Introduction: Woven Yarn Bangles

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In this instructable, I will show you how to make these bangles. I hope you like it!

Step 1: What Do You Need

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To make these bracelets, you will need the following

- three colours of yarn
- basic bangles
- glue
- sciccors
- a little bit of wire (5 cm/ 2inches will be more than enough)

Step 2: Cut the Yarn

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Cut all three colours of yarn at the same length.

Step 3: Knotting and Starting to Weave

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Knot the three pieces of yarn to one of the bracelets. Don't knot it too tight, it needs to be removed later
Then, take the other bracelet and start weaving the yarn between the two bangles, going under and over and under and over (or look at the pictures)

Now there are two options: 

- continue like this for a while and go to step five
- look at the other technique for this, explained in step four and THEN go to step five

Step 4: The Other Technique

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This technique makes it easier to keep the colours in the right order, and once you get it, it will be faster.

Make sure the side of the yarn you are working with is turned up (You can turn the bangle)

Then, from the hand at the same side as the already woven part, take your thumb and put it under the yarn (or: put the yarn over  your thumb)
Let the threads go between the two bangles, just make sure to keep them in the right order. Next, pull the yarn through the bangle and remove your thumb. Now you can pull it tight.

Step 5: Work Away the Beginning

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When you have woven for a while, it's time to remove the knot. 

First of all, remove the knot.
Then, weave the beginning like you did with the other side of the bracelet, but put glue underneath the thread.

For the last part, apply a large amount of glue, put the yarn in it and cut the yarn.

Step 6: Keep Weaving

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Just go back to the other side now and keep weaving.

When there are a few centimeters left, go to step 7.

Step 7: Glue. Again.

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When you are almost done, do the same thing as you did when working away the beginning: Put glue under the yarn.

You may find it difficult to get the yarn through the bangles, since the space between there has become a bit smal. 
Here is where the wire can help you. Take the piece and bend it into a U.
You can use it as shown in the picures.

At the last spot left of the bangles, put glue, a LOT of glue. Cut the yarn when it is at the inside of the bangle, just as with the beginning.
This will give the bangle a much better finished look.

Step 8: It's Finished :D

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Well, that's it!
You have made your very own bangle, using two bangles (sounds pretty weird actually)

I hope you liked this project :)


BigRed1973 (author)2013-12-31

Great project! Thanks for sharing....

Thank you so much!

cgore2 (author)2013-09-13

Very cute!! By looking at the finished bangles I thought the process would be complicated. It surprised me to see how simple it is to make them. Thanks for sharing!!

emilyvanleemput (author)cgore22013-09-13

Thank you!

okiegirl813 (author)2013-07-03

Hi, love the fab bangles!! I do have a question, do you have to use yarn or can you use cross stitch floss?? I have a ton of floss, but no yarn. Thanks, Janet

Of corse you can!


SuzyMac (author)2013-07-04

These are gorgeous! Will be adding to my long list of dream projects for way down the road! Thanks for the Instructable!

emilyvanleemput (author)SuzyMac2013-07-13


writerlady (author)2013-06-26

They are beautiful and look easy to make. Adding this to my favorites. I wonder if using a yarn needle would make it faster and easier?

SuzyMac (author)writerlady2013-07-04

Yet another great suggestion! I am in no way needle-phobic (actually love acupuncture!) so I think you are right that a yarn needle would make this go faster & I actually have one. HaHaa! My hoarding pays off...

Maybe it would, but I'm not a fan of needles and they are defenitely not fan of me.

ktomasov (author)2013-06-28

you could go a few steps further if you cant find bangles that will fit and just cut rings from a plastic bottle. A 20 oz would work.

SuzyMac (author)ktomasov2013-07-04

What a great idea! I always feel like sh!t when I buy plastic bottles, but now I have something to do with them on the odd occasion that I must!

laurahowardcom (author)2013-06-27

This is an excellent rainy day activity. Thanks for posting this!


darrennie (author)2013-06-26

Nicely done, I am sure my niece will love this. Thank You.

Thank you!

dwhite0 (author)2013-06-26

Please advise where you obtained the plain wire bangles?

emilyvanleemput (author)dwhite02013-06-26

I'm not sure, had them laying around for a few years, but I'll try to look it up and response to you when I know

jossie929 (author)2013-06-26

Very "ingenuitive" I like it a lot well done

Thank you!

XxKawaiiPandaBearxX (author)2013-06-25

I'm giving you a freaking cookie for being so freaking awesome. *hands you a cookie*

haha thanks!

agulesin (author)2013-06-25

cut all to the same length, but how long are they?

emilyvanleemput (author)agulesin2013-06-25

They are four times the length of my underarm

worldlrnr (author)2013-06-20

Wonderful idea that looks great but can be done with my grandchildren! You jut got a new follower for your beautiful ideas and easy to follow instructions! Woven yarn bangles!!

Thank you!

ynze (author)2013-06-20

You're on a roll, girl!

emilyvanleemput (author)ynze2013-06-20


candilee47 (author)2013-06-20

Wow, they're very pretty, and to think of putting 2 bangles together for the effect, GENIUS!! You got my vote!

Thank you!

dand206 (author)2013-06-20

i love the idea, i will surely try it. thanks

emilyvanleemput (author)dand2062013-06-20

Thanks! When you do, please post a pic!

emilyvanleemput (author)2013-06-19

Thank you! I dindn't really measure it, but it was four times the lenght of my underarm

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Bio: Industrial Design student at Eindhoven University of Technology
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