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.
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.
Listed below are the steps for making a chevron friendship bracelet:
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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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Get all the strings and tie them together on the lobster clasp’s base to secure the tassel.
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.
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.
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.