Making friendship bracelets is a fun and creative activity that has been popular for generations. Adding beads to a friendship bracelet can take it to the next level, making it more unique and personalized. In this blog post, we'll go through the steps to create a simple beaded friendship bracelet.
Embroidery floss in your desired colors
Beads in your desired size and color
Cut 2 strands of embroidery floss to your desired bracelet length. For a standard size bracelet, cut each strand to about 14 inches.
Fold the strands in half and tie a knot at the folded end, creating a loop.
Tape the looped end to a flat surface, such as a table or clipboard.
Arrange your beads in the order you want them to appear on the bracelet.
Take one strand of floss and thread a bead onto it. Slide the bead all the way down to the knotted end.
Repeat step 5 with the other strand of floss and another bead.
Tie the two strands of floss together in a knot, just below the last bead added.
Repeat steps 5-7, alternating between the two strands of floss until the bracelet is the desired length.
Tie a knot at the end of the bracelet and trim any excess floss.
Experiment with different bead sizes and colors to create unique designs.
Make sure to keep the floss tight when adding beads to prevent gaps between beads.
Use tape to hold the bracelet in place while working on it.
Try using different knotting techniques, such as a chevron or arrowhead pattern, for added variety.
With just a few simple materials, you can create a beautiful and personalized beaded bracelet. These bracelets are perfect for sharing with friends or keeping as a reminder of a special friendship. So why not give it a try and see what kind of unique designs you can come up with!