How to Make a Zippy Chain Rainbow Loom Bracelet

Learn how to make a zippy chain Rainbow Loom bracelet in this Howcast video featuring The Lanyard Ladies.

Hi I’m Colleen from the Lime Hood Ladies and today I would like to show you how to make the zippy chain rainbow loom bracelet. You will first need a loom, a hook, three colors of bands, and a C clip. So the first thing you want to do before you start placing the bands is to make sure that your red arrow is pointing away from you on your rainbow loom. So we’re going to start with the outer sides of the bracelet first, and we’re going to go up the one side, and then come back and go up the other side, so we’re going to start with purple, and we’re going to place bands up to the left. Okay, the last band you place on a diagonal onto the center pin at the top. Now we go up the right side the same way. And the last band you do on a diagonal onto the center pin at the top. Okay, next we’re going to take a green band, and we’re going to go forward from this pin to this pin. Now we’re going to take our…our blue bands and we’re going to go in an upside-down V, starting on the left and then doing the right pin, and we’re going to continue this pattern all the way to the end of the loom. I’ll show it to you one more time after this one, we do this one, then two, then three, that pattern, all the way to the end.

So when you get to the end, after you’ve put on your last blue upside-down V, you’re only going to put one green band from this pin to the purple pin right in front of it. Then we’re going to put a purple cap on that end pin; take your band, twist it into the 8, and place it on one finger and then stretch it over the top of the pin at the very end. Now we’re ready to hook, so we can turn the loom around and grab your hook. We’re going to start at the center band, and we’re going to hook the first purple up to the left and hold it down and bring your band to the left and you’re going to do the same thing with the purple up to the right. Bring it over to the right. Then we’re going to take the green band, get behind the purple, grab the green, and bring it up forward like that. Then we’re going to hook the purple side, so you’re going to go in, grab the purple, bring it forward. You’re going to go in on this side, grab your purple, and bring it forward. Then going to go into the green, we’re going to grab the left turquoise which is right here on the top, and bring it over to the left, and the other turquoise we grab it, and we bring that over to the right. And then your green, grab this and bring it forward. Now we’re going to…here, do the purple sides. Bring that up, go in here and get the purple, we bring this up, now we’re going to go back into the green in the middle, we’re going to grab the top turquoise, bring it over to the left, and the right, and grab that one, and bring it over to the right. And then the green is going to go up forward, and then the purples go up on the side. Okay, now we’re going to do the same thing, we’re going to go into the center, grab the left turquoise, bring it over to the left side, we’re going to go in and grab the other turquoise and bring that up to the right, then you’re going to bring your green forward, and now you do the purple sides.

Bring that purple up to the forward, and that’s the pattern you’ll continue until the end. You get to the end, you continue with the pattern, the way you’ve been doing it. And the green goes forward. So then we’ve got a purple that goes forward, the purple on this side goes forward, and we’ve got the turquoise in here, the top one we bring up to the left, the second one we bring over to the right, and the green goes forward. Now lastly, we’re going to bring those two purples over to the center pin. Bring this purple to here, and this purple over to here. Okay, and this is how the bands should look if they’re laid properly on your loom, but what we need to do now is, we’re going to take our hook and put it down in the center pin there, grab another band, hook it onto the end, pull it up through, and onto your hook. All the way up on the hook. Now we’re ready to pull the bands off the loom. Pull apart. Yeah right. And here is our zippy chain, but we need to make an extension, so we’re going to turn our loom around, add six bands, then we’re going to take this off of the hook, and we put on the last two pins of your loom, and now you’re going to turn the loom around and start hooking. Okay, you put your S hook on the end here, and just pull it off. Okay so once you pull the bracelet off of your loom, you attach the hook on the other side, and here you have your zippy chain rainbow loom bracelet.

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