the purple one is of the standard use-the-mini-plastic-faux-crochet-hook variety, the yellow and orange one is much the same but with a second layer of bands, and the pink and blue number is of the fish tail variety. now, i have just enough dignity left to not have actually purchased a loom, so i used a fork:
and then i had a hunt around pinterest and saw that people are making cool things like daisy chain bracelets and wanted one! but those are pretty complicated so actually need a loom....or do they...?
FORK DAISY!!!!! basically i followed the instructions on this youtube tutorial while substituting a loom for two forks held back to back : ) oh yeah- fork win.