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  • In this tutorial you'll learn how to make five cutest and easiest friendship bracelets

  • ever.

  • Hey guys! You may already know that I love

  • bracelets. I love making them, giving them and most of all, wearing them. So in this

  • tutorial, I'll show you how to make 5 beautiful bracelets using string. These are perfect

  • for beginners, super easy and fast to make. You can make them for yourself or your friends.

  • I'll show you how! First, we are making this beautiful colorful

  • rope bracelet. You will need a small piece of cardboard, any rounded object, a pencil,

  • a button for the closure, 4 colors of embroidery string and scissors. Start by making a simple

  • bracelet loom. Take your rounded object, I am using a glass, place it on a piece of cardboard

  • and outline the glass to get a circle. Cut it out with scissors. Mark the center of the

  • circle and make eight little lines on the outer edge dividing the circle into eight

  • equal sections. Take the scissors and make short cuts along the lines. The cuts should

  • be about half an inch long or shorter. Take your pencil again and push the tip through

  • the center of the circle to get a little hole. And here we have a bracelet loom, which we

  • can reuse to make bracelets for all of our friends.

  • Cut four pieces of embroidery string, each approximately 25 inches long. Fold the strings

  • in half and knot them together like so. We have 8 strings coming out from the knot, but

  • we need just seven of them. So take one string and cut it off very close to the knot. Push

  • the loop and the knot through the center of the cardboard loom like this. Next we need

  • to randomly arrange the strings around the circle by placing them into the cuts. There

  • must be one string in one cut and since we have 7 strings and 8 cuts around the loom,

  • one cut will stay free. Hold the loom so that the empty cut faces towards you. Count one,

  • two, three, take the third string and place it into the empty cut. Rotate the loom, one,

  • two, three, take the third string and move it into the free cut. This is all you need

  • to do. Rotate the loom and move the third string into the empty cut. Well after you

  • get the hang of it, you won’t need to rotate the loom anymore. Just count three strings

  • left from the empty cut and move the third string into it. After a while you will notice

  • a lovely rope bracelet on the other side of your loom. You can make your bracelet as long

  • as you want. I want to wrap it around my wrist just once, but you can also wrap it two or

  • even three times. Just remember to cut longer pieces of thread to begin with. When the bracelet

  • is long enough, release all the strings from the cuts and take it off the loom. Make a

  • little knot to secure your work like this. For the button closure choose one thread,

  • I like to go for the color that matches my button, and thread the button on. Slide the

  • button as close to the bracelet knot as you can and make a few small knots to secure it

  • in place. Trim the excess thread away and you are all done with this beautiful bracelet.

  • It only takes about 20 minutes to complete one, which is just awesome. I’m in love

  • with the button closures because they are super practical and very cute at the same

  • time. Next we are making this color blocking spiral

  • bracelet. We need embroidery floss, scissors and a button. I decided to use four colors

  • of thread, you can use more or less different colors, whatever you prefer. Put all four

  • thread colors together and cut at about 50 inches. Now fold this big string of threads

  • in half and make a knot slightly below the folded end to get a little loop for the button

  • closure. Finally, it's time to start knotting! Out of the eight strings, chose one, and start

  • making normal forward knots around the remaining seven threads. To make a forward knot take

  • your working string, make a four shape over the remaining seven strings like so and then

  • simply go under the seven strings and up through the loop of the number four. Pull the working

  • string so that the knot slides and tightens. To keep the spiral going smoothly, I like

  • to go under the seven strings with my working thread when the knots arrive to my right side.

  • Then just continue knotting forward as usual. After several knots you'll notice that the

  • knots automatically form this knotted spiral shape around the bracelet. If you don’t

  • have this cool branch to hang your bracelet on while knotting, you can totally tape it

  • on a flat surface or pin it on a blanket or pillow if you like making your bracelets in

  • bed. To switch the working color, simply pick up another color from the bunch and continue

  • making exactly the same forward knots. My spiral has now reached the right side, therefore

  • I need to go below the seven strings to the left side with my working string before I

  • can continue knotting. Time to switch the color, good bye green and hello blue. Of course

  • you can use any colors you like for the bracelet. I'm using four different colors here, but

  • if you want you can use two, three or more. This time we used four thread pieces to begin

  • with. If you would like your bracelet to be thinner, use only three thread pieces, and

  • if you want it to be thicker, use five. That’s the beauty of bracelet making. You get to

  • decide the details! When your bracelet is long enough, make a final knot to secure it.

  • This time I am using a cute flower button for the closure. Thread the button on one

  • of the strings, make two knots to secure it and cut the excess thread away. This bracelet

  • is seriously so straightforward and easy. On top, it will only take you around 20 - 30

  • minutes to finish it. I love to cozy up in bed on a cold fall or winter day, turn on

  • some music or a TV and make bracelets at the same time. Ta-daaaa! The bracelet is all done

  • and look how beautiful it is! Yaaaay! Now let’s make this lovely fishtail bracelet.

  • Were gonna need four string colors, scissors, a button and a needle. Cut 40 inch long thread

  • of each color. Fold the threads in half and make a knot. I decided to make this bracelet

  • on a pillow. Pin the threads in place using a needle, by going through the pillow and

  • the loop like so. Separate the threads into two sets, one of each color on each side.

  • Arrange the threads in a mirror image pattern. When making a fish tail bracelet all you have

  • to do is take the outside string on the left and bring it inside to the right. Then take

  • the outside string on the right and bring it inside to the left. To make the braid nice

  • and tight youll have to take the strings into your hands while braiding. The concept

  • of fishtail braiding a bracelet is the same as fishtail braiding your hair, so if you

  • are familiar with that, a fishtail bracelet will be a piece of cake for you. And even

  • if you never did a braid in your life it is just super simple to learn. So take the outside

  • string on the left and bring it over to the right. Then take the outside string on the

  • right and bring it over to the left. This bracelet will take 10 minutes top to complete

  • it and honestly I think it looks so cool! Finish with a knot to secure the fishtail

  • braid. Take a button, I have this beautiful yellow flower and thread it onto the chosen

  • string. Slide the button close to the bracelet end and secure it in place by making two knots.

  • Trim the excess string and voila our fishtail bracelet is all done. If you want to have

  • a thicker bracelet you can use more than four pieces of string, if you’d rather have a

  • thinner bracelet go for only three string pieces.

  • Let's add even more cuteness to our hands with this always beautiful striped friendship

  • bracelet. You will need some embroidery thread, scissors and a button. I’m gonna make the

  • bracelet using three string colors: yellow, blue and corally red. For the button I’m

  • choosing this red heart. Cut about 80 inches of each string color. Fold the strings in

  • half and make a knot like so. Finally we are ready to start knotting. Set the bracelet

  • in place using a piece of tape. Arrange the strings by color. I have red strings on the

  • left, yellow in the middle and blue strings on the right. Take the outside string on the

  • left, red in my case, and knot it over all other five strings on the right until the

  • working string reaches the end on the right side. Make a forward knot by creating a four

  • shape over the second string, loop the working string under and back through the opening.

  • Pull the working string to tighten the knot. Move on to the yellow and finally blue strings.

  • Make two forward knots by making a four shape, loop the red working string under and back

  • through the opening. Pull the string to tighten. Make sure to always knot twice! And our first

  • row is complete. Let’s continue with the second row! Take the outside string on the

  • left, which is red again and make two forward knots over the yellow string next to it. Then

  • continue knotting over the remaining four strings until the working string reaches the

  • right side. It is super important that you always make two forward knots over each string.

  • And repeat: take the left string, which is now yellow and knot twice over all the other

  • strings. You just need to keep making these forward knots and adding rows by rows to your

  • bracelet until it’s long enough to fit your wrist. I already made heart and chevron friendship

  • bracelet tutorials, which you can find on my channel. This diagonal striped bracelet

  • is the easiest and perfect if you are a beginner in bracelet making. Similarly as with other

  • bracelets in this tutorial, using more pieces of string will give you a wider bracelet.

  • So if you are using four strings at the beginning, you get eight when you fold them and the bracelet

  • will be for the width of two knots wider than this one. Let’s see the forward knot slowly

  • once again. Take the outside string on the left and make a forward knot by creating a

  • four shape over the second string. Lead the tip of the working string under the second

  • string and back through the opening. Pull the working string to tighten the knot. Make

  • one more knot before moving to the next string. This bracelet takes a bit more time than other

  • bracelets in this tutorial, but I think it is absolutely worth spending an hour for something

  • as beautiful as this. Continue knotting until your bracelet is long enough to wrap your

  • wrist. When you reach that length, make a final knot to secure your work. Take a button,

  • thread it on the chosen string and make two knots as close to the bracelet end as possible.

  • Cut off the excess thread and there you go, the bracelet is finished!

  • Wear this classic friendship bracelet on it's own or combine it with other jewelry pieces.

  • It's so sleek and simple but ads a nice pop of color to any look.

  • The last bracelet we are making today is this lovely floss wrapped chain braceletWe will

  • need a chain, a clasp, embroidery thread, needle, scissors and two pliers.

  • First we need to shorten the chain so it fits our wrist perfectly. Note that you need to

  • leave some space for the clasp. So I’m taking an inch less than the size of my wrist. To

  • split the chain into two pieces simply open the chain loop. For a thick chain as mine

  • you will need some strong pliers. So thanks dad, these work perfectly! Next we need to

  • add the clasp. Open the little ring on one side of the clasp and attach it to one end

  • of the chain. Do the same with the other clasp ring and attach it to the other chain end.

  • Try the bracelet on to see if it looks good. I am happy with mine so I can proceed to the

  • string part. We will need quite a long piece of thread to dress up the chain along the

  • entire side of the bracelet. It depends on how thick you want to wrap it but I used about

  • 130 inches of thread for this bracelet. Knot one thread end to a big needle. The other

  • thread end needs to be tied on a chain end. Make two knots to be really sure the thread

  • won't untie, because that would be frustrating. Start wrapping the thread around the chain

  • by leading the needle trough the chain loop down and then up again like so. As you can

  • see we are wrapping the thread only along one side of the chain, while the other side

  • stays golden. You can switch up the color of your thread to your favorite color or a

  • color that matches some particular outfit. I love how a coral color looks paired with

  • gold. If you run out of thread in the middle of the bracelet, just knot a new thread piece

  • to it and continue. This way you can also switch the thread colors along the chain and

  • you'll end up with a cool color blocking bracelet. When you reach the end, make a couple of knots

  • to secure your work. Cut away the excess thread and you're ready to rock this gorgeous chain

  • threaded bracelet. Even with bracelets made entirely from thread I like to stack on some

  • metal jewelry pieces. So this bracelet is perfect because it has both by default. Two

  • in one ya know. Friendship bracelets are meant to be handed

  • to your friends as a token of love and connection. But I don't blame you if you make bracelets

  • just to rock them yourself. I do it all the time!

  • And these were my five easy friendship bracelets. I hope the tutorial was helpful and you'll

  • try to make them too. If you do so, don't forget to share your pictures with me on twitter,

  • facebook and instagram. I love you, sending you big hugs and bunch of kisses. Bye!

In this tutorial you'll learn how to make five cutest and easiest friendship bracelets