Wednesday, October 30, 2013

giveaway: rainbow loom book

Winner = Carrie Mclean!
view the drawing here

A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by Fox Chapel Publishing and asked if I would host a giveaway on my blog for Design Originals new book:

Totally Awesome Rubber Band Jewelry

My boys recently caught onto the Rainbow Loom craze and were using their fingers to craft bracelets for themselves, their friends, and their family.  They were beyond excited when a copy of this book arrived in our mailbox.

We picked up a loom so they could try out some of the bracelet styles pictured in the book.
They loved it!  This full-color book is fun and engaging for little (and big!) bracelet makers.
Some of the fun designs included in the book.
First, they flipped through the 48-page book to choose a project.  The brightly colored and doodled layouts are packed with jewelry-making info and tips.
Once they settled on their design (of course it was the Starburst Bracelet on pg. 34), they choose the number of bands needed from the "What You'll Need" list, and set to work loading the loom following the "Load It Up!" diagram that accompanies each loom project.  Each band is numbered on the diagram making it easy to follow.  As long as you load the loom in numerical order you'll have a fun and funky bracelet (my son had to learn this the hard way!).  They also provide "Load It Up!" diagrams for alternate color schemes.
A bracelet made by boy #2 for his aunt.
Next comes the sometimes tricky part of hooking the bracelet.  The book makes this part easy by providing detailed step-by-step photos along with written instructions for how to "Get Loopin'."  There are also directions for finishing your bracelets, as well as projects other than bracelets, such as earrings, a flower charm, a belt, and more.
My little guy designed and made this one.
You can take a peek at the book in the preview below:  


The boys and I loved making some of the bracelets in this fun new book and the nice peeps at Fox Chapel sent me an extra copy of the book to giveaway on my blog.  
To enter, leave a comment on this post telling me how crazy the kids in your life are for this rubber band jewelry.  I will pick one random winner on Saturday, November 9th.  
Due to shipping costs, this giveaway is open to addresses in US and Canada only, please.  Thanks so much for understanding!


  1. Hey Michelle! Gail would love to win this! She is having fun making these.

  2. Hi! Derek is obsessed with Rainbow Loom! He loves making bracelets for himself and his friends (and me, too!).

    He'd love a copy!

    ~ Jen Shimer

  3. I would love to win this as they are so fun for the kids to make. Thanks for the chance to win.

  4. This would be great to have! Rainbow loom is going strong in our house and we are always up for the challenge of learning new styles.

  5. My daughter just got a rainbow loom for her birthday. She would love if we won this

  6. My 6 year old son is crazy for the Rainbow Loom! We bought him a loom today so that he can keep himself occupied on an 8-hour car trip next weekend. He's been practicing by making bracelets for himself, his younger brother, my husband, me, and I think everyone we've ever encountered in our lifetime. He would love this book to help keep up with all the cool bracelet styles and the other things that the kids at his school are doing with the Rainbow Loom!

    I would love to enter your drawing for the rainbow loom book, but there was not an anonymous option in the comment field & I do not have any of the accounts listed.
    Can you add me to your comments so I can enter the drawing, please?
    We have made some of these by hand for the last 6 weeks or so & just yesterday we got a loom so we would love to have this book to use for our 3 girls!
    Thank you!

  8. I would love to make some with my great-granddaughter, Nevaeh. :-)

  9. Hi .....Oooooh It would be Great if I won this book to give to my niece!! She is one of those creative kids who loves doing all kinds of crafts. I have already purchased the loom for her Christmas present and this book would be the perfect companion!!

  10. This book would be fantastic to win - my daughter loves making the bracelets and is always looking for new and more creative ways to use her loom.

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  12. My son is sooooo crazy he spends $246.50 on refill rubber bands a week. He makes sells and does so many things that I get amused he would love it so much if he had that book

  13. my nieces and nephews been making braclets morning afternoons and evenings they make so many that they want to learn more and new designs

  14. My niece would love this. She loves making things, and I am sure would love creating her own bracelets. Thanks for the giveaway!

  15. My kids love making these. They make at one a day. We have one loom and I need get another so they can make them without taking turns.

  16. I would love to enter your drawing for the rainbow loom book "bracelet.


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