As you know from this and this, I just can’t stop making friendship bracelets! They look so good mixed + matched, piled high… adding the perfect, summery pop of color to whatever it is that you’re wearing. Today’s bracelet is a bit more blingy than the others I’ve made so far… and if you’d like, you could make it the more conventional way (using a clasp + jump ring vs. string…) or even make a necklace! There are so many ways to get creative with this project. For extra credit, try it using resin or tortoise links. I made three – in turquoise, orange, and light pink.
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1. Begin by firmly (double) knotting your floss to your chain. // 2. Add your ball chain to the chain, and slowly wrap the floss around both the chain and ball chain. // 3. Continue to wrap – you’ll see a beautiful pattern emerging! // 4. When you get to the end of the first link, pull the embroidery floss through the second link and continue wrapping.
5. Continue to wrap. // 6. As you get to the end of the chain, just keep wrapping along… // 7. Continue wrapping until you get to the place where you started. Knot your floss to the first end. // 8. Trim your knots, and you are nearly done.
9. Cut off three pieces of floss, about 36″ long, each. Take them together, and fold in half. Thread the loop through the first link of chain. // 10. Pull the ends through your loop. // 11. Pull tightly, and braid for 2-3 inches, depending on how long you want the bracelet to be. // 12. Repeat on the other side… you’re done!