I've also discovered that a crochet hook works pretty good if you want to make things on the go!
I was pretty happy when I found this gal over on YouTube, lots of tiny charms, many by crochet. I now have a small army of snowflakes and butterflies.
It didn't take long for me to start making them in my own fashion - lining up the bands along my finger, then wrapping the extra band around four times. She wraps hers on the crochet hook directly, which I have found to be problematic. Maybe it's my bands, they love the crochet hooks and won't let go, maybe it's my preference for four loops instead of three. I did discover that five times around my finger is painful. (ouch!)
I made one change to Made By Mommy's design in the above tutorial - I use three bands instead of two for the top wings, making them slightly larger than the bottom wings pieces. I also use two bands for the body, which oddly gives it a more triangular shape.
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