Tala Bracelet: Hook Only Rainbow Loom Bracelet Design
Tala comes from the Philippines mythology and folklore deity. She is the goddess of stars. The word “tala” means “bright star“, particularly the evening and morning star. Tala has 2 sisters, Mayari and Hanan. They were children of Bathala to a mortal woman.
Now the sisters are complete! Hanan and Tala my designed bracelet. And Mayari also a bracelet, designed by a friend in IG.
Here is Tala as a goddess interpreted in a drawing. Another beauty like her sisters.
This is design is a hook only rainbow loom design bracelet made using what I learned from one of my inspirations when it comes to rubber band looming, Ms. Ai or @ailovestoloom. She is teaching a technique which is called “basic scrolling technique”. To scroll means to slide. If my understanding is correct, her scrolling technique means to slide the bands in each other in a way that let us manipulate the bands the way we wanted them positioned. This gives us the freedom to twist and pull the bands to make it beautifully arranged and most importantly symmetrical on both sides. We may use beads and other “blings” to make them a pendant or an elegant bracelets, choker or necklace.
Below is an example I grabbed from her post using her scrolling technique. It is also one of my favorites from her work. I just wish I could make one of this! If given the time and bands like what she uses in here, plus more practice, soon I can make one too!
So without further adieu, here is the tutorial for my hook only rainbow loom design Tala Bracelet!
What you need:
– RL Hook or any crochet hook which size fits your band. I recommend crochet hook which is at least 3mm.
– Set of rainbow loom bands of your choice. I used Carribean Pearl Green and Opaque Deep Purple on this sample.
Make a triple cap band and insert 2 bands of the same color through it (Not pictured).
a.) With 4 bands on the hook (Deep Purple). Cross two middle bands.
b.) Release the 2 bands close to the hook and insert a new color band (Carribean Pearl Green).
c.) Re-hook the crossed middle band back on the hook together with the other end of the new band.
d.) Insert a new band all the way through the middle band and then re-hook the other end of the new band inserted.
With 5 bands on the hook (3 Carribean Pearl Green and 2 Deep Purple), pull over the hook the 3rd band (Carribean Green Pearl)as shown on the picture. Do this on both sides. It should look like picture “b” after doing so.
a.) With 4 bands on the hook (all Carribean Pearl Green), re-hook pulled over band (Carribean Green Pearl) as shown on the picture.
b.) Insert a new band (deep purple) all the way through the center bands and then release the leftmost band. Re-hook the other end of the new band.
c.) Insert another band (2nd deep purple) all the way through the center but not on the band inserted in Step3 b. Re-hook the other end of the new band.
d.) Insert again another band (3rd deep purple)all the way through the middle but not on the bands inserted from Step3 b and Step3 c. Re-hook the other end of the new band.
***Do these steps on the other side.***
a.) This would be the look now after doing Step3 on both sides.
b.) With 8 bands on the hook, count to 4 and then pull that band over the hook. Do this on both sides.
c.) We now have 6 bands on the hook. Inset a new band through (deep purple).
d.) Re-hook the side bands (the pulled-over bands from Step4 b).
From this point, repeat from Steps1 a through Step 4 until your desired length of bracelet, necklace, choker or charm is achieved. The middle part of the one section could be a provision for a bling or beads. I am a bling challenged so I leave it all to the “blingers” out there on how to put those beads and make it work.
So there you go! Your very own Tala Rainbow Loom Hook only bracelet is finished! I hope my steps are clear and you have followed them easily. I do hope you enjoy this tutorial.
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