Needlework, especially the creation of various ornaments, is gaining more and more popularity. Cute gum bracelets began to appear on the hands of not only children but also adults. This kind of creativity originated in America and conquered the world with ease of execution. In 2014, the material became more widespread and thereby became available for needlewomen. Girls and girls like to do weaving, because they enjoy the jewelry created by themselves, and the process itself captivates them.
There are many ways and patterns for weaving bracelets from gum at home. This is a worthy alternative to the jewelry being sold, and besides, handmade accessories will give you much more emotions. To start weaving original products, you need to stock up on materials and learn the technique. Weaving is not as difficult as it might seem, the main thing is a little patience and a desire to achieve a result.
Preparatory phase - tools and kits
In shops of art needlework you can see special sets for weaving. They include multi-colored parts, connectors, knitting hook, slingshot, machine. Sets differ in composition of flowers, quantity and are well suited for beginners.
The lightest gum bracelets for beginners
The easiest techniques include fishtail, French braid, and dragon scales. Each of these options fits in different ways. “Fish tail” can be quickly woven on fingers, for knitting a “French braid” it is better to use a slingshot, and for a “dragon scale” a fork is suitable. Let's look at the easiest way - the fish tail.
The first pattern, which was studied at the beginning, “fish tail”, resembles the appearance of ordinary braids. To do this, you need rubber bands, a connecting clip and skillful hands.
The technique is quite simple. The first figure-eight elastic band is put on the middle and index finger, and the other two are dressed without twisting. Next, the bottom should be removed with two fingers, so that it forms a loop around those two. After, another gum is put on top and twisted from the bottom, which was the second in a row. Thus, the entire bracelet weaves, that is, each subsequent braids the previous double loop. When the accessory is the desired length, secure it with a connecting clasp. Fish tail can be done in 15-20 minutes.
The bracelet using the French braid technique looks spectacular on the hand. Beginners will like it for its simplicity. To perform, you will need a slingshot, a hook, a connecting fastener, elastic bands of two colors.
- We dress the first gum by twisting in the form of a figure eight on a slingshot. We sew the second, of a different color without twisting. So all subsequent gum will be placed. The colors alternate: one of one color, the other of the other.
- The third elastic is put on and the lower one is crocheted so that it forms a loop around the second and third.
- Dressed fourth.Now weaving goes according to the “French braid” pattern.
- From one column only the middle gum is thrown off, and from the other only the bottom. The average is thrown off only if it is between two other colors.
After folding, a new rubber band is put on, and so on. When the desired length is woven, take off in turn the lower elastic bands of each column and end the action with a connecting element.
For weaving in the technique of "dragon scales" you will need a slingshot or fork, a hook, a connecting clasp and two colors of elastic bands. The choice of a fork or slingshot depends on the width of the product. “Dragon Scales” is interesting in its openwork. Depending on the number of posts when weaving, the bracelet will have a certain width.
To weave a wide version, you must correctly dial the number of first gum and not get confused in their weaving. I will consider knitting on a special machine using eight columns.
- The first row begins with throwing elastic bands on pairs of columns (1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8).
- The second row - we throw gum on other paired columns (2-3, 4-5, 6-7), that is, in a checkerboard pattern from the first.
- The first two rows we wear gum twisted in the form of a figure eight.
The process consists in the fact that from each column, where there is more than one elastic band, the lower one is crocheted. The following series are performed similarly to the first.
A fork is a cutlery that is in every home. With this simple device you can make an unusual decoration. A fork can be used as an alternative to a slingshot and a machine when they are not at hand.
How to weave bracelets on a slingshot - video lesson
A slingshot is a special tool with two or four branches. On it, you can knit complex jewelry that will differ in beautiful weaving. Needlework consists in putting on elastic bands and throwing the loops to be created, thus, a pattern is obtained, the complexity of which depends on the combination of elements.
How to weave on fingers
With weaving on the fingers, beginners begin from scratch. In this form, use the index and middle finger of one hand. Gum is strung on them, from which the first bracelet is obtained.
Weaving on the machine
More complex patterns can be woven on a special machine that looks like a rectangle with three rows of columns. More often only a part of the machine is used, and the whole is used only for large products. For example, the pattern “dragon scales” is more convenient to weave on the machine.
At first, needlework would seem not so easy. To avoid difficulties, follow these helpful tips.
- Carefully follow the scheme and implementation technique.
- Use contrasting colors in the initial stages of work.
- Mark difficult places.
- Try new techniques.
Rubber bracelets are very functional, they are not afraid of moisture and do not fade when exposed to sunlight. They look bright and original on the hand. And if you add imagination and zeal, then with their help dreams come true in a new artistic masterpiece to the joy of everyone around.
Perhaps weaving will become a new interesting hobby, which will replenish stocks of jewelry for oneself and loved ones. Learning new creative techniques will help in creating original accessories!