Summary: Double chain knotting is the simplest technique for project like how to make friendship bracelet. This instruction is just about the basic technique.
Date : Aug 17, 2012
Friendship bracelets have represented fashion for some periods. At very beginning, they got popular 40 years ago. Then when being one member of teens, they were still commonly seen; and now recently they come back and become the favorites of many jewelry makers. For some new learners, how to make friendship bracelet is also involved in their beading or braiding lessons.
In past, friendship bracelets were considered as a sign of friendship and would be passed on to others. However now they contain more fashion meanings than traditional indications. And more interesting, people are fond of making them and creating some new wearing styles.
There are several different kinds of friendship bracelets; they may be involved in different crafts about braiding and knotting. Sometimes they are rather complicated, while some of them are easily learned like knotted bracelets. So let try from here.
How to make friendship bracelet
Supplies: Embroidery thread (different colors), Scissors, Clipboard or safety pin
Step 1-3: use one thread to loop around the other from front to back,
Step 4: pull the thread down to make the loop shrink and hold the small loop
Step 5: repeat step 1, make another loop
Step 6: make two loops together and insert the thread you are holding into the double loops and pull tightly.
Then the double chain knot is done.
Double chain knot is the skill part for you to learn how to make friendship bracelet. Mastering this knot making, you can try bracelet making. Take a bundle of threads together as “one thread” and another bundle as “the other thread”, (notice here colors of both bundles are different, but threads include in one bundle can be either same or different), and start to plait.
Actually you will be repeating the knotting process, and until the length meet the wrist’s need. Then your work of how to make friendship bracelet is over. Remember to make a regular knot, locking the braiding. Okay, the friendship bracelet is really done. The more colors you pick for threads, more beautiful and vivid it will become.
Tag : jewelry making