How to Make Scene Bracelets

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How to Make Scene Bracelets
Scene bracelets make great gifts. (Roger Weber/Digital Vision/Getty Images)

A scene bracelet is the name given to a type of accessory worn by "scene" or "emo" kids. The bracelets are typically made from braided or knotted plastic lacing, also known as GIMP, and worn in layers around the wrists. Plastic lacing is available to purchase in spools from craft stores or online retailers. You can choose the colours of the plastic lacing to create a scene bracelet that reflects your individuality and personal style.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Plastic lacing
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure
  • Duct tape

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    Braided Scene Bracelet

  1. 1

    Measure the circumference of your wrist. Measure and cut three pieces of plastic lacing that are each three times the circumference of your wrist.

  2. 2

    Align the tops of the strands. Tie a double knot approximately 1 inch below the tops of the strands. Pull the top of the strands firmly to fasten the knot. Cut a strip of duct tape and stick the top of the bracelet to your work space.

  3. 3

    Separate the three strands. Lift the left strand over the middle strand. Lift the right stand over the middle strand, so that it now lies in the middle position. Repeat this braiding technique until you have braided the desired amount of scene bracelet.

  4. 4

    Tie a double knot at the end of the braid. Pull the bottom of the strands firmly to secure the knot. Leave enough loose plastic lacing to tie the bracelet around your wrist and trim off any excess lacing with the scissors.

    Wristband Cuff

  1. 1

    Measure the circumference of your wrist. Cut a single piece of plastic lacing that is 2 times longer than the circumference of your wrist.

  2. 2

    Wrap the lacing once around your wrist, leaving enough room to comfortably slide it on and off your wrist. Mark the spot where the end of the plastic lacing touches the lacing. Unwrap the lacing.

  3. 3

    Shape the lacing into a circle on your work desk, with the end of the lacing touching the mark. Tie the long end of the lacing in a single knot approximately 1 inch after the mark. Wrap the rest of the lacing around the bracelet. Tie the end of the lacing in another single knot, about 1 inch before the end of the lacing.

Tips and warnings

  • Do not pull the plastic lacing too hard as it can cause it to snap.
  • Do not use the duct tape on painted or antique surfaces.

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