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  • How to Make Zipper Bracelets

    Would you like to have a unique fashion accessory for yourself, your kids, or your siblings? Why not try making zipper bracelets? They are simple to make and pleasant to wear, making these accessories a perfect handcraft for teens and tweens.

    What You Will Need for This Project

    This zipper bracelet tutorial requires the following materials:

    • Embroidery Floss
    • Scissors
    • Tapestry Needle
    • Colorful Zippers
    • Coordinating or Clear Nail Polish

    Steps for Making Zipper Bracelets

    Here are the steps to follow when making this accessory:

    Step One: Cut the fabric from the zipper as close as possible.

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    Step Two: Apply a thin layer of coordinating or clear nail polish to prevent it from fraying.

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    Step Three: Stitch the tips together. Measure the size of your wrist and add a few inches to it. Otherwise, it will be difficult to slide the bracelet on your wrist.

    Start by feeding the needle with embroidery floss. Insert it into the designated spot between the sides where the zipper connects.

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    Step Four: Bind the tips and exit the needle out on the opposite edge.

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    Step Five: Wrap the strand around both ends to secure them. Thread the needle back through and tie a knot to secure the stitch.

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    Step Six: Make sure you sew the zipper tight before cutting it. Voilà! Your zipper wristband is complete!

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    Aren't these DIY zipper bracelets look lovely? Make more zipper bracelets and give them to your loved ones. Alternatively, you can ask your guests to make these bands at a party.

  • Jelly Bracelets and the Meanings Behind Each Color

    Jelly bracelets, otherwise known as gel bracelets, are affordable wristbands made from silicone. They have become popular across the western countries and elsewhere since the 1980s. One of the famous designs of these bands is the awareness bracelet. It brings debossed messages to show the wearer's support to advocacy, charitable institutions, and so on.

    Nowadays, however, these bracelets have different meanings due to the play called the snap game. The "game" has two "players" called the snappee and the snapper. The snapper must successfully break the bracelet from the snappee's wrist. If he succeeds, he can ask a sexual favor based on the color of the band.

    Different Colors of Jelly Bracelets and Their Meanings

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    Listed below are the jelly bands' color meanings:

    • Blue - Oral Sex
    • Red - Lap Dance
    • Black - Coitus
    • Purple - Kissing
    • Pink - Hickey
    • Yellow - Hugging
    • Clear - Anything under the Sun

    What Should Parents Do if Their Child Has Gel Bracelets

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    If you see your child wearing any color of these bands, you should speak to him or her instantly. Express your opinions on where, when, and with whom you think sex is appropriate. Though sex can be learned in schools, parents should be responsible for discussing this matter with their children. Also, talk to your kids about jelly bracelets and the outfits and accessories you consider to be suitable for their age and why.

  • How to Make a Guitar String Bracelet

    Strumming the guitar for hours can diminish the strings. They break or become too worn to play. However, it does not mean that these used metal strings are useless because you can turn them into a bracelet!

    A guitar string bracelet is an accessory made from old guitar strings. They are available in stores and come at various prices, depending on the artist. A Willie Nelson guitar wristband costs $75, while John Mayer's bracelet costs $200. Meanwhile, Eric Clapton's bracelet costs $750, making it the most expensive guitar bracelet.

    So why should you buy these bracelets when you can make them yourself? This post will teach you how to make a guitar string bracelet from scratch.

    What to Get to Make a Guitar String Bracelet

    • Wire Cutters
    • Soldering Iron
    • Rubbing Alcohol
    • Guitar Strings

    How to Make a Guitar Bracelet

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    Start by getting the right guitar strings. Use metal strings and pick cords E, A, and D. Strings (high) E and B are not ideal for jewelry making because they are excessively sharp, which can cut you.

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    Find out the size of your bracelet. Wrap one string around your wrist to determine your wrist circumference.

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    Add a few inches to the length of the cords for making the clasps. Cut them off according to your size.

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    Grab the guitar strings, then rub them with rubbing alcohol. Line them in your preferred sequence and make sure the bases of the cords with metal hoops are on the similar side. Braid the strings as if you were braiding your hair and begin at the loop end.

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    Wrap the braided guitar cords around your wrist to check if it still fits. Loop the extra tips of the strings into the openings in the metal hoops. The twines should take the form without holding them at this point. If not, wrap a thick cord or twisty tie around the bracelet to keep its frame. This is just a temporary solution for you will remove the strap later.

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    Solder a half-inch hook for the band by joining the metal hoops and a quarter-inch excess string that you looped earlier. There will still be some strings left after soldering the ends of the bracelet. All you have to do is cut them off with wire cutters.

    Set the bracelet aside until it cools, then unknot the tie you made earlier.

    Voilà! Your guitar string bracelet is complete. Add some embellishments to spice up its look or wear it as it is. Now, you can wear music around your wrist!

  • How to Make Button Bracelet

    What do you usually do when a button falls off your blouse or suit? Perhaps you keep it in your sewing kit or throw it away, but did you know that you can make a fashion accessory with these? So instead of hiding your extra or favorite buttons, collect them and turn them into a wearable work-of-art.

    Creating a button bracelet is simple. Furthermore, it is always pleasant to wear. There are different ways to make these bracelets, but this button bracelet tutorial will show you how to make a button bracelet with elastic cord and beads.

    Things You Need to Make a Stretchy Button Bracelet with Beads

    Here are the required tools and materials for making this button bracelet:

    • Elastic Cord
    • Beads
    • Scissors
    • Buttons

    Things You Should Do to Make an Elastic Button Bracelet with Beads

    Follow these steps to create a cute, stretchy button bead bracelet:

    Step 1: Prepare the Stretchy String

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    Cut the cord to at least ten inches (25 cm.) long. Tie a knot at one end of the string to keep the beads and buttons from sliding off as you create the bracelet. Tie another knot around two inches (5 cm.) from one side of the cord.

    Step 2: Feed the Button Followed by the Bead onto the Elastic String

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    Loop the button first so that it stands vertically instead of laying flat on the stretchy cord. Use the bead to help the button keep its stance. Keep adding buttons and beads alternately or according to the design you want to make.

    Step 3: Keep Threading until the Bracelet Fits Perfectly

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    Wear the bracelet from time-to-time to check if it fits neatly around your wrist. Do this as you get closer towards the end of the bracelet. Leave about two inches (5 cm.) at the finishing tip of the cord.

    If you have some buttons and beads left, that is perfectly fine. You can keep and use them for your future DIY projects.

    Step 4: Tie Both Ends of the Elastic Cord

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    Tie a reef knot or a double knot to secure the pattern. If you do not tie the ends properly, and it breaks, it can be hard to find all the missing pieces.

    Step 5: Trim off Any Excess Strings after Tying a Knot

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    The bracelet should be complete at this point with the beads and buttons designed tightly around the stretchy string.

    Wear your new elastic button bracelet or make more of these, then give them to your friends.

  • How to Make Embroidered Bracelet

    An embroidered bracelet, particularly the ones with beads, is considered as a wearable work of art. Each piece is precisely designed and can take several hours to finish, whether it is a free-formed or a ready-to-wear bracelet. Making this beaded cuff bracelet takes much patience and agile fingers, as it requires several sewing techniques.

    Things You Need to Make an Embroidered Bracelet

    Here are the supplies and tools you need for this bead embroidered cuff bracelet tutorial:

    • Glue or Adhesive Tape
    • Beading Thread
    • Beading Needle (Size 10 or 12)
    • Seed Beads (Size 11)
    • Toothpicks
    • Brass Embroidery Cuff Blank (1/2 in.)
    • Scissors
    • Completed Bead Embroidered Cabochon (Any Size)
    • Chain-Nose Pliers (Optional but Useful)
    • Thread Cutter

    Bead Embroidery Bracelet Instructions

    Here are the steps for making a bead embroidered cuff bracelet:

    Step One: Sew a peyote bezel around the cabochon. Finish the stitch by surrounding it with large seed beads and run on a bridge stitch binding to it.

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    Step Two: Get a piece of leather or faux suede and wrap it around the brass embroidery cuff blank. Leave approximately an inch on each side of the bangle for stitching the cabochon on the fabric. You may trim off the top and bottom sides from within 1/8 inches of the end of the embroidered bracelet.

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    Step Three: Cut a short size of beading thread and make a knot at one end. Place the cabochon in the middle of the embroidery leather bracelet and dab a few drops of glue or use double-sided tape to hold it temporarily as you work.

    Sew from the bottom of the leather to the cabochon, popping out somewhere in the exterior round of seed beads and bezel. Tack it back down to the cabochon and the leather and repeat the process at one end of the cabochon.

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    Step Four: Finish the sewing process on the first edge of the cabochon. Stitch on the leather band and tie a few knots. You can apply glue if desired. Repeat this process on the opposite end of the cabochon.

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    Step Five: Use a toothpick to apply a thin coat of glue on the blank cuff bracelet and stick the leather onto the bangle. Cut off at least 1/8 inches of the ends on the outer part of the bracelet. Set it aside and allow the glue to dry for an hour.

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    Step Six: Do the same thing on the inner part of the bangle.

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    Step Seven: Sew a brick stitch throughout the cuff bracelet with seed beads to decorate the accessory. Use the same method in step four to finish the bracelet.

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    There you have it! You can add some metal filigrees or form shapes with cables or beads to spice up your accessory. You can also make cabochons using resins, scrapbook paper, or any picture you like. The key here is to let your imagination run wild, and you will have a handmade accessory that you can be proud of to wear.

  • How to Make Fabric Cuff Bracelet

    If you or your parents are a tailor or a seamstress, you are likely to have many fabric scraps at home. However, you cannot turn these pieces into new apparel because of their lengths, but there is one way to repurpose them. All you have to do is make a fabric cuff bracelet.

    Things You Need to Make a Fabric Cuff Bracelet

    You will need the following materials to make a DIY fabric cuff bracelet:

    • Sewing Tool and Kit
    • Fabric Scraps
    • Ribbon (Optional)
    • Aluminum Cuff Bracelet
    • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks (Optional)
    • Round Yo-Yo Makers (Optional)

    How to Make a Fabric Wrist Cuff Bracelet

    Start by measuring the diameter of your cuff bracelet and recording the measurement. Then, measure the band from one open end to another and write the dimension down as well.

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    Multiply the size of the cuff by two to find the width of the fabric, then add an inch for the seam allowance. Add a couple more inches for a comfort fit.

    Add about an inch to the cuff size from one open end to the opposite side.

    Use these measurements to cut the fabric. Fold the material lengthwise with right edges together, and press. Sew on the long open side and the short free end with a six-millimeter tie allowance.

    Cut off the stitched edges at an angle to minimize the bulk. Then, turn the tube over and press it.

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    Slide the tube to the bracelet cuff blank and sew on the open edge. Fold the tips inside a bit, then tuck the front and back pieces of fabric within themselves and stitch them by hand to close them.

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    Now is the time to add embellishments to your handmade fabric cuff bracelet. Prepare a ribbon or any fabric you want to use as a frill for your bracelet. If you are using a jacquard lace, you need to do a zigzag stitch to prevent it from fraying. Fold the fabric cuff in half to find the center, then sew the ribbon on one side.

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    Now, grab a piece of fabric and your round yo-yo maker. Cut the cloth bigger than the yo-yo disk but do not close it in yet. Fold the fabric in half twice. Fold it well but do not smoothen it with iron.

    Unfold the material and flip it over, then lay it on the bottom disk. Line up one of the folds with a raised bump on the outer part of the base of the yo-yo maker.

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    Close the top, notched fabric in place, outlining the material on the plastic with the fold in your cloth. Secure it in place.

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    Feed the thread into the needle and tie a knot to one end. Bring it up from the notched edge to the right corner of the U-shaped holes in the bottom. Bring it back down to the left end of the U-shaped.

    Repeat the process until you sew throughout the round fabric. Gently unclasp the yo-yo maker by pressing the hole in the bottom plate with your thumb to release the material.

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    Remove the string carefully to get the yo-yo. Pull from the long thread and the tied end, making sure the gathers stay in the middle at the end. Place your thumb on the disk to cup it inward while getting the yo-yo fabric to form its shape.

    Bring the needle and the thread through the middle of the yo-yo, then pull it out at the bottom. Tie a knot and cut the string to secure it. Apply some hot glue to the center of the bracelet and stick the yo-yo to it. Set it aside and let it dry.

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    You now have your fabric cuff bracelet! Wear your handmade accessory with pride and match it with your favorite outfit.

  • How to Make Fork Bracelet

    Do you have old utensils at home? Instead of throwing them away, why not turn them into a piece of jewelry like a bracelet?

    Making a fork bracelet is a creative and fun way to reuse your old silverware. You will have an unusual accessory that you cannot buy at jewelry shops if you make this trinket. However, making a bracelet from a fork can be challenging because you need to exert more effort to bend it. Nevertheless, everything will be worth it when the silverware bangle is complete.

    Tools and Materials for Making a Fork Bracelet

    You will need the following supplies for this project:

    • Pliers
    • Sandpaper
    • Adjustable Wrench
    • Gas Burner
    • Denim or Corduroy
    • Sterling Silver Fork

    DIY Fork Bracelet Tutorial

    Here are the steps for making jewelry bracelets:

    1: Bend the Fork with Your Hands

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    Use your hands to bend the silverware following the natural arch of the back of the utensil. Place the fork upside down with the face turned down to the ground. Hold the tines and root of the silverware with one hand and the opposite end with your other hand. With the hand holding the fork end, reach its neck with your thumb. It will serve as a fulcrum as you bend the silverware.

    2: Secure the End of the Fork

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    Use an adjustable wrench to keep the utensil stable as you work on the design. Open the wrench jaws by twisting the adjustable screw on its head, then place the end grip of the fork.

    3: Cover the Fork with a Protective Material

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    Wrap the end section of the fork with denim or corduroy. Make sure the cloth covers the top and bottom parts of the utensil. Doing so prevents the pliers from leaving indents in the body as you hold and twist it.

    4: Bend the Fork's Body

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    Place the wrapped end of the silverware in the middle of the open pinchers of the needle nose pliers. Press the handles of the pliers to clamp down the pinchers on the covered part of the fork next to the tines. Hold the adjustable ends securely and use your strength to rotate the needle nose pliers down; thus, twisting the body of the fork.

    5: Bend the Fork Tines

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    Lean two tines a bit lower, then heat them with a gas burner. That way, you can twist the tines effortlessly. Bend the tines to create a shape you like.

    6: Make the Bracelet Shiny

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    You are almost done with your recycled fork bracelet! The fork went through a lot of bending and heating before you create the shape. Hence, its surface and edges look and feel rough, but you can smoothen out its façade! All you have to do is rub the rugged sections of the bracelet with sandpaper. Not only will it smoothen the surface, but it will also make the fork bracelet shiny.

    Your silverware accessory is complete! By making a fork bracelet, you will have a silver jewel without spending much money.

  • How to Make Jelly Bean Bracelet

    The primary purpose of jewelry is to enhance our look, but did you know that there are sweet accessories? One of these jewels is the jelly bean bracelet. This trinket is colorful and tasty. Furthermore, making a jelly bean bracelet craft is a perfect activity to bond with your children. This post will show you how to turn these sweet treats into an accessory.

    Things You Will Need to Make a Jelly Bean Bracelet

    This DIY project requires the following materials:

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    • Jewelry Cord
    • Tapestry Needle
    • Scissors
    • Jelly Beans
    • Baby Wipes (Optional)

    Steps for Making a Jelly Bean Bracelet

    Creating this bracelet is simple. The hardest part is not eating the jelly beans while making the bangle.

    Step 1: Arrange the Beads

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    Place the jelly beans on the table and line them in a sequence you want to make.

    Step 2: Measure the Cord Length

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    Wrap the string around your child's wrist to find out the size of the bracelet, then cut it to your chosen length. Tie a few knots at one tip of the string, approximately an inch from the end of the cord, then feed it into the needle.

    Step 3: Start Beading

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    Push the needle through the middle of each jelly bean to loop them, then move them to the bottom of the cord. Keep threading the beans until it is long enough for your child's wrist.

    Make sure you have the baby wipes with you while making the pattern. The needle gets gluey from the jelly beans. Hence, you need to clean it after every four to five jelly beans.

    Step 4: Finish the Bracelet

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    Tie both ends when you reach the desired length. Then, it is time to enjoy your tasty accessory!

    There you have it! You can make more jelly bean bracelets and give them to your kids' playmates during or after the party.

  • How to Make Kumihimo Bracelet

    Kumihimo is an old Japanese braiding style that uses several cords or ribbons. You often find this pattern in bracelets, but you can also see this design in necklaces.

    The best thing about Kumihimo braids is that the patterns are endless. You can create different designs by just changing the number of strands and the Kumihimo disk. You can even add beads if you want.

    Materials and Tools for Making a Kumihimo Bracelet

    Listed below are the things you should get when making a Kumihimo bracelet:

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    • Beading Cord
    • Clasp
    • Kumihimo Disk
    • Jewelry Gel

    Kumihimo Bracelet Instructions

    Part 1: Setting Up the Kumihimo Disk

    Step 1: Grab all eight cords and tie a knot to one end. Use bobbins if your strands are a bit long to keep them from tangling.

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    Step 2: Place the knotted end in the middle loop of the disk.

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    Step 3: Spread the strings into four sections with two cords each. Put them on the disk at the black positioning dots.

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    Step 4: Starting from the top, place one string on either side of the dot, then pull it through the slits.

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    Step 5: Go to the bottom part of the disk and place one cord on each side of the dot. Keep enough pressure on the strands so that the tied tip in the middle hole of the plate stays in place.

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    Step 6: Do the same thing on the right-hand side of the disk, putting a cord between each side of the dot.

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    Step 7: Move to the left side and repeat the process. You now have a cross on top of the plate with a knot in the middle of it.

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    Part 2: Starting the Braid

    Step 8: The slots will be quite snug on your first use. Don't be afraid to pull the strands little more to keep them in place, as it does not break the disk.

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    Step 9: Start moving one of the bottom cords to the opposite side of the disk.

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    Step 10: Move the upper-right strand to the bottom-right section of the plate. Be sure to keep the same amount of tension while weaving so that you can make a smooth braid with no bumps.

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    Step 11: Turn the disk 45 degrees in a clockwise motion. The left positioning point should now be at the top.

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    Step 12: Repeat steps 9 to 11 until you reach your desired length.

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    Part 3: Finishing the Bracelet

    Step 13: Remove the braided cord from disk and tie a knot to the free end.

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    Step 14: Tie a knot near the end of the braid with Nymo D String.

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    Step 15: Wrap the Nymo D String around the braid as tight as possible. Use the other end of the Nymo D String to wrap the opposite side of the braided bracelet.

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    Step 16: Tie a knot in the Nymo and burn the edges to cut the excess.

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    Step 17: Trim off the knot from the braid.

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    Step 18: Cut the end but make sure you have enough size for the crimp end with a hoop.

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    Step 19: Slip the crimp end toward the tip of the braid to hide the Nymo D string and pinch it with a pair of chain-nose pliers.

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    Your bracelet is complete. Have fun making your Kumihimo bracelet!

  • How to Make Mala Bracelet

    Do you want to update your stack collection? Why not try making a mala bracelet? This jewelry is easy to customize with your chosen beads and is simple to make!

    How Do You Make a Mala Bracelet?

    Before you start making a mala bracelet, you need to decide on the meaning of your trinket. That way, you can choose the right mala bracelet beads. Think about the current status of your life and the goals and aspirations you want to achieve. From there, pick gems that align with you.

    For instance, you may ask the following questions to yourself: Do you want to be in a relationship with someone, or do you want to move on from your ex? Perhaps you want to express yourself better and talk about your needs, or you need grounding, energy, and confidence.

    Once you figure out the mala bracelet meaning, you are ready to gather the required tools and materials. This project needs the following supplies:

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    • 12 or more metal Heishi beads (7 mm.)
    • Eight metal Heishi beads (5 mm.)
    • Two small metal Rondelle beads
    • Nine or more Rosewood Mala beads
    • Elastic cord (10 in.)
    • Eight round gemstone beads (8 mm.)
    • Glue
    • Charm
    • Scissors
    • Bead Stoppers

    When everything is ready, you can start doing the following steps:

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    Step One: Measure and cut the elastic cord, then add four inches to the size of your wrist. Feed on the charm and place it in the center of the string. Thread a Rondelle bead and a five-millimeter nugget Heishi bead on each side of the amulet. Loop a bead stopper at one end of the strand.

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    Step Two: Plan how you want to bead your bracelet. Lay the beads out in an order that you like, then start stringing them. Thread the first eight-millimeter gemstone onto the cord followed by the five-millimeter nugget Heishi bead. Repeat this pattern three times and end it with an eight-millimeter gem.

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    Step Three: Add a bead stopper to the beaded part of the bracelet to secure the cord. Repeat step two on the other side of the band to match the pattern.

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    Step Four: Keep beading. Feed on two 7-millimeter nugget Heishi beads and an eight-millimeter Mala bead. String the remaining beads alternatively and repeatedly to create a pattern. Secure the stones with a bead stopper.

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    Step Five: Add another bead stopper to the beaded section of the bracelet to secure the strand. Repeat step four on the opposite side so that it corresponds to the previous design. Change the mala bead count and the number of nugget Heishi beads to reach your desired length.

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    Step Six: Remove the bead stopper and hold both ends of the cord securely. Tie the tips of the string with a knot to form the shape of the mala bracelet. Pull both ends and stretch the bracelet to tighten the knot. Then, cut the cordage approximately one-eighth inch from the knot.

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    Step Seven: Dab some glue onto the knot to secure the attachment. Use a super-fine applicator to smear the adhesive all over the knot, then slip it through the middle of a wooden mala bead. Let it dry completely before wearing the trinket.

    You now have your finished mala accessory! Wear the mala bracelet while meditating or match it with your wardrobe.

  • How to Make Multi-Strand Bracelet

    Jewelry made by multiple strands of small beads can be stunning! It is an excellent use for seed beads with a beautiful color and texture but not steady enough to apply for a gridded beadwork stitch. Furthermore, you can make a multi-strand bracelet from other small beads, such as semiprecious gemstones, seed pearls, and small pressed glass shapes.

    Tools and Materials for Making a Multi Strand Bracelet

    Here’s what you need to make a multi-strand bracelet:

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    • Six Gold Crimp Beads
    • One Small Turquoise Tassel with Jump Ring
    • Six Gold Wire Guardians
    • One Gold Rhinestone Charm with Jump Ring
    • Two Gold Jump Rings (8 mm.)
    • One Gold and Garnet Charm with Jump Ring
    • One Gold Ball-Tip Headpin
    • 44 Faceted Apatite Gemstone Beads (4 mm.)
    • One Gold Loop Chain (1.5 in.)
    • 76 Gold Nugget Beads (4 mm.)
    • 19-Strand Bead Stringing Wire (Gold)
    • 21 Faceted Gemstone Beads (4 mm.)
    • Ruler
    • 130 Round Freshwater Pearls (3-4 mm.)
    • Wire Cutters
    • Round-Nose Pliers
    • Chain-Nose Pliers
    • Masking Tape or Bead Bug (Optional)

    Multi Strand Beaded Bracelet Tutorial

    Listed below are the multi-strand bead bracelet instructions you should follow:

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    Step 1: Start by cutting the beading wire into three 12-inch pieces. Place a piece of masking tape or a bead bug on one end of the cord to prevent the beads from rolling away.

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    Step 2: Bead the first string. Feed about one-and-three-quarter inches of freshwater pearls into the beading wire and another one-and-three-quarter inch of faceted garnets.

    Slip on the garnet charm, then loop another batch of freshwater pearls followed by one-and-three-quarter inches of gold nugget beads. Put a piece of masking tape at the end of the string.

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    Step 3: Get the second beading wire and feed around one-and-three-quarter inches of gold nugget beads. Thread on another set of freshwater pearls, then slip on the turquoise tassel. Loop about one-and-three-quarter inches of faceted apatite beads succeeded by another batch of gold nugget beads. Place a bead bug or masking tape to the end of the coil.

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    Step 4: Get the third string and loop another set of faceted apatite beads followed by the freshwater pearls. Slip on the rhinestone charm and continue beading. Loop about one-and-three-quarter inches of gold nugget beads and one-and-three-quarter inches of freshwater pearls. Place a piece of tape at the end of the beaded string.

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    Step 5: Finish beading all the strands and arrange them in your preferred order. Connect three beaded strings with a jump ring at one end.

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    Step 6: Attach another jump ring to the opposite side, as it is where you will hook your multi-strand bracelet clasp. Additionally, it will help prevent the strings from tangling.

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    Step 7: Make sure the strings are tangle-free before setting the jump ring. Once done, add the clasp to complete the project.

    There you have it! You can make another multi-strand bracelet using any combination of beads you like. However, you need to make sure that the stones have the same size to get a uniform look. Have fun making your handmade multi-strand bracelet!

  • How to Make Native American Bracelet

    It is fun to accessorize your wardrobe with beautiful pieces of jewelry, and several women enjoy trying new trinkets from time-to-time.

    If you are looking for a unique piece of jewelry, then you should consider wearing the jewel made by Native Americans. It comes in various types, such as earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. This post, however, focuses on how to make a Native American bracelet.

    Supplies and Tools for Making a Native American Bracelet

    The following materials are essential for making a Native American beaded bracelet:

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    • Beading Thread
    • Seed Beads
    • Button
    • Leather Cord

    How to Make a Native American Bracelet

    Once you gathered the required materials for this project, you can now proceed with the following steps:

    Step 1: Determine the Size of Your Bracelet

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    Wrap the leather cord around your wrist to find out your wrist circumference, then double its length. Add about 12 inches for beading and knotting purposes.

    Step 2: Start Looping Beads onto the Bracelet

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    Fold over and tie a knot in the leather cord to form a loop. Attach a beading thread to the bottom of the knot, then start threading beads. String one bead in the first row, two in the second row, and so on until you reach the desired width of your bracelet.

    Step 3: Secure the Beads

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    Wrap the beading string below one edge of the cord, then loop the beads for your row. Wrap the thread onto and throughout the opposite end of the cordage, then coil it back into the beads in your row. Doing so will hold the beads in place.

    Step 4: Finish the Bracelet

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    Taper off the beads on every row back to just one bead as if you are starting to make the pattern. Use a button to tie the beading thread and the leather cord. The button serves as a clasp for the bracelet.

    You now have your finished Native American bracelet! Wear your handmade jewelry and be proud of your ethnicity or show everyone your crafting skills!

  • How to Make Nepal Roll on Bracelet

    A Nepal bracelet is one of the accessories that helps many families. Several Nepalese women have created these bracelets to earn a living and to support their folks.

    However, getting these accessories can be expensive whether you buy it from Nepal or stores near you, but you do not have to order them anymore. There is another way to own these bracelets without spending much money. All you have to do is learn how to make a Nepal roll on a bracelet. First, you need to grab the following materials:

    • Different Colors of Beads
    • Seed Beads
    • Test Fishing Line (1 ft. of 5 lbs.)
    • Polyelastic Vinyl Cord (40-50 ft.)
    • Standard Knitting Needle

    Now that you have the supplies with you, you need to do the following Nepal roll on bracelet instructions:

    Step 1: Cast-In

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    Clip one end of the polyelastic vinyl cord and start threading the primary colored beads onto it. You can begin with five to ten beads, but it is crucial to note the number of beads you have looped because you will string the same quantity of beads later.

    Step 2: Choose Your Pattern

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    Keep adding beads until you are ready to knit your first loop and knot.

    If you want to make a chevron pattern, you need to loop ten white beads, four gold beads, ten white beads, and four silver beads. Repeat the process until you reach the desired length.

    Step 3: Start Looping and Knotting

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    A Nepal bracelet uses a standard knitting process to make the middle stem, which holds the pattern. To do this, you need to weave a loop between each second and third gold beads and tie a knot to hold them in place. Repeat the process until you loop and knot the remaining gold bead sequence.

    Step 4: Repeat the Process

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    Repeat the procedure throughout the length of the cord, knitting a loop in each gold sequence between every second and third gold beads. Knot the hoop through the middle stem and to the middle part of the bracelet to strengthen the pattern.

    Step 5: Stitch an Invisible Seam

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    Finish the bracelet by sewing a vague stitch at the tip of the bracelet with a needle and fishing line. Coil the needle onto the fishing cord and tie a knot to the end of the line. Stitch both tips of the bracelet, then pull it tight. Cut off the excess string, and your bracelet is complete.

    Wear the Nepal roll on a bracelet with pride and show the world your knitting skills!

  • How to Make Paper Bead Bracelet

    No money for buying beads? No problem! Making paper beads is an excellent alternative to getting beads in craft stores. Moreover, they create vibrant and unique accessories. This post will teach you how to make a paper bead bracelet.

    Things You Will Need to Make a Paper Bead Bracelet

    Here are the materials you need to make a recycled paper bead bracelet:

    • Toothpick
    • Scissors
    • Clear Glaze
    • Ruler
    • Thin Wire
    • Glue
    • Toggle Clasp
    • Paper
    • Crimp Beads

    Making a Paper Bead Bracelet

    First, you need to make a mark at the edge of the paper. Do the same thing on the other side. Use the width to measure the beads.

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    Connect the dotted marks you made to form a model for your other pieces. Follow the line while you cut the paper into strips.

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    Turn the piece of paper upside down and apply glue from top to bottom. Start working on the strip by rolling it from the base to the tip.

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    This step is optional, especially if you are using a page from a magazine. Nevertheless, if you want your paper beads to look lustrous, you need to stick them to the toothpicks and apply a thin layer of varnish to the outer section of each bead. Set them aside until they are thoroughly dry.

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    You are ready to assemble your paper bead cuff bracelet. Measure the size of your wrist and add about half an inch for a comfort fit. Cut the thin wire and double the size of your wrist circumference. Arrange your beads in your preferred order.

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    Loop a crimp bead onto the wire, then string the first closure. Thread the coil back and toward the crimp bead again. Set the crimp on the closure with two strings of wire beside each other. Make sure the crimp bead and the closure are nestled with each other, not stacked on top of each other.

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    Even out the crimp bead with flat-nose pliers to tighten the closure, leaving the coil tip. Thread the paper beads onto the wire to create the pattern.

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    Loop the tip back to the beads on the coil, concealing the end. Cut the edge as needed.

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    Thread another crimp to the wire, then string the second closure. Loop the coil back to the crimp and the paper beads.

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    Adjust so that the crimp bead is next to the clasp and the beads. Leave some space for the paper beads to move.

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    Lastly, pinch the bead tight with flat-nose pliers, and then cut off the excess.

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    Your handmade accessory is complete! Match the paper bead bracelet with any wardrobe and enjoy your new wristband.

  • How to Make Plastic Lanyard Bracelet

    Lanyard bracelets, like you made in the summer camps when you were young, are available in all kinds of stores and boutiques nowadays. However, you can also make this accessory yourself, so why buy it?

    This tutorial will teach you how to make a plastic lanyard bracelet using the classic box stitch. This technique can be tricky at first, but you can make several plastic lanyard bracelets in less than an hour once you get the hang of it.

    Things You Will Need to Make a Plastic Lanyard Bracelet

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    • Clasp
    • Chain
    • Needle
    • Plastic Lace
    • Nose Pliers/Scissors

    Plastic Lanyard Bracelet Instructions

    1. Cut two lengths of plastic lace between 60 and 80 inches each, depending on your chosen bracelet size and wrist circumference. That way, you can make a loose wristband like a bangle and attach an additional chain to it.
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    2. Locate the middle point of one of the strings and wrap it around your finger twice. Find the center of your second string and slip it beneath both hoops. Take one side above and beneath and do the same thing to the other. Slide off your finger and secure the knot.
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    3. Finishing the first and last stitches are the most difficult part of this DIY project, but it is loop/loop opposing laces. You need to coil up and down and up and down using the remaining strands, then pull it tight.
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    4. Leave the final stitch loose, then with each string, you need to loop it around the closest hoop, below, and up to the middle all the way around. Cut off the tips as you like.
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    5. Open a chain link with your pliers. Loop it to one (or two) of the hoops at the end knot, then attach another chain if you want.
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    6. Open another chain and connect it to your lobster clasp. Coil it onto the top, opposite edge of your lanyard.

     

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    Your plastic lanyard bracelet is complete! Make more of these bracelets and give them to your friends or use the same instructions to create keychains.

  • How to Make Pop Tab Bracelet

    Have you seen a DIY pop tab bracelet and wondered how to create this accessory for yourself? This recycled jewelry is so simple to make, and this pop tab bracelet tutorial will teach you how.

    Tabs from all soda cans work perfectly fine for this bracelet pattern. Furthermore, you do not need any fancy materials to create this jewelry. All you need is some pop tabs and elastic cords!

    Instructions for Pop Tab Bracelet

    The most important part of this project is the pop tabs. Make sure you have an equal number of rings, and the middle loop is missing. Additionally, you need to ensure the rough part is in between because you want the smooth surface to touch your skin.

    Once all your pop tabs are ready, you may proceed with the following pop tab bracelet steps:

    Step 1

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    Cut two stretchy cords with the same length and clip the far-left edges with a binder clip, giving space between them.

    Step 2

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    Grab your first two tabs and fold them. Loop the top elastic to the upper hole, then stretch the cord through the overlapped ring. Do the same thing with the bottom hole and the bottom elastic. Move the tabs to the left so that they rest about half an inch from the secured tips.

    Step 3

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    Attach the third tab by setting it next to the first pop tab. Loop the top cord through the bottom overlain hole of the second and third tabs. Get the bottom cord and set it over the overlapped hoops, creating a crisscross. Make sure the pop can tabs are nestled to each other.

    Step 4

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    Flip the bracelet over, then add the fourth tab. Place it next to the second tab, then loop the top cord into the overlapped holes of the third and fourth tabs. Repeat the process with the base cord and the bottom holes. The strands in this section will be parallel.

    Step 5

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    Flip the bracelet over again, then attach the fifth tab by putting it beside the third tab. Loop the top string into the bottom holes of the fourth and fifth tabs, then thread the bottom strand into the overlapped hole.

    Step 6

     

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    Keep adding tabs in a way that one side of the band will have crisscrossed strings, and the other section will have an elastic parallel.

    Step 7

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    Bend the bracelet until both ends meet and secure them in place before slipping it on your wrist.

    Step 8

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    Remove the binder from one side and pull the cords into the overlapped rings to close the bracelet. Tie the ends and trim off any excess, then flip it over to cover the knots.

    There you have it! You can wear the pop tab bracelet as it is, or you can decorate it with embellishments and paints to enhance its look.

  • How Do Balance Bracelets Work?

    Balance bracelets, otherwise known as power balance energy bracelets, have become widely popular for years. Many athletes, musicians, and celebrities are wearing these accessories, and some are endorsing them.

    Why Many People Wear Balance Bracelets

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    Athletic balance bracelets are hugely successful because of the testimonials from professional athletes. One of those athletes who testify about the bracelet's efficacy is the former NBA superstar and legend, Shaquille O'Neal.

    The former NBA player said that he heard about these wristbands when someone did a test on him with his teammates. They won the game and ended it with a 57-point lead.

    O'Neal also stated he felt something in his body while wearing the bracelet, so he never took it off whenever he played. When he did, his energy went back to normal. Thus, he has never removed it from his wrist since then.

    What Do Balance Bracelets Do?

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    Balance band manufacturers state that the earth is attuned to an electromagnetic frequency. Energy Force USA, a promoter of these accessories, says that the world has 7.3814 hertz. The bands claim to help tune the wearer's electromagnetic frequency to the same level of universal frequency. Our whole presence, says the marketer, lies in the efficient transfer and balance of positive and negative ions.

    The bracelet sets the body's ions to a better balance, says one of the distributors of balance bracelets for golf. The ionic bracelets claim to give negative ions to minimize the effects of positive ions in the body. Therefore, it puts your body in balance whenever you wear this accessory.

    What Are Its Claimed Benefits?

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    Manufacturers have claimed several advantages of balance bracelets. One of those benefits is that it enhances endurance and muscle strength. They are also said to provide you with more variety of motions. The bracelets also provide mental benefits. These include more powerful concentration, better focus, and enhanced awareness.

    Do Balance Bracelets Work?

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    Despite the manufacturers' statements, many pieces of evidence prove that the bracelet does not work as their claims. Researchers at the School of Health Science at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology conducted a study on the efficacy of these accessories. Forty-two participants joined the test and wore these bracelets to find out if these bracelets could improve balance. However, the study proved otherwise. Subjects did not feel any improvement while wearing the balance bracelets. Hence, the efficacy of their claimed benefits seems unlikely.

  • How to Make Bandana Bracelets

    Who does not want a good handcraft project? Not only are they affordable, but they are also simple to make. One of these DIY accessories is bandana bracelets. These are great accessories for both boys and girls. Furthermore, making easy bandana bracelets can be a fun project when hanging out with friends. All you need is your bandana and some time, though a few extra hands can also be helpful.

    Tips for Making Bandana Bracelets

    Here is how to turn your bandana as a bracelet:

    Spread out the bandana. Place the bandana on a smooth surface. Spread out the corners outward until it turns into a large square. Run your hand toward its surface to smoothen out the folds.

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    Make a triangle. Grab one of the bottom edges of the bandana and bring it to the opposite side to create a triangle. Smoothen the centerfold after making the triangle.

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    Fold the upper edge down. Get a few inches of fabric from the top side of the bandana and fold it down to the rest of the textile. You can fold it larger or smaller, depending on your desired width. Keep doubling the fabric until you reach the folded section of the triangle you made.

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    Start wrapping the bandana. Begin by putting the bandana on your wrist. Leave a few more inches in the left corner than the right if you wear it on your right wrist. Grab the right end and wrap it beneath your wrist, then drag it to the top.

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    Wrap the other part. Take the section that went over your wrist with your hand that is wearing the bandana. Then, get the left corner with your other hand and wrap it beneath your wrist and onto the top.

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    Take the ends. Grab the left edge with your left hand and the right corner with your right fingers. If required, use your mouth to grab the rim of the bandana and take it where your hand is by holding it to your palm. Alternatively, you can ask for help to bring the corner of your bandana to your fingers.

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    Tie the ends. Bring the left side to the right, then wrap it below your wrist. Drag the left edge down while holding the right tip to secure the knot.

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    Tuck the excess fabric. Take the rest of the edges and tuck them under the bracelet. You can also cut off the excess as desired.

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    There you have it! The best thing about bandana bracelets is that you can re-wash and re-wear them. You can even use the bandana for other purposes. Additionally, you can use your handkerchief as an alternative so that you will never lose it again.

  • How to Make Chainmail Bracelets

    This DIY project that we are about to teach you is perfect for novice chainmail fans. It is simple to make and uses the basic pattern: the European 4-in-1. Upon the completion of this project, you will gain the confidence to make more intricate chainmail bracelets.

    Tools for Making Chainmail Bracelets

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    The chainmail cuff bracelet project only needs two materials, and these are:

    • Bent Chain-Nose Pliers
    • Jump Rings

    Steps for Making This Bracelet

    Here are the chainmail bracelet directions:

    Open a jump ring in your middle color. To do this, you need to grab each side with pliers and bend them in reverse directions.

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    Place four edge color rings onto the opening. Close four rings, then put them onto the open loop. Lay it down on your work table nicely and flat.

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     Put the chain down on a flat surface. Close two more hoops and insert them into the open ring. Attach this unit to the sequence in a manner that extends the pattern.

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    Keep making chains. Keep adding more chainlets to the sequence until you reach the three-quarters of your wrist size. Use it as a template and create another chain sequence.

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    Join the chains. Line up the strings upright with each other, then connect both ends with jump rings.

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    Add a section of neoprene jump rings. Use the last portion of the cuff by adding neoprene jump rings. These hoops adjust the size of your bracelet according to your wrist circumference, allowing you to slide on and off the wristband effortlessly.

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    Join the tips of the cuff. Connect both ends of the bracelet when you reach your chosen length.

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    You now have your finished cuff wristband! Wear your handmade accessory with pride. Alternatively, you can make more chainmail bracelets with different patterns and add them to your collection.

  • How to Make Paper Bracelets

    Are you looking for ways to reuse your children's artwork? Before archiving their creations, try these paper bracelets first!

    Here are the tools you need for this project:

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    • Pencil
    • Paint Brushes
    • White Construction Paper
    • Poster Paints
    • Tape
    • Ruler

    How do you make paper bracelets?

    Here are the things you should do to make handmade paper bracelets:

    1.Cut out pieces of paper. Start by cutting 20 strips of paper around 4 × 1.5 inches each. Measure the cuts accurately with a ruler.

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    2. Pre-fold each piece. Fold each strip halfway in length, then fold the pieces again vertically halfway down the center. Doing so will speed up the making process since it is easier to lock the strips together.

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    3. Slip one piece to another. Each strip should have an opening on the folded edge to create a crocodile mouth. Take two crocodile mouths and clamp one of them over the other. Slide the clamped piece to make it even with the bent tip of the one “biting.”

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    4. Fold the end of the bitten piece. The bitten can get away from the crocodile's mouth before you know it. To prevent this from happening, you need to fold the top, open edge of the etched piece so that its outer end meets and is even with the nearest end of the snapping crocodile mouth. Then, double the tip over the biting crocodile mouth. Flip it over and do the same thing on the opposite side, then secure the edges with the tape.

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    5. Put a new piece and keep folding. You now have a small hoop on top. Place a new strip into the circle to create another loop. Make sure the hoop is larger than the diameter of the folded pieces.

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    6. Keep folding by inserting a strip through the new loop. Repeat the procedure of overlapping the end of both sides up at the right angle. Tuck the folded edge through the pocket created by the earlier piece.

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    7. Connect both tips. When you are happy with the size of your woven paper bracelet, you need to insert the piece through the last loop to bring the ends together. Fold the end of both sides up at the right angle to secure the tips.

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    Your paper folding bracelet is complete! By making paper bracelets, you can make affordable, stylish accessories and save Mother Earth at the same time.

  • How to Make Starburst Bracelets

    We showed you how to make a fishtail rainbow loom bracelet a few weeks ago. This time, we are going to take up a notch and teach you how to create starburst bracelets. The pattern may seem complicated, but it is not hard to do. By the end of this starburst loom bracelet tutorial, you will have a nice-looking band that you can wear or give to your friends.

    Materials Needed to Make Starburst Bracelets

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    Here are the required tools for making starburst loom band bracelets:

    • C-Clips
    • Different Colors of Bands
    • Loom Kit
    • Loom

    Starburst Bracelet: Step-by-Step Instructions

    Here's what you need to do to make a starburst bracelet:

    1 - Place the First Band onto the Loom

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    Set the loom and make sure the arrows are facing away from you. Get your first band and insert it from the middle peg to the second peg on the left.

    2 - Add More Bands down the Side

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    Grab another strip and place it from the second peg on the left to the next pin in front. Keep adding bands until you reach the end of the loom.

    3 - Complete the Left Side of the Loom

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    Get another piece of loom band and insert it from the top-left peg to the middle peg. Repeat the process at the opposite end of the loom.

    4 - Create Your First Starburst

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    Use a different color of loom band to make your first starburst. Place it in the middle of the second peg in the center of the left row and the second peg of the right line. Add five more bands clockwise and use the middle column as the center of the pattern.

    5 - Make the Rest of the Pattern

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    Get another band and set it from the fourth peg in the mid-row diagonally to the fourth peg in the right row. Add another set of clockwise pieces as you did in the first starburst. Keep going until you fill the entire loom with starbursts.

    6 - Put Circle Bands in the Center

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    Using the same color of your outer ring, create a double cap band as soon as you finish filling up the loom with the pattern. To do this, you need to make a figure-8 using the elastic band and place it on top of the loom. Repeat the process until you reach the bottom.

    7 - Loop the Bands

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    Turn the loom with the arrows, pointing at you. Grab a hook and loop the first central peg to the middle. Keep doing this in a counterclockwise motion until you are on the other side of the loom.

    8 - Weave the Border Bands

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    Using the same hook, loop the outer band on the rump. Repeat this process with all loom bands.

    9 - Remove the Bracelet from the Loom

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    Hold the hook and gently pull the wristband out of the loom. You can also use your hand to pull it off the loom, but you have to do it slowly to prevent breaking the bracelet.

    10 - Add the Extension

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    Using the same color as your outside bands, make a chain of strips at the top of the loom.

    11 - Attach the Extension to the Starburst Rainbow Bracelet

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    Get the first hoop at the tip of the wristband opposite from the latch like it is another elastic band. Attach it to the chain and connect it from the end of your bracelet to the first band.

    12 - Attach the C-Clip

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    Grab a C-clip and attach it to the end band on the loom. Remove the chain and the wristband from the loom and snip the C-clip toward the hoops on the hook. Take the latch out, and the bracelet is complete!

    Rock your new accessory and wear it with pride or make more starburst bracelets for your friends.

  • How to Make a Ribbon Bracelet

    If you are looking for a pretty and simple accessory to make, then you are in the right place! These ribbon bracelets are cheap, easy to customize, and can be used in different ways. Moreover, anyone can make a ribbon bracelet regardless of his or her expertise and age.

    Required Materials to Make a Ribbon Bracelet

    There are many tools used in this project, but they are worth investing! You can use these materials again if you want to make more DIY accessories.

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    • Small Stretchy Hair Tie
    • Buttons
    • Gluestick and Glue Gun
    • Scissors
    • Thread and Needle
    • Ribbon

    Ribbon Bracelet Instructions

    Start by choosing and specifying the length you need for your bracelet. Wrap the ribbon around your wrist as many times as you like, then add about two inches to that size. The additional length is for the doubling and binding of the band.

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    Cut the ribbon according to your length and apply Fray Check on both sides. Doing so will keep the lace from fraying as you work. Your wristband will also look nice after completing the project.

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    Use a sewing machine or a needle and thread to secure the ends, but you can also use glue to finish the bracelet faster. Fold over one side of the ribbon about a quarter of an inch and apply hot glue or stitch it in place. Fold another quarter of an inch and secure it.

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    Do the same thing on the opposite side, then slide the stretchy hair tie onto the ribbon. Fold lace over the hair tie and secure it in place by stitching or applying hot glue.

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    Grab a button, as this will serve as the ribbon bracelet clasp. You can use two buttons if you like, as they add color and style to the bracelet. All you have to do is to stitch or glue them together before attaching them to one of the bracelet ribbon ends.

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    Alternatively, you can use a toggle clasp or a lobster clasp. These hooks let you close the bracelet effortlessly.

    Attach the button to the ribbon at the other end. That way, you can slip the snap into the tie as you close the band.

    Wrap your finished ribbon bracelet around your wrist and wear it with pride! You can also make more ribbon bracelets and invite your kids or friends to join you but be warned! This handcraft project can be very addictive.

  • How to Make Boho Bracelets

    Do you want to have a Bohemian-inspired trinket? Here is a fun craft for you! This post will teach you how to make boho bracelets.

    Boho-style bracelets are an excellent addition to any wardrobe as they add a wow factor to any look. Furthermore, they can be a great party gift idea for a bachelorette party and a beach wedding.

    Supplies Needed to Make Boho Bracelets

    Here are the required materials to make boho bracelets with beads:

    • Two Jump Rings (6 mm.)
    • Two End Caps Big Enough to Fit Your Cording
    • Lobster Claw Clasp (12 mm.)
    • Cording
    • Two Mini Tassels (Optional)
    • Pliers
    • Thin Gold Wire (Optional)
    • Teal Rondelle Wood Beads (4 mm.)
    • Thread
    • Brass Hematite Beads (4 mm.)
    • Needle
    • Small Brass Ethiopian Beads (2-3 mm.)
    • Glue

    Step-by-Step Instructions

    Follow these steps for making DIY boho beaded bracelets:

    Step 1: Start by cutting a 36-inch piece of thread. Knot one end of the strand and string the needle. Keep the thread from getting tangled as you work.

    Step 2: Cut a piece of cord to seven inches. Note that you need to cut the cording a bit longer if you have a big wrist. Add half an inch to the length to provide space for the jump rings, end caps, and lobster clasp.

    Step 3: Get the needle and stitch up through the middle of the cord and toward the edge.

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    Step 4: Start making the pattern with beads. It is up to you which one you will loop first.

    Step 5: Leave uniform space between the bead sets as you sew and form the pattern.

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    Step 6: Keep beading until you put beads to the entire side, then do the same thing at the opposite end. Don't forget to leave the same amount of space between each bead.

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    Step 7: This step is optional, but it adds flair to the jewelry. However, if you want to make it more stylish, you need to do the following:

    • Attach small tassels to the tip of the cord.
    • String bigger jump rims through the tassel, then wrap it with the gold wire.
    • Attach more jump rings before applying glue to the end cap.

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    Step 8: Stick the end caps to both tips of the bracelet with glue. Set it aside until it completely dries.

    Step 9: Open the jump rings and add them to the end cap tips. Attach the lobster clasp to one end, then close the jump ring.

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    That's it! Enjoy your new homemade boho bracelet or make more boho bracelets for your upcoming beach wedding or bachelorette party.

  • How to Make a Beaded Name Bracelet

    Couple shirts are not the only merchandise you can wear as a pair. You can tell the world that “he's mine” or “she's mine” by wearing a beaded name bracelet. This post will teach you how to make a beaded name bracelet.

    Things You Will Need

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    Here is what you need to make a beaded bracelet with a name:

    • Nylon Thread (2 mm.)
    • Lighter
    • Letter Acrylic Beads (7 mm.)
    • Scissors

    How to Make It

    Follow these steps to make personalized beaded name bracelets:

    Step 1: Cut five pieces of nylon strings with a length of 25 cm., and then bind a knot to one end. Put the knotted end on a stable surface to secure the bracelet as you create the pattern. Tie a square knot on both sides. Thread and secure the fiber to complete the first square knot.

    Repeat the process, leaving three strings in the middle and weaving the pattern with the strands on both sides.

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    Step 2: Keep braiding the bracelet. Thread the middle string to the 'H' bead when you reach 1/3 of the full length of the bracelet. Leave the remaining pieces beside the acrylic bead and continue braiding on both sides. Tie two more square knots, then loop the 'E' bead into the middle thread.

    Repeat the process and add the letters 'R' and 'S' in the same manner. Weave the remaining length with square knots.

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    Step 3: Cut off the tips with lighter. Get another piece of thread and tie a knot to the first five strings. Braid more square knots to make a sliding knot.

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    There you have it! Give this beaded name bracelet to your boyfriend and make another one for yourself. Follow the same steps and use H, I, and S when making this bracelet.

  • How to Make Resin Bracelets

    Forget braids -- these DIY resin bracelets are the latest friendship bracelet. They are made with love, fresh, and built to last like your friendship. The best thing about handmade resin bracelets is that you can match them; thus, fitting your best friend's taste and style.

    Things You Will Need to Make Resin Bracelets

    Here's what you need to get started:

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    • Tweezers or Bentnose or Chainnose Pliers
    • Safety Goggles
    • Metal File, Emery Board, or 200-grit Sandpaper
    • Plastic Gloves
    • Heat Gun
    • Mixing Cups
    • Wet/Dry Sandpapers in Various Grits
    • Bangle Mold
    • Wooden Craft Sticks
    • Clear Casting Epoxy
    • Beads (4-70 mm.) or found objects
    • Lathe and Muslin Buffing Wheels (Optional)
    • Buffing Compounds (Optional)

    Tips to Follow When Making Resin Bangle Bracelets

    Here's a step-by-step guide for making a bangle made of resin:

    Step 1

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    Determine how much mastic you need by filling the bangle mold with water and pouring it into mixing cups. Put a mark on the water height to remind you of the amount of resin you should use.

    Step 2

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    Following the manufacturer's instructions, mix half an ounce of resin and half an ounce of hardener in a mixing cup. Put the mold on a smooth surface and pour the resin into it around half full. Briefly hold a heating gun onto the mastic to remove the bubbles. Use the gun again if there are still bubbles left.

    Step 3

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    Wait until the pitch hardens a little before adding the found objects or beads. Otherwise, they will sink below if you put them in advance. If the beads are large, you need to flatten them so that they can fit into the resin jewelry bracelets.

    Let the resin cure by itself, but you can speed up the process by placing it under a 60- to a 100-watt light bulb. You will know that the resin is completely cured when the surface is hard and tack-free.

    Step 4

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    Mold another resin cuff by mixing half an ounce of hardener and resin in a mixing cup and pouring it into the mold. Put another batch of beads or found objects and let it cure.

    Step 5

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    Remove the jewelry from the cast. Bend the casting resin bracelets and push on the back to carefully release the cuff. Then, push the middle of the mold inside out to free one of the corners.

    Step 6

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    Smoothen the rough ends at the top of the bracelet. Use 200-grit sandpaper or an emery board to remove them.

    Step 7

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    Keep rubbing the bangle in a pot of water with wet or dry sandpaper. Sand the upper and inner sides with 320, 400, 600, 800, and 1200 grits in that sequence. Use clean water after each sandpaper. Polish the bracelet as desired.

    Use buffing mixtures on a muslin wheel for a crystal-clear surface. Begin with an incisive compound and a fringed roller at speed from 1000 to 1500 rpm. Use the unstitched wheel to apply the polishing compound for the last buff.

    Your resin cuff is complete. Make more resin bracelets and give them to your friends or wear them with your favorite outfit!

  • What Are Distance Bracelets

    Being separated from your special someone can be difficult. However, wherever your partner is, there is a way to connect you with your beloved by heart, and that is by wearing distance bracelets for couples. People wear these wristbands because they want to feel connected with their loved ones despite the distance.

    Who Wears These Trinkets

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    Long-distance couples around the world wear long distance bracelets. This jewelry lets you feel connected with your special someone even if you are miles apart. In fact, some of them never remove them from their wrists.

    Couples wear these bracelets as a symbol of their commitment to stay together in spite of their relationship status. Furthermore, the trinkets remind them of their love for each other.

  • How Do Diffuser Bracelets Work?

    The creation of diffuser jewelry has been around since the era of high priests and shamans. It is a traditional custom that lets the wearer get the benefits of their favorite essential oils on-the-go. Diffuser jewelry can be in various forms of rings, earrings, necklaces, anklets, or bracelets. Out of all these embellishments, the diffuser bracelets are the favorite choice.

    Diffuser oil bracelets are pieces of jewelry made of either glass beads, lava stones, or small pockets with essential oils. As the name implies, these trinkets spread the aroma of the oils throughout your body. Diffuser bracelets work in two ways: they tie your clothes together and release the healing effects of the oil.

    Types of Diffuser Bracelets

    There are three types of aromatherapy diffuser bracelets, and these are lava bracelets, clay bracelets, and leather bracelets. Let's discuss each type one-by-one.

    Lava Bracelet

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    This type is made of remaining stones from volcanic eruptions. The most popular choices for making these healing bracelets are dacite and andesite.

    A diffuser bracelet with lava beads is permeable. Therefore, it keeps the essential oil within, allowing you to enjoy its benefits everywhere.

    Clay Bracelet

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    This bracelet tries and sticks to terracotta and white clay for creating the beads. They are absorbent and can be infused with your favorite aroma.

    Dip the rolled clay beads into your chosen essential oil and let them dry before re-soaking for a rich aroma. Also, be sure to put the oil on the outer part of the bead to prevent skin reactions.

    Leather Bracelet

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    It is a diffuser bracelet with a locket where you can place the oils. The inside of the pendant has soft diffuser pads that keep the essential oil when you pour it in. Furthermore, they gradually spread out the scent throughout the day.

    Most leather bracelets have washable pads so that you can change the aroma whenever you want.

    Benefits of Diffuser Bead Bracelets

    Here are the advantages of this jewelry:

    1 - Works like Perfume

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    It is easy to smell good all day when wearing this trinket. The jewel diffuses fragrance without any prompting. With this bracelet, you no longer need to spritz perfume from time-to-time.

    2 - Increases Focus and Energy

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    Infusing the bracelet with mood enhancing oils can boost your focus and energy levels. By wearing this jewelry, you can concentrate on your work and increase your productivity.

    3 - Relieves Stress and Tension

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    Stress can take a toll on you wherever you are. Sometimes, you want to shut down and lay down. If you have a stressful day at work, wearing this trinket is the easiest way to fight stress. It calms your mind, allowing you to manage your day better.

    4 - Repels Insects

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    Going to places full of bugs should not worry you as long as you wear your diffuser trinket. The fragrance released by the bracelet repels insects; thus, keeping your skin bite-free. Give your family this jewelry to keep them safe from bugs.

    Tips for Using a Diffuser Bracelet

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    To use this therapeutic jewelry, you need to choose two to five lava or clay beads and dip them into the oil. Allow them to dry first before threading them into your trinket.

    Some diffuser bracelets come with small containers for the oil. If so, you need to open the locket and pour two to three drops of your chosen perfume. In just a few seconds, the jewelry will spread the scent out all over your body.

  • How to Make a Popsicle Stick Bracelet

    If you are looking for a new, cost-effective DIY jewelry idea, then a popsicle stick bracelet is for you! You can customize this easy and fun handcraft with any paper pattern you prefer. You can even turn it into a child-friendly activity and let them design these wooden popsicle stick bracelets with paint.

    What You Need to Make a Popsicle Stick Bracelet

    You need to get the following supplies to turn popsicle sticks into bracelets:

    • Decorative Paper
    • Small Mason Jars or Drinking Glasses
    • Pencil
    • Tongs
    • Jumbo Popsicle Sticks (six inches long)
    • Paint Brush
    • Mod Podge
    • Paint (Optional)
    • Elastic Band (Optional)
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    Popsicle Stick Bracelet Instructions

    Here's what you need to do to make a popsicle stick bracelet:

    Step One: Prepare the paper you will use to decorate your popsicle sticks. Draw a stick on the back of the paper and cut out the shape, then set aside.

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    Step Two: Prepare your jumbo popsicle stick bracelets. Put around five sticks in a pot of boiling water. Be sure to add lots of water because most of them will evaporate. Increase the temperature until the water boils and soak the sticks for about half an hour.

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    Step Three: Let the popsicle sticks rest in the boiling water for another 15 minutes. While waiting, get a drinking glass or a small mason jar with almost the size of your wrist. You may also grab some rubber bands if you want.

    When 15 minutes are up, you are ready to get the sticks out of the saucepan of hot water. Use tongs to take the boiled popsicle stick bracelets out of the pan.

    Wood does not conduct heat well, so it is comfortable to hold. However, if the sticks are too hot, you may need to set them aside and let them cool for a bit. You can also wear gloves to protect your hands.

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    Step Four: Form the stick into a semi-circle in the upper section of the mason jar. Alternatively, you can wrap the sticks around the drinking glass. Use an elastic band to hold them in place. Set them aside and let them dry overnight. Remember that you are likely to break one or two sticks when doing this step. Thus, be sure to boil more popsicle sticks to avoid wasting water.

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    Step Five: Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge to the outer part of the bracelet once it is thoroughly dry. Gently stick the decorative paper to the cuff and press it down, removing the air bubbles on the surface. Apply another layer of Mod Podge to the decorative paper and let it dry. Apply one or two coats as needed.

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    Step Six: Use fine-grit sandpaper and rub it on the edges of the bangle and the paper design to remove any excess and to make smooth ends.

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    Step Seven: Add embellishments if desired. Voilà! Your popsicle bangle is complete.

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    Making a popsicle stick bracelet is simple, economical, versatile, and an excellent jewelry craft for all ages. You can make these bracelets as party gifts or last-minute presents for loved ones.

  • How to Make a Sailors Bracelet

    The heat is on, and the sleeves are getting short, which means it is time to refresh your look for this season.

    We have taught you how to make a stacking bracelet in our previous post, which you could wear with your summer outfits. This time, we will show you how to create a sailors bracelet. This piece of handmade jewelry has been part of many sailors' odyssey. It embodies the sailor's tradition, function, and survival in the sea.

    By creating a nautical knot wristband, you do not have to spend much money to get this accessory. Additionally, you will no longer feel left out because you have this bangle around your wrist.

    Required Materials to Make a Sailors Bracelet

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    You will need the following materials to create a sailor's knot bracelet:

    • Any Round Object
    • Cotton Twine
    • Fray Check or Clear Nail Polish
    • Scissors

    Sailor's Knot Bracelet Instructions

    Here's what you should do when making a sailor's knot bracelet:

    Step 1

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    Cut three yards of cotton twine and wrap it around your rounded object, creating an "X" pattern. Leave at least five inches because this is where you will tie the ends of the wristband later.

    Step 2

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    Use the longer cord and wrap it around the round object. Weave it onto the bottom right twine, beneath the top right piece, and above the upper left rope.

    Step 3

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    Pull the longer string back into the loop made in the middle to the right.

    Step 4

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    Turn the circular object a smidge to see another "X" design. Push the longer twine beneath the top right part of it and pull the end over.

    Step 5
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    Repeat the entire process until you return to your starting point, having a completed weave with three cords.

    Step 6

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    Get the longer rope and follow the first string, braiding in and out, all the way to the starting point. Repeat this step twice to create a braid with three strands.

    Step 7

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    Cut off the excess string and tie both ends together twice on the inside of the bracelet.

    Step 8

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    Apply Fray Check or clear nail polish to the tips to stop them from fraying, then braid them back to the flow of the wristband.

    There you have it! You are ready to wear the sailors bracelet and rock the boat. As an additional bonus, you can talk about tying a sailing knot like a real sailor.

  • Bracelet Stacking Tutorial

    Sometimes, the plainest jewelry can be the best ones!

    Stacking bracelets are the perfect choice to add an "oomph" factor to any simple apparel. You can make colorful stacking trinkets or use darker toned strings to match any outfit. Indeed, the sky is the limit when it comes to making this DIY wristband.

    For this project, you will need to get the following materials:

    • Six Satin Cords with Different Colors (1 mm.)
    • Metal Beads
    • Glue
    • Macramé Board

    Once you have prepared all the necessary supplies, you can proceed with the following steps:

    Step One
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    Cut six sizes of satin strings in different colors roughly 55 centimeters long. Set one aside for future use.

    Step Two

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    Get one of the cords and string on metal beads. Place the beads in the middle of the strand and tie an overhand knot on both sides of the beads. Doing so will keep the metal beads in place. Do the same thing in the next four beads, putting nine, seven, five, and three beads in each.

    Step Three

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    Place a metal bead and tie an overhand knot at each tip of the satin strings.

    Step Four

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    Wrap all the fibers around the edge of the macramé board and bind the tips of the bracelet so that they can pass through.

    Step Five

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    This is the perfect time to use the string you set aside. Thread that cord beneath all the bracelet strands, passing through the edge of the macramé board and centering it below them.

    Step Six

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    Tie a macramé square knot. To do this, you need to get the left cord and place it on all pieces to make a loop on the left.

    Step Seven

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    Take the right string and put it on the left, crossing the tip beneath all the fibers where they pass through the hoop. Stretch the ends tight to secure the knot.

    Step Eight

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    Repeat steps six and seven, but this time, you have to start with the right cord.

    Step Nine

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    Keep knotting, alternating the left and right cords until you reach your desired length. Dab a drop of glue to the last knot and the corners of the square knot. Let it dry completely before cutting off the excess cord.

    Step Ten

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    Decide on the length of the tassels to get the wristband over your hand. Adjust the metal beads and trim off the excess strings. Apply glue to each knot and let it dry completely.

    You now have your finished trinket! Make more stacking bracelets and add them to your handmade jewelry collection or give them as gifts to your loved ones.

  • How to Make Chan Luu Bracelets

    Chan Luu bracelets are one of the fashionable accessories available on the market. However, the price of this leather wrapped wristband often makes the buyers think twice about whether or not they should buy this trinket, but you don't have to anymore! All you have to do is to create this accessory.

    By making Chan Luu trinkets, you can save much money and spend them on other purposes. Additionally, you will no longer feel left out.

    Making handmade wristbands is fun to do, so visit the nearest craft store and start making this chic trinket now!

    Things You Will Need to Make Chan Luu Bracelets

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    This DIY project requires the following materials:

    • Button
    • Needle
    • Glue
    • Thread
    • Scissors
    • Beads
    • Clip Board
    • Leather Cord
    • Binder Clips

    Step-by-Step Instructions

    Here are the steps to follow when making Chan Luu wristbands.

    1 - Determine the Size of Your Bracelet

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     First of all, you need to figure out whether you want to have a single, double, or triple wrapped trinket.  Knowing the number of wraps you want to make determines how much cord you will need.

    Wrap the cordage around your wrist at your chosen length to know the size of your wristband.  Fold the string back into itself to increase its diameter.

    2 - Set up the Workspace

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    Turn the clipboard so that it is going sideways. Attach the folded end of the cord to the left edge of the board and the free tips on the right side with the binder clips.  This creates two perpendicular leather cords; one is around a quarter of an inch higher than the other.

    3 - Stitch Beads

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    Double string your needle. Connect the tip of the thread through a double knot beneath the leather cord. Stitch beads about one-and-a-half inches down from the folded end on the left side of the board. Dab a drop of super glue to the knot and cut off any excess thread.

    Stitch a bead and put it in the middle of the two cords. Loop the string to the top cordage and tack it back underneath the bead. Loop the thread beneath the bottom fiber and back again, then stitch the next gem. Repeat the process and keep adding more beads until you reach your desired length.

    Tie a double knot and apply some glue to it, then trim off the excess strings.

    4 - Finish the Bracelet

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    Unclip the clasp of the clipboard to remove the bracelet, then tie a slipknot near the folded end to strengthen the fold and create a loop.

    Tie another knot at the opposite side of the cord, then slip a shank button onto it. Tie a knot on the other side of the snap. Wrap the bracelet around your wrist and insert the fastener into the ring to close it.

    There you have it! With more practice, you can make longer and shorter Chan Luu bracelets. You can even change the colors and materials so that it suits your style. You can also give Chan Luu bracelets to your friends and loved ones without breaking the bank.

  • What Are Fortune Bracelets and What Do They Mean?

    A belief is brought back to life from Senhor Do Bonhim Church in Bahia, Brazil.

    Fortune bracelets, otherwise known as wish wristbands or Bahia bands, are accessories worn around the wrist or ankle. These trinkets became popular in the 1800's, but they are being liked again because of their vibrant look and enchanted powers.

    Folklore says that Senhor Do Bonhim (Lord of Good End) will make your wishes come true if you wear the Bahia band until it naturally falls off or breaks down. Fortune trinkets are said to give you good luck and protect you from evil spirits.

    How Fortune Bracelets Works

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    The Law of Attraction states that you lure what you hold on the inside, and your thoughts are the base of what you are. If your desires are great, you build energy inside, which signifies your feelings. Consequently, it draws positive events like a magnet and attracts what it lures.

    Bahia bands remind you to think positively, which is the root of all actions: tie the wristband thrice and make a wish three times. Rub the beads regularly and imagine, with excitement, that your requests have come true. Once it falls off, your thought spirit is said to go to the Universe and return to earth as a life experience. That is why you need to make a wish with a pure and generous heart.

    Wishes That the Bahia Bands Can Fulfill

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    Wish wristbands would come in a wide range of colors, representing what your heart wants. For instance, if you want peace and love for your family, you should wear a red and white fortune wristband. If you are a business owner and growth and unity are what you want, then you should choose a multicolored wish trinket. Alternatively, you should get a pink jewel if you wish to have a love life.

    Other colors you can get, with their corresponding wishes, are as follows:

    • Green -- Well-Being, Money
    • Iris Moss -- Luck
    • Turquoise -- Healing, Balance, Bliss
    • Gold -- Wisdom, Joy, Fulfillment
    • Purple -- Imagination, Spirituality
    • Orange -- Triumph, Vitality
    • Black -- Resolutions, Willpower
    • Red -- Harmony, Love
    • White -- Peace & Protection

    Should You Make This Bracelet or Receive It?

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    There's nothing wrong if you make this bracelet since the rule of thumb is you have to tie it tightly to ensure attainment of wishes. You can wrap it around your wrist like a wristband or tie it in a bag. You can also use it as a decorative item at home and hang it in your room or wear it around your ankle. It does not matter where you want to put the trinket. What is more important is how you knot the wristband, and how it falls off.

    However, the legend says that fortune bracelets are more compelling if a person gives it to you and binds it for you.

  • Healing Powers of Chakra Bracelets: Meaning of Each Stone

    Chakra bracelets are said to have healing abilities. Indians have worn these bracelets for ages. The benefits of these wristbands are unlimited. The most important advantage, however, is that it helps us to be aware of our seven chakras, which serves as a reminder to keep them open. Nowadays, the fame of these therapeutic chakra bracelets has invaded the fashion industry and social hotspots like Paris and LA.

    7 Chakras and Their Meanings

    There are seven chakras; each with psychological and physiological benefits. Having these chakras in our bodies will give us more energy and protect us from numerous diseases.

    Listed below are the seven chakras you need.

    First Chakra: Muladhara

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    It is our base chakra. It is a chakra of security and stability connected to our basic needs as a human being. Thus, we need to cherish it. Keeping this chakra open and balanced will protect us from harm.

    Second Chakra: Svadhisthana

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    This chakra is related to our emotions and lack of consciousness. It is quite similar to Muladhara in which Muladhara is where several samskaras (latent Karmas) remain inert, while Svadhistana is where samskaras have become active.

    Svadhistana is linked with the sense of taste, the element of water, and the act of reproduction. Opening this chakra gives us clarity, power, and freedom from our enemies.

    Third Chakra: Manipura

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    This chakra is located between your breastbone and belly button. It is related to the power of transformation and fire. Keeping this chakra open helps us digest food, undealt emotions, and thoughts.

    Fourth Chakra: Anahata

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    Anahata, otherwise known as the heart chakra, is the source of love and connection to the people around us and the world. Anything can happen if we keep this chakra open.

    Fifth Chakra: Vishuddha

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    Also known as the throat chakra, this one helps us to open up our deepest emotions and speak honestly. If this chakra is dormant and cannot flow freely, it will be difficult for us to express ourselves, leading to bitterness and jealousy.

    Sixth Chakra: Ajna

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    Ajna, better known as the third eye, is related to our intuition and ability to listen to our gut feel. We can hear our hunch, but we need to open this chakra if we want to connect to that ability.

    Seventh Chakra: Sahasrara

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    The last chakra is the Sahasrara or the crown chakra. It is found at the top of our head. This chakra helps us to become self-aware and gain spiritual connection. If you tend to forget almost everything, all you have to do is look at your chakra bracelets and concentrate on opening the seventh chakra. It will serve as your reminder when you forgot something.

    Opening your seven chakras is your first step in balancing them. We live in an imbalanced world. Hence, we need to keep them open. Knowing the benefits and meaning of each chakra will help us understand and locate where our shortcomings lie. Furthermore, wearing chakra bracelets can help us reach our full awareness.

  • How to Make an Ankle Bracelet

    The heat is on, and this is the time to flaunt your body by wearing summer getups, shades, and accessories made of beads and shells. However, there is another way to add flair to your look. All you have to do is wear an ankle bracelet or anklet.

    As the name implies, it is an accessory worn around your ankle. They come in an array of styles and are available in fashion boutiques, but you can also create them to give these bands a unique design.

    This post will teach you how to make an ankle bracelet, but first, you need to prepare the following materials:

    • Toothpick
    • Beads
    • Clasps
    • Measuring Tape
    • String
    • Pen

    Now that you have the supplies with you, it is time to do the following steps:

    1. Measure the String

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    Cut the strand according to your ankle's length. Using a piece of thread to hold the beads is likely to break. Using two to three strings, on the other hand, lengthens its longevity.

    2. Find the Middle of the Trinket

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    Grab the three pieces of thread and line them up. Find the center and fold it in half, then mark the overlapped area with a pen.

    3. Stitch Your Middle Bead

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    Pick a bead that you want to put in the middle part of the anklet, then loop it into the strand. Push it down to the marked spot and tie a knot on either side.

    4. Use a Toothpick

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    Fold the thread onto a toothpick to slip the remaining beads through the anklet. This will be enough for the beads to fit in but strong enough to stop the string from fraying.

    5. Measure Half an Inch from Your Middle Bead

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    Use your measuring tape and mark half an inch away from your center bead in both ways. Tie a knot on this area and insert a new bead in the anklet. Tie another knot after putting the bead in place.

    6. Keep Beading

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    Continue measuring half an inch from each bead and fill the anklet with uniformed ranged beads. Don't forget to knot both sides of each bead so that they stay where you put them.

    7. Test the Length

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    Test the size of your anklet by wrapping the accessory around your ankle. You can add more beads or take one off when needed. The key here is you have to leave about two inches of string on both sides.

    8. Use a Clasp

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    It is advisable to attach clasps to your beaded anklet because the beads are more substantial than the thread. A lobster clasp is the best choice for this accessory because you can tie it quickly on both ends.

    Your anklet is complete! Knowing how to make an ankle bracelet can come in handy whether you want to keep it for yourself or give it as a gift. This DIY project is a fun craft for baby showers, slumber parties, and other group gatherings.

  • How to Make a Bangle Bracelet

    So, you love making bracelets. However, you have created all sorts of beaded patterns, which is why you are looking for a new challenge. If this is you, then find out new ways to create this accessory by learning how to make a bangle bracelet! Bangles are a fashion-forward way to enhance your everyday outfit. They look chic and hip, and they are making a comeback!

    This post will teach you how to make a bangle bracelet using a micro torch. So, grab the following supplies and let’s get started!

     

    • Rawhide or Plastic Mallet
    • Paper Strip
    • Round Bracelet Mandrel
    • 14-gauge wire
    • Anvil or Bench Block
    • Ruler
    • File or Sandpaper
    • Ruler
    • Butane Torch Setup
    • Paste Solder
    • Two Pairs of Chain-Nose Pliers
    • Safety Glasses

    Step One

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    Measure the coil by using your template. Trim the ends with a flush wire cutter and form a circle. Do not worry about the rough edges, as it will be fine-tuned later. All you have to do for now is to flush the tips.

    Step Two

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    Measure the coil by using your template. Trim the ends with a flush wire cutter and form a circle. Do not worry about the rough edges, as it will be fine-tuned later. All you have to do for now is to flush the tips.

    Step Three

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    It can be tricky to get uniformly heated up to soldering temperature to make the paste solder to flow when working on a long piece of wire. However, it can be done easier by using two kiln bricks. These tools enable you to concentrate the heat on the join when soldering.

    Put another brick as a backdrop on your soldering surface. The extra block servesas a mini-oven so that the coil gets heated evenly and quickly. Use a solder pick to apply a two-to-three-millimeter drop of paste solder on the join.

    Step Four

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    Heat the wire cord evenly as you did with the loops. That way, the solder runs through the join.

    Step Five

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    Dampen and dry the bracelet and slip it through the mandrel to shape it. Gently hammer it with a mallet to mold and work-harden.

    If you use a metal hammer to smack the bracelet, you need to stretch it up to make it bigger.

    Step Six

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    Rub the surface with a file or sandpaper to remove any excess solder.

    Step Seven

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    Use the sandpaper again or put it in a pickle to get rid of the first scale. Apply a pro polish pad to buff.

    There you have it! You may add charms or beads to your bangle bracelet to spice up your accessory.

  • Do Mosquito Repellent Bracelets Work?

    Nobody likes applying or spraying insect repellent to prevent many diseases, not to mention irritation, brought by mosquito bites. Even the "best" products on the market can still be a nuisance. So, many people ask, "Is there an easier way to prevent mosquito bites?" One alternative way to avoid mozzie bites is the mosquito repellent bracelets.

    Manufacturers have taken this opportunity to produce and sell products specifically made to work like the typical insect repellents without spreading it on the skin. You may have seen them in stores near you, but are they as powerful as what they claim to be?

    What Are Mosquito Repellent Bracelets?

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    These are wristbands infused with peppermint or citronella that prevent mosquitoes from biting your skin. The idea of this accessory is that the band secretes the smell of these essential oils as soon as you put it on your wrist. The fume released by the wristband is said to be effective in keeping mosquitoes and other biting insects away from you.

    Do Mosquito Bracelets Work?

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    The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority, an Australian government agency that regulates and manages veterinary and agricultural chemical products, conducted a study on the wristband's efficacy. According to their research, these products provide inadequate protection against mosquitoes. Nevertheless, they can still lessen insect bites but only for a few centimeters away from where you put on the wristband. It just means that these products can't offer over-all protection against mosquitoes.

    The US Federal Trade Commission fined a mosquito repellent bracelet band, Viatek, for the misleading advertisements of their products as a shield against mosquitoes. Consumer Reports experimented with the effectiveness of the bracelets. Participants wore these products and put their arms in a glass full of mosquitoes. Consequently, they got numerous bites after exposing their arms to these blood-sucking insects.

    Are They Safe to Use?

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    If you do not mind the danger of insect bites and are sick of applying repellent lotions and sprays, then go ahead and try them. There are a few pieces of evidence of the wristband's efficacy. However, you need to read the product label first before buying any of these products. Some users reported that mosquito wristbands could cause allergic reactions because of the essential oils. Thus, you need to do some research first so that you can reap off the benefits of the mosquito repellent bracelets and not the stated adverse effects.

  • How to Make Copper Bracelets

    Copper is a perfect substitute for silver or gold jewelry because of its rare reddish color. It does not cause much irritation because of the nonreactive compounds of this alloy, which makes it perfect for those with sensitive skin.  People with arthritis wear copper bracelets because they believe that these accessories can alleviate pain and inflammation. Ideal for making jewelry, copper wire is economical, widely available, and flexible enough to create different shapes.

    Things You Will Need to Make Copper Trinkets

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    This project requires the following materials:

    • Turquoise Beads
    • Copper Wire
    • Flat Pliers
    • Wire Cutter

    Step-by-Step Instructions

    To make a copper wire bracelet, you need to do the following steps:

    Step One: Determine the Size of Your Wrist

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    Wrap the copper wire loosely around your wrist three times to find out the length of the wristband. Cut the coil at your desired length with your wire cutter.

    You can use a measuring tape to determine the size of your wrist. Write it down and use it as a guideline when making the frame of the bangle.

    Step Two: Create the Primary Part of the Bracelet

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    Create a circle using the same copper wire you used to measure your wrist and slide three beads through the loop.

    Get another coil, longer than the first one, and set it to one side of the bracelet. Make an S-shape with the wire and the beads by wrapping the cable around the first bead's top part, the second bead's bottom portion, and the third bead's upper section. Get another wire and repeat the process but in a reverse direction. Make sure the coil wraps the three beads tight.

    Step Three: Wrap Cables to Secure and Finish Bracelet

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    Get another wire and wrap it seven times at the tips of the first and third beads to secure them. Hide the excess part so that it will not hurt you. Add a few loops in the center of the first two seven rings for decoration.

    This beaded bracelet is simple to make. You can also use different beads to create another pattern. Hope you can create more beautiful handcrafted copper bracelets like this one.

  • Do Copper Bracelets Help Arthritis?

    Copper bracelets have been around for ages, but their use for relieving arthritis started in the 1970's. However, many studies do not back up these claims. Researchers are acquiring the recognized advantage of copper wristbands on arthritis to the placebo effect. If the belief is strong enough, the pain and inflammation may recede, causing a brief cure for arthritis.

    How Are Copper Bracelets Thought to Work?

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    Advocates believe that these wristbands relieve arthritis due to the mineral particles found in them. Our body absorbs the minerals once we wear the bracelets. Tiny flecks of copper enter the bloodstream, which repairs joint cartilage and reduces pain and swelling.

    However, there is no clinical proof that these wristbands can help lessen pain and inflammation. The only evidence that these bracelets have is that they do not deliver any clinical effect.

    What Does the Study Show?

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    Seventy participants with rheumatoid arthritis participated in the experiment and underwent an observation for more than five months. They all wore copper wristbands throughout the test. After the five-month trial, they all reported that the bracelets did not give any relief nor reduce inflammation.

    Any prior implications of the bracelet's effectiveness are purely anecdotal. Most people heard its effectiveness by word-of-mouth, which is why they bought these products and hoped they would ease the pain.

    The science behind these "treatments" is baseless when tested logically. Arthritis is soreness in and around the joint regions, resulting in degeneration and pain. Minerals have no direct effect on the internal functions of your joints. Hence, one must assume to see no advantage.

    What Should People Do to Help Ease Arthritis?

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    Patients with arthritis should eat foods rich in copper. Alternatively, they should ask their doctors to get the proper way to cure this illness. These methods are more effective than wearing copper ornaments.

  • Is Wearing a Copper Bracelet Good for Your Health?

    A copper bracelet treatment is proven effective in curing numerous diseases. Wearing a copper bangle to relieve arthritis pain and other inflammatory ailments is an excellent therapeutic measure. This conventional therapy is used in many cultures and has a placebo effect. Listed below are the benefits of this accessory.

    Helps Fight Copper Deficiency

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    One of the perks of wearing this wristband is that it combats copper deficiency. Inadequate supply of copper in the body affects our health in many ways. By wearing this bracelet, you can increase the copper levels in your body. That is because your skin absorbs the mineral, as soon as it touches your epidermis.

    Additionally, the microminerals found in the copper wristband mixes with your sweat as you perspire and goes through your bloodstream as the body reabsorbs your sweat.

    Reduces Joint Pains and Inflammation

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    The lack of copper intake can weaken your muscles and joints. As you age, the copper level in the body begins to drop, resulting in arthritis and other joint ailments. Wearing copper bracelets can help reduce inflammation and joint pain. That is why doctors prescribe this medication to their patients with osteoarthritis for immediate relief without any adverse effects.

    Helps Reduce Joint Stiffness

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    Copper bands can also help lessen joint stiffness. The body absorbs this mineral through a process called transdermal micronutrition. This method of treatment helps reduce joint stiffness and allows your body to become flexible, resulting in smooth movements.

    Helps Repair Tissues and Improves Immunity

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    Copper balances the amount of zinc in the body once it goes into your blood vessels. These minerals connect themselves to the enzymes, which stimulate hemoglobin production. As a result, it helps to repair tissues and cure any internal damage. Furthermore, copper helps to strengthen your immunity and fight many diseases and infections.

    Helps Prevent Cardiovascular Diseases

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    Copper wristbands also have a positive impact on the circulatory system. This mineral can regulate irregular blood pressure; therefore, preventing damage to the arteries and aneurysms. Wear it regularly and take the right diet and exercise to stop these illnesses.

    You may continue to wear copper bands until there is no evidence of its side effects. However, if you wish to discontinue using the copper bracelet, you need to inform your physician first. He or she may give you an alternative treatment that offers the same benefits.

  • How to Clean Bracelets: Silver, Gold, Zircon, Copper

    Soap, lotion, and everyday dirt contribute to making your accessories dirty. This post will give you tips on how to clean bracelets.

    Removing Tarnish from Silver

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    If you want to keep your silver accessory clean and tarnish-free, you need to use a special cleaning agent to polish your silver jewels. However, if you do not have it at home, you need to do either of the following:

    1. For heavier tarnish: Mix three parts of baking soda with one part of water. Rinse the silver bracelet and apply the homemade cleaner to its surface with a soft cloth. Work it into the frame, then flip the fabric over as it turns gray. Rinse the bracelet and buff it dry. Avoid brushing silver-plated trinkets too much, as this will affect the finish.
    2. For filmy, dull, and discolored pieces: Mix a couple of drops of mild liquid soap with tepid water and soak a soft cloth in it. Rub the accessory and wash it with fresh water. Wipe the bracelet with a clean cloth until it dries.

    Cleaning your silver armlets with these methods is OK. However, you need to note that these DIY cleaning agents do not have any silver-polishing ingredients.

    Shining up Your Gold Accessories

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    Now that you know how to clean bracelets made of silver, it is time to learn how to wash your gold bangles. To do this, you need to give your gold jewels a bubble bath. Pour a couple of drops of a mild dishwasher into a small pot of club soda. Place the bracelet in a small strainer and immerse it in the mixture for about five minutes.

    Swish it around and grab each bracelet. Brush over the surface and the hard-to-reach areas of the bangle with a toothbrush. Put it back in the strainer and wash it with running water. Buff the jewelry with soft fabric to dry.

    Cleaning Zirconia Jewels

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    Cubic zirconia is like diamonds but not as hard as the mentioned gems. Thus, you need to learn and remember how to clean bracelets made of cubic zirconia.

    To do this, you should use a soft-bristle brush to clean your trinkets and scrub them thoroughly with warm, mild foamy water to remove the dirt. Dip it well in the water since soap residue can build up quickly, then buff it dry with a soft, clean rag.

    Never use a tissue when washing or drying your zirconia bracelets, and make a cleaning schedule for this jewelry. Be sure to clean these jewels every two to three months to keep its luster and beauty.

    Cleaning Copper Bangles

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    Lacquered copper bracelets do not tarnish easily compared to non-lacquered copper bangles, but they get less shiny and dull. If so, you need to use a polishing cloth to clean your lacquered copper jewelry.

    You can also wash it with warm, soapy water if the bracelet is dirty. Clean it with a toothbrush or cloth, then rinse it thoroughly and buff until dry.

    However, if you own a non-lacquered copper bracelet, you need to clean it gently. You need to use a soft, clean cloth and a cleaning solution to remove the accumulated dirt.

    Learning how to clean bracelets is a necessity, as it can prolong the jewelry's life and keep it shiny. Follow these tips to keep your trinkets in tip-top shape.

     

  • How to Make a Fishtail Bracelet

    A rainbow loom fishtail bracelet is popular with kids. The pattern of these wristbands seems to be complicated, but they are simple to make. It will be easier to create if you have an experience in making rainbow loom bands before, but you can still make them even if you are a novice crafter.

    What You Will Need to Make a Rainbow Loom Fishtail Bracelet

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    You will need the following materials for this project:

    • C-Clips
    • Bands
    • Rubber Band Looms or a Rainbow Loom Kit
    • A Small Crochet Hook or Loom Hook

    How to Make a Rainbow Loom Fishtail Wristband

    Here is what you should do when making a fishtail bracelet with a rainbow loom:

    1. Measure Your Wrist to Figure out How Many Loom Bands You Need.

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    Wrap a tape measure loosely around your wrist, then write the measurement. Take eight to nine bands for every inch. You can use the same color or different colors, depending on your choice.

    2. Begin the Wristband.

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    Create an 8-shape by placing your first loom band around the two pegs near you to keep the bracelet secure.

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    Alternatively, you can make an 8-figure with your fingers. To do this, you need to pull the band slightly between your fingers. Twist the tips in reverse directions to create an 8-shape.

    Push the left section of the loom band into the first peg, and the right segment in the second peg. Slide it to the base of the pegs so that you have more space for two loom bands. Place the two pieces on top of the first one.

    3. Make the Bracelet.

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    Pull the left side of the figure-8 band into the peg to loop it over the two crest bands. Do the same thing on the right section of the loom band.

    Add another band to the pegs. Keep looping and adding more strings until you reach your desired length.

    The key here is to have three bands on the pegs continually. Furthermore, you should put the subsequent strips in the pegs ordinarily after the eight-shaped string.

    4. Remove the Bracelet of the Loom.

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    Use a crochet hook to pull the wristband off of the right peg. Make sure the band is in the hook, then slide it off of the left peg and to the knob.

    5. Remove the Remaining Bands, then Clip It.

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    Get a clear, plastic C-clip and secure it to the bands that are on the crochet hook. Slip the clasp out, then find the other tip of the wristband. Push both bands to the side and towards the C-clip.

    Your fishtail loom band is complete! Wear your handmade fishtail bracelet and show everyone your braiding skills.

  • How to Make a Gimp Bracelet

    Plastic lacing, otherwise known as a boondoggle, is a craft tool that you can weave, knot, or braid to make a gimp bracelet. A gimp wristband is made of two different neon colors and wrapped in layers around the wrist. Ready-to-wear gimp bracelets are available in boutiques, but you can make them your own to save money. You can also create them with different colors that show your style and uniqueness. Gimp bracelets are excellent gifts to friends and loved ones.

    Materials Needed to Create a Gimp Bracelet

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    • Lighter
    • Measuring Tape
    • Plastic Cord
    • Metal Clasp (Optional)
    • Glue (Optional)

    Steps for Making Gimp Wristbands

    Here are the things you should do when making gimp bracelets:

    Step 1: Get Two Colors of Plastic Lacing

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    You can choose any color you like. You can grab two plastic cords of the same color, but it is best if you get two different colors of lacing, especially if you are a beginner. Not only do they look good, but using two varied colors helps you keep track of the pattern of your bracelet.

    Step 2: Measure Your Wrist Circumference

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    Determine the size of your wrist with a measuring tape to know the length of your wristband.

    Step 3: Cut Two Strands of Plastic Lacing from Your Chosen Colors

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    Melt the tips after chopping them. Otherwise, you will be dealing with frayed ends as you braid the pattern of your accessory.

    Fold each fiber in half and pinch the middle part firmly to leave a mark. Unfold them and place them on a proportional cross, using the marked center.

    Step 4: Twist It

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    Hold one of the plastic lacings and wrap it around the other cord twice. Doing so will create two loops on the perpendicular string.

    Step 5: Weave the Second Strand

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    Take the other fiber and weave it on the first one. Repeat the process on the opposite side of the lacing, then go to the second color.  Weave it up and down the two loops, then cross it over.

    Weave the other string and repeat the process with the second color.

    Step 6: Pull the Cords

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    Gently and slowly stretch the gimp bracelet to prevent twisting. Try to pull each strand steadily to appear even. The best way to do this is to take the core of the stitch and pull one string at a time. You want to have at least three inches at the tip for attaching clasps or tying a knot.

    Step 7: Continue the Pattern

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    Keep weaving the pattern in the same direction along the gimp bracelet until you reach your desired length.

    Step 8: Complete the Bracelet

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    Once you reach your desired length, you can now finish the wristband. There are several ways to complete the project. You can attach metal clasps to close the bracelet. You can also apply a few amounts of glue at the wristband's ends to bind them together. However, you need to wait until the adhesive completely dries before you wear this accessory.

    Alternatively, you can tie a knot to finish the bracelet, but you have to burn the tips first before binding them.

    You now have your finished gimp bracelet! Make more wristbands and give them to your friends or create a keychain using the same technique. Either way, you will have the pleasure of making these accessories.

  • How to Make a Braided Horsehair Bracelet

    Back in the day, horses were the primary means of transportation and an essential part of every household. That is why most people wore braided horsehair bracelets around their wrists. Though it is not our primary means of transportation anymore, many people still put on these wristbands as part of their outfits. They create and wear it in honor of their beloved horses or as a fashion statement.

    However, you do not have to be an equestrian or a horse owner to have a braided horsehair bracelet. You can make it your own if you want to have this accessory. Just don't forget to ask permission from the owners before getting tailpieces.

    When making a braided horsehair bracelet, you need to do the following steps:

    1. Collect Hair from the Horse's Tail

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    Take about an inch of hairtails and bind them together with an elastic band. You can get assorted colors of tailpieces from different horses to create a pattern.

    2. Wash the Mane with Shampoo

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    It is critical to wash the hairtails before using them. Otherwise, your braided horsehair bracelet will smell awful. You also need to note that the tail is close to their private parts and touches them when the horse sways it, making it dirty and stinky.

    When cleaning the tailpieces, you should wash it with shampoo, not a conditioner. A conditioner tends to make the hair fibers soft and smooth, making the tailpieces tough to braid.

    3. Visit a Craft Store Near You

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    Craft shops offer a range of DIY supplies that you can use for making a bracelet. Hence, you are likely to get findings that you can add to your horsehair bracelet. Visit these stores and choose accessories that suit your desired pattern.

    4. Use Carpet Strings that Complement the Color of Your Tailpieces

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    Twist the carpet thread around the edges of the bound tailpieces multiple times. Remove the rubber band and dab some white glue on it. Let the adhesive dry completely.

    5. Decide on the Type of Braid You Want to Create

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    You may use your go-to braiding technique if you are weaving bracelets before. You can also try the method used for creating a braided lanyard bracelet or the round weave pattern. It all lies in your choice.

    However, you need to consider the size or the number of hair strands you want to use for the braided pattern. You need to do some sample braiding before choosing the right braided design so that you can decide on the length and thickness of the bracelet.

    6. Attach Finding to Bound Hair Strands

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    Apply some glue to the finding, then hold the mane and pinch it with pliers. Secure it with something stable to keep the braid taut.

    7. Start Braiding

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    Start doing your pattern until you reach your desired length. Do not weave it too tightly, or the wristband will twist.

    8. Tie a Knot

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    Trim off the ends and attach the second bead clasp once you reach your desired length. Connect the two halves of your jewelry hook to the bead pin, then cut off any excessive fibers with nail scissors. Spray some varnish or hairspray for a finished look.

    You now have a horsehair wristband! With this braided horsehair bracelet, you can honor your steed with style or make a fashion statement.

     

  • How to Make a Kandy or Rave Bracelet

    You frequently see children wearing a Kandy or rave bracelet. Perhaps you want to have some too for yourself or your kids. Keep reading to learn how to make a Kandi cuff.

    Things You Will Need to Make a Kandi Bangle

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    First, you need to get the following supplies:

    • Jewelry Cord (.7 mm.)
    • Colorful Beads

    Steps for Making a Rave Wristband

    Once you have all the required materials, you may continue with these steps.

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    Step 1: Grab the first collection of 30 red beads and thread them in the cord. Tie a square knot to create a single beaded bracelet, then tie it again. Tug the cuff to check if you tie the knot securely since the string is smooth and unties quickly.

    This is the perfect moment to adjust the size of your bracelet. Thread the cord into the bangle and tie it tight.

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    Step 2: Drive the nearest bead to the knotted string and thread it through. Grab an orange bead and string it on the wristband. The orange bead will push down the near red bead, which makes a zig-zag pattern. Go to the next red bead, and then string another orange bead on the bracelet.

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    Step 3: Keep adding the orange beads. They will interchange with the red beads like bricks. The wristband will begin to form a flower, but it will even out when you make rows later. Keep going until you string all 15 beads, then tie a knot firmly.

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    Step 4: Thread the yellow beads. Don't forget to tie a knot and adjust the stiffness on the edge of the line. At this point, the bracelet should form the right silhouette, making the process easier.

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    Step 5: Keep adding lines of colored beads in the right order for your design. Double check each row before tying a knot to make sure you have not made errors while you are creating the pattern. Your last line will be a double row of violet beads.

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    Step 6: Thread the cord into the last two rows of beads and tie a knot. Tuck the excess strings or cut them off, then stretch the wristband out to test the knots.

    Your cuff is complete! You may add more lines to your Kandy or Rave bracelet for a striking look.

  • How to Knit a Bracelet

    Knit projects do not end in winter clothes. You can create unique accessories like a bracelet when you combine this hobby with adding cute hardware. Not only is it simple to make, but it is also the best way to utilize your cabling skills!

    How to Knit a Bracelet

    Knitting a cuff takes about an hour to complete, depending on the type of bracelet you want to make. This post will show you how to make a French wristband through knitting.

    For this project, you will need the following materials:

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    • Fabric Needle
    • Crochet Hook
    • Scissors
    • French Knitter
    • Button
    • Lightweight Yarn

    Now that you have the supplies with you, it is time to do the following steps:

    Step One

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    String the yarn tip in the center hole of the French knitter and down below. Keep the end stretched as you do this step.

    Step Two

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    Wrap the thread around the first peg in a counterclockwise direction, then pull it tight.

    Step Three

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    Do the same thing with the remaining pegs until each one has a loop.

    Step Four

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    Make a second row, and repeat steps two and three.

    Step Five

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    Start with the first peg and raise the base loop up and above the top ring and holder. The base rim is now in the middle of the French knitter while the top circle remains in its place. Repeat this process for all pegs.

    Step Six

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    Repeat steps two to five until you reach your desired length.

    Step Seven

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    Cast off the fiber by lifting each loop above their corresponding peg until only one remain. Trim off the yarn (leave a 12-inch tail) and drag it toward the final ring, then pull it taut.

    Step Eight

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    Make a two-inch loop at one tip of the yarn. Twist it around the bottom rim to secure it in place. Keep going until you have a half-inch band.

    Use a fabric needle to hold the fiber in place.

    Step Nine

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    Use the needle again to string the yarn into the button and to secure it to the other end.

    Wear your new knitted accessory and show everyone how you knit a bracelet.

  • How to Make a Celtic Knot Bracelet

    Do you need a last-minute gift for your loved one? Why not try to make a Celtic knot bracelet? It is the perfect present not only for women but also for men. Additionally, it only takes a few minutes to complete this project.

    A Celtic knot bracelet, otherwise known as a Josephine knot and Double Coin, has different patterns to offer. This article, however, will talk about the classic Celtic knot. This type has no end, epitomizing endless love and commitment. The simplest version of this knot has three points with coherent interconnecting loops, representing earth, fire, and water.

    The knot was used before Christianity started, but the pieces of evidence showed that ancient church leaders also used it. They included it in sacred rituals and symbolism. For instance, the infinite thread is a symbol of God's eternal love, whereas the triple Celtic Knot implies the Holy Trinity.

    What You Need to Make a Celtic Knot Bracelet

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    You will need the following supplies for this project:

    • Beads with Large Holes
    • 72-Inch Leather Cord (1.5 to two millimeters thick; stringing materials, such as hemp and twines, are excellent alternatives to leather if you do not have one.)
    • Clipboard
    • A Button with a Large Hole

    Steps for Making a Celtic Knot Bangle

    Here is what you should do to create Celtic Knot bracelets:

    Step One: Attach Button Clasp

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    Find the middle point of your stringing material. String it through the button, then tie an overhand knot to secure the clasp in place.

    Step Two: Secure the Cord

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    Attach the button tip of the string to the clipboard so that you can smoothly work on the material as you create the pattern.

    Step Three: Start Knotting

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    Tie your first knot. Use the left cord to create a loop. Take the right-hand string onto the circle, then pull it below the left-hand strand.

    You will see a triangular space above the two cords, right below the knot that secures the button. Put the right string in the triangular gap, then string it below, above, and beneath the subsequent strands. Pull to tighten the knot.

    Adjust the knot so that both ends are even, and it sits close to the overhand knot. Thread your first bead and drag it toward the knot.

    Tie another knot and add another bead. Keep going until the bracelet is an inch smaller than your desired outcome.

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    Repeat the process but in an opposite way.

    Step Four: Finish the Bracelet

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    Tie another overhand knot after making your last Celtic knot, then pull it tight. Measure the size of your button clasp, and use that measurement as a distance when tying another overhand knot. This creates a loop for the button to cross through.

    Cut off any excess strings, and you now have a finished wristband! For more tips, you may add more gems to the Celtic knot bangle if the wearer is a girl. Alternatively, you need to remove the sparkling beads and tie knots closer to each other. Have fun in making your Celtic knot bracelet!

  • How to Make Bracelet Knots

    Who does not love a simple and quick DIY project? This blog will teach you how to make bracelet knots with a button. The good thing about this homemade jewelry is that anyone can create this accessory regardless of the crafter's expertise. Furthermore, you can save more money because most of the materials used for this project are found at home.

    What You Need to Make Button Bracelet Knots

    Here are the things you need to make a button knot wristband:

    • A yard of stringing material (It can be a ribbon, waxed linen thread, leather, or hemp. Any strand can work, as long as it fits into the button shank. Use a two-millimeter leather cord for this project.)
    • A button with a shank. (It is a small metal ring found at the bottom of the button. This part is used for attaching fabrics.)
    • Scissors

    How to Make Wristband Knots

    Follow these steps for creating button knot bracelet:

    Step 1: Attach the Button

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    Find the center point of your chosen stringing material and fold it in half. Slip the button through the cord and let it rest in the crimp.

    You may also add beads or rondels to the string. Thread these gems to the strand until you create your desired length and pattern. However, the addition of stones and trinkets to the bracelet is optional, but they add color to your accessory.

    If you use leather as your stringing material, you may already know that this piece can be too hard to bend. Thus, you need to soften it by running the full length of the string through your hands five times.  Apply an ample amount of leather conditioner to the cord before running it through your palm.

    Step 2: Tie a Knot

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    Hold the strings together and tie a knot just below the button. Keep the knot loose until it sits on the button.

    Step 3: Measure the Wristband

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    Put the bracelet on your wrist and mark the spot where the two ends of the cord and the center of the button meet. Tie a second knot there.

    Step 4: Make the Bracelet Closure

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    Determine the size of the button and tie a third knot a few inches away from the second knot. The two strings serve as a closure to slip the button through. Trim off the tips of the leather crosswise, approximately an inch away from the end knot.

    If you are making this jewelry for a friend, you need to make sure the second and third bracelet knots are adjustable and re-tied for a comfort fit. Don't cut the tips of the stringing material too short, or it will be hard to re-tie the wristband.

    Your new bracelet is complete! This DIY project is an excellent choice for children. Not only can they use their creativity, but they can also learn how to tie bracelet knots.

    What are you waiting for? Try to make this accessory by tying bracelet knots and adding a button and take this opportunity to make handcrafted gifts or bond with your kids.

  • How to Make Men’s Bracelets

    Handmade jewelry is not just for women anymore. These cool men’s bracelets can spice up not only their jewelry collections but also their outfits.

    Making men's bracelets is notably simple and cost-effective. Sometimes, it costs less than a dollar, depending on the materials used. Furthermore, the design of handcrafted jewelry is unique. You do not have to worry about anyone else wearing the same accessory, making it a perfect gift for your loved one.

    There are many DIY men's bracelets you can make, but this article will focus on three types: the slip-on wristband, the tea-dyed bone bead bracelet, and the hardware bangle.

    Making a Slip-On Wristband

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    The slip-on band requires the fewest materials in this tutorial. You only need an elastic cord and some beads.

    Instructions

    Follow these steps to make this wristband:

    Step One: Measure the size of your wrist with the stretchy string.

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    Step Two: Use it to thread the beads, forming your desired pattern.

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    Step Three: Knot the cord firmly but not too tight so that you can adjust the size of the wristband with ease. Glue the knot to prevent it from coming undone.

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    Making a Tea-Dyed Bone Bead Bracelet

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    If you are looking for something unique yet still trendy, you may opt for this homemade accessory for men. What makes this jewelry different from other men's bracelets is the beads. Most beads are embellished with enamel and spray paints. This one, however, uses tea to dye the beads.

    To create this beaded bracelet, you need to prepare the following materials:

    • Thin elastic cord
    • Round bone beads with large holes (12 mm.)
    • Leather or cotton bootlace

    Instructions

    Listed below are the steps for making a tea-dyed bead bracelet:

    Step One: String the beads on both the leather lace and the elastic strand until you only have four gems left. Thread the remaining stones into the stretchy cord.

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    Step Two: Tie both ends of the elastic string together to make a secure -- but not too tight -- knot. Apply a few drops of glue to the knot for added stability and wait until the adhesive dries.

    Step Three: String the leather bootlace into the last four beads to hide the knot.

    Step Four: Make another knot at both ends of the bootlace near the beads. Tie both ends together, leaving enough space to let the bracelet be taken off and on effortlessly.

    Step Five: Trim off any excess leather as needed.

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    Making a Hardware Bangle

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    Who says hardware tools are just for carpentry and repair? You can also make men's bracelets out of these materials. This accessory looks upscale, but it is economical, simple, and timeless.

    Instructions:

    Follow this step-by-step guide to create this stylish bangle.

    Step One: Cut a 24-inch cable from the 18-gauge copper wire, and then clean and rectify it. Cut the 24-inch coil into four five-inch pieces, leaving four inches of copper wire.

    Beat the five-inch pieces with an anvil and a hammer and keep them as straight as possible. Use nylon pliers to straighten any curve and clean them with a cloth. File one end to smoothen it and let it rest for a moment.

    Fold the four-inch wire and hammer it gently. Make sure it is not as straight as others. Polish it and leave it for a moment.

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    Step Two: Cut 18 inches of 20-gauge copper and brass coils, then clean and align them. Twist both cables together with pin vises, then set them aside.

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    Step Three: Cut four ten-inch pieces of each of 20-gauge copper and brass wiring. Clean and flatten each line and tape them together at the base with floral tape, alternating the metals. Make sure the alloys stand upright together as you bind them.

    Fold the right cables over the left, keeping the coils straight. Bend the last three pairs across the folded wire to the other end. Move the bent set to the left side, and then double it so that it corresponds to the second pair.

    Gently loosen the clamp and reshape the coils just on top of the clamp tip. You have made your first weave. Keep going until you braid all the cables, and do not forget to put the clamp back on as you weave them. Cut off the tips and file the edges when needed.

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    Step Four: Fold the braided cords in half to form an enclosure for the intertwined piece. Use floral tape to join the coils temporarily.

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    Step Five: Make a latch at one end of the five-inch copper pieces. Neatly twist it around the bangle, securing the interwoven lines to the tangled bits, leaving a small eye for the clasp. Turn the copper wires three to four times, then cut and reshape the flat part on the back.

    Do the same thing on the opposite side and in two other places, leaving gaps between each piece around 1.5 inches from the tips. Smoothen any rough surface.

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    Step Six: Cut off the bent cables to half an inch or so and twist them more securely as needed. Coil through two loops, tucking the edges into the straight wire. Make sure the flat cord does not slip off.

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    There you have it! These men's bracelets are the simplest and the trendiest way to spice up any look. All you need to do is pick any of these handmade men's bracelets that suits your or the recipient's style and taste.

  • How to Make a Rosary Bracelet

    For Catholics, a rosary is a spiritual accessory. They use it for reflecting on the life of Jesus Christ and believe that it can protect them from harm, which is why they always have it in their vehicles or bags. However, the rosary is quite long, making it difficult to see the road if you hang it in front of the windshield. It is also hard to get it in the bag, even if you have a small purse where you put this sacred beaded ornament.

    Fortunately, you no longer need to hang them in your rear-view mirror or keep it in your purse because you can now buy or make a rosary bracelet.

    It is like an ordinary rosary because it has a crucifix, a Mary medallion, and beads for praying Our Fathers, Hail Marys, and Glory Be's. The only difference is that you can put it on your wrist instead of draping it in your vehicle or putting it in your purse.

    This post will teach you how to make a rosary bracelet.

    What You Need to Create a Rosary Bracelet

    Listed below are the materials used for making a rosary trinket:

    • One small jump ring
    • Two large jump rings
    • One lobster claw clasp
    • Four precut chain links (two 5-link and two 3-link)
    • Round nose pliers
    • 12 eye pins
    • Flat nose pliers
    • 11 beads (6 mm.)
    • Wire cutter
    • One bead (8 mm.)
    • Mary medallion
    • Crucifix

    Some supplies, such as emblems, crucifixes, and beads that imply the Holy Rosary prayer, are available at religious stores. The remaining tools, on the other hand, can be found at home or craft shops near you.

    Step-by-Step Instructions

    After preparing your materials, you can start making your handcrafted rosary bracelet. First, you need to cut the coil with a wire cutter. Now, you have two choices here. You can create an open loop at one end of the wire or put a wire cap on either side of the wiring. For the sake of this tutorial, we are going to make the unwrapped loop. Follow these steps to create an open looped rosary bracelet:

    Step One

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    Get an eye pin and open the eye on one end by bending the free tip of the coil crosswise. Slip the five-link chain towards the open eye, then close it by crimping the loose end back into the loop.

    Step Two

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    Attach the eight-millimeter bead to the eye pin. Fold the wire in a way that it is level to the eye of the opposite side. Cut the coil so that around 3/8 of an inch of the wiring stretches across the bead.

    Step Three

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    Move your round nose pliers down to the tip of the wire. Turn your wrist and roll the coil into the bead to form a loop, then leave a small space there. This step is a bit tricky to do. You need to have much practice to make a perfect circle, so be patient.

    Step Four

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    Put a three-link chain in the gap, then close it.

    Step Five

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    Get another eye pin and repeat the first step. Insert the other tip of the three-link chain through the open eye, then close the loop.  Take a six-millimeter bead and repeat steps two and three. Put the eye of the next pin in the gap, then thread the succeeding nine beads to create a decade. Leave the eye somewhat open after stringing the last bead.

    Step Six

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    Insert the second three-link chain in the open eye, then close it.

    Step Seven

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    Open the last eye pin and pin it in the chain. Close the eye, then place the remaining six-millimeter bead on the hook.

    Create a loop on the opposite side as you did with other eye pins. Place the last five-link chain in the open hoop, then close it.

    Step Eight

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    Take the small jump ring, then hold it at either end of its opening with pliers. Bend the metal crosswise in reverse directions to unlock the ring. Slip the lobster claw hook through the opening.

    Step Nine

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    Add the jump ring with the clasp to the five-link chain where the eight-millimeter bead is. Get the big jump ring and fasten it to the opposite side of the rosary bracelet. Make sure both jump rings are tightly closed.

    Step Ten

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    For the last part of this DIY project, you need to get the remaining jump ring, open it, then slip the crucifix and the medallion. Attach it to the chain in the middle of the first six-millimeter bead and the eight-millimeter bead. Ensure the cross is above the medal before closing the jump ring.

    You now have your finished rosary trinket. Go to the nearest church and ask the priest to bless your creation. Once done, you can use the rosary bracelet for praying the Rosary or give it as a gift to your Catholic relatives and friends.

  • How to Make Shamballa Bracelets

    Crystals are an excellent way to enhance your daily appearance. They add sparkles to any outfit regardless of the style and the occasion. This tutorial will teach you how to make adjustable Shamballa bracelets, but first, you need to get the following materials:

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    • Scissors
    • Shiny rhinestone beads
    • Jewelry glue (optional but useful)
    • Bamboo cord
    • Large, Blunt-end needle

    Once you have the required supplies for DIY Shamballa bracelets, you may continue with the following procedures:

    Step One: Cut Three Cords

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    Cut two 20-inch strings and one six-foot piece. You need to add an extra two feet of line to complete the sliding closure at the end of the bracelet. Hence, make sure you have at least a 12-inch cord before you start this project.

    Find the middle of your long string and tie it around the shorter ones, approximately six inches down from the end of the twine.

    Step Two: Apply Glue

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    Add a few drops of glue to the tips of the two middle cords to keep them from coming undone. Applying adhesive to the bracelet tips helps so much when it is time to add beads, especially if you use beads with large holes.

    Step Three: Tie Knots

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    Start with either side of the string. Cross the right-hand cord in the middle twines, forming a loop. Then, take your left-hand strand and cross it above the right side, then beneath the center strings. Lastly, pass it back to the ring you made on the right and feed it into the coil. Pull both ends tight to secure the knot, keeping your middle twines taut.

    Step Four: Do the Same Thing on the Other Side

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    Repeat the process, but this time, do it on the opposite side. Pull the knot firmly to secure it.

    Step Five: Continue the Pattern

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    Keep lacing along the wristband to create length, alternating the right and left strings as you work. Doing so will keep the pattern straight. If you only tie one side, the knots will make a spiral design.

    Step Six: Add Beads

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    For Shamballa bracelets, you need to create 1 1/2 inch of knots, then thread your first bead towards both middle twines. Continue tying a few knots.

    After threading five beads, finish off the remaining lengths of the wristband by tying another one-and-a-half-inch knot, making a total size of 6 1/2 inches. Thread the left and right cords onto the needle and string the tips back into the bracelet. Create at least four knots, but you can make more if you like. Cut off the free tips.

    Step Seven: Create Sliding Closure

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    Using the same knots, you need to tie more knots to the tips of the wristband instead of tying them towards the center cords. To do this, you need to wrap both ends together.

    Cut a two-foot cord, find the middle of the string, and wrap it around all four strands. It should be firm but not too tight that the wristband cannot move. Make sure you can slide the sliding closure, then tie half-an-inch knots.

    Feed the ends back into the knots when you reach the end like what you did to the bracelet, only firm. Trim off the edges. Don't worry because the tucked-in ends are not going anywhere.

    Step Eight: Finish the Bracelet

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    This is the best time to even up the knots and put bead stoppers so that the wristband will not unravel with wear. Gently stretch out the bracelet so that it comfortably fits when you move the slider. Tie an overhand knot and cut off the excess strings.

    You now have a new Shamballa wristband. Like any DIY project, you are likely to find your method and rhythm. Your first few Shamballa bracelets will be charming, but it will take about 90 minutes to finish them. With more practice, however, your knots will be more uniform, resulting in professional-quality Shamballa bracelets.

  • How to Make Stretchy/Elastic Bracelets

    Stretchy or elastic bracelets are ideal for kids and those with arthritis. For one, they are effortless to wear and remove. Secondly, they do not have a clasp, allowing the wearers to take them on and off of their wrists by themselves. Lastly, they only need a few materials and are a relatively fun activity for children.

    Making elastic bracelets is easy. Even a novice crafter can create these accessories, but before doing so, there are a few things you need to remember. If you want to give it to children, make sure to use chunky wooden beads. Furthermore, you need to supervise them if they are the ones making the stretchy wristbands to prevent a choking hazard.

    Meanwhile, if you are making bracelets for adults, you need to consider the overall size of the person's wrist to make the correct measurement.

    Now that you know what you need to remember, you are ready to make your DIY stretchy wristbands.

    What You Need to Make Elastic Bracelets

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    First, you need to prepare your materials. Listed below are the supplies needed for this project:

    • Jewelry glue or super glue
    • Beads
    • Scissors
    • Elastic Cord
    • Binder clip

    How Do You Make Stretchy Wristbands?

    Now that you have the materials with you, you can continue with the following steps:

    1. Identify the Bracelet's Length

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    Determine the recipient of the elastic band. Use six to eight inches of the cord if the wearer is a kid. If it is for adults, use a 10- to 12-inch stretchy string.

    2. Cut the Cord

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    Attach a binder clip or bead stopper to one end of the elastic strand to press the beads together and prevent them from rolling away while stringing them.

    3. Give the Cord an Extra Stretch

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    Pull both ends of the string and stretch it out several times to keep it firm and prevent it from expanding instantly.

    4. Start Designing Your Bracelet

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    Create your chosen pattern by adding beads to your wristband. If possible, use beads with large holes to cover the knot when the bracelet is complete.

    5. Remove Binder Clip or Bead Stopper

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    Gently remove the binder clip or bead stopper and hold both ends when you have added enough beads to the cord. Tie a surgeon's knot by wrapping and tying the tips on each other so that the string looks doubled and almost braided. Pull the strand tight and tie a knot. The beads should cover the entire cord at this point. Pull it tighter if you still see a string, then make a second knot.

    6. Cut the Edges

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    Trim off the ends at least 1/8 of an inch, leaving enough cords to tie the last knot.

    7. Complete the Wristband

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    Apply a drop of glue to the knotted ends and let it dry completely. When the glued knot is dry, get another bead and pull it up to hide the knot.

    Your handmade stretchy band is complete! Try it on and match it with your outfit. You can also make several elastic bracelets and give them to elders or use them as souvenirs for children's parties.

  • How to Make Slap Bracelets

    If you have never experienced a friend strike you on your wrist with a slap or snap wristband, then you are missing out on the joy it brings. Most slap bracelets cost a few bucks and came in a range of patterns and textures.

    This time, this fun piece of jewelry is making a significant comeback, as Balenciaga releases their line of slap wristbands. Their snap bangles come in two neon colors with the company's famous logo. They also work like a snap bracelet, but instead of using a metal measuring tape, their slap wristbands are made of leather. Hence, the price is quite steep.

    However, this is not the first time slap bracelets have made a fashion return. Opening Ceremony released fox fur slap bangles in 2013, valued at $390. Kenzo also sold these wristbands in the same year. Then in 2009, French model, Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, wore it as an anklet in the opening of Dasha Zhukova's museum in Moscow.

    Unfortunately, these branded snap bangles come at a hefty price, but you do not need to spend that much because you can make them yourself. All you have to do is learn how to make slap wristbands using a tape measure, duct tape, and a pair of scissors.

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    Steps for Creating Slap Bracelets

    Here is what you should do when making a handmade snap wristband:

    1. Cut Your Tape Measure

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    Cut your measuring tool approximately six to seven inches, depending on your wrist size. Don’t forget to remove the edge of the tape before cutting it. Use your duct tape to stick the piece you trimmed off and the cut tip together. That way, you will not lose your tape in the container.

    2. Round the Tips of Your Tape Measure

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    With your scissors, curve the edges of your measuring tape to prevent getting cut on its ends while making the snap bangle.

    3. Roll the Tape Measure

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    Coil the tape toward the plane surface. Curl it as tight as possible without bending it.

    4. Cut the Duct Tape

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    Cut the duct tape a bit longer than the measuring tape.

    5. Place Duct Tape on Tape Measure

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    Flip the tape measure over and put the duct tape in the middle of the measuring tape. Fold the adhesive on the plane portion of the tape measure. Note that the duct tape should not cover the entire measuring tape.

    6. Complete Your Snap Wristband

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    Cut another strip of duct tape a little shorter than the tape measure and divide it in half lengthwise. Fold any excess edges into the plane section of the bracelet. Cover the folded end and the middle of the tape measure with a half a piece of duct tape to finish your handmade snap bracelet.

    That’s it! You are ready to wear your fancy wristband and have fun by slapping the bangle on your or your friend's wrist. With this tutorial, you can save much money and use it for other needs. All you need to spend is your time and effort to create slap bracelets.

  • How to Make a Thread Bracelet

    A thread bracelet, better known as a friendship wristband, has been around for ages. This handcrafted jewelry offers a variety of patterns that you can make. Alternatively, you can create a design of your own.

    Thread bracelets are made by knotting colorful strings and repeating the procedure. If you are a beginner, try to make this simple bracelet pattern: the braided wristband. First, you need to prepare the following materials.

    • Scissors
    • Embroidery Thread or Yarn
    • Cello Tape or Safety Pin
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    Now that you have the supplies in your workspace, it is time to use your creativity!

    Step 1: Get four to ten threads, then cut them in the same length. Hold one end of the strings together and tie a knot. Secure it with either a cello tape or a safety pin. Add more pins as needed while you are creating the pattern.

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    Step 2: Get a piece and make eight forward knots on the remaining threads held together.

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    Step 3: Do the same thing with other strings and repeat the color design once you have used all the threads.

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    Step 4: Tie a knot at the end of the wristband when you are happy with its length.

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    Step 5: Tie both sides of the bracelet together with a knot and trim any excess strings.

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    Your new handcrafted wristband is complete! Try to create this simple bracelet and give it to your friend as a gift.

  • How to Shrink Silicone Bracelets

    The silicone, otherwise known as silicone rubber, is an element used as a seal, liner, or protective cover. You can use this material in liquid and resin forms.

    The silicone rubber can be heat-resistant, depending on how it is made. Those types of heat-resistant rubbers are used in manufacturing and cooking. However, it thickens when exposed to heat, causing it to shrink before it melts.

    Fortunately, there is another way to shrivel the silicone in bracelets without melting its form. First, you need to grab the following materials:

    • Button
    • One-Hole Punch
    • Sewing Thread
    • Silicone Bracelet
    • Your Wrist
    • Scissors

    Step-by-Step Instructions

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    When your supplies are ready, you can do the following steps:

    Step 1: Wear the wristband and measure it at your desired length. Squeeze off excess with your fingers. Also, make sure the design of your bracelet stays visible.

    Step 2: Trim off the excess with scissors.

    Step 3: Determine where you want to punch the hole from the tip of the bracelet. This slot is where you insert the button to close it.

    Step 4: Use a puncher to punch out a hole. Make sure it is not bent so that it is easier for you to close the wristband.

    Step 5: Get the other side of the band and stitch a button with a thread. Make sure the snap is not too far nor too close to the tip of the bracelet. Use the hole on the other side as a scale.

    Step 6: Check if you securely sewed the button.

    Step 7: Ask someone to wrap the wristband around your wrist, and then snap the buttons.

    All done! You are ready to rock your favorite silicone bracelets without worrying about losing them.

  • How to Make an Adjustable Bracelet

    An adjustable bracelet is an excellent DIY gift for a man for Father's Day, his birthday, or any other special occasion. Its instructions are simple to follow and can be used for making a wristband or necklace. Additionally, women can have and wear this handcrafted jewelry. All you have to do is change the materials to make it more suitable for women.

    What You Will Need for This Project

    One of the good things about the handmade adjustable bracelet is that you only need the essential supplies and tools to make this accessory. Listed below are the necessary materials for this project:

    • Glue
    • Floater Bead
    • Thin Leather (2.5 feet)
    • Crimps (3x3 mm. - Optional)
    • Crimp Covers (5 mm. - Optional)

    Steps for Making an Adjustable Wristband

    1. To start off, you need to get a sterling silver floater bead and thread it through your leather, and then push it toward the middle of the cord.

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    2. Form a circle using the leather strap and use your wrist circumference as the base of the bracelet size. This will leave you much leather on both sides of the wristband.

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    3. Press the leather with your pointing finger and thumb and create three wraps around the band with one of the "tails." The appearance should be like tunnels with the leather passing into it.

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    4. Gently pull your finger out of the "tunnels," holding the coil so that they do not collapse.

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    5. Take the tail end around to the start of the wrap and loop it towards all the tunnels. Do it cautiously and hold the three wraps. That way, they do not fall into each other.

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    6. Adjust the tightness until all the shafts lay flat on the wristband. You may need to wiggle, loosen, and re-tighten the bracelet to get a perfect tension. Keep doing it until all the wraps are laid together, forming the first slide knot.

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    7. Repeat the process on the other side to make a second slide knot. You now have two options. You can stick the knotted ends with glue to finish the bracelet or attach crimps to the tips.

    If you choose adhesives, you need to apply it to the outer part of the knots. Make sure not to let the paste enter the knots. Otherwise, they will stick to the inner portion of the leather, making it impossible to adjust the bracelet's size. Trim off any excess leather once the glue dries.

    If you choose to add crimps to your bracelet tips, you need to check if you can slide the knots easily. Attach a 3x3 crimp to one end of the wristband. Place it near the knot to prevent it from loosening. Cut off excess leather and repeat the process on the other side. You may add cover crimps to add some flare to it.

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    Your wristband is complete! You are ready to wear your handcrafted adjustable bracelet and match it with your outfit.

  • How to Make a Macramé Bracelet

    People who grew up near the beaches knew how to knot a macramé bracelet. Crafters used the simple square knot technique to create the pattern of this accessory. Though nowadays, many people use hemp and wooden beads to update its appearance.

    This post, however, will teach you how to create a macramé wristband using the following materials:

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    • Embroidery Needle
    • Connector or Charm
    • Scissors
    • Chinese Knotting Cord (4 Yards)
    • Lighter (Optional)
    • Flat Nose Pliers (Optional)

    Steps for Making a Macramé Bracelet

    Listed below are the steps to follow when creating a macramé band:

    Step 1: Cut the Cord

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    Begin the process by cutting the knotting cord into multiple strands. You need to have one 10-inch string, two 20-inch strands, and two 30-inch twines. Fold the 20-inch fiber in half, then pull the coil into the loop. Fold it onto the ring and drag the remaining parts of the cord into the hole. Do the same thing on the opposite side of the coil to anchor and keep the strings in place.

    Step 2: Create a Square Knot

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    Place a 30-inch cord beneath the two middle twines. Fold the right-hand strand onto the middle strings and under the left cord. Pull the left-hand twine beneath the right and middle cords and into the coil on the right. Pull the knot tight and push it up to the top.

    Step 3: Tie Another Knot on the Opposite String

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    End the second part of the square knot by overlapping the left string onto the middle twines and underneath the right strand. Pull the left-hand cord beneath the right and center cords and into the loop on the left.

    Step 4: Continue the Pattern

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    Pull the knot tight and repeat the above steps alternately. Keep knotting until you reach your desired length. Remember that the hook will take up half an inch of the bracelet.

    Step 5: Finish the Knots

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    String one of the strands onto an embroidery needle and stitch up the middle of three to four knots at the back. Then, pull the needle into the tight knots with pliers. Do the same thing on the opposite side.

    Step 6: End the Stitch

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    Trim off any excess strands after stitching up both cords. Save the cut pieces and seal the end of the twine with a lighter. Do the same thing on the other half of the bracelet.

    Step 7: Make an Adjustable Closure

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    Form a circle using the wristband and fold the middle strings. Use the cut pieces to tie the ends of the strands together temporarily. Get a ten-inch cord and place it under the tied twines, then start making square knots.

    Stop knotting when its length is around half an inch. Stitch the knotting cords behind the closure, then remove the tie.

    The two middle strings are now the sliding closure of the macramé bracelet. Adjust the measurement according to the size of your wrist and tie both ends together. Trim off any excess strands.

    You are now ready to rock your finished wristband. Create more macramé bands and wear them around your wrist to create a hippie vibe. Alternatively, make a macramé bracelet with your children or your friends and turn this project into a fun bonding experience!

  • What Are the Side Effects of Magnetic Bracelets

    There are many innovative accessories on the market. Some of them provide convenience, while others offer relief. One of these groundbreaking accessories is the magnetic bracelets. These are metallic wristbands designed to simplify magnetic therapy. Magnetic therapy, on the other hand, is a magnet-based treatment. These magnets are attached to a bracelet and can be worn for as long as the wearer wants or depending on the patient’s condition.

    What Are the Benefits of Magnetic Therapy?

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    The magnetic treatment offers several benefits to users. Some of the common perks are a reduction of joint inflammation and pain relief. Patients with poor blood circulation can also benefit from this therapeutic wristband, such as women experiencing menstrual cramps during their periods.

    Are There Any Side Effects?

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    Advocates of this treatment claim that the bracelet has little to no side effects. However, there are reports concerning the use of this therapy. Some users complained about rashes after wearing the wristband. But according to the Magnetic Therapy Council (MTC), it could be due to the person’s sensitive skin. As a result, the patient is experiencing an increased pain in the affected region at the onset of treatment.

    Are There Any Precautions?

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    Even if the wristband has little to no adverse effects, you still need to take precautions before wearing it. Patients who use a defibrillator or cardiac pacemaker should never wear this bracelet, as it can inhibit the effects of these devices. You should also not wear it if you have epilepsy or are taking blood thinners.

    You should also not use this bracelet if you have cancer and are pregnant. Magnetic treatment can stimulate cell production. This effect can worsen the patient’s condition or affect the fetus’ growth in the mother’s womb. Thus, you need to consult your doctor before buying and wearing magnetic bracelets.

  • How to Make a Wish Bracelet

    A wish bracelet is a DIY project made of beads and hemp. It breaks easily, and the beads fall off one-by-one. You might ask, “Why would I make a wristband that breaks quickly?” There is a reason why it is created in that way, and that is its “power” of fulfilling your wishes; hence, the name. You have to make a wish while wearing the band. If all the beads fall off, your wish will be granted.

    Steps for Making a Wish Bracelet

    Listed below are the tips to follow when creating a wish wristband:

    Step One: Gather Your Materials

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    You have to get all the necessary tools and supplies before you start making this “enchanted” accessory. You will need:

    • Scissors
    • Seed Beads (size 6/0)
    • Clipboard or Tape
    • Hemp Strand

    Step Two: Cut the Hemp

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    Cut three pieces of hemp strings based on your wrist or ankle circumference. Add at least 15 inches to the actual size to make sure it fits around your wrist or ankle perfectly and have enough strand for the pattern. However, if you are making the bracelet for your kids, you will need to add less than 15 inches to their real wrist or ankle circumferences.

    Step Three: Tie One End of the Bracelet

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    Hold one end of the wristband and tie an overhand knot. Leave at least two inches, as it will serve as the bracelet’s lock.

    Step Four: Braid the Twine

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    Secure the knotted tip of the strand by tucking it under a clip on your clipboard or sticking it to any solid surface with a tape. Braid the string approximately two-and-a-half (2 ½) inches.

    Step Five: Start Adding Beads

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    Begin adding beads when you reach the two-and-a-half-inch length. Grab the right-hand twine and take a bead. Loop the bead into the strand and move it until it reaches the end of the weave.

    Step Six: Do the Same with the Next String

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    Take another hemp twine on the right and string another bead onto it, then weave it through the wristband. At this point, you should have two braided beads in the middle of the hemp twines.

    Step Seven: Keep Adding Beads

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    Add seven beads or more to the bracelet. Some advocates put seven beads because “7” is considered a lucky number, but you can add more if you like. Don’t forget to braid the string every time you thread a new bead.

    Step Eight: Keep Braiding

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    Continue weaving the hemp twines together once you are happy with the number of beads you have looped. Keep braiding until you are about two inches away from the end of the wish bracelet.

    Step Nine: Tie Another Overhand Knot

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    Tie another knot when you reach the end of the wristband. To do this, you need to cross the hemp tip to other twines, creating a Q-shape. Loop the end of the strand into the coil and pull it tight.

    You are ready to wear your new wristband and make a wish! Wrap it around your wrist and make a wish while tying the two ends together. Superstition claims that if the beads of your wish bracelet fall off, your wish will be fulfilled.

  • How to Make a Hemp Bracelet

    A hemp bracelet is simple to make and can add an “oomph” factor to any outfit. You can also create this handmade accessory and give it to a friend as a gift. But the best part of this DIY accessory is that it allows you to get more bang for your buck because you need to make this wristband from scratch.

    There are many ways to create a DIY hemp wristband, but this article will teach you how to make a beaded hemp band. First, you need to grab the following materials:

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    • Dyed or Natural Hemp
    • Beads (any bead is fine as long as it fits the hemp strings)
    • Scissors or Knife
    • Measuring Tool

    Step-by-Step Guide to Making a Hemp Bracelet

    Listed below are the tips you need to follow when creating a hemp beaded wristband:

    Cut Your Hemp

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    Cut three pieces of hemp with a length of 16 inches for each string. The hemp strands will be weaved together; hence, the wristband will not be that long.

    Tie One End of the Bracelet

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    Hold the strands together and tie one end to about two inches. This will serve as the bracelet’s lock once the accessory is complete.

    Start Weaving

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    Start by doing the classic braiding technique. Spread out the three hemp strings, and then cross the right hemp onto the center. Then, cross the left strand onto the middle hemp.

    Keep Going

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    Continue weaving the pattern by doing the above step repeatedly. Then, stop braiding when you reach 25% of the length of the wristband.

    Add Beads

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    Continue with your weaving pattern, but this time, you have to put some beads in the wristband. To do this, you need to cross the right string to the center and add your first bead. Cross the left hemp over the bead after sliding it on. Repeat the process and do this alternately until you complete another 25% of the bracelet’s measurement.

    Finish the Pattern

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    Go back to your usual braiding until you reach the end of the wristband once you have added enough beads. Tie a knot to secure the beads and the design and trim off excess strings.

    Voila! You are ready to rock your finished wristband. Create several beaded hemp bands and stack them on one of your arms for a bohemian vibe or wear a single beaded wristband for fun. Wrap it around your wrist or ankle and use the free ends of the wristband to tie a knot. Have fun in making and wearing your handmade beaded hemp bracelet!

  • How to Clean Tarnished Leather Cuff Bracelet

    Leather is one of the most expensive materials, whether it is a type of footwear, outfit, furniture, or accessory. It is also one of the trickiest to upkeep. Nonetheless, you need to take care of it to preserve its beauty. Otherwise, it can emit an unpleasant smell, especially when you constantly wear this material. However, soaking it in the water will damage the leather, as it will cause shrinkage.

    If you want to know how to clean a tarnished leather cuff bracelet and preserve its appearance, then you are in the right place! This post will teach you how to keep your leather cuff wristband in good shape.

    Leather Cuff Cleaning Supplies

    Here are the materials needed when:

    A. Upkeeping the Leather Cuff Wristband

    • Moisturizing Hand Soap
    • Leather Conditioner
    • Cotton Fabric or Soft Bristle Brush

    B. Cleaning a Tarnished Leather Cuff Bracelet

    • Mild Professional Cleaner or Mild Soap
    • Water
    • Dry and Damp Cotton Cloths
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    Tips for Cleaning Leather Cuff Wristbands

    Now that you have your materials with you, you can start cleaning your precious accessory. Listed below are the things you should do when washing your leather bracelet:

    Step 1: Wipe the Leather

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    Wipe your wristband with a piece of cloth to get rid of dust, dirt, and other debris. Using soft fabric for removing these elements will prevent them from scratching the leather’s surface during the cleaning process. You may also use a soft bristle brush or cleaning wipes that are specifically made for leather to remove granules.

    Step 2: Wash the Cotton Cloth with Moisturizing Hand Soap

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    Get a fresh, dry cloth and dampen it with warm water. Pump out a few drops of moisturizing soap and rub the two sides of the fabric to make a lather. Wash the bracelet from the center to the outer part with the gentle circular motions. Clean up not only the outer section of the wristband but also its sides.

    Take another clean cloth and get it wet with lukewarm water. Wipe the excess foam and lay it under direct sunlight to dry, which only takes ten to 15 minutes.

    Step 3: Apply Leather Conditioner

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    Once it dries, apply a few drops of leather lubricant to the dry cloth and rub it on your wristband. Let it dry for 30 minutes and buff the bracelet to a high shine. You are ready to wear the leather cuff band again.

    Tips for Cleaning Stained Leather Bangles

    Perhaps you may be wondering how to clean a tarnished leather cuff bracelet. The process of preserving your leather wristband and removing the spots from it is almost the same. But there is one thing you should remember: you need to remove the stain before it dries or soaks into the leather. Otherwise, it will be difficult for you to remove it.

    You should also remove the stains gently. Use your hands and a mild professional cleaner to get rid of the stubborn spot. You can also use a mild soap if you do not have a professional cleaner. Create a lather and apply it to the cuff bracelet with a soft cloth. Keep the wristband slightly moist – not wet.

    Wipe excess moisture with dry cotton fabric and let it dry completely. Use the damp cloth to clean the wristband, especially in areas requiring gentler cleaning.

    There you have it! Clean your bracelet daily to keep your accessory in excellent shape. But if you are dealing with a tarnished leather cuff bracelet, you need to clean it away from heat, as it may damage your wristband.

  • How to Make a Leather Cuff Bracelet

    The leather cuff bracelet is one of the simplest DIY accessories you can make, as it only takes minutes to finish this project. Though the leather cuff screams a manly vibe because of its appearance, women can also wear this accessory. All you need to do is add some gleaming jewels and designs to make it more gender appropriate.

    This post will teach you how to create a leather cuff bracelet from an old belt. So, get your materials, and let’s start working!

    Things Needed to Make a Leather Cuff Bracelet

    You will need the following materials for this project:

    • Rotary Hole Punch
    • Anvil and Setter (with Snap Fastener Button Kits)
    • Scissors
    • Snap Fasteners Buttons (you can grab them at any craft store)
    • Hammer or Mallet
    • Leather Belt
    • Any Smooth, Solid Surface Where You Can Beat the Bracelet
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    Step-by-Step Instructions

    Here’s what you need to do when making a cuff bangle made of an old belt:

    Step 1: Measure the Size of Your Wrist

    Wrap the belt around your wrist and make sure it fits comfortably. Add one-and-a-half (1 ½) to three (3) inches to the actual size of your wrist circumference. Cut the belt when you are happy with the bangle’s measurement.

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    Step 2: Put Holes on the Bracelet

    Punch holes above and under the leather belt. For the upper side of the wristband, turn the belt right side up and move up a half an inch, then punch out a hole with a small puncher.  But before doing so, make sure the snap fits into the hole. Slide one of the snaps through it to check if it fits. Move up an inch if it does not fit.

    For the bottom part, wrap the bracelet around your wrist again after adding holes into the belt. Mark the spot where you want to place the bottom snap and punch out a hole.

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    Step 3: Place Outer Snaps On

    Push the upper snap through the top portion of the belt, then slide it using the print. Turn it around and attach the bottom piece. The belt will be in the center, while the bottom snap will be on the other side of the belt. Place it over the anvil where you will hammer the snaps.

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    Step 4: Put the Second Set of Snaps

    The second set of snaps should be on the other side of the first set. The snap with a point should be at the bottom part of the bracelet; then, the other snap should be onto the right side of the belt. The anvil, on the other hand, should be beneath the bottom scoop side up.

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    Step 5: Beat the Snaps

    You are now ready to set the snaps. Perhaps you are wondering how the snaps are going to stay in place if they are too big. The snaps will fit in comfortably after hitting them into the holes.

    Find any smooth yet solid surface and place a towel on top of it to avoid scratching the buttons. Put the anvil on the workspace scoop side up. Place the top end of the round button on top of the anvil, and the setter point into the hole. Beat the hole with a few solid hits.

    If the snaps are unstable, you may need to hit them more because you want them to fit in perfectly. Repeat the process on the other side.

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    Your handmade bangle is now complete! So, do not throw away your old belts and turn them into something useful. Surely, your handcrafted leather cuff bracelet will rock your outfit.  

  • Steps for Making a Leather Wrapped Bracelet

    Wrapped wristbands are everywhere, and it is for a clear reason. These accessories look casual yet stylish, but the best part is that it is infinitely customizable. However, wrapped bangles are quite expensive, especially if they are made of leather. Fortunately, you can save a fortune by creating a leather wrapped bracelet yourself.

    This blog will show you how to create a leather wrapped bracelet, but first, you need to prepare the following materials:

    • Thread
    • Leather Cord
    • Button or Bead
    • Round Beads (4-6 mm.)
    • Essential Tools: Scissors, Workspace with Clothespins or Clips, Needle
    • Optional Materials: Thread Conditioner, Needle Threader, Fabric-Friendly Glue
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    Now that you have your supplies with you, you need to do the following steps:

    1. Choose Your Bracelet Size and Cut the Leather

    The length of the leather wrapped bracelet varies, depending on the size of your wrist and the number of times you want to wrap it around your arm. Measure your wrist to find out the size of your bracelet. Double its size and add a few inches to the actual measurement for tying a knot.

    For a single-wrapped wristband, triple the size of your wrist circumference to get the correct length. If you want to create a triple leather wrapped bracelet, you need to multiply the size of your wrist by seven to get the perfect fit. The rule of thumb is that the longer the leather cord, the better.

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    2. Cut the Thread

    Cut a long piece of string and loop it into the needle. Tie the end of the lines tightly.

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    3. Connect the Thread to the Leather

    Hold the string by the knot and let the needle slip through it until it reaches the center of the thread. Fold your leather cord in half, leaving a coil sufficient enough for the buttons to fit in. Hold the knotted tip of the string with the leather strap and make an overhand knot to connect the line and the leather.

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    4. Put the Loop into the Clip

    Attach the coil at the top of the cardboard using a binding clip or a clothespin. Use another clip to keep the leather cord in place.

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    5. Stitch the Leather

    Make a figure-8 stitch using the thread between the two leather strands. To do this, you need to wrap the thread onto the right strap to the outer side of the leather, and then beneath the right strand. Do the same thing on the other strand after looping the string underneath the right strap. Repeat this procedure five to six times, then pull the line tight to bind the leather straps.

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    6. Add Beads

    At this point, you are ready to put beads on your bracelet. Add your first bead to the band after the string passes beneath the left leather cord. Hold the bead between the leather straps and thread the line to the right cord, beneath it, into the bead hole and onto the left. Move the thread under the left leather cord, then add another bead.

    Do this procedure repeatedly and check if the beads are pulled tight against the cord. Make sure the stitches are facing the same direction. Apply a small amount of thread conditioner if the string snags a lot.

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    7. Finish It Off

    When you are happy with the bracelet’s pattern and length, you need to create figure-8 stitches again, then attach the bead or the button. Tie a knot behind the button and cut off excessive strings. You can also apply some glue to the knot to secure the leather wrapped bracelet.

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    Your new bangle is complete! What are you waiting for? Give this tutorial a try and make a handmade leather wrapped bracelet for yourself or your loved ones.

  • How to Make a Leather Bracelet

    A leather bracelet is one of the oldest accessories on the market, as it has been around for centuries. However, its history is quite difficult to follow, but according to pieces of evidence, ancient men wore them to signify their statuses, duties, and allegiance.

    Nowadays, however, people, particularly men, wear it as a fashion accessory. They wear this wristband, as it boosts the man’s masculinity, but women also have this bangle. Designers and crafters only need to put some studs to make the accessory more suitable for women.

    But this article will teach you how to create a leather wristband for men. Listed below are the things you need for this project:

    • Glue
    • Leather Strips
    • Needle
    • Button Snap or Clasp
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    Step One: Measuring Your Wrist and Cutting the Leather

    Measure your wrist using the leather material and cut it according to your size.

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    Step Two: Connecting the Leather Strips

     

    Affix the shorter leather strap to the longer, tooled piece with glue. Press the leather with your fingers to flatten the surface and remove any wrinkles. Let it dry overnight. Cut off the edges of the longer piece to make it the same as the size of the first strap.

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    Step Three: Stitching the Bracelet

    Stitch the ends of the wristband together with a waxed linen string and a needle leather. Use the needle and thread to secure the clasp to one end. You can also apply some glue to the tip of the strap if you do not want to stitch the clasp.

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    You are now ready to rock your new bangle. As you can see, making a leather wristband is simple. You only need a few minutes to stitch and cut the leather. The hardest part is waiting for the glue to dry. Nevertheless, it will be worth it once you finish your handmade leather bracelet.

  • How to Make Stretch Beaded Bracelets

    Most jewel designers create and provide a line of sophisticated and stylish elastic jewels. These accessories have grown and offered a variety of designs, ranging from simple stretch beaded bracelets to intricate bracelet patterns. Fortunately, you can make this accessory on your own. You do not even have to be a professional jewel designer to create this trinket. All you need is your creative mind and the materials needed to make this handmade wristlet.

    Supplies Needed for DIY Stretch Wristlet

    Making elastic bracelets is the simplest way to have a personalized accessory, and it also needs the fewest materials. You can make a stretchy armlet for kids with an elastic cord and plastic beads. You can also create an elegant one with a clear bead cord and crystalline stones. In this tutorial, however, you will need the following supplies for this project:

    • Scissors
    • Beads
    • Tape or Binding Clip
    • Elastic Cord
    • Super Glue
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    Steps for Creating Stretchy Beaded Bracelet

    Here are the things you must do when making this handmade accessory:

    1. Choose your beads and decide how you want to arrange them.

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    2. Measure your wrist or the wrist of the recipient of the gift. Cut the cord and add two inches to both ends for a comfortable fit.

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    3. Place a binding clip or a tape on one side of the string and start threading.

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    4. Test the fit of your bracelet when the beads reach your desired length. Wrap it around your wrist or use a bracelet sizer to find out if the accessory fits perfectly.

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    5. Take both ends of the elastic cord and tie them tightly using an overhand knot. Tie a second overhand knot and pull it again. You can also make the surgeon’s knot, as it holds better than an overhand nub. With this binding technique, you only need to tie a knot once.

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    6. Trim off the ends of the knot and apply a small amount of super glue. Insert the nub through the nearest bead hole or stick it to the closest stone if it does not fit into the hole.

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    7. Let the glue dry for a couple of hours or a day, depending on the adhesive you are using.

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    Your handcrafted elastic wristlet is complete! Wear it daily or make more stretch beaded bracelets and give them to your loved ones.

  • How to Make Beaded Bracelets

    There are many ways to make beaded bracelets, but this post will teach you how to create this accessory using the infinity method. This technique is the simplest way to make beaded accessories. It is an endless link with no clasp. You only need to make a knot, and you are ready to rock your new bangle.

    What You Will Need

    Given below are the materials you need for this project:

    • Beads
    • Beading Scissors
    • Stretch Bead Cord or Monofilament Bead Line
    • Bead Board (Optional)

    Steps for Making a Beaded Wristlet

    Here is what you need to do when making this handmade accessory:

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    Get the base of your bracelet. You can use a monofilament bead cord or the elastic string. If you use the monofilament line as the armlet’s base, you need to extend its length a bit to make sure it fits your wrist comfortably.

    However, if you choose a stretch bead cord, you no longer have to worry about its size. Elastic threads can adapt to any measurement, which is why handcrafters prefer this material more than the monofilament cord.

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    When you know what stringing material you want to use, you need to make a double or triple knot at one tip of the string. Thread enough beads until you reach the perfect length for your bracelet.

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    Tie both ends of the cord together when you reach the other side of the thread by stringing the beads. Start with the string section approximately six inches longer than your desired length.

    Your new handmade beaded jewelry is complete! Add this accessory to spice up your collection or make more beaded bracelets and give them to your friends and family. If you have a child, teach her how to create this DIY wristlet, as this will be an excellent parent-child bonding experience.

  • How to Make Seed Beaded Bracelets

    The summer is here again! It is time to wear your favorite summer outfits and swimsuits and hit the beach. But it is also time to create DIY accessories and bond with your loved ones, so why not do both at the same time?

    This post will show you how to create summer seed beaded bracelets. This handcraft uses the basic jewelry making techniques and a few materials. Furthermore, the wristlet is lightweight, which makes it comfortable to wear throughout this season.

    What You Will Need

    Listed below are the things you need to get to create this DIY project:

    • Crimp Beads
    • Beading Wire
    • Necklace Ends
    • Bugle Beads (2 mm.)
    • Clasp
    • Seed Beads (size 10)
    • Jump Ring
    • Fine Chain
    • Chain Nose Pliers
    • Bead Stoppers (Optional)
    • Beading Mat (Optional)
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    Step-by-Step Instructions

    Here are the tips to follow when creating this DIY bracelet:

    1. Cut two 20-centimeter pieces of beading wire and feed them to the necklace end.

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    2. Put a crimp bead over the short ends and to the opening of the necklace end.

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    3. Using the chain nose pliers, press the crimp bead to flatten it.

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    4. Loop both ends of the wire into the last link at the tip of the 20 cm. chain.

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    5. Start stringing the seed beads on one of the beading lines. Place the small seed beads on a beading mat and use the tip of the wire to get the seeds like a needle. When the series of beads is about 15 cm. long, use a bead stopper to prevent them from falling off of the thread.

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    6. String on 15 cm. of the bugle beads on the other beading wire.

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    7. Remove the bead stopper, then coil both lines into the other end of the chain. Loop the necklace next, then a crimp bead. Smash the crimp to flatten it.

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    8. String the open hook at one end of the necklace tips. Coil the hook onto a trigger clasp, and then make a teardrop figure with your pliers. Press the two cups together to hide the crimp.

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    9. Repeat the process at the other end, but this time, use a closed jump ring instead of a clasp.

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    Your wristlet is complete! Even though the design screams summer, you can wear these seed beaded bracelets, even if the season is over.

  • Types of Bracelet Beads: What Do They Mean?

    Beads have a vital role in DIY accessories. They make each bracelet unique because of their different sizes, designs, shapes, and colors. This post will list the most popular types of bracelet beads and the history behind them.

    Seed Beads

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    It is the most popular type of bead for bracelets and available in a range of sizes. Seed beads are made of various materials, such as plastic, glass, metal, gems, and more.

    Peranakan Cut Beads

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    These are faceted glass beads used by Peranakan women. They use these beads to decorate different Peranakan items, such as wedding veils, handbags, pouches, slippers, and more.

    Sequins

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    These are thin, disc-shaped, shiny beads, which are often used for decorating shoes and dresses. But you can also use them for decorating your wristbands and bangles.

    Love Beads

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    These beads are a hit in the hippy sub-culture. These are long series of beads inspired by the ones worn by Native Americans and Indians.

    Trade Beads

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    Trade beads, otherwise known as Slave Beads, are decorative glass beads. Natives in Africa produced these beads in the 16th and 20th centuries and used it as their currency.

    Aggry Beads

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    Like trade beads, aggry beads are also from Africa, particularly in Ghana. These are usually made of meteorites or glass and used as money.

    Wampum

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    Wampum beads are old-style beads of the Eastern Woodland Tribes in North America. They are made with organic shells and were also used as money.

    These are just some of the beads you can use for decorating bracelets. Use these stones to give your accessories some personality.

  • What Are the Side Effects of Negative Ions Bracelets?

    The demands for negative ions bracelets and therapies have reached an all-time high over the past decade, despite the medical experts' statements about the integrity of these wristbands. According to the American Cancer Society, anion therapy uses thin metal magnets, which are mounted on bracelets. These small components are the accessories’ way of curing migraines, arthritis, relieving stress, and improving poor circulation, but they can cause cancer due to radiation.

    Are Negative Ions Wristbands Safe?

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    While many advocates of the anion therapy claim that these bracelets have no adverse effects, some users report minor side effects while wearing the wristband.

    Some of these adverse effects include the warm sensation for the first couple of days in areas where the band has been worn, says the Magnetic Therapy Council (MTC).

    The MTC believes that this side effect increases blood circulation and compares the outcome to the improved blood flow with exercise.

    Allergic Reactions and Rashes

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    The warm sensation is not the only reported adverse effect of negative ions bracelets, however.  Users also testify that rashes and allergic reactions occur on their skin after wearing the product. The MTC confirms these cases, but according to them, the manifestation of skin allergies is a rare episode.

    Additionally, some users felt nauseous upon wearing the bracelet on their wrists. However, the MTC says there is no physical cause for this to happen and argues that nausea is not an allergic reaction. That is because the symptoms wane down the moment the wearer takes it off. The council also states that this reported case is not considered as an anaphylactic reaction.

    Dizziness and Tingling

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    There are also reported cases of tingling sensation and dizziness for the first couple of days of use, according to the MTC. Nevertheless, the council considered it a good sign. When a person feels dizzy or itchy, it means that the circulation starts to improve. The council also assures users that they should not worry about it because it will only take a few days to feel these sensations.

    The MTC contends that these reported cases must be psychosomatic adverse effects. This means that these symptoms occurred because of the insecurity and fear of the wearer for using the wristband. The council also states that the reported side effects of negative ions bracelets are the body’s natural way of undergoing the biological process needed to adjust to the unfamiliar and new situation.

  • Do Negative Ions Bracelets Work?

    People become health conscious. They eat fruits and vegetables, enroll in fitness centers, and try out all kinds of diet programs and health supplements on the market. But let’s face it! No matter how much you strive, you cannot escape the temptations and things that affect your well-being.

    You often eat foods with preservatives or dine in fast food chains because you do not have time to prepare your meals. When you are at work, you are exposed to equipment and gadgets, which can also affect your health.

    Fortunately, you can live a healthy life without following any regimen. All you need to do is wear a wristband called negative ions wristlets. The question is, do negative ions bracelets work? We are here to find out the answer.

    What Is a Negative Ions Bracelet?

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    A negative ion wristband, known just as an ion bracelet, is a balanced wrist accessory with mineral ionizers. The tourmaline wristband, for instance, has a tourmaline, titanium, silicone rubber, and ceramic. It is quite like the Rayma armlet, but the Rayma wristlet has “special metals,” which holds various types of mineral alloys.

    Nonetheless, these bracelets work the same. These wristbands are proud products of Japan and one of the many items related to the use of “minus-ions.”

    What Does Negative Ion Do to Our Body?

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    Ions have two types, and they are negative ions (anions) and positive ions (cations). Among all the negative things in the world, negative ions are those that give positive effects.

    Negative ions are the derivatives of the ionization of sunlight, water, air, and the natural radiation from the ground. These ions stimulate happy hormones, which is why we felt joyful and recharged when we exposed ourselves to nature.

    Positive ions, on the other hand, harm our health. Machines and gadgets, such as printers, computers, air-conditioning units, and photocopiers stimulate cation production, leading to the loss of electrons. Overexposure to positive ions can result in respiratory problems, like allergic rhinitis and infections, as well as mental health issues, such as anxiety, depression, and fatigue.

    Thus, we need to have the right balance of ions in our body to keep us healthy, both physically and emotionally. But how can we have a proper balance if positive ions are everywhere? The answer is simple: you need to put on accessories like wristbands that produce negative ions. However, this leads us back to this question: do negative ions bracelets work?

    Why Should You Wear a Negative Ion Wristband?

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    Everyone wants to know the answer to this query: do negative ions bracelet work? The truth is that it does. So the second question is, how does it work?

    1. Fights Bacteria and Airborne Viruses

    Many people get sick not only because of the food they eat but also because of the bacteria and viruses that are lurking around the environment. Once we inhale these impurities, they destroy our healthy cells and immune system, so we get sick.

    Drinking multivitamins may help to prevent diseases, but they do not guarantee us to stay healthy. Meanwhile, surrounding yourself with anions can fight the bacteria and airborne viruses; therefore, improving your overall well-being.

    2. Improves Air Quality

    Another benefit of negative ions is that it cleans the air we breathe. Anions decrease the levels of smoke, dust, pollen, and other air pollutants, which, therefore, improve air quality.

    3. Protects You from the Adverse Effects of EMF

    Technological devices, such as smartphones, computers, TVs, and the like emit electromagnetic field radiation (EMF), which affect not only your behavior but also your health. It can lead to a headache, tiredness, or worse, DNA damage and cancer.

    Fortunately, you can prevent these illnesses by wearing a negative ion bracelet. It stabilizes the positive ions and prevents the loss of electrons; hence, keeping you in excellent shape.

    4. Works as Anti-Depressants

    Have you ever wondered why climbing the mountains or going to the beach brings you joy? Sure, outdoor activities could be the reason, but it is more than that. As mentioned earlier, the ionization of nature provides anions, which benefits your mental health.

    Unfortunately, you cannot afford to go to these places all the time, especially if you live and work in the hustle and bustle of the city. It is a good thing that you can wear negative ion bracelets, as they produce anions in your environment. With this accessory, you do not have to book a flight and file a vacation leave at work just to get enough anions in your body.

    5. Boosts the Mental Focus and Clarity

    Anions are also beneficial to the brain, as they improve your mental clarity and focus. Studies have shown that negative ions calm oxygen flow in the brain. This benefit gives a person a clear mind and allows him to concentrate on any mental task.

    How to Choose the Right Negative Ion Wristband

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    We already know the answer to the question, do negative ions bracelets work, but do you know how to pick the right product? There are many anion-producing items on the market, leaving the buyers confused about what brand they should get.

    To help you with your problem, you need to consider the following:

    1. The Number of Negative Ions the Bracelet Produces

    It is essential to know the volume of anions the product generates because it serves as an indication of whether the wristband is good or bad. Contact the shop to get this vital information. If they cannot provide you with the details you need, you need to consider buying another brand. The reason you wanted to purchase this bracelet was to keep you healthy, so why would you get a product that could not provide such information?

    3. Various Negative Ions

    You may not know it, but anions come in different masses, and they are classified as large and small. Research shows that small ions are more useful than large ions.

    Check the brand if it gives both large and small ion data. A reliable product should only provide the small ion data.

    4. Application

    You need to check if the product meets the usage requirements even if it is a bracelet before you buy the product. Otherwise, you will not get the benefits you expect.

    Based on this information, anion wristbands work, but it depends on the product you choose. So instead of questioning, “do negative ions bracelets work,” ask for the above qualities from the vendor to get the benefits you expect.

  • Best Elastic Cords for Bracelets

    Beaded stretch bracelets are simple to make and budget-friendly. Furthermore, anyone can create this accessory regardless of the levels of expertise. But with the number of options you have, finding the best elastic cords for bracelets can be tricky and confusing. This post will discuss the different kinds of stretch strings and the best brand to buy for each type.

    Types of Elastic Strings

    There are three kinds of stretch cords, namely the polyester cord, stretch floss, and the clear bead string. Let’s define each type one-by-one.

    Polyester Cord

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    The first type is the polyester string. It has a stretchy core and comes in a range of colors, metallics, and sparkles. It is commonly used in making hair accessories and applications where the cord is part of the design.

    You can also use it for threading beads for your bracelets, but since it is a little bulky, the knots can be a bit difficult to hide.

    The best brand for this type of elastic cord is the BeadNova. The filament is strong and stretchy, making it ideal for DIY projects like making a bracelet.

    Stretch Floss

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    The next type is the stretch floss. It also has a wide range of colors to choose from but offers a limited number of sizes.

    Stretch floss is made of multiple strings braided together, giving it a good stretch and making it easier to tie knots compared to other single-strand strings. However, when it begins to wear out, the strands are likely to fray until there is only one string left.

    The best brand to buy for this type of elastic string is the Mandala Crafts. It is a soft, smooth elastic strand, making it perfect for gentle use. Nonetheless, the cord is mildew- and abrasion-resistant, allowing you to use your DIY jewelry for years.

    Clear Bead Cord

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    The last type is the clear bead string, which is the best choice among all elastic cords for bracelets. It is a stretchy, round string with a single strand. For this reason, it is quite tricky to knot, but the strength of this material is undeniable.

    The best brands for this type of stringing material are PowerCord and Stretch Magic. They come in various sizes, allowing you to choose the most perfect fit for your beads.

    These are the best elastic cords for bracelets. Choose a brand or type that can hold up the beads and does not easily break. That way, you can put on your handcrafted accessory for years.

  • What Are Cape Cod Bracelets?

    You may have seen or heard about cape cod bracelets before, but do you know where did it come from, and how did the craze start? This post will give you a brief background of this legendary bracelet.

    What Is a Cape Cod Bracelet?

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    A cape cod armlet is a piece of jewelry made of either silver or gold held tightly by a screwball. Its appearance does not scream Cape Cod, but it serves as an iconic indication for those who have memories in the town. It can signify the wearer’s childhood days or even his or her married life. Indeed, every armlet has a significant meaning.

    Who Invented This Jewelry?

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    The late artist and retired teacher, John Carey, created this chic accessory over 40 years ago. They built a small shop within 100 feet away from Carey’s residence. Their aim was to sell his and his wife’s creations so that they could still earn a living after their retirement. But they did not expect the seismic shift that awaited them.

    How Did It Become So Popular with Bracelet Lovers?

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    Some people believe that the trinket’s popularity began when the actress and Dennis-Yarmouth High School alumnus, Amy Jo Johnson, wore it on her 90s TV show, Felicity. Johnson confirms that she wore the jewelry for two straight years and never removed it.

    Thus, the fans of the show and the actress wanted to get cape cod bracelets. They went to Carey’s store, Eden Hand Arts, and bought this wristlet.

    According to John's wife, Eve, this was the start when all the problems occurred, businesswise and town-wise. They could not keep up with the demands they were getting. Furthermore, it caused traffic issues in their place. Their neighbors became restless, which is why Dennis Police Department assigned cops to their street but did not succeed to control traffic.

    The jewel was a local hit, and for the first decade, John Carey made each wristlet himself. However, the craze spread out all over Dennis and soon enough, all over the world.

    Despite the number of years gone by, the bracelet is still popular. It appeared on TV again when the Bachelorette contestant, Chris Lambton, gave it to Ali Fedotowsky when she visited his hometown, Dennis.

    The store is still as crowded as before, but you need to book a reservation before going to the shop. This way, their neighbors will not be disturbed despite the number of customers visiting the store and buying cape cod bracelets.

  • How to Make a 550 Cord Bracelet

    A paracord wristband, otherwise known as a survival or 550 cord bracelet, is one of the must-have tools in your backpack or safety kit when going on an adventure. This piece is not just a mere fashion accessory because it has multiple purposes. It usually has a buckle, but you can also make it without one.

    This post will teach you how to create a paracord wristband without a clasp.

    Steps to Follow When Making a Survival Bracelet

    Step 1: Gathering Supplies

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    You need to get the following materials before starting this project:

    • Scissors
    • Carabineer
    • Lighter
    • Paracord (approximately 10 inches, depending on your wrist size)

    Step 2: Starting the Wristband

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    Find the center of the survival cord, then coil the looped end into a small carabineer. Wrap it around your wrist to find out its circumference and make sure it fits comfortably.

    Step 3: Making Knots

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    Start doing the classic cobra knot technique. The right cord should go behind the middle coil and in front of the left string. The left paracord, on the other hand, should go into the small loop the right cord created. Tighten the knot securely and repeat the process but in a reverse way. Secure the nub and flip the band over.

    Step 4: Creating the Pattern

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    Start creating the cobra weave pattern by repeating the process mentioned above until you reach the other end of the bracelet. Ensure the middle coil is turned sideways towards the end of the wristband. That way, you can braid the design without twisting the cord.

    Remove the carabineer and insert the right string into the small loop, then pull it tight. Turn the bracelet and repeat the process on the other side. Doing this completes the one end of the wristband without the bulky knots.

    Step 5: Finishing the Bracelet

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    Remove the small carabineer and string the two cords into their opposite coils. Make a knot on the cord tips at a size that allows you to slip your hand into the hole. Trim off extra strings and burn the ends.

    You now have your finished 550 cord bracelet! Slip it on your wrist, slide and tie the cord, and wear it with pride.

  • How to Make a Parachute Cord Bracelet

    We have already discussed the two common patterns of a parachute cord bracelet, which are the cobra weave and the fishtail braid techniques. This time, we will be focusing on another design: the thin line survival wristband.

    The thin line paracord bracelet is popular with firemen, police, and EMTs. This design adds style to their look and can indicate the team’s effort. They also have stainless buckles, which add to the wristband’s appeal.

    How the Bracelet Is Made

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    The thin line paracord wristband is created using the cobra weave technique and uses two colors. You need to weave the cord from top to bottom until you use the last strand of the royal blue cord. You can also create this pattern with or without a buckle, depending on your choice.

    Steps for Making a Thin Line Paracord Bracelet

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    Now that you know how the wristband looks like, you are ready to make this multipurpose accessory.

    To start off, you need to cut a ten-inch piece of cord and burn one tip of the paracord to prevent it from fraying. Coil the string into the buckle or shackle and tie a knot to secure it. Start braiding the pattern until you reach the other end. Burn the tips of the cord and press them together to stick them in place.

    Voila! You are ready to rock your new bracelet. What are you waiting for? Give it a try and wear your new wristband with pride.

  • How to Make a Rope Bracelet

    We often use ropes for climbing and binding things up, but did you know that you can use it for making wristbands? In this blog, you will learn how to make a rope bracelet inspired by Miansai’s rope wristband collection.  With a few colorful ropes and an S-hook, you can create a simple yet chic rope band. But be warned: this DIY handcraft can be addictive!

    Materials:

    You will need the following supplies for this project:

    • Pliers
    • Seven to Eight-Inch Brass S-Hook
    • Lighter
    • Utility Rope (approximately two feet)

    Step-by-Step Instructions

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    Cut the cord at your desired length and burn the tips with lighter to seal them. Doing so will prevent the ends of the rope from fraying.

    Press one side of the S-hook until it closes with flat nose pliers. Repeat the process on the other side but leave some space for the rope to loop through. String the six-inch cord into the closed side of the hook and fold it in half, creating a zigzag. Bend the remaining inches of the cord on top of the zigzag.

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    Loop the rope around twice to the left coil. Push the end of the cord into the left loop opening. Use your right fingers and push it to the left side until it closes the loop and tightens the knot. Don’t forget to pinch the end of the cord with your other hand while pushing the coil. Test the knot if you can adjust the size of the bracelet by sliding it to the base of the S-hook.

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    Do the same thing on the other side, but this time, loop the cord to the right and push the coil to the same direction.

    Cut and re-burn the ends if needed, and your rope bracelet is complete! You can wrap it around your wrist two to three times and adjust its size. You can also create this accessory with a leather cord. Have fun in making this wristband!

  • What Is a Survival Bracelet?

    A survival bracelet, popularly known as a paracord wristband, is a woven accessory made of paracord. This bangle is more than a fashion item because it is considered a survival tool; hence, the name. The cord has seven inner strings on each thread with three inner strands of their own, giving you enough amount of cords to be used.

    Anyone who loves camping or going on an adventure is wearing this band. It is extremely handy and durable, which is why many people use this tool in survival situations. But there are other uses of this multipurpose wristband, and these are:

    Ideal for Making Handcrafted Projects

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    Paracord is durable and has a variety of colors. That is why some manufacturers use this material for making bags and accessories. Thus, you are guaranteed that your items will last long.

    Can Help an Injured Person or Victim

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    You can use the wristband as a first-aid kit when finding a professional medication is not an option. You can use it as a sling or even create a makeshift splint out of the paracord bracelet. Therefore, the risk of worsening the patient’s condition will be reduced.

    For these reasons, paracord bracelets are tremendous emergency tools and stylish at the same time.

  • How to Use Survival Bracelet

    Name one survival item with more than one purpose. We bet the first objects that popped in your mind were duct tape, survival knife, multi-tool, or survival hatchel, and you could be right. However, a survival bracelet also belongs in this category.

    Survival wristbands, otherwise known as paracord armlets, are one of those items that come with many purposes. You can use this material in making bags, wallets, and of course, bracelets. You can also use it for hanging tire swings, as an alternative belt and bootlace, and more.

    But the primary purpose of this material is for survival situations; hence, the name survival bracelet. This post will cover the emergency uses of this material.

    Use as Sutures

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    Becoming wounded in the wild can pose a potentially life-threatening risk. Injuries like deep lacerations and open deep wounds do not have fast and simple solutions.

    However, you need to be creative to survive, especially when there are no medics around. You need to stitch your wounds up yourself if you do not want to get your lesions infected.

    You may have brought your suture kit in your backpack, but if you forgot to pack it, you could use the inner threads of the paracord bracelet as sutures. Do this to yourself unless you have a background in advanced medical care.

    Use as a Temporary Stretcher

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    You can also use the paracord wristband as a temporary stretcher aside from using it as sutures. You have to do this because leaving an injured person is not an option. If you do, the risk of heat fatigue, hypothermia, dehydration, or animal attack increases.

    These symptoms will result in poor decisions and delusions. Instead of leaving the group, you can create a makeshift stretcher with your survival wristband and carry the patient while he is lying on it.

    Use as a Rescue Line When Somebody Is Drowning

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    Time is of the essence when someone drowns in the water or quicksand. A water rescue may be needed while walking on thin ice, fishing, or crossing a river. It is also necessary when quicksand is untraceable until it is too late.

    If this happens, you can use your paracord bracelet as a rescue line. It will keep you away from danger and empower you to pull the victim out of the quicksand or water.

    These are simple ways to use your survival bracelet in emergency situations. So whenever you are planning on camping or going on a quest, don’t forget to bring this accessory with you. It is better to expect the worst thing that could happen to prepare yourself for these scenarios.

  • What Are the Uses of Survivor Bracelets

    Jewelry pieces like bracelets were invented to improve the appearance of the wearer. But everything changed when the survivor bracelets came into the picture. It is the only wearable accessory that has many purposes, from handcrafting projects to emergency situations.

    This post will tell you about the different uses of survivor – more popularly known as paracord – wristbands.

    Practical Ways to Use Survival Bracelets

    We often have this bangle on our wrists or in our camping bags every time we go on an adventure. However, these wristbands are more than just survival kits since you can virtually use them in our daily lives. Listed below are the purposes of survival bracelets in our day-to-day activities:

    Use as a Tire Swing

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    Some households have swings in their yard, especially if they have kids. Unfortunately, not only do the children sit on them but also adults. That is why the swing strings are prone to breakage.

    If this happens, you can use your survivor bracelets in exchange for the broken straps.  All you have to do is unravel the wristband, cut it to your desired length, and attach it to both sides of the swing. Paint the swing or use colorful paracords to attract the kids to sit on it.

    Use as a Lock for Your Backpacks and Coolers

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    We bring many things when we go camping or do any outdoor activities, which include our clothes, tents, food, and drinks. However, your backpack and cooler can attract pesky animals in the woods, leaving you nothing.

    If you want to keep your stuff safe while camping, why not use your paracord bracelet? The shackle of your wristband can pin the zipper of your bag or lock the lid of your cooler, giving you peace-of-mind even if you leave them unattended.

    Use as a Sled Rope during the Winter

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    Some people like the winter while others don’t. Regardless of your opinion regarding this season, you can turn your boring, winter day into an exciting one by riding on a sled. But you can still make it more fun by using your survival bracelet as a sled rope. It is the simplest way to give your winter ride some flare. Furthermore, this material is much safer to use than ropes because of its superior strength.

    These are some practical ways to use survivor bracelets. It is all up to you how you want to use it.

  • How to Make a Survivor Bracelet

    Survivor bracelets, otherwise known as paracord and 550 cord wristbands, have become popular for many years due to several good reasons. For one, these bands are handy. You can wear it around your wrist or keep it in your safety kits. Secondly, they are extremely durable. It takes much effort to damage this tool, which is why many accessories, including bracelets, are made of this material.

    There are several ways to make a survivor bracelet. One of these methods is the cobra weave technique, which we discussed in our previous post. This time, we will teach you another pattern you can try: the fishtail survival wristband.

    So, grab your materials, and let’s get started!

    What You Will Need for This Project

    • Tape Measure/Ruler
    • Lighter
    • Side Release Buckle
    • Paracord (12 feet)
    • Scissors
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    Steps to Follow When Making a Paracord Wristband

    Here’s what you need to do when creating a survivor bracelet:

    Step 1: Get 12 feet of paracord to produce a 9.5-inch wristband.

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    Step 2: Melt the two ends of the cord with a lighter to seal them. Otherwise, you will be dealing with frayed tips as you weave the pattern. Use clips or the bottom part of the lighter and press the ends after sealing them.

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    Step 3: Get the side buckle and string the paracord through both tips. Try to keep the cord straight while threading the buckle. It tends to twist as you thread the wristband and tie knots. Thus, you need to use your hand to uncurl the paracord and try to correct it.

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    Step 4: Make a knot at one end of the buckle, and then start tying the second nub when you are done with the first one. String the knotted ends into the tip of the first buckle. It will give you two parallel cords between the two buckles. Repeat the process and create two more parallel cords to have a total of six paracords between the buckles: two pairs above and one pair below. Once you loop all the paracord strings into the ends of the buckles, you are ready to weave the cord.

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    Step 5: Before starting the braiding process, make sure the free cords are over the buckle. Otherwise, you need to turn the buckle ends to move the paracords to the top. Start weaving the string from top to bottom.

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    Step 6: Get the right-hand string and loop it between each of three parallel paracords. Pull the free cord to the left and adjust any twists with your other hand. Pull it hard to secure the intersection, and then take the left-hand string and repeat the process. Loop the cord into the center of the vertical ropes and pull it to the right, then tighten the intersection.

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    Step 7: Keep going until you reach the other side of the bracelet. When you are at the end of the survivor bracelet, pull the two cords into the last horizontal knot after making the first paracord attachment. Doing so will secure the weave and prevent the wristband from unraveling itself. Use a clipper to pull the cords, cut the ends of the tight knots, and burn the tips to seal them.

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    Your survivor bracelet is complete! Keep practicing until you can make the pattern perfect. You can also try other designs when you know how to tie knots and make different weaving techniques.

  • How to Make a Leather Cord Bracelet

    The leather cord bracelet is popular with both girls and boys. It is comfortable to wear, and the design can be adjusted by adding a chain to one of the tips of the bracelet. You can also put a pendant or a charm or leave it as it is.

    This post will teach you how to create a simple knotted leather cord bracelet. So, prepare your materials and let’s get started!

    Supplies Needed for Making a Leather Cord Bracelet

    • Ceramic Rose Garden Bundle
    • Ebony Wood Freeform Square (8-12 mm.)
    • Metallic Round Leather Cord (2 mm.)
    • Faceted Barrel (7x8 mm.)
    • Gunmetal Twisted Spacer (2x10 mm.)

    Step-by-Step Instructions

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    Step 1: Start by measuring the cord and picking your beads. Cut at least 40 inches of leather since you will have to make knots and a loop with it. The knots can take up four inches of the leather whereas the loop can consume eight inches of the cord. The remaining length will be used for your wrist.

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    Step 2: Attach the button to the leather loop, as this will serve as the clasp for your bracelet. Thread the button onto the loop end, and then tie an overhand knot to secure the button. Be sure to pull the nub down to your chosen spot to tighten the bond. Do not pull the ends when tightening the knot, as it can snap the leather.

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    Step 3: Thread the beads you have picked. If you see some “tough cookies,” it could be the outcome of the bead’s shack, narrowing at one end or another. This scenario can make the project a bit challenging, but you can still remove those “tough cookies.” Carefully pull down the bead to prevent the bead’s hole from tapering the cord.

    Cut the tip of the cord diagonally so that it can serve as the needle’s point while threading. Make an overhand knot after each bead to keep them in place and show off the leather you are using.

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    Step 4: Tie the loop ends together to close the bracelet. Wear it around your wrist to check if it fits comfortably, and then tie an overhand knot to make a loop lock.

    Check if the looped end fits the clasp button before fully securing the knot. Otherwise, it would be hard for you to close the bangle, which could lead to losing your bracelet. Cut off the ends if you are happy with the design or do not cut it if you want to add some embellishments.

    If so, bring the extra cord to the end of the loop and tie a piece of silk ribbon with an overhand knot. Give it an extra “oomph” by putting gunmetal and silver pieces in the loop. Take another spiral spacer, place it at the loop end, and then tie it with an overhand knot.

    Don’t forget to apply some adhesive to each knot to extend its lifetime and to give you peace-of-mind.

    Your new bangle is finished! Wear your handmade leather cord bracelet with pride or give it as a gift to your friends and family who love bangles and bracelets.

  • How to Make a Leather Wrapped Bracelet

    Need a last-minute present for your loved one? Why not create a leather wrapped bracelet? This accessory is easy to make that even a novice crafter can produce this jewel.

    But before you start this project, you need to prepare your materials. Listed below are the supplies required for making this bangle:

    • 24 to 52 inches of round leather cord
    • One to two cards of silk beading cord with a size-two needle attached to the cord
    • Twisted-wire beading needle
    • One to two pieces of 16-inch strands
    • Four to six millimeters of large-hole beads
    • Diagonal wire cutters
    • 15 to 30 mm. button with shank
    • GS hypo cement

    Now that you have the materials with you, you are ready to start making the bracelet.

    How to Create a Leather Wrapped Bangle

    1. Cut a 24-inch piece of leather and put the button in the center of the cord. Make an overhand knot beside the button with both ends.

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    2. Thread the twisted-wire beading needle at the end of the silk strap without the attached needle. Put a bead in the middle of the silk cord and move the threaded bead in the center of the leather straps near the button. Take both sides of the silk cord around the leather and up to the middle. Thread each tip of the silk cord into the bead in opposite directions to anchor the bead.

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    3. Wrap the ends of the silk cord around the leather and bring them through the center again. Thread the silk cord in reverse directions into the next bead. Pull the tips of the silk cord to secure it.

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    4. Keep threading until you reach within three inches of your desired length. Thread the silk cord into the last bead and make two to three surgeon’s knots to anchor the bead. Apply glue to the nubs and cut off the extra silk cord.

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    5. Make an overhand knot beside the last bead using the tips of the leather cord. Tie another nub to make a loop for the button, and then cut the excess leather. Voila! Your accessory is complete.

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    Making a leather wrapped bracelet is simple, so why not get your hands busy and give this DIY project a try?

  • How to Make a Wire Wrapped Bracelet

    Wire bangles are in-demand, and you can make a personalized style by adding beads or gemstones to them. This tutorial will teach you how to create a classy wire wrapped bracelet.

    For this project, you will need the following materials:

    • Round nose pliers
    • 15 spacer beads or crimp covers
    • Wire cutting pliers
    • 14 pieces of 8 mm. round gemstones
    • Toggle Clasp
    • One meter of wire

    Step-by-Step Instructions

    Step 1

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    Get the wire and thread the gemstone on it. Add a spacer bead and keep threading alternate beads until you reach your desired length.

    Add a few centimeters for the toggle clasp. Leave an inch of wire at one end and create a loop beside the first gemstone. Bend the wire at the other end of the armlet to prevent the stones from sliding.

    Step 2

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    Connect the toggle clasp loop by edging through the small ring end onto the loop. Secure the clasp by wrapping the wire tip around the loop. Trim off any excess wire with wire cutting pliers.

    Step 3

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    Make a loop near the bead at the other end of the wire. Attach the T-bar onto the loop and secure the bar by wrapping the end of the wire around the loop. Leave some space on the wire, as this will be used to cover the bracelet.

    Step 4

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    Wrap each spacer bead and gemstone with the excess wire. Make a half wrap around all gemstones and tighten it at the end of the bracelet by wrapping the spacer bead twice. Cut off the excess wire, and your bracelet is complete.

    Creating a wire wrapped bangle is simple and less time-consuming. Make this accessory to add spice to your jewelry collection or give it to your beloved friend on a special occasion.

  • How to Make a Triple Wrapped Bracelet

    There are various types of jewel accessories on the market, and one of those trinkets is a wrapped bracelet. It looks like a bangle but is more comfortable to wear. Additionally, you can wear it in different ways because of its length. You can wear it as an anklet or as a necklace aside from its primary purpose.

    Unfortunately, wrapped armlets are a bit expensive, but you do not have to spend much money. A couple of bucks is enough to have this bracelet. All you need to do is learn how to make a wrapped accessory, particularly a triple wrapped bracelet.

    Steps to Follow When Making a Triple Wrapped Armlet

    Here’s what you need to do when creating a triple wrapped bracelet:

    1. Preparing the Materials

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    To start off, you need to get the following supplies:

    • Beads – Use 4 mm. of glass beads. You can get it from the craft stores near you. These shops offer different kinds of beads. Buy beads that suit your taste and match the color of the cord.
    • Leather Cord – You need to specify how many times you will wrap the bracelet around your wrist when getting a leather cord. Measure the length, double its size, and add four inches for the loops. Because we are going to make a triple wrapped bracelet, you will need 54 inches of cord.
    • Nylon thread
    • Button – Get a button with loops at the back, as they work best for this project.
    • Beading Needle – You can use a separated or traditional eye style, depending on the size of the beads and the width of the thread.

    2. Getting Started

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    Cut the cord and fold it in half with a button edged through the middle point.

    You are now ready to put on some beads. Make an eight (8) figure on both sides of the cord and beads. Start inserting a bead a few millimeters away from the button to reduce friction. Wrap the nylon thread several times to secure the first bead.

    Make a knot and then start moving on to the next step. You can remove the loose string when you are almost finished with the bracelet.

    3. Doing the Basic Stitch

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    This part may seem tricky, but you can finish it quickly. To do this task, you need to add a bead, wrap one part of the cord, return through the same bead, and wrap the other side of the cord. Repeat this process until you reach your desired length.

    4. Finishing the Bracelet

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    Run the string through the last bead a few times once you reach your chosen measurement, and then tie it. Run any loose pieces onto some beads to clean them up. Apply clear nail polish to the knots to add shine, but this is optional.

    Tie your cord and add some settings for flexibility. It would be useful if you want to wear it as an anklet or as a necklace, and the sizing requires more space for comfort. Make an opening between the knots a bit bigger than the size of the button so that it fits and is not hard to open and close.

    There you have it! Wear your DIY triple wrapped bracelet and let everyone admire your creation.

  • How to Make Charm Bracelets with Beads

    Some people keep their charm bracelets in their jewelry boxes because they believe that this armlet is only for children. However, charm wristlets are timeless and classic. It can tell a story, starting with your childhood memories until you reach what you have become now. For this reason, many designers offer this timeless jewel that brings back memories.

    Unfortunately, buying a charm wristlet can be expensive, which is why we are here to give you tips on how to make charm bracelets with beads.

    Here are the things you should do when making a beaded charm jewel:

    1. Prepare the materials.

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    You will need beads, charms, an elastic cord, a ruler, and scissors.

    2. Choose the colors of the beads for your charm bracelet.

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    3. Cut the elastic band longer than your wrist size.

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    You need to do this because once you start putting the beads, it will shorten the elastic’s measurement.

    4. Make a knot at one end of the band.

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    Doing so will stop the beads from sliding off of the bracelet.

    3. Create a pattern with beads and charms.

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    Do any design you want and let your creative juices flow.

    4. Loop the charms and beads into the elastic until you reach your desired number.

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    Continue adding until you reach your desired number of beads and charms.

    5. Give some space on the bracelet at the opposite side.

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    This way, you can tie both ends together.

    6. Tie both ends of the band.

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    Secure a knot and trim off excessive strings.

    These are the steps for making beaded charm bracelets. Follow this instruction, and you will have a grand beaded wristband in no time.

  • Types of Charm Bracelets

    Charm bracelets have been around since ancient years. Our ancestors wore these accessories as an amulet, but nowadays, they imply beauty.

    There are four types of charm bracelets, namely Italian charm bangles, traditional charm armlets, European charm wristlets, and leather charm trinkets. Let’s define each type one-by-one:

    Italian Charm Bracelets

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    This type of bangle has interlocking charms to form an armlet. These ornaments can be switched to suit the style of the wearer. They are becoming a popular choice of many wearers, despite being a new accessory in the jewelry market.

    Italian charm trinkets can be made from a range of materials, from elastic bands to stainless steel and gold.

    Traditional Charm Bracelets

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    This type is secured in a chain link – although the dangling wristlets are still available on the market. Traditional charm trinkets are made from metals such as gold, sterling silver, copper, and bronze, as well as calfskin. The ornaments attached to the bangle can be anything. It can be a religious icon, an animal, or any theme you prefer that defines your style.

    European Charm Bracelets

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    These armlets are like Italian charm bangles. The only difference lies in the shape of the pieces. European charms are rounded pieces whereas Italian trinkets are rectangular.

    A European charm armlet uses a thin chain material where the trinkets are added. People wear it for an elegant look and because of the less jangly sound.

    Glass, enamel, and gemstones are the widely used materials for making this accessory. Like traditional charm bracelets, the pieces attached to the chain can be formed in a variety of shapes, from heart-shaped pendants to animal figures. You can also change the ornaments to match your outfit and the occasion.

    Leather Charm Bracelets

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    This is the latest type of charm bangles and has a different look compared to other charm wristlets. This armlet uses a piece of leather as the bracelet’s base instead of a metal chain.

    Leather charm armlets give a rebel stylish look because of its appearance. Furthermore, you can wear this accessory as an inspiration. All you have to do is attach the engraved plate to the leather band through threading. Lastly, leather charm accessories are ideal for stacking purposes, making them easier to keep in the jewelry box.

    These are the types of charm bracelets. You can buy these accessories from stores or create them by yourself. Either way, these bangles will enhance your look and attract attention from their admirers.

  • How to Make Charm Bracelets

    Making charm bracelets is one of the DIY jewelry basics. With just a few practices, you can create stunning jewelry charms in no time. You can even make these armlets with your friends and give your creations to them as a gift.

    Back in the day, charm jewelry was not worn as a piece of accessory. Ancient people wore charms for talisman purposes. Nowadays, however, people wear it to enhance their look.

    So, how do you make charm bracelets? We will give you tips on how to create this stunning accessory.

    Step 1: Preparing the Supplies

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    Get your materials ready. For this project, you will need a chain, beads or any charms that you can use to decorate your wristlet with, jump rings, lobster claws, and needle nose and split ring pliers.

    *Note: Make sure the chain is long enough to fit around your wrist. As for the beads and charms, you can use small keychains, broken necklaces, or any small trinkets with a hoop.

    Step 2: Attaching the Clasps onto the Bracelet

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    Open the split loop with split ring pliers and move the chain end onto it. Open the split ring again, and then insert the lobster clasp onto the hook.

    Step 3: Inserting the Charm into the Jump Ring

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    Open the ring with your needle nose pliers and tweezers. Open the ring crookedly, not pry it apart. That way, the jump ring keeps its shape even when you open it with pliers and tweezers. Insert the charm and don’t let it go until you secure the trinket.

    Step 4: Lay the Bracelet on Flat Surface

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    Arrange the trinkets next to the chain and lay them on a solid surface. That way, you can see how the bracelet will look after you put on the charms.

    Step 5: Attaching the Ornament to the Bracelet

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    Once all the charms are inserted into the jump rings, and the chain is laid on a flat surface, you are now ready to decorate the chain. Open the jump ring and hook it to the hoop of the armlet. Close the jump ring to make sure the charm does not fall. Also, ensure the trinkets are facing in the right way.

    Press the ends of the ring together to close it. Do the same thing with other charms until all of them are hooked into the chain.

    Your new bracelet is complete!

    We hope you find this tutorial blog useful. You can look for other tips for making DIY charm bracelets and other wristbands by visiting our website.

  • How to Make a String Beaded Bracelet

    We have already discussed various types of string wristbands and patterns, but this time, we will focus on one design – the string beaded bracelet. It is a stylish piece of jewelry that matches any casual style. Furthermore, it is easy to do. All you have to do is weave the beads through the trinket. Once finished, you can add it to your handcrafted jewelry collection or give it to your beloved friend as a gift.

    So, how do you make a string breaded bracelet?

    Part 1: Prepare Your Materials

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    1. Buy high-quality cotton thread. Visit a craft store near you and get a string. The shop will likely offer you a variety of threads to choose from, from its thickness to its color. Choose a premium cotton fiber, as it will serve as the bracelet’s base.

    2. Choose porcelain beads or metal to decorate your armlet. Buy dozens of beads for your trinket. This amount is more than enough for your string.

    3. Get a few buttons. You will need at least two buttons because you will have to thread one tip of the wristband and hook it through the hole to tighten the bracelet. Make sure the buttons match the color of your beads and string.

    Part 2: Trim and Braid the Thread

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    1. Cut the string into two four-inch pieces. Make sure the threads are of the same length because you will be tying them together.

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    2. Hold one end of the string and fold it in half. Create enough space towards the end of the thread when folding the tip because you will be creating a loop.

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    3. Hold the end of the string and make a double knot to create a ring on the other tip.

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    • Trim off the excess thread after making the loop.
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    4. Start weaving the pattern just below the tied knot. The braid should be at least half an inch.

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    5. Thread the first bead onto the first string. Loop it through the first weave.

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    • Add another bead and loop the thread onto itself.
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    • Continue putting beads until you have filled up all the remaining loops.
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      6. Keep adding beads until half of the trinket is left. Weave the remaining part once you fill the braids with beads.

      Part 3: Finish the Wristband

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      1. Weave the remaining parts and tie a knot at the tip of the armlet. Be sure to leave some strings so that you can still add the button to the tip of the accessory.

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      2. Loop the thread through the button hole and make a knot. Use a needle to thread the string into the button slot to secure it in place.

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      • Make a knot at the end of the thread to secure the button. Loop the string through the button, and then tie the strings together at the bottom of the button.

      Voila! Your bracelet is complete. Wear your handmade string beaded bracelet with pride and match it with your outfit to enhance your look.

    • Types of String Bracelets

      The 90s trends are making a comeback, and so are the friendship bracelets. It is one of the handcrafted accessories that make every girl’s childhood days memorable.

      Friendship wristbands come in different forms, but the most popular DIY band is the string bracelet. This bangle has assorted colors and allows the crafter to do her thing, making it popular with kids. They are also made of various kinds of threads, making each pattern unique.

      This post will give you the most popular string bracelets you can make.

      Embroidery Thread Wristband

      This type of handcrafted bangle is the widely used technique when making string bracelets. It involves knotting and braiding patterns to make this DIY band. Additionally, the embroidery thread is affordable and has a variety of colors to choose from, allowing you to make different patterns. Examples of embroidery floss armlets are as follows:

      Finger-Knitted Bangle – It is called a “finger-knitted” wristband because it seems like the threads have been woven when in fact it does not use any sort of needles to create this pattern.

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      Kumihimo Wristband – This type is a Japanese-inspired handcrafted accessory. The term, Kumihimo, refers to a braiding technique with striking designs. It uses a disk where you can form your desired pattern.

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      String Bracelets with Beads

      You can also add beads to your string wristbands to spice up your jewelry collection. Here are a few string beaded bracelet ideas:

      Fun Fringe Wristlet – Having a boho-chic vibe does not only show in the outfits you wear. You can also put on some accessories like this bangle and let your gypsy side of you come out.

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      Beaded Bracelet – This beaded armlet is the simplest pattern to make. Insert strings into the holes of the beads, and you will have a nice-looking wrist accessory.

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      Macramé Bracelets

      We often use the macramé to hang plants, but did you know that you could also use it to make string bracelets? Here are a few examples of macramé wristbands:

      Spiral Macramé Bracelet – This type looks tricky to make because of its appearance, but it is one of those handcrafted wristbands that anyone can create. You can make the spiral pattern throughout the band or a portion of it.

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      Beaded Macramé Bangle – You can also add beads to your macramé wristband. Combine colorful beads with macramé knots, and you will have a stunning bracelet!

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      Rope Bracelets

      Girls and guys alike make and wear these wristbands. The vibrant colors and robust quality of the rope make it an excellent choice in making exceptional armlets. Listed below are examples of rope bangles:

      Utility Rope Bracelet – As the name suggests, this wristlet looks like a cord but in a colorful way. Use a nylon utility cord to make a sporty but charming wristband.

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      Heart Knot Wristband – This pattern is commonly used for leather lacing, but it also looks good on other sturdy cords. Make a bracelet using this design and give it to your loved one to express your love for him or her.

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      These are just a few examples of string bracelets. Try to create one of these patterns and wear the bangle with pride!

    • How to Make String Bracelets

      If you are a kind of person who prefers affordable yet unique jewelry, then the idea of making DIY accessories appeals to you. There are many string bracelets that you can create and wear with your outfit. These DIY wristbands allow you to use your creativity because you are the one to choose and do the pattern. Furthermore, you can take this opportunity to bond not only with your friends but also with your kids.

      In this post, we will teach you how to create one of the simplest forms of string bracelets – the spiral string bangle. This design is perfect for beginners, as it only takes less than an hour to finish this project. So, sit back, relax, and get your materials ready!

      What Materials Do You Need?

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      Most string bracelets use embroidery floss, and this is no exception. When making this pattern, you must use at least four strands of floss regardless of the number of colors you choose. Otherwise, your wristband will look thin, and the design will not appear beautifully.

      In this tutorial, we will use two colors. Get the first string and cut it at least three feet or so, depending on your desired length. You need to have a long piece because making knots takes much of its size.

      You also need a sticky tape or a pin and a pair of scissors in addition to colorful strings.

      How Do You Start Creating the Bracelet?

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      Here is what you need to do when making a spiral string wristband:

      Start by tying the strings together at one end. Tape it to a solid surface like a table or a desk or any room where you can do this project. Alternatively, you can use a pin to keep the threads steady as you work on them. Tie the strands to the pin and attach it to a cushion for stability.

      Choose a string and separate it from others. Cross the selected thread on top of the others to create a number four outline.

      Take the loose tip below the other threads and insert it into the loop. Secure the knot by holding and extending the remaining strings. Repeat the process until you are ready to switch colors. Also, make sure the nubs are close to each other.

      How Do You Switch Colors?

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      When you are done making knots on your first strand, it is time to switch colors. Move the knotted string and put it with other threads. Select a new strand, separate it from others, and make new knots with it. Keep tying nubs and switching colors until you are happy with the bracelet’s length.  Tie the other end, cut the excess strand, and you are good to go.

      There you have it! You are ready to wear your creation with pride. You can wear this wristlet as it is or put a little something to it to give your handcrafted accessory some flare.

      Check out our website for more DIY string bracelets and ideas or buy ready-to-wear bracelets from our online store.

    • How to Use a Paracord Bracelet

      How to Use a Paracord Bracelet

      Paracord wristbands may not be as popular as it was, but you can still see them around you. You can find people wearing a paracord bracelet on a trail or buying them in stores near you.

      Paracord armlets look cool, which is why many people wear it as a fashion accessory. However, it is more than just a wristband because you can use it for several tasks that you cannot imagine a simple bracelet can do.

      How to Get a Paracord Wristlet

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      There are two ways to get this exceptional bracelet. You can buy a readymade survival wristband or make it your own.

      Some people choose to buy a ready-to-wear band because they no longer need to spend time on making this wristlet. Additionally, they have several patterns and colors they can choose. All they have to do is pick an accessory that fits their style and their wrist.

      Meanwhile, other people choose to make a parachute cord bracelet on their own for several reasons. For one, handcrafted wristbands are cheaper than readymade ones. Secondly, they have the freedom to customize the color and pattern of their armlet. Lastly, creating a paracord band is an excellent opportunity to bond with your family and friends.

      But it does not matter whether you want to do it yourself or buy the bracelet from stores because it still provides the same uses and benefits. Your choice of how you want to get this accessory lies in you.

      Different Ways to Use the Paracord Wristlet

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      Many people are content wearing this wristband, but it has several uses. Every inch of a string in this bracelet corresponds to a foot of paracord. Therefore, if you have an eight-inch paracord bracelet when you unravel it, you will get around eight feet of the cord.

      Don’t be afraid to undo the wristband, as it is its primary purpose. Additionally, braiding the cords back together is easy.

      Paracord armlets offer many practical uses. Listed below are the purposes of this bangle:

      • As an alternative bootlace or belt – Paracord can be a temporary substitute for shoelaces or belts, should you lose some weight or break the lace.
      • Setting up the tent – The survival bracelet can help you set up your tent. You can use it as a guyline to add sustenance to a made-up shelter. You can also use it as a ridgeline for your tarpaulin tent.
      • For gear repair and upkeep – You can use the inner cord strings for protecting your equipment.
      • As alternative cordage – Run out of cables? Unravel your paracord wristband and use it for tying your stuff onto your bike or your car.

      So, there you have it! Make sure to have a paracord bracelet so that you can use it in emergency and survival situations.

    • How to Make a Paracord Bracelet

      Paracord is one of the must-have tools when going on a quest. It has a range of uses for both daily and wilderness situations.

      Handcrafted survival wristbands are excellent gifts for loved ones who enjoy outdoor activities. Not only is it useful for them, but you can also customize the bracelet’s look.

      This tutorial will teach you how to make a paracord bracelet using the cobra weave technique. Once you know the basics, you can decorate your wristband and give it to your adventurous friends and family members.

      Materials

      • Tape Measure or Ruler
      • Side Release Buckle
      • Scissors
      • 10 ft. of paracord
      • Lighter
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      Directions for Creating a Paracord Wristband

      First Step: Cut the ten-foot paracord to your chosen length and seal the tips with a lighter. You do not want to deal with an exposed tip while making this band.

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      Measure the size of your wrist by wrapping the strap around it.

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      Place the paracord next to the tape measure or ruler to find out how long the wristband should be.

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      Second Step: Attach the male buckle to the string. Fold the cord in half and pull the tips into the bottom hole of the clasp. 

      Pull the ends into the loop made by your paracord string.

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      Keep pulling until you secure the cord around the buckle.

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      Third Step: Work on the other end of the clasp. Pull the cord through the buckle slot. Lay it beside the measuring tool and slide the buckle sideways until you are happy with its length. Be sure to include the male and female buckles when measuring the bracelet.

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      Fourth Step: Start making a knot from the clasp you just threaded. Get the left string and pull it beneath the middle straps and onto the right cord.

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      Pull the right string onto the center cords.

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      Pull the same string onto, underneath, and into the left piece.

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      Pull both sides outward to secure the knot.

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      Fifth Step: Keep going until you reach the other end. You can tell if you forgot to alternate the strands because the bracelet will rotate. If so, undo the previous knot and continue.

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      Sixth Step: Cut the ends of the excess cord to around half an inch or so when you complete the pattern. Burn the tips and press them to the cord to stick both ends in place. Use the bottom part of the lighter when pressing the edges to prevent blisters.

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      Your paracord bracelet is now complete! Wear this wristband or give it to your family and friends. Having this valuable bracelet will help your loved ones immensely whenever they get stuck in emergency and survival situations.

    • What Are the Uses of Paracord Bracelets

      Paracord has become a valuable tool in the prepping community for a good reason. This robust material offers several tasks that you cannot imagine. The increase in demand and the manufacturers’ creativity have made multiple ways for campers to tote and to wear this accessory.

      This post will explain the many uses of paracord bracelets. But first, you need to know what this wristband is.

      Quick Overview of the Paracord Band

      A paracord bracelet, otherwise known as the parachute cord armlets, survival bracelets, and 550 cord wristbands, is a woven band made of paracord. They are used as a survival tool, which is why climbers, hikers, campers, and survivalists wear this accessory on their wrists.

      Paracord wristlets have seven inner strings with three additional strands for each inner cord. That is why this bracelet is useful for many emergency and survival situations.

      Uses of Paracord Bracelets

      The parachute cord wristband offers many uses besides being a wearable accessory. Listed below are the things you can do with this tool:

      1. Can Be Used as a Lashing Material in Creating Splints

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      One of the many uses of this tool is that you can use it as a lashing material. The bracelet is about 15 ft. long when you unravel the cord. This length is more than enough to be used as a lashing material for a splint.

      2. An Efficient Tourniquet to Stop Bleeding

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      Another good thing about paracord bracelets is that you can use it as a tourniquet. This accessory is proven to be effective in stopping the bleeding.

      3. Can be Used as Belts, Shoelaces, and Suspenders

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      Do your shoes have no shoelaces? No problem! You can use the survival wristband as a shoelace. Undo the cord and insert it through the holes of your shoes. Voila! You now have shoelaces for your footwear.

      Additionally, you can use it as belts or suspenders for your oversized pants. Tie it around your waist or attach it to the midriff of your jeans to secure it.

      4. An Excellent Tool for Starting a Fire

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      Paracord bracelets are an excellent replacement for the brow. The paracord strap and the greasy string give more adhesive friction to the drill and help with the operation of the kits.

      Insert the coiled bar with the bracelet’s string through the block of your softwood. This will serve as the bearing wedge for the topmost part of your drill. Meanwhile, the flat surface of the string will make the drill spin faster.

      5. Can Be Used as a Fishing Line

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      Survival bracelets can also be used to catch fish. Attach the paracord strand to the hook and put some bait on it.

      The paracord fishing line is ideal in misty waters and is perfect for catching non-picky eating fishes like catfish.

      6. Can Be Used as an Animal Trap

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      Knowing how to set up a bait can save you from starvation in a survival situation. The paracord bracelet strap can be used as triggers and snare nooses. The inner strings of the cord, on the other hand, can be used for making smaller trap parts. Meanwhile, you can use the shackle as a trigger.

      7. An Excellent Substitute to Tent Lines

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      When you are on a camping trip, but you forgot to bring your tent lines, you can use your paracord bracelets as an alternative tool. The wristband has an ample amount of strings that can be used for tying the tent.

      8. Can Be Used for Making Bows and Arrows

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      Lastly, you can use the paracord bracelet to make bows and arrows. The cords of the survival armlet can be an efficient string for a DIY bow and arrow. With this tool, you can hunt for some food while you are in a survival situation or until you reach your destination.

      A paracord bracelet is one of those overlooked accessories. Save yourself from the pain and wear this accessory, especially when you are going on an adventure.

    • How to Make a Wire Bracelet

      There are many ways to create a wire bracelet, but this tutorial is the simplest and quickest by far. Follow this step-by-step guide, and in less than an hour, you are ready to rock your new custom-made wire armlet.

      Tips for Making a Wire Bracelet

      The first thing you need to do is to prepare the materials. For this project, you need pliers, a 12-gauge copper wire, hammer, anvil, and elbow grease.

      Now that you have everything prepared, you can do the following steps:

      Step 1: Preparing the Wire

      Cut the 12-gauge copper wire at ten inches. However, the copper wire, in this measure, is hard to trim, so you need to anneal it.

      Place the wire on a firebrick and run the torch throughout its length to anneal the cord. Rotate the cable multiple times until it turns red and starts to change its color. Soak it in fresh water the moment you are done with annealing.

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      Step 2: Bending the Wire

      Bend the cord in the middle into a hairpin. Use pliers when doing this task. Beat the crooked side with a hammer to create a beautiful broad outline on the curve.

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      Pull the wire apart sidewise, perpendicular to the curve you made to make a wave shape.

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      Step 3: Sanding

      Annealing and bending the wire with pliers are likely to leave marks on the cable. Thus, you need to sand the cord. Use a good sheet of sandpaper wrapped around the stick and a smooth-edged file to smoothen the surface of the wire.

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      Step 4: Shaping

      Get a round shaft with the same size of your wrist. Wrap the wire around the mandrel to give it a circular shape. Make sure the ends are overlapping each other around an inch.

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      Step 5: Making Clasps

      Use bail making pliers or round-nose pliers for making half-loops on wire tips. Make the loops upright with one another, lining the first tip with the cord and the opposite end off to the other side. Use a hammer to beat the outer ends for a nice flare.

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      Step 6: Finishing the Bracelet

      The armlet is soft in this state because of the beating, sanding, and bending it receives. Thus, you need to solidify it and add a little bit of shine to it. Use a tumbler and put the bracelet in it. Add a bit of Dawn detergent and some steel shots. Once you remove the wristlet from the tumbler, the accessory should be spotless.

      Apply to one or two thin coats of microcrystalline wax to your new bangle to keep it shiny and charming.

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      Voila! Your wire bracelet is finished. It is up to you whether you want to wear this armlet as it is or put some beads to it. Let your creativity flow and enjoy decorating your new accessory.

    • How to Measure Wrist Size for Bracelets

      Bracelets are excellent additions to your jewelry collection. The first armlet was created in 40,000 B.P. Its name derives from a Greek word, brachile, which means “of the arm.”

      Back in the day, prehistoric people used animal teeth, stones, bones, and wood to make this accessory. They also wore bracelets at that time as a class symbol or because of spiritual and religious beliefs.

      One of the prominent armlets in history is the Scarab bracelet, one of the well-known symbols of ancient Egypt. This accessory epitomized restoration and rebirth for the Egyptians.

      The trick of having a perfect armlet is its size, ensuring that it is big enough to dangle nicely over your hand while fit enough for the bracelet not to fall off of your hand.

      Buying an armlet from a jewelry store is easy because you can wear the accessory to check if it fits you. But if you buy it online, it will be much trickier to get the perfect armlet because you cannot try them out. That is why you need to know your wrist size.

      This tutorial will give you tips for measuring your wrist before buying a bracelet.

      How to Determine the Right Size for Bracelets

      1. Prepare the materials needed for measuring your wrist. Get a measuring tape, a strip of paper, or a string to measure your wrist.

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      2. Wrap the measuring tool around your hand above your wrist bone. Measure the part where your wrist meets your hand and add at least half an inch for allowance.

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      3. Mark the point where your measuring tool intersects. Add a quarter of an inch to an inch to the size of your wrist for an easy fit, depending on your preference. Use a measuring tape to get the exact measurement of your wrist.

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      4. If your measuring tool is a string or a strip of paper, place it on a smooth surface and measure the circumference of your wrist from your starting point to the spot where the string or the paper intersects. Add a few inches for allowance.

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      Bracelets do not go out of trend, so ensuring that they fit you is vital.  We hope this guide will help enjoy your wristlet buying experience.

    • How to Make a Chevron Friendship Bracelet

      Most millennial parents have fond memories as a kid. Millennial parents are the last generation to enjoy playing on the street with their playmates and classmates. It is also their generation when most children of their age began to make a chevron friendship bracelet.

      Believe it or not, this DIY accessory is making a comeback. They are still charming and excellent additions to your jewelry collection.

      Nonetheless, some people do not know what it is, and why they are popular. Read this post if you are one of those who have no idea of what a chevron friendship bracelet is. This article will discuss what it is, why people love this accessory, and how to make this bangle.

      What Is a Chevron Bracelet?

      A chevron friendship bracelet is a handcrafted accessory that has been around for years. This bracelet is made of yarn or thread and is usually given to a beloved friend to show how much he or she means to the maker. It is also considered as a lucky charm because it can fulfill your wishes once it wears out or falls off by itself, according to beliefs.

      There are several reasons why kids (and even adults) love creating a chevron friendship bracelet. For one, it allows the children to use their creativity. Kids can make a pattern and a color combination of their choice. They just need to make their imagination run wild.

      Secondly, it can keep your children busy. Most children nowadays have tablets or smartphones where they learn things like alphabets, shapes, numbers, and more. However, studies reveal that exposing your kids to these gadgets may affect their behavior and memory. They have become restless, and they cannot remember the instructions very well.

      Thus, parents try their best to limit their kids’ time to use the gadget. But this also means finding an alternative way to keep them busy.

      The best way to keep your kids distracted without the help of a gadget is by encouraging them to do DIY products, and the best alternative is teaching your broods how to make chevron bracelets. Your children will forget about their gizmos because their hands are too busy creating their wristbands.

      Thirdly, it helps you to save your budget. DIY chevron bangles allow you to save money because you do not need to buy a gift for your friends. Additionally, the materials used for making this accessory are found at home. You just need to be resourceful with the things around you and be creative.

      Lastly, making a chevron bracelet is a great bonding experience for you and your children and even your friends. This is an excellent way to communicate with your pals or bridge the gap between you and your kids.

      How to Make a Chevron Wristband

      Listed below are the steps for making a chevron friendship bracelet:

      Step 1: Getting Ready

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      Prepare all the necessary materials for this project. You need scissors, embroidery floss in different shades, needle, lobster and ring clasps, and embellishments (optional).

      Step 2: Thread Cutting

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      Cut six strings of floss into 70-inch pieces. Thread all the strands into the loop in the circular tip of the round clasp. Tie a knot in the middle of the strings and attach them to the clasp to keep them steady. Tape the clasp to any solid surface and spread out the yarn evenly.

      Step 3: Tying the Knots

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      Start knotting the strings as per the instructions for the chevron wristband. Don’t forget to tie each nub twice to make the bracelet thicker.

      If you do not know how to tie knots for this type of bracelet, you may search for “chevron friendship bracelet” on Google to find out how to do it.

      Step 4: Keep Knotting

      Keep going until you reach your desired length. Make sure the bracelet fits your wrist. Cut a string of yarn and wrap it around your wrist. It will serve as your guide so that you know how long your bangle should be.

      Don’t forget to make an allotment for the clasps when measuring the wrist. Otherwise, the band will not fit correctly.

      Step 5: Attaching the Lobster Clasp

      Insert the lobster clasp at the end of the bracelet when you reach the desired length. You can also add some strings before securing the lobster clasp. Adding more pieces of yarn is optional, but it adds a little bit of style and hides the knot and dropped strings.

      Step 6: Making a Tassel

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      Cut at least 12 strings of embroidery floss into six-inch pieces. These added threads can be the same colors of your chevron friendship bracelet or choose different shades of yarn.

      Lay the strings across the wristband strands and place the tassel under the lobster clasp.

      Step 7: Securing the Tassel

      Get all the strings and tie them together on the lobster clasp’s base to secure the tassel.

      Step 8: Adding More Embroidery Floss

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      Grab another string of embroidery floss and tie a knot on the base of the first nub. You can also add a rhinestone charm for additional flair, but this is optional.

      Step 9:  Wrapping the Base of the Big Knot

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      Wrap the embroidery thread around the base of the big knot. Repeat this process multiple times to secure the tied nub. Thread one of the ends of the string into the needle and drag it back into the wrapped strings and through the middle of the knot to lock it. Cut the edge to hide the nub and do the same on the other end.

      Step 9: Finishing

      Cut the tassel to your chosen length, ensuring the strings are of equal size. Use your fingers to separate the strips. Doing so will make the tassel look fuller.

      This is how you can make a chevron friendship bracelet. You can wear it as it is or put some embellishments to it. Either way, this retro accessory is an excellent addition to your outfit.

    • How to Make a Yarn Bracelet

      A yarn bracelet is one of the common handcrafted accessories. This charm does not require much experience. You just need to have your materials ready to start the project.

      In this post, you will learn how to make a wristband out of yarn, but first, you need to know its types.

      Kinds of Yarn Bracelets

      There are five types of yarn wristbands, and these are the wrapped bangle, wrapped and braided bracelet, knotted friendship bracelet, glittering knit bracelet, and sparkle crochet wristband. Let’s discuss each kind one-by-one.

      1. Wrapped Bangle Bracelets – This wristband is made of recycled materials, such as plastic bands and old mailing tubes. Cover the tube or plastic bangle with sparkling yarn to make your accessory look fancy. Do this activity with your children and use this opportunity to bond with them.

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      2. Wrapped & Braided Bracelets – This kind is a perfect accessory for children because of its cute look. You will need a yarn, glue, and a foam ball to create this soft bracelet. Wrap the yarn into your foam ball to decorate the bangle.

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      3. Knotted Friendship Bracelets – You might have created friendship bangles with embroidered threads or knotted cords and gave them to your friends when you were a kid. Relieve those moments and pass your skills to your children. It will be a great bonding experience for you and your kids.

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      4. Glittering Knit Bracelets – This cable-knit yarn wristband is a trendy project for you and your friends. Practice your wiring skills and make these bands in several colors, and then give them to your pals.

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      5. Sparkle Crochet Bracelets – This five-star bangle pattern is quick and simple to make that even a novice crocheter can create this accessory. Make these yarn bracelets in different shades and give them as thank you gifts to your guests.

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      How to Make a Bracelet out of Yarn

      Creating a yarn bracelet is easy. You just need to do the following tips:

      Step 1: Getting Ready

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      You need medium yarns for this project. From there, pick three colors of yarns. You can choose any color combination you like. In this tutorial, however, we will use purple, blue, and pink.

      Step 2: Trimming

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      Get a string of yarn and cut a 140 cm. strip. Make sure all yarns are of equal size. You can use a tape measure to make sure the length of the strings is the same.

      Step 3: Tying

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      Fold the yarns in half, then make a knot. You can use a safety pin or a tape to keep the yarn steady. Insert the pin into the loop and attach it to a solid surface. Otherwise, tape the knotted part of the yarn to a book for stability.

      Step 4: Making a Pattern

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      Once you ensure its steadiness, you need to spread out the strings. Arrange them in your chosen pattern. In our case, we will position them in blue, pink, purple, blue, pink, purple pattern.

      Step 5: Weaving

      Take the outermost yarn and the one next to it and create a four-figure. Make a straight line using the second thread and an angled shaped line with the outermost string.

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      Step 6: Creating a Knot

      Pull the first thread under the second yarn to make a knot. Repeat the process and use the third string.

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      Step 7: Repeating the Procedure

      Keep going until all strips reach the last thread. Repeat step numbers five and six until the yarn bracelet is long enough for your wrist.

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      Step 8: Finishing

      Tie a knot with all your strings and cut them off except for the last one when you are done. Repeat the same procedure at the top edge. Tie the excess strings together to wear the yarn bracelet.

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      Congratulations! You now have your yarn bracelet. We hope you find this tutorial blog helpful. Check out our other blogs to learn more tips for making DIY wristbands.

    • How to Make a Friendship Bracelet

      DIY accessories are popular with children and adults, and one of the favorite DIY embellishments is a friendship bracelet. It is a kind of wearable charm given to a beloved friend as a sign of their bond. However, you can create this wristband without giving it to others. You can make this accessory if you want to spice up your jewelry collection.

      This post will give you directions on how to create a friendship bracelet. So, sit back and prepare the materials needed to make this craft.

      Part 1: Preparing the Bracelet

      1. Choose as many embroidery threads as you like. Make sure to use threads in different colors to add more appeal to your band. Four to six threads can create a narrow friendship bangle, whereas seven to ten threads can make a thicker bracelet. Hence, the more embroidery strands you use, the thicker the charm gets.

      Be creative and use a variety of colors to make this accessory. Using one color of thread restricts you to make a beautiful pattern.

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      2. Measure and cut the first embroidery thread. Use your arm to get the right length. Hold the fiber with your fingertips and stretch it until it reaches your shoulder, then cut it. This dimension is enough to create a bracelet pattern. It is better to have a longer thread than a shorter one so that you can still adjust the length if it is too big for your wrist.

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      3. Use the first string to measure other strands. You want the size of your threads to be even, so you need to hold the threads together with the first strip vertically, then cut them. Doing this technique will give you a uniform thread size.

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      4. Create a knot and pin them to an even surface. Attach the bracelet to your pillow, pants, or any smooth surface that you will not damage. You can also use your toes if you cannot find a solid surface to pin your wristband. Tie the charm around your toe for stability.

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      5. Spread out the strings. Once you secure the bracelet, you need to spread out the threads. That way, you can place the colors in the order you want. Avoid crossing the strings over each other too much to keep the knotted edge of your band less bulky.

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      6. Create a half-hitch knot. Move the first string onto the second thread. Make sure to leave some of the first twines on the other side to create a loop. Move the first strand behind the second string, then pull it toward the loop.

      Hold the second thread firmly as you pull the first string. Doing this technique will move the knot onto the second strand.

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      7. Repeat the process using the same strings. Use the first thread to create knots in the remaining strands. Continue tying the twines until there are two knots for each strand.

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      Part 2: Making a Knot Pattern

      8. Continue making knots with the far-left strand. Tie this string to each strip so that the threads will move to the opposite side. Begin with a new twine until all strands are on the right side.

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      9. Repeat the procedure until you are happy with the length of your bracelet. Wrap the wristband around your wrist to check if it fits you. Make sure it has extra rooms for your two fingers to fit in.

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      10. Tie the second end of your band into a knot. Make sure the nub does not get the size of the band. That way, you can wrap it around your wrist securely.

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      11. Cut the excess strings. Snip off those extra strands with a pair of scissors.

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      12, Wrap the bracelet around your wrist. Wear the charm on your wrist and tie both ends together, and you are done!

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      These are the steps for making a friendship bracelet. You can wear it as it is or add some beads to enhance its look. Your new charm will look great whether or not you add more decorations to the bangle.

    • Types of Friendship Bracelets

      If there are friendship rings, there are also friendship bracelets. This type of accessory shows how much you appreciate your friends for being there for you through thick and thin.

      Friendship bangles are popular with kids and adults. This is an excellent way to keep you and your children busy in the summer or on the weekends.

      Friendship wristbands are rich in artistry, as they allow you to use your creative mind in making this accessory. It is also rich in history since this bracelet has been around since 481-221 B.C.

      The Origin of Friendship Bracelets

      These colorful friendship charms were made in Central and South America. They were initially tied to someone’s wrist who could wish for something. Many people believe that they should be worn around the wrist until it wears out or falls off by itself. If it falls off of your wrist, your wish will come true.

      Native Americans were the first people to craft the first friendship bracelet, though the technique they used for making this charm came from China. Evidence of the history of this wristband is seen in their designs.

      Kinds of Friendship Bangles

      There are five types of friendship bracelets, and these are as follows:

      1. Half-Hitch Knot – This is the oldest form of friendship bangle design, as it goes back to the old centuries. Bracelet patterns, such as diamond, chevron, totem pole, and broken ladder use this technique to create this charm.

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      2. Diamond Pattern Friendship Bracelets – This wristband is also an ancient design for this type of accessory. It is widely used for making this band because of its appearance.

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      3. No-Sew Bracelets – This is one of the modern friendship bracelet patterns. No-sew wristbands do not use yarns or threads. Those who make this charm use a piece of cloth to create this accessory. They just need to cut the fabric into thin strips and braid them.

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      4. Duct/Washi Tape Bracelets – This is another type of modern friendship bracelet design. Instead of a yarn, thread, or fabric, duct tapes and washi tapes are used for creating this accessory. Use the duct tape to create a bracelet long enough to wrap around your wrist, and then add washi tape strips to decorate this accessory.

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      5. Embroidered Bracelets – This is the most popular type of friendship wristbands. This type of bangle is made of yarn, embroidery floss, and colorful straws. This charm is popular with children because of its vibrant colors.

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      These are the types of friendship bracelets. Your choice should rely on your budget and the recipient’s taste. You can make this craft on your own to give it a personal touch or buy a wristband at stores near you. Your friend will appreciate your gift regardless of your choice.

    • How to Make Loom Bands

      Loom bands are elastic accessories that can be turned into bracelets, necklaces, and even rings. They are a hit with children because of their colors and the way they are made.

      Most loom band kits provide loom boards, but some don’t. If you do not have a loom board, we will show you how to make loom bracelets with your fingers.

      1. Prepare All the Materials Needed

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      You will need a pack of S-Clips and different colors of loom bands.

      2. Place Bands on Your Fingers

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      Get a band, then stretch and flip them around your middle and index fingers to create an infinity sign. Add two more bands over the first rubber band but do not twist them.

      3. Create a Pattern

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      Get one side of the first band and drag it between your fingers. Repeat the process on the other side of the band. You will now have two loom bands around your fingers.

      4. Add More Bands

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      Get another elastic band and put them over the first two bands. Repeat steps one and two, keeping all three bands at your fingers at any time and looping the bottom loom band over the top. Do this procedure until you can stretch the bracelet.

      5. Add the Clip

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      Remove the bangle around one of your fingers to attach the S-clip. Take the end of the bracelet to add the clip, and you are done!

      There you have it! Follow these steps and have fun.

    • Types of Loom Bracelets and Patterns

      If you are not a kid or a parent, the term, “loom bands,” is meaningless to you.

      Nowadays, however, these tiny rubber bands are a common playground for children. That is why manufacturers and distributors are having trouble making these kits. But what are these accessories?

      What Are Loom Bands?

      Loom bands are rubber bands that can be woven into necklaces, bracelets, and charms. These elastic bands come in various colors and sizes. No wonder why kids love making accessories out of these items.

      Types of Loom Patterns and Bracelets

      Loom bracelets come in three patterns, and these are as follows:

      1. Beginner Loom Pattern – This is a basic design and is an excellent way to introduce this activity to children. Examples of loom bands with the basic patterns are:
      Fishtail Loom Band
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      Spiral Loom Band
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      2.  Intermediate Loom Pattern – This type has more designs to offer but trickier than beginner outlines. Hence, they need more bands and time to finish this accessory. Examples of intermediate loom patterns are:
      Zig Zag Loom Bracelet
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      Three-Segment Dragonscale Loom Band
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      3. Advanced Loom Pattern – These designs are for the experts. They need more supplies than intermediate patterns and take weeks to finish the bracelet. Here are a few examples of this pattern:

      Double X Loom Bracelet

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      Starbust Loom Bracelet

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        These are some of the popular loom bracelets and patterns you can make. Buy a loom band kit for your child and let her imagination run wild!

      1. How to Make a Rubber Band Bracelet

        A rubber band bracelet is an accessory that people wear on their wrists or ankles. They are widely available in cosmetic and street accessory shops and can be done on your own. Rubber band bracelets come in various shapes, but the most in-demand pattern is the round bracelet.

        Making rubber band bangles is easy. In fact, you can make this accessory without using a loom board. You just need to do the following tips:

        Step 1: Prepare the Materials

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        Get your materials before starting the project. You will need an S- or C-hook, 40 rubber bands (20 for each color you choose), and of course, your fingers.

        Step 2: Put the First Band on Your Finger

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        Get a rubber band and place it on your index finger. Stretch and twist the band, then put on your middle finger.

        Step 3: Add More Bands to Your Fingers

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        Put two more rubber bands of different colors on top of the first band, but do not flip them over.

        Step 4: Start Creating a Fishtail Pattern

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        Take the first band and move the part that is on the index finger to the middle. Repeat the process until you use all of your rubber bands, or the bracelet is long enough to wrap around your wrist.

        Step 5: Attaching the Hook

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        Move the bottom band to the middle once you use all the rubber bands. Then, move both parts of the last band left onto one of the fingers. Place the hook on and connect this part to the other side. Voila! You are done.

        Rubber band bracelets are simple to make. Furthermore, they offer psychological benefits to children. Encourage your kids to make this DIY bracelet and take this opportunity to bond with them!