Friendship Bracelet Instructions Designed by Cynthia Kimura
Show your friends how much you love them with this fun and thoughtful bracelet.
Step one: Cut one yard of Power Pro braided thread. Fold it in half and slide a crimp tube onto the looped end. Keep it close to the end of the thread and crimp it closed. For details on how to use a crimp tube, please visit the handy tips section of the learning center. Trim the excess thread. Slide the loose ends of the thread through a bead tip from the inside out, so the crimp ends up resting in the cup of the bead tip. Close the bead tip with your flat nose pliers.
Step two: Slide a 6mm green AB fire polished bead onto both strands at once, from here you will separate the strands and string two 4mm lilac AB fire polished beads on each strand. Now add another 6mm fire polished bead by passing both strands through the bead, in opposite directions (see photo above). You will continue with this pattern, replacing every fourth center bead with a message bead. When you come to the end, bring both threads back through one 6mm fire polished bead going in the same direction. Add the bead tip before crimping the crimp tube on this end. Crimp and close the bead tip.
Step three: You will now need to attach a closed jump ring on one end to the bracelet and a trigger clasp to the other. To do this, add the component to the bead tip's hook, and close with round nose pliers until the hook touches the bead tip. Make this bracelet your own by choosing message beads that reflect meaningful things to your friend.
Approximate size: 7¼ inches
Tools Used: Large loop scissors (TOOL-123) Crimper tool (TOOL-100) Flat nose pliers (TOOL-107) Round nose pliers (TOOL-108) White Power Pro™ - 28 Yards, .006-inch (10lb test) (BF28WH06)
List of Components: 7¼ inches 4mm lilac AB fire polished beads (FP-LILAB4, qty 2 packs) 6mm green AB fire polished beads (FP-GRNAB6, qty 1 pack) Joy message bead (CH-JOY, qty 1) Kindness message bead (CH-KINDNESS, qty 1) Laugh message bead (CH-LAUGH, qty 1) 1x2mm crimp tubes (SS-CRM1, qty 2) Clam shell bead tip (SS-BDTIP2, qty 2) 10mm round trigger clasp (SS-CL27, qty 1) Sterling silver closed jump ring (SS-CJR-FE, qty 1)