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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
11. Cut the excess strings. Snip off those extra strands with a pair of scissors.
12, Wrap the bracelet around your wrist. Wear the charm on your wrist and tie both ends together, and you are done!
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.