We showed you how to make a fishtail rainbow loom bracelet a few weeks ago. This time, we are going to take up a notch and teach you how to create starburst bracelets. The pattern may seem complicated, but it is not hard to do. By the end of this starburst loom bracelet tutorial, you will have a nice-looking band that you can wear or give to your friends.
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Here are the required tools for making starburst loom band bracelets:
Here's what you need to do to make a starburst bracelet:
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Set the loom and make sure the arrows are facing away from you. Get your first band and insert it from the middle peg to the second peg on the left.
Grab another strip and place it from the second peg on the left to the next pin in front. Keep adding bands until you reach the end of the loom.
Get another piece of loom band and insert it from the top-left peg to the middle peg. Repeat the process at the opposite end of the loom.
Use a different color of loom band to make your first starburst. Place it in the middle of the second peg in the center of the left row and the second peg of the right line. Add five more bands clockwise and use the middle column as the center of the pattern.
Get another band and set it from the fourth peg in the mid-row diagonally to the fourth peg in the right row. Add another set of clockwise pieces as you did in the first starburst. Keep going until you fill the entire loom with starbursts.
Using the same color of your outer ring, create a double cap band as soon as you finish filling up the loom with the pattern. To do this, you need to make a figure-8 using the elastic band and place it on top of the loom. Repeat the process until you reach the bottom.
Turn the loom with the arrows, pointing at you. Grab a hook and loop the first central peg to the middle. Keep doing this in a counterclockwise motion until you are on the other side of the loom.
Using the same hook, loop the outer band on the rump. Repeat this process with all loom bands.
Hold the hook and gently pull the wristband out of the loom. You can also use your hand to pull it off the loom, but you have to do it slowly to prevent breaking the bracelet.
Using the same color as your outside bands, make a chain of strips at the top of the loom.
Get the first hoop at the tip of the wristband opposite from the latch like it is another elastic band. Attach it to the chain and connect it from the end of your bracelet to the first band.
Grab a C-clip and attach it to the end band on the loom. Remove the chain and the wristband from the loom and snip the C-clip toward the hoops on the hook. Take the latch out, and the bracelet is complete!
Rock your new accessory and wear it with pride or make more starburst bracelets for your friends.