There are many versions of the friendship bracelet but originally it is a piece of jewelry that a friend made. It can be made with anything, originally it is simply stringing beads with simple knots and attached by tying the jewelry on a friend's wrists or creating a simple loop latched onto a bigger bead. The friendship bracelet has evolved from then since, now created with more intricate techniques. For those who want a more simpler fast way to gift to friends here is a simple tutorial.
- 1.0 mm Waxed Cotton
- African Glass Waist Seed Beads
- Brass African Bicones
- Brass African Ball Bead
- Wire Cutters (Scissors)
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.
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.
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.
Tighten the knot.
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.
- Friendship bracelets can be done with any materials and beads, it is about the materials that hold special meaning, many use a piece of shirting for string because it holds a special moment between friends, so don't be afraid to experiment with your friendship bracelet.
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.