Make a Friendship Bracelet

Edited by Witz Taluban, Robbi, Lynn, Eng and 2 others

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A friendship is a special bond between two people who have grown to care for one another. It can be an everlasting platonic relationship which blooms over time, and lasts a lifetime.

Friendships can be formed in many different ways. Some friends start out bickering and misunderstanding each other but along the way they work out their disagreements and eventually grow to be friends. Perhaps a friendship may have begun with someone helping another in distress, and down the road, the person who needed help had the opportunity to return the favor. The most common examples are much more simple. Two people meet somewhere, talk, share things in common, and continue to grow closer as they get to know one another.

You may have a friendship that you wish to acknowledge or you may wish to celebrate your relationship by giving your friend a special gift. Maybe it's your friend's birthday or he or she has recently achieved an accomplishment. You'd like to give a gift that is of value, something unique, or something that would be memorable. A perfect example of a special gift would be a personalized friendship bracelet.

A friendship bracelet is custom-made jewelry made of simple knots or macrame knots intricately tied together. My description may sound complicated at first but trust me, it's not difficult to make. A guide to making a friendship bracelet like this one will help motivate you to get started and make a bracelet for your friend.

Things You'll Need

  • Yarn or embroidered threads (4 different colors)
  • Scissors
  • Clipboard


  1. 1
    Prepare your tools, and match the variety of threads according to color
    You'll want your threads to be organized, so you won't become confused.
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  2. 2
    Remember to adjust the length of your threads according to your wrist size
    For adults, measure starting from the tip of your fingers to your shoulder. Multiply that distance times two to get the correct length of the thread. This works for children as well.
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  3. 3
    Fold the measured strands in the middle.
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  4. 4
    Tie an overhand knot to create a loop near the folded end of the threads
    The loop should be exactly one inch long. If done correctly, you will end up with a loop with a knot directly under it followed by the remaining length of thread. Did you wonder why a clipboard was included in the "items needed" list? You will be use the clip on the clipboard to hold the knot in place creating tension so you can pull the knots tight as you work. The board is also useful. It provides a working surface in which to spread out the strands.
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  5. 5
    Organize the threads into a pattern which alternates
    Envision the separation of threads as if the pattern was formed on your wrist.
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  6. 6
    Start tying figure-four knots like the image above
    Using your first string, tie a knot around each of the seven strings that remain from right to left. You will notice that the seventh strand leaves your first string at the end on the left side
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    Begin again on the left side with the first string
    Repeat the last step for the remaining strings. A exciting sight will soon appear before your eyes. Continue tying knots until you reach the ends of your strands.
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    Wrap the newly made bracelet around your wrist
    Adjust the length according to your size, and cut off the excess threads. Finally finish by threading the ends through a bead or old t-shirt button and tying it in place. Hook the loop over the button or bead to hold the bracelet on your wrist.
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  • Do not make the knots too tight or else the thread will break.
  • Mix and match the colored threads for best results.

If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.


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Categories : Jewelry Crafting

Recent edits by: Laurel Waddell, Eng, Lynn

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