How to Make a Starburst Bracelet Using the Rainbow Loom

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14-03-2021, 02:00
If you've mastered the basics of the Rainbow Loom™, you might be ready for a more involved project. Looks like you're ready to make a star-burst (asterisk-shaped) bracelet! This is a bracelet that looks complicated but it's not that hard. You'll end up with a nice bracelet that's great for guys or girls and can be any size you want.

Setting Up the Perimeter

  1. Add the first band. Set the loom so that the arrow is point up and away from you. Now, loop a band from the first peg in the center to the first peg on the left.
  2. Add the first band leading to the side. Now, loop a band from the first peg on the left to the second peg on the left, then from the second peg to the third.
  3. Keep adding bands down the side. Keep adding bands like this down the left side until you get to the second to last peg.
  4. End the side that you just finished. Next, loop a band diagonally from the second to last peg to the last middle peg.
  5. Repeat for the other side until you have a complete perimeter. Go back to the starting peg and repeat the steps you just finished but for the other side. When you're done you should have bands making a line around the outside edge of the loom.

Making the Star-bursts

  1. Push the bands down. Push all of the outside bands down to the bottom of the pegs that they are on. This will give you space to put on more bands.
    • This is easiest if you use your hook but you can also use your fingers or the back of a comb.
  2. Make your first star-burst. Place a band in Color 1 (this can be whatever color you want it to be) between the second peg in the middle row of the loom and the second peg of the right row. Next, in a clockwise motion, place five more bands, using the peg in the middle row as the center. This should make a star-burst shape (sometimes called an asterisk).
    • Keep pushing all of the bands down as you go. This creates more room for later.
  3. Make the rest of the star-bursts. Add a band from the fourth peg in the middle row diagonally to the fourth peg in the right row of the loom. Add the clockwise bands again, in the same manner as with the first star-burst. You should have a new star-burst with a bottom that overlaps with the top of the first star-burst. Keep doing this until the whole loom is filled (inside the outer ring that you made in the first section).
    • Push down the bands each time.
    • You can change the colors of the bursts if you want to. They can each be a different color or they can be the same. It's up to you!
  4. Place the middle circle bands. Double up a band so that it makes a little circle. This band should be the same color as the outer ring. Place it on the final peg in the middle row of the loom. Do this again and put it at the center of the star-burst. Keep adding these doubled bands at the center of each burst until you reach the end of the row of bursts.
    • You should end up with something like this:

Weaving It All Together

  1. Turn the loom. Turn the loom around so that the arrow is pointing at you.
  2. Pull up the first band. Hook the bottom loop of the first star-burst and pull it up. You'll need to grab it from under the outer bands. Be careful not to mess up the other bands on the peg when you do this.
  3. Loop it onto the center peg. Pull it up and loop it onto the center peg.
  4. Weave the star-bursts. Get under all the bands at the center peg of the star-burst and grab the band that is the next band on the right from the bottom arm of the star-burst. Grab it with the hook and pull it over so that you can loop it onto the peg with the other half. Keep going in a counterclockwise motion until you've done this for all of the bands in the star-burst. Then do the same thing for all of the star-bursts on the loom.
    • These should now look like a flower or a sun, if you did it correctly.
    • Be careful not to dislodge the other bands on the pegs.

Finishing the Perimeter

  1. Weave the outside bands. Starting with the band that goes around the bottom left and bottom center pegs, grab the end that's wrapped around the bottom center peg and pull it up (without dislodging the other bands).
    • And then weave it over the bottom left peg, so that both ends of the band are on that peg. Then, do the same for the band which wraps around the bottom left and second to left pegs.
    • Proceed until the entire left side is done, ending when you hook the last left side band onto the last middle peg. {"smallUrl":"https:\/\/\/images\/thumb\/6\/6c\/Make-a-Rainbow-Loom-Bracelet-Step-19Bullet2-Version-3.jpg\/v4-460px-Make-a-Rainbow-Loom-Bracelet-Step-19Bullet2-Version-3.jpg","bigUrl":"\/images\/thumb\/6\/6c\/Make-a-Rainbow-Loom-Bracelet-Step-19Bullet2-Version-3.jpg\/aid3797396-v4-728px-Make-a-Rainbow-Loom-Bracelet-Step-19Bullet2-Version-3.jpg","smallWidth":460,"smallHeight":337,"bigWidth":728,"bigHeight":533,"licensing":"<div class=\"mw-parser-output\"><p>License: <a target=\"_blank\" rel=\"nofollow noreferrer noopener\" class=\"external text\" href=\"https:\/\/\/wiki\/Fair_use\">Fair Use<\/a> (screenshot)<br>\n<\/p><\/div>"}
  2. Repeat for the right side. Go back to the start or bottom and do this same thing on the right side of the loom.
  3. Add the end loop. Reach the hook down through all of the bands on the last middle peg.
    • Grab a new band that you hold in your fingers, pull it up through the bands, and then slide your hook through the loop of the new band, so that it's completely wrapped around the hook.
  4. Pull the bracelet off the loom. With the loop still around it, hold the hook in your hand. Now, pull the whole bracelet off the loom. Be gentle and go slowly.
    • You might have to wiggle it side to side just a little bit to get the bands to come off.

Finishing Your Bracelet

  1. Add the extension. You will need to add new bands onto the loom in order to create an extension so that the bracelet will actually fit. Place five bands all down one side.
    • Loop a band from the first peg onto the second peg. Now, place another on the second peg and loop it onto the third. Continue like this, third onto the fourth, and so on until you reach the end.
  2. Join the extension to the bracelet. Take the first loop on the end of your bracelet opposite from the hook and pretend like it's another rubber band. Add it to the chain you've started on the loom. Now, chain the bands from the end with the bracelet all the way down to the first band.
    • In other words, hook the bottom band on the next peg after the base of the bracelet and pull it up and down to hook onto the third peg from the bracelet. Keep hooking and looping until a single chain is formed.
    • You can also make other forms of extensions if you have another design that you like better. It only needs to be attached to the bracelet in this standard way.
  3. Add the C clip. Add a C clip to the last band on the loom. Now you can take the chain and bracelet off the loom, and then clip the C clip onto the loops on the hook. Take the hook out and you're done!
  4. Enjoy your new bracelet. You can also make many others by following wikiHow's other tutorials for the Rainbow Loom™.


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