How to Make Thread Bracelets

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How to Make Thread Bracelets
Friendship bracelets combine crafts and camaraderie. (www.planetpals.com)

Thread bracelets, also known as friendship bracelets, are a summertime tradition among camp kids. Worn as bracelets and sometimes as anklets, these thread-crafted pieces are fun to exchange and just as fun to create. With some embroidery thread or even regular cotton, you can create a bracelet that any friend would be proud to wear. Adding some beads can make your bracelet even better.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Embroidery thread
  • Seed beads
  • Scissors
  • Masking tape

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Cut three pieces of embroidery thread, each about 18 inches long. You can choose varying colours or just one colour.

  2. 2

    Tie a knot at one end of the three pieces to join them together.

  3. 3

    Tape the knotted end to your workspace with a piece of masking tape. This will secure the bracelet in place while you create it.

  4. 4

    Braid the loose ends of the bracelet threads. Cross each of the three pieces of thread over the middle one, just as if you were braiding someone's hair.

  5. 5

    Add a bead here and there by threading it up from the open end of the threads and tying a knot. After securing the bead with the knot, continue braiding until you reach the end of the strings. Tie a knot to secure them.

Tips and warnings

  • You can buy seed beads at craft supply stores.
  • When tying your friendship bracelet to your friend's wrist or ankle, don't tie it too tightly. Leave plenty of room between the skin and the bracelet for proper circulation.

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