How to Make a Bead Ladder Rainbow Loom Bracelet

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

Heidi: Hi! I’m Heidi from the Lanyard Ladies. Today, I will be showing you how to make a bead ladder bracelet. The supplies you will be needing today will be: your rainbow loom, your hook, three different colors of rubber bands, your c-cpip and 10 pony beads. You will also need a smaller crochet hook so you can put your beads onto your rubber bands. We are going to start from our middle peg and we are going to go left, just like that. And we are going to continue hooking our rubber bands all the way up, til we get to the top. Just like so. Just keep hooking… till you get to the top. Now when we get to the end, we are going to go from this peg to our center peg. Now we are going to come right back down to the center and do the same thing to the right side. We are going to go left to right and all the way across. So I will show you a few times and then we will fast forward to the end. Just keep going all the way up… and now we are going to go from our right peg to the center peg. And now we are going to add our beads.

So you are going to have 10 pony beads aside, we are going to take one of our rubber bands, you are going to need a smaller crochet hook to do this. You are going to take your bead and put it onto your crochet hook. Take your rubber band and you are going to slide your bead on to your rubber band. Just like that. And when you have that done we are going to go across from our left to our right. Stretch out your rubber band with your bead on it and you are going to put it right from your left to your right, right across. Then you are going to take your next color, its good to have them pre-set up. So it saves you time. And you are going to go right across, left to right. And you are going to continue this pattern, till we get to the end. After we finish putting all of our beads on, we have to remember to put a cap band at the end. You are going to take your band, make a figure eight, wrap it around your fingers, and we are going to put the band right at the end. And this is what it will look like, when your done placing your rubber bands.

Now we are going to turn our loom around so that our arrow is facing down And lets start hooking. We are going to start with our center peg. And we are going to take our first rubber band, and go to the left.  So you pull your cap band back, grab that rubber band, and we are going to hook it to the left side. Making our tear drop shape. Now we are going to hook our rubber band  from the center to the right. Pull your cap band back, and hook it to the right. Now we are going to go into our first peg on the left, and we are going to hook all the way straight up until we get to the end. So we are going to pull back our rubber bands. We are going to grab that, white one, bottom one, and going to pull forward. And we are going to pull back again, and we are going to pull forward making our tear drop shapes. So now you are going to follow this along until you get to the end. Keep hooking. Go in, the white. And keep hooking. And when we get to the end, and we are going to take our last rubber band and go from the left peg to the center. Dig down.

Go from the left peg to the center. Now we are going to go right back down and we are going to start on the right side. Do the same thing we did on the left side to the right side. Dig down into that peg, up and around, right in front. Making your tear drop shapes. Just keep going, all the way across, till we get to the end. Now we are getting to the end, don’t forget when we get here, we are going to go from the right peg to the center. Dig down, and go across. And this is what it will look like when you have finished hooking your rubber bands. Now, we are going to do the scary part. Taking off the bracelet. Dig down into your peg, all the way at the end. Take a rubber band, we are going to hook it and we are pull through. And hook it on to the larger part of your hook. 1, 2, 3, take a deep breath, and pull it off. And there we have it. Our bead ladder bracelet. And now lets put an extension on.

Turn your loom around where your arrows are facing away from you. We are going to put 4 rubber bands straight across. 1, 2, if you need it a little longer, you can put 6 but 4 is usually good for me. Now we are going to turn our loom. Take the end of your bracelet, and hook it right on there. Take our hook, and you are going to go forward, regular stitching. 1, 2, 3, 4. Now we are going to get our c-clip. Stretch this to your drop out one to the right so it is nice and tight, easy to put your c-clip. Take your c-clip, and hook that on. And now pull, the bracelet off. Go to the other end, make this nice and tight. Take your c-clip and hook it on. And pull your bracelet off. And there you have it. Your bead ladder rainbow loom bracelet.