Saturday, June 28, 2014

Rainbow Loom

So there is this new (maybe not totally new) craze going on around the globe.

What is rainbow loom?
Rainbow Loom is a plastic toy loom used to weave colorful rubber bands into bracelets and charms. It was invented in 2011 by Cheong Choon Ng of Novi, Michigan.

How do you make bracelets and other accessories from it?
The Rainbow Loom is a plastic pegboard measuring 2 inches (51 mm) by 8 inches (200 mm). It has push pin-type pegs over which small, colored rubber bands are looped and pulled by means of a plastic crochet hook. The resulting looped knots, known as Brunnian links, can be assembled on the loom into bracelets and other shapes. The Rainbow Loom kit includes a pegboard, crochet hook, special C-shaped or S-shaped fasteners, and 600 small rubber bands in assorted colors.

I bought the above set at S$7.90 from Qoo10SG. I regretted buying this as there is another set with a storage box and much more rubber bands (4400 pieces) for another $10!

So thanks to Jewel for introducing this art craft to me, I immediately bought a set and received them on Wednesday. I have been working on them since that day and made a few designs by following tutorials on Youtube. There are many awesome rainbowloom tutorials such as the original Rainbow loom website and those by AllysBracelets, SoCraftastic, Loom Love, and Olivia's Looms and Crafts, to name a few.

I will be posting photos of bracelets or charms I have done and providing the link to the tutorial I have followed every week, for my own reference as well as showing off my pretty rainbow loom accessories! (: