Okay, we're gonna learn how to do Jacob's Ladder
The first thing you do is begin with a string that's the right length,
and depending on how tall you are, it'll matter how long your string is.
A good guide is to take the string and wrap around from your elbow
to your hand
about two-and-a-half times. Take that
and tie the ends together
and trim off the ends
and you should have a nice circle.
Start with the string across both of your palms
in the open position
over your thumb and pinky.
Use your pointer finger to pick up the string from each of your palms
This position is called open A.
drop the thumb strings.
Reach underneath with your thumbs and you're gonna pick up the last string with
Just the last string
Now with both of your thumbs, reach over the first string and pick up the
the pinky strings
It should look like that.
With your pinky fingers reach over the last string and pick up the very next
Now drop the thumb some strings.
Now you have what's called cat's whiskers.
Keep going, you'll get there. With your thumbs, go over over the first two strains of the cactus
the first two strings and pickup the third one.
Try not to pull too tight. You want a little tension but not too tight.
The next step is tricky. Be sure to watch carefully.
Using your right hand lift the string from the outside
of your left hand pointer finger and place it over the left thumb
Now you've got two strings over your thumb.
Take the bottom string
and lift it forward over your thumb.
Now repeat that on your right hand
Take the string from your forefinger put it over your thumb
Take the bottom string
the other way over the thumb.
You should now have one string over your thumb.
Very carefully you'll notice you have made two triangles right here next to
This is the part where most people mess-up.
The string that I'm touching right now is the one that's going to be on my
pointer finger in a minute
Very carefully I'm going to drop my pinkies
turn my hands to face away from me
while letting the string that's on the back of my pointers slide off.
This will be the new string on my pointers. I'm going to do this very slowly.
Drop the pinky
and at the same time
turn your hands away letting that outer string slip off
And there you have Jacob's ladder!
When undoing Jacob's ladder it's easy to get the string tangled
The easiest way to undo this
it's too lay it down
take the two
top and bottom strings
and pull them apart and you'll have the loop back
and that's how you make Jacob's ladder!
If you practice you'll be able to do it pretty quickly
Drop the thumb
pick up the last one
Go over the first pick up the next
drop the pinky
go over the last and pick up the next
drop the thumb
go over two
make the triangle
Put this in here, drop the pinkeys. Let that slide off of your pointer
and there you have it.