Hello everyone! Sorry it took me awhile to post a new one. Been very busy with the baby lately. And the holiday is over! So, it means going back to school for my kids already. But! Let me make up to you with this new bracelet I come up with some time ago in October 2014. I haven’t got the time to post much that time since I just gave birth. My designs are already filing up and I hope to post them all this year to share to you all. By the way, I might be very lucky to have one of my designs get on YouTube by a very nice woman I met on Instagram. She does tutorial for Rainbow Loom bracelets, and a fantastic designer too! I love most of her designs and is one of the people I really looked up in terms of rainbow looming stuffs. I hopefully wanted introduce her to you soon as we agreed! (crossing fingers.)
And now, without further blabbering, haha! Here is my SHU Bracelet! Get up and let’s loom!
The SHU Bracelet
Shu bracelet is my 2nd original Rainbow Loom design. It is reversible. Shown in the picture is the front and back of this bracelet.
The name comes from the Egyptian God of wind and air, Shu. He is actually the grandfather of Isis (which is the name of the other original design I made). Shu’s symbol is an ostrich feather. I chose the name because the patterns of this design reminds me of the feather.
RL bands used (on pic): Opaque Mango and Deep Purple, Pearl Jade
In this tutorial I’ll be using RL refills:
- Limited Edition White Pearl,
- Glitter Gold and Glitter Purple from the Limited Editon Enchanted Glitter Mixed Pack
STEP 1. Make sure your loomboard is on its original set-up (middle pin bar is 1 peg higher than the sides). Lay your perimeter (side) bands beginning from the middle peg going to the left using your 1st color band. Your bands could be any of what you desired and think would look pretty as a final product.
STEP 2. Get your 2nd and 3rd color bands and lay them on your starting from the very first peg to the left going to the 2nd peg in the middle as shown in the arrow (1 and 2). Do this again on the next peg from the left and up until you reach the end of your loomboard. Shu can be made one or two (2) looms depending on your wrist size. This tutorial uses 1 loom only so I’ll be using an extension bands to cover my wrist. If you have two looms, you can use both to make a full wrap Shu bracelet.
STEP 3. Go back to the starting point of your loomboard and lay another layer of bands this time from right to left going up. Note that you should put the same color band parallel to it. You can used different bands of course but to make it look neat and color coordinated I made it the same in color. Do this all the way up until you reach the end of the loom.
Step 4. Go back again to the starting point of the loomboard and lay your last layer of bands. As per the figure above, lay a the same color of the perimeter band to the middle pin bar all the way up. Don’t forget to put a cap band when you reach the end of the loom.
NOTE: You may want to push the all the bands down before looping to make space.
And now we loop!
Looping 1. Turn your loomboard around and let’s start looping! Starting from the very bottom, loop the perimeter band (white pearl) from inside of the capped band to its other end on the left peg. Do this on the other side (right).
Looping 2. From the left pin bar pull the band (glitter purple) going to the middle where the other end of that same band is. Do this on both sides. See the figure above.
Looping 3. Next, loop again the sides perimeter going up, as in the figure above.
Looping 4. Now, pull the band in the middle (glitter gold) going out to its other end peg. Do this on both sides. Always make sure you pull from the center going out.
Looping 5. Go back the the first peg in the middle pin bar and loop the first middle band (white pearl) going up to the next peg.
Looping 6. Repeat Looping Step 2-5 until you have looped all the bands.
TIP: To ensure you won’t forget to loop the middle bands (cause this happens to me too!), you can just follow looping steps 2-4 and then looping step 5 the last. It would still produce the same outcome.
NOTE: If you can’t see the figure shown, click on it for a full image size.
Now your Shu bracelet is finished!
Which side do you like? I like the one that pops out the middle bands. Thank you for your time! And see you again all again to another post!
Please don’t forget to hashtag it to #shubracelet and #nelldesign and tag me on Instagram @koolitskee. Thank you!
For further questions on this design, you can reach me through my social media at the top right of this page. Or follow me on Instagram @koolitskee. Thank you! See you on my next bracelet tutorial!