Lately I’ve been feeling the need to be a bit more crafty and creative. Whilst I get up to lots in the kitchen, it’s been a little while since I made something other than food with my hands.
Now, I’m know I’ve very late to this party, but I’ve just been introduced to Loom Bands and making bracelets with them. For those who haven’t come across these yet, they are little rubber bands that you can weave together to form various jewellery and charms.
I found a lot of reasonably priced bits and pieces on Amazon.
After initially getting frustrated with the instructions – these are for age 8+!! – I fairly quickly got the idea of the most basic bracelet, but I wasn’t too keen on its appearance, so I took it apart again. That’s something I do like, is that the bands can be re-used if you aren’t happy with the finished look.
There are loads of tutorials available online, which can help you to make all manner of bracelet looks, as well as charms and even ornaments! You can see above, that I have had a go at making an owl!
I’ve been having a play for a couple of days now and I have to say, I think I may be getting obsessed with it. I find it quite relaxing just to let your mind go completely blank as you weave the bands together. I’m already feeling quite bold and I’m keen to find more challenging patterns to have a go at – I saw a hat made from them earlier, so maybe I’ll try that!!
I’d love to see any creations you’ve made with loom bands, so please do post them.