Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Friendship bracelets ( customizing )

Last weekend I made a few friendship bracelets for a couple of my friends and myself. I was inspired by a very colourful post by the lovely Amanda from Oracle Fox (see post here). I’ve been wearing them all week in different combinations and they add such a fun element to my outfits. I don’t wear a watch so it’s a bit strange wearing something on my wrist but as they are so light, I forget I have them on most of the time!

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Here a step-by-step tutorial which I hope will inspire you to DIY a bunch of your own friendship bracelets. You will need craft thread (the colours and combinations are up to you), twine, a safety pin and something to fasten the bracelet to when you are making it, I used a pillow.

1. Cut your thread (you can choose as many colours as you want) and twine at about 50cm, tie a loop at one end, fasten the loop to a pillow using your safety pin

2. Wrap the craft thread around the twine in different lengths and colours

3. Tie a knot at the end, cut the twine off at the knot and use your craft thread to tie a knot to the loop and slide onto your wrist

4. The other style of friendship bracelets are a little more difficult to make and take a bit of time but once you get the hang of it, it’s smooth sailing. So repeat Step 1 but only choose 4 colours. Arrange your colours so they are together (blue, blue, white, white, pink, pink, orange, orange – as an example). Using the forward knot technique, work your way from left to right with one of the blue threads tying a knot along each of the other threads. Basically you continue repeating this step until you achieve your desired length. To finish the friendship bracelet, repeat Step 3.

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