Rainbow Loom-less

Yes, I am actually making a post about the damn Rainbow Loom. Yes, I am actually, significantly late to the Rainbow Loom train. My cousin and I were horrifically bored a few weekends ago and wanted to see what all the hype of a rainbow loom was.  So we got one.  Too bad it took about 5 seconds for me to get obsessed and competitive over some tiny rubber bands. I made all the designs they have in the how-to manual.

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Then I turned to YouTube for some challenging endeavors, which actually extends far beyond necklaces. Characters, people! Minions!

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I actually ran out of yellow rubberbands to make this little guy.

Then I saw a video that amazed me…and also made me really sad.  There was a way to make a pretty sweet looking bracelet and you don’t even need the gosh darn loom.  Finger looming, if you will. It sounds dirty. Half true.  It creates a neat chevron design, just like my ‘Merica one above:

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Start with 3 rubberbands, the first one twisted into a figure 8. Make sure everything you layer on is the exact color pattern you desire.

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Pull the loops of the most inward one over the top of the finger tips so it meets in the middle.

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Add one band in the next color of your pattern. Then pull the most inward band over the finger tips again. Repeat this pattern until your desired length is met.

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Tug on your design every so often to check up on it.  I like the girth of the bracelet as well as the design.

I’m a kid. I know.

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