This multi-loop design uses cord-covered zip ties rather than pre-made mini bubble wands. The main handle/hoop design is covered in the article DIY Multi-Loop Bubble Wand--PEX Design. The distance between your loops will depend entirely upon how you lay out your final design.
After assembly, if there are any ends that will allow juice to enter, plug them with a spot of silicon. See DIY Multi-Loop Bubble Wand--PEX Design for instructions on setting up the central hoop and handle.
A Securline clothesline cord available at WalMart. I cut this cord into 5" and 4" sections for a larger and a smaller size loop. (My table is premarked at 4 and 5" lengths)
Determine ahead of time approximately how many of what size loops you will need. Cut them into appropriate size lengths (this design has 4 and 5" lengths)
Remove the core from each short section of cord.
I used an 8" ziptie for this design. Slide the end of the ziptie into the hollow core of each cord section.
....as shown. Stretch it out so it is not gathered.
Use a dab of contact cement or silicone to each end of the cord to keep them from fraying.
...as shown (compress the ends of the cords with your fingers to make it nice and flat).
A very small touch of all purpose cement to the crotch of the zip-tie will keep the loop from closing up on you by accident. ALERT! DO NOT use superglue on the zipties. When the superglue cures the ziptie will become brittle and break at the point where it was applied.
Be patient--you are making around 100 of these! Shown here are the larger and the smaller size loops.
Regular drinking straws will work but try and find the sturdiest straws you can find to fit the zip ties into as a stem. The heavy duty straws used to attach balloons to when they are sold to kids without helium are great (mine are approx 5.5mm outside diameter).
NOTE: It may be necessary fold one of the zipties to make it fit tight inside the straw. The idea is that the zipties should be tightly fitted into the straws so they do not come out.
...as shown. Make them fit snugly so glue or adhesive is not necessary.
The type of design you create is entirely up to you. There are many different possibilities.
When you insert 4 of the zipties into one straw you may not need to fold one of them for tightness, 4 in one straw is probably tight enough.
YOU MAY NOT WIND UP WITH ZIP TIES THAT ARE LONG ENOUGH TO FOLD OVER AS PREVIOUSLY SHOWN. You can add a small section of a zip tie to tighten up the fit inside the straw.
Nice and snug with no glue or adhesive.
Laying out what your pattern is going to look like will help you create a design. IMPORTANT--everything should point directly to the center.. Now is when you will have to decide how much spacing is needed between loops. Keep a reasonable distance between them.