So, after a long wait it’s time for my latest category – the Classics! And my first classical post is going to be… the fishtail! I’m going to tell you how to make this quick and easy bracelet, as well as giving you some cool pictures too! So read on and see how to make a fishtail!
YOU WILL NEED:
A finger loom, like the one in the pictures
Some loom bands for the actual bracelet. You can either go for a multi-coloured mix, or do one solid colour throughout. I’d say either is great, so loom away at your own colour choice! The amount of bands needed actually varies, because not everyone has the same size of wrist. So, you will need as many as you need, really!
An S Clip or C Clip to secure the end
To begin, slide a rubber band onto your finger loom, crossing it in the middle, so you have a figure-of-eight shaped band stretching over the two pegs of your finger loom. This will be your cap band once you have finished. See the picture below for an example.
Now you have the cap band on your loom, you can begin to place the next part of the chain. Place a single band across the two pegs, with no twist. This is the second band.
Now you can place another non-twisted band across your two pegs, so you have three single bands altogether. The bottom one should have a twist, and the other two should just be regular bands stretched across.
Once you have your loom like that, grab your hook, and then make sure the open sides of the two pegs are facing towards you. Now you can start to loop things. Use your hook to grab the right part of the bottom twisted band, on the right peg. Pull this bit of band up and over its peg, and then let it go, so it is dangling on top of all your other bands. Now grab the left part of the twisted band from the left peg, and pull it up and over its peg, so it is also dangling. Now you have looped your cap band into your bracelet.
Every time you loop a band, you have to place another band. So now stretch a single band across the two pegs, on top of your looped cap band. Now you can loop the bottom two bits of the band on the bottom. And then they should be dangling.
Continue like this, placing a band and then looping another, and soon you will start to see a chain forming out the bottom of your bands, like in the pictures below. It may look a little wonky at first, but all it needs is a little adjusting and it will soon be perfect!
When you have made your fishtail so long that it will wrap around your wrist completely, you can then stop. Make sure the last thing you have done is looped a band, so you only have two bands stretched across your pegs. Then, stick your hook through the two bands on the right side, and then safely transfer them to the other peg, so you have four loops on your left peg. Now stick your hook through them all, and then take them off the finger loom, so you now have four loops on your hook.
Put two of your fingers through these bands, and then secure them all with an S Clip or C Clip, slowly sliding the hook out from the middle of your fingers. Now you can attach the other side of your clip to your cap band, which should be at the other end of your fishtail. Slide it onto your wrist, adjust it a little, and you’ve done it!
Ta da! A fishtail in minutes! You now have a jazzy bracelet which is quick and very easy to make.
I hope you all loved this first classical post! There will be another one, the bead ladder, coming out next week, so look for that next Monday! This wil
l have pictures too, and then there will be another classic bracelet coming soon! See ya all later!
I’ve got your poll results! And the clear winner is I’m a bookworm! I really want books! with 100% of the votes. The rest were 0%. It’s great to see loads of you like reading! I looked back at that poll when I was browsing my account, and it had six votes! That’s my personal best when it comes to votes – normally I only get three or four. So we have loads of bookworms here! I’ll be sure to post something booky-related next month.
Well, check back in a few weeks time for my next poll, the Gaming Poll. I won’t tell you what the big question is, but I’ll leave you to use the name and try to figure out that big question. See ya!
I wanted to tell you guys a little bit about what’s happening this week, and also next week, and also the week after, just so you know when to come back for the good stuff.
So, this week I posted:
I’m Back! – telling you that I’m back and giving my apologies for being late
Loom Band Whoops! Chat 3 – in which I share my next epic fail with you
Resolutions – where I share my loomy and non-loomy resolutions, and ask you for yours
What do you Want for Christmas? Poll Results – I give you the results for the latest poll
And this post, Info on Next Week’s Posts – where I give you the latest post info
Whoa! That’s heaps of great posts! For next week, it’s also jam packed! Have a little look:
Looming Tips 2 – where I give you my second tip, but you’ll have to wait till then to find out what the problem is, and what the tips are!
The _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Bracelet – this is my new design! Check back for the name
Classic Post 1 – The Fishtail – in which I give you my first Classic Post, the fishtail, including awesome pics
Gallery of Disaster – showing all your loom band fails from Loom Band Whoops! posts
And then the week after is busy too:
Classic Post 2 – The Bead Ladder – where I show you my next classic bracelet, involving some fun beads!
Have a Guess! – some more clues to my next bracelet, which is coming out in February! But check back soon for those clues
Gaming Poll – you get the chance to give me your answers to my big question. Using the title, try and work out what the question is!
Info on New Posts 2 – with info about the new few week’s posts
So, as you can see, I’m going to be pretty busy! Make sure you keep checking back every Monday for more lovely looming things. As you know, as well as bracelet designs and charm designs I post polls, interesting news, looming tips, sharing pages and much, much more! And if you check one of today’s posts, Resolutions, you can see I’m going to run a little competition later in the year!
Hi guys! I’m here with Loom Band Whoops! Chat 3! Here is my next epic fail.
One day I made a really amazing fishtail. I thought it was so amazing I brought it to school and showed everyone. I was getting a little carried away, hanging it from my fingers – and suddenly the cap band broke! My whole bracelet fell apart, and I was in trouble for scattering loom bands all over the floor!
Have you got more fails for me to check out? Post a comment, and if I’ve got enough I’ll post the Gallery of Disaster very soon!
Now, I bet loads of you guys made some New Year’s Resolutions (or maybe you didn’t!) this year. Well, I made a few too! And because I’m a curious person, I’d like to find out about some of your promises. Maybe you’ve decided to dedicate more time to looming, or you’ve promised yourself you’ll send me a design in the next month. Or maybe you made some non-loom related resolutions too. Perhaps 2015’s the year you’ll stop biting your nails, or maybe you know it’s time to get a little more organized. I want to know! And to get you started, I’ll give you three LOOMY promises and three NON-LOOMY promises that I’ve made for 2015. Here we go!
To globalize Lots of Loomz, and get others interested in it, from everywhere around the world.
To post more bracelet designs (I’ve got loads up my sleeve!) on Lots of Loomz, and also to post any designs I get from you amazing viewers on Lots of Loomz too.
To run a competition one day.
To join another club out of school (I’ve done this already, I’m starting a guitar club next week).
To go out shopping more often (despite being a girl, I’m not exactly a shopper).
To start up my imaginary cake-service, Taz’s Truly Terrific Treats.
So that’s my list for you. What about you guys? Leave me a comment, and I’ll get back to you. See ya for now!
It’s me, Taz. I’m back from my holidays, and I’m all ready to do some great looming! For Christmas I actually got a Rainbow Loom (YESSSS!!!!!!!) and also a Super Loom, which is like three Rainbow Looms attached together.
Now, as well as news, I’m also giving you my apologies, since I told you guys I’d be posting by the 5th of January. but a few of my plans were changed, so I’m a little late in my posting schedule, but I’ve got loads to share with you, and I’ll have that special new design coming out next week!
So, hope you had a happy new year! Make sure you read through all of the new stuff for today, and check back next week for more awesome things, including my new bracelet design!