Friday, October 26, 2012

DIY Friendship Bracelet

So... remember that crazy trend over the summer time when everyone was buying embroidery floss and trying to make these things...

Image from Honestly WTF?
and unless you're extremely skilled that ^ probably looks like this...

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I was on Honestly WTF's blog a while back and saw a tutorial for a cute wrap bracelet shown here...

Image from Honestly WTF
This bracelet alone is super easy to make, and as soon as i saw the DIY, I wanted to make it. But some of the supplies that were needed, i didn't have, and no way was I going to wait until the weekend to make it. So I made my own adaptation. Here's what you need:
  • Hemp, in any color you like 
  • Embroidery Floss, in any color you like
  • Mardi Gras Beads in any color you like, but i would recommend gold or silver
Here's what you're going to be aiming for... 

STEP 1: use your hemp and fold it over in half, so that one end is a loop. 
STEP 2: using your embroidery floss, tie it around the hemp on the end where the loop is, making sure to leave a small loop. wrap it around the knot that you made couple times to cover it. 
STEP 3: snip a piece of your beads to your desired length, mine was about the size of the whole bracelet. 
STEP 4: place the strand below the knot of floss that you made and wrap the floss around the beads, making sure to do between each individual bead. 
STEP 5: Continue wrapping all the way to end, and back again, then back down again. so in total, you will have wrapped the beads 3 times from the top to the bottom and back again. 
STEP 6: when you've completed the last step tie one knot with the left over embroidery floss and the hemp. 
STEP 7: WEAR, SHARE... care? 

These are really cute to give to your friends for birthdays, Christmas, or just as a fun gift. Wear them with other jewelry or by themselves.