I’ve been busy the whole day. Who wouldn’t if you have 3 kids plus a loving husband? (or should I say demanding? hehe)
My routine goes from waking up early. Well actually, I’m mostly awake because I full-time breastfed my now almost 3 months old baby.
Look how cute he is.
If it’s a weekday, I needed to bring my 2 students to school. So, preparing food, having them to take a bath and wear their clothes is an everyday normal chores for me.
I usually feed the baby every two hours, so, the time I have before he looks for me is the time I spend to make all the things I needed to accomplish. Taking a bath, preparing for lunch, washing the clothes, cleaning the house, etc. Thanks to looming! I can relax even just for a moment. This serves now as my way to de-stress myself from all the tensions and anxiety around me.
Anyways, enough for the ramblings. Let me go back to the loomband basics.
In rubber looming, here are the things you should need to get started.
This is what original rainbow loom looks like.
First, you need the looming hook and the mini loom. Others uses a crochet hook, which is much more sturdier than this plastic hook you can get from the old set of rainbow loom kit. I uses crochet hook too! It’s metal and tougher than the plastic one. I owned a plastic one, but after a few bracelets, it snapped. I still keep it with me though. They say I can still put it up with some bonding material, but haven’t tried it yet. But just in case, I keep it. Now I think that is the reason why rainbow loom release 2.0 kit, this one replaces the plastic loom hook to a metal loom hook. You can see the new set in my previous post.
Next are bands! There are many kinds of bands available now in the market. But the “loomholics” always recommend the original loombands you can buy from the rainbow loom store online and those in the malls. There are also what they call “Class A” loombands that are cheaper in price but almost the same when it comes to the stretch capability of the original loombands. This is what loombands look like.
I admit trying all kinds of loombands. Even the worst ones which when you stretch, it doesn’t comes back to it’s original form. It kinda sucks actually, so if you wanna try other loombands that are not the original rainbow loombands, think twice. You are not only throwing away money (even if it’s cheaper and you are super rich you don’t care how much money you wasted), but you are throwing away all the effort you give in making your bracelet and then at the end, it would only break because of the “cheap” loombands you used. So, be very wary when you choose, choose well. Not all seller that says it’s a class A loombands tells the truth.
Next, is the C-clips or S-clips! This is the one to hold your loomband creations and lock it.
So, there you have it! Buying the loom kit will give you all the things you need to get start looming. But just in case, you are in short of some budget, cause starting looming is kinda addicting. And mind you, it’s not a cheap addiction! But just in case as I say, you can have some alternative for those that you don’t need to spend a lot. For example, the loom hook can be replace with a crochet hook, I bought mind at a bookstore for only P29.50 (Philippine Peso). For the mini loom, you can use your two fingers (my daughter uses hers when we started), or a fork! (yes the fork we use in eating our meals). Some make their own peg board using wood and some nails. As for the bands and clips, class A’s in the market is the best alternative, but must choose wisely.
Thank you for reading! Hope I introduced you to looming well with this post! have a good day!
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