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How to Make A Beaded Friendship Bracelet

How to Make A Beaded Friendship Bracelet

Surprise your friends by making them a special friendship bracelet

Skill Level: Intermediate

Time to Completion: 15 minutes

Step 1

Measure 12 inches of waxed cotton cord and cut.

Step 2

Grab one large African brass ball bead and insert on one side of the 12 inch waxed cotton cord.

Step 3

At the end of the waxed cotton cord, measure in 2 inches to create African brass ball bead into a ball toggle.

Step 4

Pinch into place the African brass ball bead into place after measuring the 2 inches.

Step 5

Criss Cross the long cord and short cord together.

Create loop with the shorter cord.

Insert short end cord into the loop.

Tighten knot securely, do provide a small slack between the knot and the bead.

Step 6

Establish the pattern and beads you want to use for the friendship bracelet by laying it out on your working table. Creating the pattern of your beaded bracelet will save you time, it will also give you a chance to think about the meaningful beads you want to include into the bracelet.

Step 7

From the last beaded bead on the bracelet measure up ½ inch and create a loop.

Pinch this placement with your finger

Test and see if this loop is enough to fit into the African ball bead.

Make adjustment when necessary. Look for the tension and hold of the loop on the brass African ball bead, this should not fall out of the loop when testing.

Step 8

Once the end loop is established, pinch this placement with your finger and start to create a loop around the beaded part of the bracelet with the shorter left over string.

Step 9

Insert the end back into the loop to create a knot.

Tighten the knot.

Step 10

Test and see the parts and the components of the end loop knots, and ball toggle are in perfect tension and secure. Adjust when necessary.

Step 11

Depending on the beads you use, hide the ends of the leftover strings into the beads. Put the ends of the left over ends of the waxed cord into the bead next to the knot you created on both sides.

Pull and tug on the excess string to make sure all extra cording are through the bead.

Cut the extra wax cotton cord closely under the bead.

Step 12


Take a photo of your friend wearing the friendship bracelet you made for them and share it with us and let us know what makes your friend extra special.

Materials Needed

Ghana Seed Beads
African Bicone Beads
Round Metal Beads
1.0mm Waxed Cotton Cord

Tools Needed

Classic Memory Wire Shears