Woven Friendship Bracelets
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Woven Friendship Bracelets

These friendship bracelets are much more advanced than the ones you make at summer camp. With chain, cording, and beads there's more to love.

Designed by Margaret Pankhurst.

Craft Time: varies
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Bead Landing™ Chain
  • Bead Landing™ Bamboo and Hemp Cordings
  • Bead Gallery® Beads, 5mm
  • Jump Ring
  • Lobster Claw
  • Scissors
  • Wire Cutters
  • Needle
 

Project Instructions

Indigo and Pink Bracelet:

Cut two lengths of chain to fit your wrist.

Sew the lengths of chain together, with a whipstitch, using a double length of bamboo cording. Tie off neatly and securely.

Sew around the edges of the chain bracelet length with a single strand of bamboo cord in the following fashion.

Thread the cording onto the needle. Tie the end to one of the links in the chain. Feed the needle up through a link and back down between the cording and the link. This is a modified buttonhole stitch. Continue around the chain links to outline the whole bracelet. Tie off neatly and securely.

Along one side of the bracelet, sew a row of beads using a threaded needle with cording in the following fashion.

Tie the cording to one end of the bracelet. Place one bead onto the thread. Feed the thread up through a loop on the previous buttonhole stitching. Bring the needle back down through the newly created loop, keeping the bead to the left of the needle. Pull tightly and continue this process to attach all beads to the side of the bracelet. Tie off neatly and securely.

Attach a jump ring to wither end of the bracelet, catching the chain and cording.

Before closing one of the jump rings attach a lobster claw.

Orange and Green Bracelet:

Cut two lengths of chain to fit your wrist.

Sew the chain together with a whip stitch using double lengths of hemp cording.

Tie off at the ends as needed.

Use a single length of hemp cording and sew the bead along one side of the chain length. Tie off at the ends securely as necessary.

At one end of the chain, add a bundle of threads for a tassel. Fold the lengths in half, feed the loop through a link and feed the ends of the bundle through the loop. Pull to tighten.

At the other end, add another bundle of folded threads approximately 3" after looping through and attaching.

Braid the threads, fold the braid in half and wrap tightly with a piece of cording to form a loop.

Attach a wooden bead large enough to fit through the loop to the opposite end of the bracelet with a piece of cording. This will be the closure.