Fishtail braiding is one of those methods that create pretty, intricate patterned braids and yet, is quite easy to work. From braiding your hair to making trendy jewelry, the fishtail technique comes in handy every time. There are different styles of bracelets you can make using the braiding method where the material used for the purpose brings the variation.
Check out the simple patterns and find out how useful a bunch of rubber bands can be when it comes to jewelry making.
Using three pins on a loom allows you to create even more intriguing, three dimensional patterns, where you can use even more colors.
The plastic roses stringed in the white rubber bands really make the end result so much more special. You can try this one in any two-color combination, but keeping white as one of the main colors helps to bring out the pattern.
The white-red-pink combination is looking really nice on a rubber band bracelet. You can try combinations like dark blue-sky blue and moss-lemon green for similar effect in different colors.
Another pretty pattern, this one truly looks amazing with all the colors from the rainbow. All you need is lots of colorful rubber bands and a transparent plastic clasp to hold the ends together.
Rubber band bracelets are not the only option as you can create stylish wristlets using colorful strings and yarns as well. But the working method differs greatly as here the braiding method is similar to what you do when making fishtail braid in your hair.
The tile pattern can be worked quite easily by switching colors at specific intervals while braiding. Once you master the basic method, try creating multicolored tiled patterns by using more colors of thread.
Here is a really simple and fast fishtail pattern so you can impress all your friends with your neat workmanship.
This one is a basic pattern for a fashionable bracelet worked with silk threads, using the fishtail technique. You don’t even need a clasp for this one as the ends are simply tied together to prevent the braid from coming undone.
This one shows another simple way you can end the bracelets, as the threads are tied together in the end creating a large knot that is passed through a hoop, made at the other end.
Try these catchy color combinations to make one unique friendship bracelet for each of your friends. The large bead in the end is to be passed through the loop at the other end to hold them together.
Have you picked your favorite pattern from the above bunch yet? First decide if you want to go for a rubber band bracelet or a string one, and once you know which one to work on, collect all the supplies and get to work.
Published on February 23rd 2015 by Daphne Bennette