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Loom Band Designs: How To Make Flower Accessories

21/11/2017 03:15 GMT

Michael Ruder


How to make loom band flower hair slides, sings and badges

What you need:
30 rubber bands in lilac
2 rubber bands in yellow
1 loom band hook
A hair slide, ring or brooch back
Strong all-purpose adhesive

Instructions:
1. Wind one lilac band around the hook three times.

Heike Roland & Stefanie Thomas


2. Pick up the end of a pair of lilac bands on the tip of the hook...

Heike Roland & Stefanie Thomas


3. ...and with the index finger of your right hand, push the loops...

Heike Roland & Stefanie Thomas


4. ...off the hook and onto the pair of lilac bands.

Heike Roland & Stefanie Thomas


5. Place the second end of the pair of lilac bands onto the hook.

Heike Roland & Stefanie Thomas


6. Pick up another pair of lilac bands and repeat steps 2–6. You have now made your first petal. Slide the petal onto the handle of the hook.

Heike Roland & Stefanie Thomas


7. Make five more petals in the same way. You will now have no more lilac bands left.

Heike Roland & Stefanie Thomas


8. Now pick up one end of a yellow band with the hook.

Heike Roland & Stefanie Thomas


9. With your right index finger, push all the lilac petals onto the yellow band in turn.

Heike Roland & Stefanie Thomas


10. Put the second end of the yellow band over your left index finger so you don't lose it. When all the lilac petals are on the yellow band, lift the left loop up off your index finger...

Heike Roland & Stefanie Thomas


11. ...and onto the hook.

Heike Roland & Stefanie Thomas


12. Draw the left loop through the right loop on the hook. Now pull the resulting loop tight.

Heike Roland & Stefanie Thomas


13. Take the loop off the hook and push three petals through it.

Heike Roland & Stefanie Thomas


14. Now place the second yellow band through the next space between the petals.

Heike Roland & Stefanie Thomas



15. Working from the front, cross the band at the back of the flower and then lift the band back over to the front in the last space between the petals.

Heike Roland & Stefanie Thomas


16. Stick the finished flower onto a ring blank, brooch or hair slide with strong all-purpose adhesive.

For more designs check out Loom Bands! And Loom Bands! Charms! by Heike Roland & Stefanie Thomas (Quadrille, £4.99 each)

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