Details on making a finger loom bracelet

neon finger loop bracelet

Someone asked me how to make the loop bracelet I showed last week on my blog. Honestly, it kinda came naturally me when I made it and I could do all the step by steps, but I found a tutorial (just one…I thought there would be more) on how to Make a homeade jump rope. This is the process you go by to make the bracelet, necklace, belt, etc. The nylon loops are all different sizes, so the thickness of the bracelet is a bit wonky throughout. I tried to stretch the nylon loops to what I thought was the same tautness (sp?), but it didn’t really make a difference when I weaved them.

Perhaps this could be a cool idea with a different type of fabric (something of the stretchable variety), so if you make something I’d love to see the results. I had fun making it, but I don’t really plan on doing any more, but it is a cool technique that could be finessed!

Until next time Swellions!

Revisiting my crafty past

Tonight I went to Hancock Fabrics and while there I spotted a bag of neon nylon loops like these:

neon loop pack

and I created this neon looped bracelet using my fingers as a loom!

neon finger loop bracelet

I think it was third or fourth grade when I learned how to do this. We were given the craft to do as a part of Vacation Bible School at Beulah Cumberland Presbyterian Church (the church I attended growing up). Anyway, I became a little addicted with making these finger loom bracelets that summer. I remember taking the loops with me and working on them on my way to swim meets. I rode with another family to the meets and one of the little girls I rode with totally stole them from me and then lied saying she didn’t! At the time it totally burned me up!

I find that my young crafty self is a lot like myself now. I go through phases in my crafting. After I made these loom bracelets, I made macrame friendship bracelets and hair bows. I made them while watching television and I made this little bracelet tonight while watching Project Runway (shout out to an old friend Cody Critcheloe who I saw wearing an outfit in one of the designer’s portfolios).

I do want to mention that I still struggled with finishing the bracelet off tonight. Ha. Weaving, knitting, crochet has never been my thing so the fine tuning throws me for a loop (pun intended).

I don’t know that I’ll actually wear this, but it was fun to make and revisit. It’s the type of thing I think my niece would love, so I might send her a baggie full of loops and instructions, so that she can discover a new craft just like I did back in the day!

Until next time Swellions!