Posted by: Rizza | July.17.2008

Summer project: Making friendship bracelets

School’s been out for a month… you probably had enough theme-parking, swimming, sunning, and other outdoor activities. Now you’re looking for a relaxing indoor activity. You’re in luck! I have just the right activity for you – making friendship bracelets!

To get started, you’ll need the following:
Embroidery floss (like DMC or Anchor) – 2 or more different colors is preferred
A pair of scissors
Ruler
A clipboard (or a clip and a book)
Beads (optional)
Your creativity… and your patience.

Getting started:
In order to make a bracelet, there are few things you should know first. The step-by-step instructions below was copied from Making Friends. I believe these images are derived from Klutz.
Basic Knots

Easy enough? I think so, too. Now you’re ready to make beautiful friendship bracelets!

It’s good to start with something easy. How about the Diagonal Stripes pattern? The step-by-step instructions below tells you to use 4-different colored threads but you can use two, three, five, or whatever you like! Just make the necessary adjustments.

Diagonal stripes pattern (from Klutz)
For this pattern, you’ll need 4 colors of embroidery floss 26 inches long

diagonal stripes

Have fun!

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Responses

  1. awesome, cool, fantastic

  2. love making friendship bracelets!

  3. this rocks

  4. me and my bff are loveing it and love making it

  5. I love making friendship bracelets with my bff<3

    • that is so cool

  6. Searched for DAYS ON END for good instructions. FIRST ONE SO FAR. 🙂

  7. i love it

  8. […] Craft Hope has sounded the call for bracelets. Now, jewelry-making is not my strong suit. Lucky for me, my partners in crime (the syndicate, if you will) are very gifted in this area, so I regularly benefit from their talents and have been able to pretty much resist the lure of the bead. Still, I really wanted to participate in this project! After a little searching around on the internet, I stumbled upon a forgotten classic: the friendship bracelet. […]

  9. […] right beneath your knot. Begin weaving with the first strip, from left to right. I used the diagonal stripes pattern here, which is very simple. Over, under, and […]

  10. cool…

  11. Thanks for posting maybe if you have enough time you could post 1 more

  12. last pattern i saw was different with the double knoting but this looks much more correct compaired to one i have been given

  13. its fun to make friend ship braclets!!

  14. are you still doing the bracelets you can order? theres a bunch i would love to order(:

  15. cool

  16. This is cool and pretty easy

  17. i have never been able to follow these friendship bracelet patterns. Your is fantastic

  18. Awesome!!!!!!

  19. Love these tutorial.

  20. VERY GOOD technicque

  21. This is really cool, I was looking on the internet how to make these types of bracelets and I stumbled across your blog, it was the best to understand and your pictures are very easy to follow.

  22. the instructions are so easy to follow! Thank you so much! 🙂

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