How to Make Friendship Bracelets (Using a Braiding Disc)

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Introduction: How to Make Friendship Bracelets (Using a Braiding Disc)

Here's how to make braided cord for friendship bracelets and other uses - making use of a cardbaord braiding disc.

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    I really enjoyed the kumihimo bracelet making clips. It looks so easy but looks very difficult - thank you.

    You can buy them at magic cabin in kits for $10 to $15 but can be made there are patterns at ask.com

    You can buy very nice ones made of foam-core at Amazon.co --look under the heading "kumihimo". In fact, for around $13.00, you can buy a clever little kit which includes the aforementioned disk, some small cord bobbins, and instructions. For a wee bit more, you can get a larger kit with the same, plus various colors of braiding cord. And for a LOT more, you can buy a full-sized wooden maru-dai (the grand mother of the foam disks), but the foam ones are a great way to find out whether kumihimo is your cup of tea, without going broke.

    Did it pass your mind to do one at home????????

    you can make one easily enough using a paper plate (I suggest a strong one not flimsy but either will do) take anything round and trace a circle on it. Cut 4 slits (just a little way in) ie: North, South, East, West, then cut another one in between those. That's it. If you want a sturdier one they do sell them online. Google Kumihimo Braiding Disc and I'm sure you will find them.

    I would assume you could do the same thing with 5 strings, just make a card with 6 slots? Also, would the counting change?

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    No, it needs to be a multiple of eight for this type of braiding.

    yay for the hand... obtw great ible

    yay :) thank you so much that was very easy to do and looked good

    i really enjoyed the instructions for this project. it was simple but straight forward. I look forward to trying this project myself.

    very nicely done video
    and I love the ending... 'may I have a hand please' *hand appears*
    ... *skitters off to go make bracelets*

    That was Great!! Very easy to understand too! Thank-you!!!

    Done! That was really well explained, i just did my first bracelet using the braiding disc this afternoon. Thanks a lot!

    Wow. thats cool :) good Idea, im going to do it right now. I think thats how they make rope. haha XP Good Idea :)

    Thanks so much! This was sooo easy to follow! Had fun making them! I might use this with my 4-H group. Easy project for everyone.

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    how do i see the video? everytime i pull this page up its just a blank screen!! please help!!

    Wonderful instructable...thanks