Continuing the theme of weaving of colored rubber bandsvarious figures and not forgetting the theme of the approaching New Year's and Christmas holidays, I would like to offer you an interesting master class to create a delicate open snowflake with the help of a slingshot and a hook. Such a figure may well serve as an unusual New Year's souvenir, Christmas decorations, and even such snowflakes can be used to decorate a New Year's costume, hairstyle, etc. As for the difficulty of doing this kind of work, I would have attributed it to the average, at first something might not work out, but one by one, making up the elements of a snowflake, each time everything will be faster and better and in the end you will for sure succeed create your own masterpiece. Separately, I want to draw your attention to the material from which I've been spinning my figure, for this I chose blue translucent rubber bands, due to their unusual texture, the snowflake looks especially tender and believable, with a slight twinkle.
Materials and tools
So, to make a snowflake of gum we need:
- translucent gums of a blue hue;
- elastic bands of white color;
Description of work
1. Pay attention, the main part of the snowflake we will have blue translucent rubber bands, respectively, they will need more, and the finish on the rays will be made of white rubber, we do not need much. We take the first white elastic band and put it three turns on one of the slingshot bars (in our case it's the right one), which we previously unfolded to ourselves with the existing notches. 2. Next, we take two gums of the main blue color and we put them immediately on both columns of the slingshot. 3. While helping yourself to the crochet, carefully discard the three-layer rubber band of white color from the right column to the center of the two upper bands. 4. Now, from the left column of the slingshot we throw on the left remaining blue gum on it and get thus the first element of one ray of snowflake. 5. Based on the above steps, we also form two more identical elements in the same way and place them all on the right side of the slingshot. 6. After that, take the next pair of blue rubber bands and put them on both columns of the slingshot. 7. Then, using the auxiliary hook, remove the first element from the left column on the middle of the upper pair of blue rubber bands. 8. After that, from the right column, we move two more of the same elements to the rubber bands. 9. Now we throw on the slingshot the next pair of blue rubber bands, exactly the same as all the previous times did. 10. Next, we move the crochet from the right side of the slingshot to the center of the upper pair of rubber bands, which are thrown down below the loops of the formed first element of the snowflake. 11. By the same principle, we throw off on the top pair of rubber bands, a loop from the left column of the slingshot and throw on it again a pair of blue rubber bands. 12. For the next pair of elastics from both columns, we throw off one by one with the help of a hook, the lower loops already familiar to us. 13. Now the remaining loop from the left side of the slingshot, throw on the right and move the first ready-made ray of snowflakes far away, to the base of the instrument so that it does not interfere with our work. 14. Repeating the steps from 1 to 13, described in detail above, we form one more ray of snowflakes, only we place it on the opposite side of the slingshot. 15. Further we make 4 more same beams, only 6 pieces will be needed to create one snowflake. 16. After all the individual elements of the snowflake are ready, go directly to its assembly. To do this, we need another pair of blue rubber bands, we put it on the slingshot, just like all the previous times did. 17. We begin to move our elements-rays of the snowflake to the upper elastic band, we do it with the help of a hook, we remove the first element from above. 18. Further, exactly the same way, alternately from opposite columns, we remove the remaining elements. 19. Then, the remaining on the right column of the rubber loop, consisting of 2 gum we throw on the left column. 20. Remove the remaining gum from the column on the hook, and pull one loop through the second, as shown in the photo below. 21. The rest of the loop is filled with a hook between the nearest elements of the weaving of the figurine. 22. In order to be able to hang our snowflake, stretch a blue rubber band through the central upper white rubber band of one of the beams, crocheted, and tighten it on a knot. 23. If necessary, pull through the formed loop, another rubber band and get a second loop, an elongated sample, which is also fixed with a knot. 24. Here is a snowflake of rubber bands we have turned out. It remains only to find a worthy use, I decided to decorate a snowflake Christmas tree.