'Rubber Band Jewelry' is taking over as 'thee gift' for this holiday season. This fun craft for tweens and teens has been growing in popularity since its design. The "Totally Awesome Rubber Band Jewelry" book by Colleen Dorsey along with a 'Rainbow Loom® Rubber Band Bracelet Loom', 'Cra-Z-Loom' or 'FunLoom' will get smiles and hugs as well as hearing, "This is exactly what I wanted".
The book includes twelve projects. Necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and belt projects are shown for you to make, using step by step written instructions and photographs. Learn how to add beads and charms. The fun you can have once you learn the basics and understand how to use the patterns are limitless. If you don't have a loom, you can still learn how to make the basic bracelet. Tips are included to inspire and create variations.
There are patterns for beginners as well as those with more experience inside the book. The "Zipper Bracelet" is interchangeable. Turn it inside out for a totally different look. "Starburst Bracelet" is for those in the know. This pattern is all in the color combinations. Make yours pop.
Currently, there are 25+ colors of bands with more colors being added. Kits can be found containing rubber bands (1/2" to 3/4" in diameter) and small "c" or "s" clips. If you find the stores where you usually shop for toys is back ordered...try the large drug store chains. There was a girl just last week at the counter buying more supplies.
Combine this book with a loom, and supply kit. You, your loved ones and their friends will be busy for hours. Here are some neat suggestions for storing all those bands.