Linked Friendship Bracelet
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Friendship bracelets are back in fashion due to popular sites like Pinterest. What used to be for the brownies now has a cool, modern twist as the cords are mixed with chains, bars and beads! One of the big trends for summer 2012 is wearing a stack of 3 bracelets. Why not try adding in a friendship bracelet as part of your stack.
The bracelets range in their difficulty, from simple plaits to more complicated knotting techniques. A variety of cords can be used when creating these bracelets. Thin leathers and cords like our 1mm Shamballa style cords produce smaller, delicate bracelets. Whereas thicker leathers and suede cords, like our 2.5mm beach bead suede cords, give a thicker and more noticeable braid.
I have loved making friendship bracelets for ages, so for a new challenge I decided to figure out the techniques required for a new style of bracelet that uses all my left over Shamballa style cord and bars that look like tiny little weights!
Four strands of one colour or two stands of two different colours creates a gorgeous bracelet, and adding an 8×8 Shamballa style slider bead adds a fab finish and allows the bracelet to be worn with ease. A four strand plaiting technique is used for making the ends and a knotting technique is used around the bars! A while was spent attempting to figuring out the lengths and the knotting but eventually a final bracelet was complete.
Having made several now, each one gets neater as practise makes perfect! I love experimenting with different cord colours, and although making the bracelets is a little time consuming, it is addictive nonetheless. If you would like to have a go at making one of