Fishtail Stretch Band Bracelet without a Loom!

November 7, 2013

Kids Stuff


So yesterday I shared my daughter’s experience with the Cra-Z-Loom (like a Rainbow Loom.) But as she was trying to master the Fishtail Bracelet, I realized that it would actually be easier without one.

All we needed was something to hold the loops. Many kids use their fingers, but it’s a little tiring as well as leaving you sore! So we came up with the idea of using a plastic fork with the middle tines broken out.

Fishtail Bracelet using a Plastic Fork

Other than that, you’ll need the regular supplies- elastic bands, s-hooks or c-hooks, or even aluminum jump rings.

To make it super-easy for you to follow, I made this video for you:



I have to admit that these are really fun to make- even for grown-ups!

I also like finishing them off with a colorful aluminum jump ring- it just makes it look more “finished,” like a real piece of jewelry.

Cra-Zee-Loom bracelet

So much fun and so very easy. I hope you will try it out!

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3 Responses to “Fishtail Stretch Band Bracelet without a Loom!”

  1. irene Says:

    I can’t thank you enough for this one! Awesome!

  2. Elaine. Bell Says:

    I can’t wait to try this with my three neices!

  3. Carole F Says:

    great tutorial – i think the girl guides might just be making these sometime soon :)

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