

Add Your Second Colour to the Bracelet

  1. Thread your second colour through the two loops made by the first band.
  2. Your second band should now look a number '8'.

Repeat the Pattern with the Two Colours

Keeping making '8' shapes with the bands in alternative colours until you reach the length you need to fit the person's wrist.
Keeping making '8' shapes with the bands in alternative colours until you reach the length you need to fit the person's wrist. | Source

Repeat the Pattern

  1. Keep threading through alternative colours until the bracelet reaches the size you need.


The Finished Loom Band Bracelet Made by Hand

The Loom Band bracelet made by hand without a loom.
The Loom Band bracelet made by hand without a loom. | Source

Finishing Your Bracelet

  1. To finish your bracelet all you need to do is put figure '8' loops over the 'S' clip.
  2. Now it is ready to wear!

Loom Bands

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Using Only Bands to Make Your Jewellery

The bands are basically coloured rubber bands, which the current generation of creative children are fashioning into jewellery. You don't need to buy any other equipment to make a bracelet, you can do it all by hand.

The age range is wide from younger children with their adult helpers right through to teenagers all sporting their homemade masterpieces.

A special loom can be bought for ease of use, but fear not you can still fashion a bracelet without the expense of buying one.

After spending the last hour as an assistant designer I now feel I have the know how, to help my fellow parents out there; so this was my easy guide on how to help your children design and make their own bracelet in around ten minutes, without any other equipment except the bands.

These Tiny Bands are a Global Phenomenon

You can see how tiny the actual Loom Bands are. It is amazing something so small can be such a huge hit!
You can see how tiny the actual Loom Bands are. It is amazing something so small can be such a huge hit! | Source

Making a Loom Band Bracelet in Ten Minutes

Remember to keep your Loom Bands away from pets and small children to avoid a choking hazard.

Have fun working together to make your own bespoke Loom Band bracelet. Happy Crafting!

Your Loom Band Bracelet

Ten minutes effort  is all that is needed.
Ten minutes effort is all that is needed. | Source

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    • Garimaa profile image

      Garima Bista 3 years ago from Kathmandu,Nepal

      your welcome Anna :)

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      Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

      Again, thanks Garimaa. I am glad it helped. :)

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      Garima Bista 3 years ago from Kathmandu,Nepal

      Your most welcome it was really helpful :)

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      Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

      Thank you for reading and also for taking the time to leave a comment Garimaa. :)

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      Garima Bista 3 years ago from Kathmandu,Nepal

      Thank you for sharing I needed this :)

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      Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

      It seems to be a favourite summer pastime this year. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment. :)

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      I know a few little girls that would like doing this during the summer. Great idea.

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      Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

      Hi Faith

      It is amazing how huge something so simple as elastic bands has become. You and your granddaughter will have a good time designing and creating; we did. :)

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, thank you for this, as I bought a kit (with the loom) for my oldest granddaughter, who is six now, and I have yet to figure it out even using the loom lol ... I think we will try your method without the loom. With your easy step-by-step instructions, I am sure it will be so easy and fun for all.

      Voted up and more and away

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      Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

      Thank you Dreamhowl

      I like your name it sounds cool and mysterious. I am glad it is of help, I found it a bit tricky at first, to be honest... until I ditched the instructions and winged it. :)

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      Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

      Hi DJ

      That was nice of his great niece. Thank you for reading, hopefully it will help some parent's out there to skip the 'figuring out how to make it' stage.

      Anna :)

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      Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

      Hi Bravewarrrior

      It is a craze currently sweeping every age group and gender and isn't yet showing signs of slowing! Thank you reading and you are right, it would make a good kids party.

      Anna :)

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      Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

      Thank you for reading and commenting Bill. My week is going fine. :) I hope yours is as well.

      Anna :)

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      DJ Anderson 3 years ago

      Hi, Anna,

      I have seen kids wearing these bracelets and thought they were quite unique. When my husband went to visit his sister, his great niece made

      one for him. It was very sweet of her.

      Your instructions were basic and very clear.

      Nice hub!

      DJ.

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      Shauna L Bowling 3 years ago from Central Florida

      This looks like a fun project for kids, Anna. It would be a good activity for birthday parties. Everyone gets to make their own party favors and keeps them busy!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Very detailed instructions and nicely done, Anna. I'll pass this on to my step-daughter. I'm sure she will enjoy it.

      Have a great day my friend.

      bill

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      Jessica Marello 3 years ago from United States

      I bought these rubber bands to basically see what the fuss was about, and your instructions are better than the printed ones included! Their instructions don't have the rubber band attached to the s-clip bent at all, which looks odd on the finished product. I will be following your hub instead!

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      Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

      Thank you for reading Frank and for commenting; especially as I know it so far removed from your chosen genre.

      After making them by trial and error. I feel that a ten minute make, with easy instructions would be a big help for parents. :)

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      Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

      looks like a lot of fun even for kids love the hub voted up and awesome :)