Saturday 9 August 2014

Loom Butterflies

Lately I've been doing a fair bit of looming with rubber bands. I have a Friendly Bands loom, the eldest daughter has a Rainbow Loom, and I have found they each have their strengths.

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.

Fun with filters!

Subtle changes, but ones I am quite happy with. :)

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