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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49 Comments

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Twylghtangl1981
Twylghtangl1981

2 months ago

you should explain how to make your own braiding wheel with step by step instructions and pics.

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margaretbc
margaretbc

6 years ago on Introduction

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

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Hankretta
Hankretta

Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

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

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suayres
suayres

Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

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.

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paulana
paulana

Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

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

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hawaiianatheart
hawaiianatheart

Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

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.

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bobfrom86
bobfrom86

13 years ago on Introduction

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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suayres
suayres

Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

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

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aknagyerla
aknagyerla

11 years ago on Introduction

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

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applemom
applemom

11 years ago on Introduction

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

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Zorasta
Zorasta

12 years ago on Introduction

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

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parda
parda

12 years ago on Introduction

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

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luggybuggy
luggybuggy

12 years ago on Introduction

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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batman1357
batman1357

Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

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