Review & Giveaway - Rubber Band Jewelry at Craft Gossip-1

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So I know that this isn’t scrapbooking, but when Design originals contacted me I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to review the Totally Awesome Rubber Band Jewelry by Colleen Dorsey. As well as give a copy away to one of you!


If one of your kids has a loom (Rainbow Loom, Cra-Z-Loom, or FunLoom), then they will love this book. Review & Giveaway - Rubber Band Jewelry at Craft Gossip-2

In the first section Colleen Dorsey introduces the basics: covering the tools and materials you will need, understanding patterns, and making a basic bracelet.Review & Giveaway - Rubber Band Jewelry at Craft Gossip-3

If you don’t have a loom you can learn how to make a basic bracelet with a crochet hook, and a pen cap!

She ends with a set of Terrific Tips & Tricks, before moving on to showing you 10 advanced projects each with step by step instructions and photos. Go from simple and complex bracelets, to charms earrings and even a belt. Review & Giveaway - Rubber Band Jewelry at Craft Gossip-4

The book is well laid out, and looks very colorful and fun, and would appeal to kids for sure.

Now for the giveaway! Just leave me a comment letting me know if your kids are into the loom craze! I’ll pick a winner on Friday January 17th. Make sure to leave a valid e-mail address in the e-mail field so that I can contact you if you’re the winner.

Good luck!

By Francine Clouden


97 Comments so far

  1. janet on January 13, 2014 5:06 am

    My granddaughter has the loom and she would just love this book she has been making braclets since christmas and just cant stop

  2. Linda on January 13, 2014 5:07 am

    My granddaughter loves this craft. I would really want to win it for her! Thanks for the chance!

  3. Becky J on January 13, 2014 5:07 am

    My daughter loves these.

  4. stephanie on January 13, 2014 5:10 am

    My kids are older but i love the bands myself.

  5. Robin Christofaro on January 13, 2014 5:23 am

    My kids do not make the jewelry themselves, but they are all wearing it!! I think it would be great for them to have a kit to make it themselves!!

  6. Melanie on January 13, 2014 5:23 am

    This book looks great. My daughter has a couple looms and doesn’t know what to do with them or all the bands she got for Christmas!

  7. Noelle on January 13, 2014 5:39 am

    My daughter loves making chains! (We need new stuff to make!)

  8. Sherry on January 13, 2014 5:48 am

    My kids are completely hooked, and I have to say I have made a few

  9. Debra Stephens on January 13, 2014 5:52 am

    My granddaughter is 6 and would love the loom. She is currently only able to do the hook method(that’s all she has). The book looks fantastic. Her birthdays in March-loom sounds like a great gift.

  10. constance noonan on January 13, 2014 5:53 am

    Kids love these….cannot get enough…i must admit…pretty darn clever

  11. PaulaSG on January 13, 2014 5:56 am

    My son is crazy for looms – he bought himself a second one so he could do more complicated stuff!

  12. Carole Pickering on January 13, 2014 5:59 am

    My granddaughter has gone crazy making bracelets on her loom. Such a fun way to get her interested in “homemade.” I never realized, until I watched her, what a great tool to learn problem solving!

  13. Becky Thomas on January 13, 2014 6:06 am

    My granddaughter loves the rubber band loom. She does them with her father :)

  14. Sharon Kearns on January 13, 2014 6:08 am

    My granddaughters love to do this looming. This is what they did on the snow days and get to go to school.

  15. DINA on January 13, 2014 6:42 am

    My daughter has just announced she wants one of these looms. She says she makes them at school with one of her friends looms. She says she wants to learn the more complicated versions and has you tubed a bunch but she is more of a paper picture type person. Video goes to fast at this point for her. Love to win a book to go along with the loom she will get for her up coming birthday! Thanks for the chance to win!

  16. Barbara Scott on January 13, 2014 6:44 am

    I gave my 7 year old granddaughter a loom for Christmas. We love to do crafts together. I would be wonderful to add this book to our time together.

  17. Patty Sprague on January 13, 2014 6:55 am

    My daughter got one from a friend, she wanted to make them too so we got her some little kits. Now she loves to make them for friends. Her Birthday is Friday and she is getting a loom and even more supplies. I heard you can find videos on-line on how to create animals and other neat things w/ a second loom. Love the creative ideas, Great Fun.

  18. Tiffany Lockhart on January 13, 2014 7:00 am

    My 14 year old daughter received a loom and tons of rubber bands for Christmas, this past Friday (1/10/14) someone stole her backpack at school. Not only did she lose her new backpack and school supplies but she also lost all her looming items (except the loom itself). We are working on replacing the items but this book would really make her day.

  19. Ashley W. on January 13, 2014 7:04 am

    I have three girls who decorate everything with the things they make with the loom! They just got the Rainbow loom for christmas, and it’s been non stop from there.

    I hope to get one of these books soon so they have new patterns and ideas to play around with.

    Thanks for sharing!

  20. Lena Vines on January 13, 2014 7:06 am

    My “grands” are totally into the loom! They’ve got Nana “hooked”, too!

  21. lisa cofresi on January 13, 2014 7:10 am

    oh my we got our for christmas and havent stopped we love it

  22. Melissa dahan on January 13, 2014 7:14 am

    My daughter loves to make these!!! She makes them for everyone. Even dad wears them !

  23. lesley on January 13, 2014 7:15 am

    i don’t have any kids but just bought one for myself!

  24. kw on January 13, 2014 7:37 am

    She has 2, one for each house!

  25. lucie on January 13, 2014 7:48 am


  26. TriHomm on January 13, 2014 7:50 am

    My oldest received a loom for Christmas and would go bats over this idea book. Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

  27. irene g on January 13, 2014 8:03 am

    My grand daughter is obsessed with Rubber Band Jewelry. That is all she wanted for Christmas. She got the loom and lots of extra bands…but no book. Would love to win this for her!

  28. A-M Wiley on January 13, 2014 8:09 am

    My daughter just LOVES her loom! She has oodles of bands to make more creations, but would so enjoy a how-to book!

  29. Angie on January 13, 2014 8:12 am

    My son got one for Christmas and he loves it! Over the weekend he made key chains for us.

  30. Lindsay on January 13, 2014 8:16 am

    Yes! My daughter got a rainbow loom for Christmas. I am thrilled with how much fun she is having, and how great she feels when she completes a project. She gets to be creative, and work on hand eye coordination & following instructions. Love it!! She would LOVE this book :)

  31. Lisa M on January 13, 2014 8:31 am

    My daughter learned to do the fishtail using her fingers before we got the loom and made a bunch of bracelets for her friends. Now she has the loom but still prefers to use her fingers! I’m sure receiving this book will inspire her to try out the loom again!

  32. Mandy R on January 13, 2014 8:33 am

    My daughter got a loom for Christmas and it’s been so popular with my kids, I had to get a second one. It’s been a big hit in my house!

  33. Gloria Edwards on January 13, 2014 8:35 am

    YES I love this rubber band and my grandson love them to I just love to get a books to work how with more was.

  34. Biao on January 13, 2014 8:59 am

    My daughter is completely crazy about the looms. She takes one loom to school and makes the bracelets with her friends at school.

  35. Kathy on January 13, 2014 9:05 am

    It’s a fantastic way to make things to match all of their outfits and not cost tons of money.

  36. Tammy on January 13, 2014 9:14 am

    My 11 year old son is loom crazy. He used his allowance and brought one and is having fun with it.

  37. Mary Mac on January 13, 2014 9:18 am

    My grand daughter has a loom and makes cutet scarfs.

  38. Cathy K on January 13, 2014 9:26 am

    Got a loom for granddaughter, but having trouble making the bracelets, this book would be great to help us. Thanks for the chance

  39. Melanie L Texas on January 13, 2014 9:33 am

    That was a big hit at Christmas for my 6 grandchildren. I would love this book so I can teach them when they come over. Thanks for the chance to win this book.

  40. Kath U on January 13, 2014 9:45 am

    My 12 year old twin girls have jumped onto the Rainbow Loom craze. We started with inexpensive knockoff looms, but quickly realized they “needed” the real Rainbow Loom for their fancier designs.

  41. Mary Lee on January 13, 2014 10:00 am

    My three grandsons love the Rainbow Loom I sent them. It was their second one. Some projects require two. I hope this book has plenty of boy-friendly projects. If not, I guess I’ll buy a loom and make some myself. Either way, I’m raising my hand to win!

  42. Sylvia on January 13, 2014 10:05 am

    My 10-year-old great-niece had a loom but left it on the (messy, cluttered) floor under a heap of “stuff” in her room and later stepped on it and broke it. I bought her another loom for Christmas, and she is much more careful with this one! I’m sure the book would further inspire her — and maybe she would even clean up her room a bit!

  43. Darlene Holte on January 13, 2014 10:06 am

    My daughter loves making these bracelets and is always looking for new ideas.

  44. Julie on January 13, 2014 10:09 am

    Both my girls got one for Christmas. What a fun thing! So far they watch YouTube videos to learn.

  45. Sharon LeVine on January 13, 2014 10:10 am

    oh yes Grand daughter is 7 and she uses pencils forks you name it to make these. She has gotten me into making the things she can’t. Great way to spend time with her making memories for a life time. would so enjoy this book

  46. Tamara on January 13, 2014 10:12 am

    No kids of my own but my neice is crazy, crazy about these!! We’re getting her a loom for her birthday and this book would go perfect with it!!!

  47. Joyce on January 13, 2014 10:14 am

    My Grandchildren and I are making these bracelets for their Valentine Cards going to class mates.

    We are also making them for a fund raiser going to American Foundation of Suicide Prevention. This fund raiser was a success last year and we are already working on the 2014 fund raiser.

    Thanks for sharing other pattern ideas with us.

  48. Kat F. on January 13, 2014 10:14 am

    We have so many bands & need some ideas on what to do with. This book would be so useful. Thanks for the chance to win.

  49. nicole on January 13, 2014 10:29 am

    my daughter is, but she doesnt have a loom yet- im giving it to her for her borthday that is coming up- this would be super to give it to her too! Then we can both learn how to make the bracelets- LOL

  50. Angela McKean on January 13, 2014 10:51 am

    my daughter also got a loom for christmas, has used christmas money to buy more bands & charms. i’m currently wearing 2 bracelets that she’s made me – she’s also made some for everyone else in the family too! i’ve made the “mistake” of telling her about better prices & band collections on line for purchase, now she’s bugging me to get her online to shop!

  51. Stephanie Brothers on January 13, 2014 12:03 pm

    My grand children are into this. It looks like a lot of fun.

  52. Linda on January 13, 2014 12:28 pm

    ha ha ha. I never had any kids, if I could win this it’s for me! Trying to learn it and the kids on videos make it look sooooo easy.
    Would love to have a detailed instruction book to help me out…

  53. Pam Anderson on January 13, 2014 1:11 pm

    My granddaughter is really excited about this craft. She has two looms and wants to try putting them together to make some larger items. Thanks for the opportunity to win this awesome book.

  54. Smfsprout on January 13, 2014 1:13 pm

    My great-nieces and nephews and grandkids are all into the rubberband looms, so I was the hero for Christmas. But now their parents want more projects for them to make, so bring on the projects.

  55. kim on January 13, 2014 1:19 pm

    I now have more rubberbands in the house than duct tape! This is my daughters new obsession. She would love the book!

  56. Ellie on January 13, 2014 1:32 pm

    I love doing craft with my granchildren so making bracelets from this fabulous book would be so exciting.

  57. Brenda B on January 13, 2014 1:35 pm

    My grandkids are into these big time. Grandma even has one. They are ready to try a little more complex designs. Plus the youngest turns six on Saturday, so Grandma could really come through with the best ever birthday present.

  58. Liz Hdz on January 13, 2014 1:44 pm

    My Daughter Is So Into These! She Is Always on YouTube Trying To Find New Designs!

  59. Karey on January 13, 2014 3:08 pm

    Ooo…I know someone who would love to win!

  60. Lorraine on January 13, 2014 3:47 pm

    My girls got looms for Christmas and would love this book.

  61. Christine on January 13, 2014 5:00 pm

    Wow this looks great! My kids don’t have a loom but I know they would love to get one especially my daughter as she loves crafts etc. (and so do I). Thankyou :)

  62. Dennis Mullins Sr on January 13, 2014 5:07 pm

    My grand kids are really into it.They have them every where. I would love to win just to learn how to make them.

  63. Duane on January 13, 2014 6:08 pm

    My kids really like to make rubber band jewelry.

  64. Wendy H. on January 13, 2014 6:11 pm

    My granddaughter got a loom for Christmas and has been making bracelets like crazy. The funny
    thing is, my son (her uncle) got it for her and he has been making bracelets. He finally got himself a loom. He has made a lot of pretty ones, including a Minion bracelet.

  65. starla on January 13, 2014 6:15 pm

    My daughter is 20 but her and her friends make all the really intricate ones. They are teaching the younger kids in the family how to use their looms they got for Christmas.

  66. thia Beniash on January 13, 2014 6:21 pm

    My kids LOVE the loom. They use it every day and are teaching other kids how to do it.

  67. Regina on January 13, 2014 6:33 pm

    My son hasn’t used the loom – his classmates taught him how to do it on his fingers. He and I are both sporting MANY variations – great family fun!

  68. Cynthia on January 13, 2014 6:34 pm

    My niece loves them!!

  69. niki cutler on January 13, 2014 6:38 pm

    Gracie received a loom from Santa and had made Grandma several bracelets. I’m sure we’ll both love this book.

  70. Sandra Hutcheson on January 13, 2014 6:43 pm

    I bought 5 loom kits for my grand kids and nieces for Christmas. This would be great for them to have, so they could make more projects.

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  72. Liz West on January 13, 2014 8:01 pm

    I got the loom for my grand-daughter for Christmas and she loves it! She makes bracelets for everybody and everything! She has learned how to make necklaces too! This book would be great for her to learn more things.

  73. LILLIAN on January 13, 2014 9:36 pm

    My granddaughter has one and actually has me wanting one too, so I really hope I am picked. I have some crazy ideas for the loom.


  74. Sylvia H on January 13, 2014 9:41 pm

    My granddaughter got a loom for Christmas. Having lots of fun, but more projects would be even better!

  75. Theresa on January 13, 2014 10:10 pm

    A project book would really delight the kids!

  76. Charlene Glover on January 13, 2014 10:29 pm

    My kids love their rubberband looms.

  77. Eden on January 14, 2014 1:13 am

    Mine have gotten into the craze because a cousin received a loom for Christmas, now I will have to get them one of their own! This book looks awesome and would give them an edge over their cousin, lol.

  78. Cecilia Reyes on January 14, 2014 2:55 am

    They really are crazy about this bracelets…

  79. freakadoodles on January 14, 2014 4:54 am

    My daughter and her friends love making these bracelets. Thanks for the giveaway!

  80. Jessie on January 14, 2014 6:17 am

    Yup. My kids are loom crazy. It would be great to have another book with some new ideas.

  81. Elena T on January 14, 2014 7:37 am

    My kids are a little older and not into this, but my nieces love it! I would love to be able to share this book with them.

  82. Delaine on January 14, 2014 7:53 am

    My great niece is really into making her own things and would really love this book. Thanks.

  83. Deb rieger on January 14, 2014 12:37 pm

    What an awesome book! I got my 10 year old granddaughter a rainbow loom & she loves it! She is in the process of making bracelets for her friends & I know she would love this book so she could make different styles. Thank you for this opportunity!!

  84. Jane Thomas on January 14, 2014 1:09 pm

    One of my great granddaughters loves things like this. If I win, she will be the one to get this prize.

  85. Mayla M on January 14, 2014 4:01 pm

    My son has bought some from his friends but hasn’t made any himself yet.

  86. Lori Morton on January 14, 2014 4:05 pm

    My 2 Grangirlie’s got the Looms for Christmas too! They looove making jewelry … this book would be Awesome!! Thank you for the cool chance to win it for them! :)

  87. Tyaka on January 14, 2014 4:43 pm

    I bought my son and daughter looms about a month ago. They are hooked. My son has been watching you tube how to videos to try new techniques. The book would be awesome to use.

  88. CindyZS on January 14, 2014 5:21 pm

    oh how cute……i want to pass on my love of all crafting to my gdaughter who is 5 and is a girly tomboy, lol! she would love these, and i, of course, get to spend more time with her, which i love! :)

  89. Ricki Duke on January 14, 2014 9:59 pm

    I gave these kits as Christmas gift to the grand kids and nieces this year. They are always asking me for help. Maybe I need this book to lend them a helping hand!

  90. Judy S on January 14, 2014 9:59 pm

    My granddaughter is loving her looms; she’s made everyone including her uncles bracelets. I think it’s time she branched out and this book looks like just the thing for her to start on. Thank you.

  91. Carmen in WI on January 15, 2014 12:39 pm

    Not yet – she a little young. But I’m hoping to win this for my nieces.

  92. Mary Sue on January 15, 2014 7:25 pm

    The K girls are making all kinds of fun items, but I know that they could find more fun with a book like this. Looking forward to this great book. :>)

  93. Mandy Borkman on January 15, 2014 8:02 pm

    My 7 year old daughter is obsessed with the Rainbow Loom. She has been making various bracelets and charms every day when she gets home from school. She is even trying to invent some new designs. So, boy, would she love this book.

  94. Rachel Casado on January 16, 2014 6:15 pm

    My granddaughter would love this book. She has a cra-z-loom and is running out of ideas… :)

  95. Betsy Price on January 16, 2014 11:02 pm

    My daughter just received a loom for Christmas and now she has bracelets covering her arms!

  96. Pam on January 17, 2014 6:54 am

    I would love to gift this to my beautiful granddaughter. Our shared love of crafting ensures that we have fun whenever we are together!

  97. Callie on January 17, 2014 12:34 pm

    This might be over, but I’ll try anyways!! My students would love this!!

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