Mar 21, 2012

ASOS Braided Friendship Bracelets


The next tutorial is pretty cool. I love the mix of shiny with matte thread, and these ASOS Retro Skull Friendship Bracelets would be super-cool to make for your friends and yourself! Plus, you can add charms to these (yes, I used a skull, but you don't have to) to customize these. These come together really quick because they are braids, so they are a lot quicker to make than some other friendship bracelets!


Use all different colors to create a rainbow effect! 
Let's get started.



Step 1: Gather materials. Needed are embroidery floss, scissors, a small gold charm (doesn't have to be a skull, pick anything you and your friends like!), a bead and crimp for closure, plastic bead trim (this was leftover from a Christmas project but you can buy this at a craft store) and tape.


Step 2: Start the braid. I used a couple strands of embroidery floss per each color for a thicker braid, and folded the long strands in half so I could make a loop closure at the end. I cut the strands about 4 times what I needed for the length of the bracelet, and this ended up being plenty of string (when you fold them they will be 2X the size of your bracelet). Take your bead trim, place it in between the loop you make with your folded floss. Take a piece of cotton thread or beading floss, and tie all the strands together, making the knot nice and tight right after that first bead in the trim.


Step 3: Glue this knot to hold your start together. Tape your loop at the top of your workspace, and braid your strands together.


Step 4: At the end, repeat what we did at the top (tying with thread, gluing knot) then snip the trim right after the bead which is tied. Thread your crimp onto one floss piece, thread on the bead, then thread back through crimp. Crimp shut. Cut excess, and cut the excess floss that you didn't use. Glue this knot to hold.


Step 5: Add your charm to the middle of the bracelet. 
Finished!

Make them in different colors for your friends!





If you share/use/post this tutorial, please link back to me. It is much appreciated!



5 comments:

  1. where can i find the skull charm?
    im looking for the exact same one for ages!

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  2. my skull charms were part of a necklace I got on ebay. search "gold skull necklace" on ebay. it's the dainty gold necklace with a lot of those little charms I just took apart.

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  3. So cute, love the little skulls.
    xx Tanya
    http://aciddreamsandsugarhighs.blogspot.com/

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  4. These are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing x

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