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How To Make A Friendship Bracelet

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During my teenage years, one of the things I loved the most was wearing friendship bracelets. MANY friendship bracelets. I really loved having my wrists full of them.
Unfortunately I didn't know how to make them yet, but I was really interested in finding out how they were made. Later, when I had already stopped wearing so many, I finally learned how they were made watching tutorials online.

I learned that the technique that is used to create them is called macramè and although it takes some time and patience, it isn't as hard as I thought.
It can be very adaptable so this is the reason why I decided to show you how to make a custom macramè bracelet. Once you understand the basics, you can create all the patterns you want.

This technique is used to create jewelry or bigger things like a purse or a chair's back. There are many different things about macramè (I don't even know some of them), but the way I made this bracelet is very simple and I'm sure anybody can do it!
 
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Step 1: What you need

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  • 2 colors cotton threads* - I used black and yellow
  • a clip, or piece of tape, pins, or whatever you need to keep the threads still
  • your hands
*You need a black thread and 9 yellow ones.
How long do they have to be?
Unfortunately I don't have an exact answer for this. Macramè consists of many knots so I can never know how long my threads should be, but I can tell that my yellow threads were about 50cm long (19.68 inches) and that was about the right size for me.
I cut my black thread double that size, but that's the one I worked with the most so I often had to add new pieces. You can either use an extremely long thread or add new pieces from time to time.
I don't feel comfortable working with a thread that is too long so I prefer to add new ones when the previous one is getting too short.
sahaab noor2 months ago
Its amazing! And simple i will must try this
lindarose92 (author)  sahaab noor2 months ago

Thank you so much! Please share a picture if you make one, I would love to see it! :)

I love it :D

lindarose92 (author)  emilyvanleemput3 months ago

Thank you Emily! I did it, finally!! :D

I don't suppose mine would count as an I made it :P

lindarose92 (author)  emilyvanleemput3 months ago

haha well, it's yours now so you can even pretend that you made it :D

thats amazing

Thank you!! :)

hunter9993 months ago

Very pretty and elegant Linda. Thank you for sharing. Voted! :-)

lindarose92 (author)  hunter9993 months ago

Thank you so much! :)

kwitkatts3 months ago

Wow! Never tried anything like this before because I thought that would be difficult... Thanks a lot for this ible! I'm definitely gonna try this :)

lindarose92 (author)  kwitkatts3 months ago

Thank you so much! I'm so glad about this, please post a photo of it when you are done, I would love to see it! :)

torchbearer3 months ago
that was so cute...!thank you;-)
lindarose92 (author)  torchbearer3 months ago

Thank you!! :)

This is so awesome! I've seen knotted bracelets before, but never with a pattern like that! So adorbs! Is that little guy a ghost?

lindarose92 (author)  Penolopy Bulnick3 months ago

Thank you Nicole! That was supposed to be the Instructables robot...but I understand it's not actually so recognizable :D

No, totally is! I initially thought robot, but then for some reason I thought it was little arms like a little ghost!

I see it :)

lindarose92 (author)  Penolopy Bulnick3 months ago

That's a good thing, at least anybody can see something different in it haha :D

Wow! it looks amazing! looove it :d

lindarose92 (author)  Muhaiminah Faiz3 months ago

Thank you so much Muhaiminah!! :)

Abigail023 months ago
Oh this looks so nice!! you're choice of colour for what you wrote on it looks amazing!!
lindarose92 (author)  Abigail023 months ago

I'm so glad you like it, thank you!! :)