Time Required :
Over an hour
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.

boho friendship bracelet stack

Feeling nostalgic? Try making this Striped Friendship Bracelet and pair it with some seed bead stretch bracelets as wells as some boho-inspired charms!
Step 1

Measure and cut one 120" length of each of the following embroidery floss: #595 Medium Sea Green, #352 Light Coral and #350 Medium Coral; then cut three 120" lengths of Blanc embroidery floss.
TIP: This measurement is based on a 7" wrist. Adjust lengths of floss cord as needed.

Step 2

Gather floss together and align them so they are even. Fold them in half and cut through the bend of the floss. Tie a double knot about 8" from the fold. Tape the floss to your working space, above the knot.

Step 3

Now, separate the floss so each color is together, then arrange them so they are in order as you like the stripes to appear on your bracelet.
TIP: When you folded the floss, you created two strands of each color. You will work the two strands of each color together, as if they are one. For the Blanc, pair them so you have three sections of two strands.

Step 4

To start the knotting process, place the left-most strands perpendicular over the one closest to them, creating a “4” shape. Next, wrap the working strands under the closest strands and thread through the loop of the “4” shape. Pull the ends so the knot moves up to the top. Repeat for a second knot over the same strands closest to the first.

Step 5

Repeat Step 4 with the next strands. Work the first set of strands across all colors until the are all the way over to the right.

Step 6

Now, repeat Steps 4-5 with the strands that are now the furthest to the left. Continue this pattern until you reach the bracelet length desired.

Step 7

Tie a double knot with all of the cords together just under the last knotted row.

Step 8

Cut the excess floss about 8" from the knot.

Step 9

Separate the 8" of floss into three sections and braid them; then tie a knot at the end.

Step 10

Repeat Step 9 on the starting end.

Step 11

Add a charm to the bracelet and set aside.
TIP: If using a metal bead that had a connector loop at the top and bottom, like this bullhead bead, use side cutters to remove the loop at the bottom, then smooth with an emery board.

Step 12

Cut a 10" length of Stretch Magic® jewelry cord for each stretch bracelet you would like to stack with your friendship bracelet.

Step 13

Thread beads to each cord.

Step 14

Tie the Stretch Magic® into a tight surgeon’s knot, then tuck its ends back through the closest beads.

Step 15

Add a dab of bead stringing glue to the knot. Now, pull the ends tight, so the two adjacent beads press together tightly, hiding the knot. Trim the ends of the stretch cord, then set your bracelet aside to dry before you wear.

Step 16
To add a charm, open the jump ring, slide between beads on the desired bracelet and then close the jump ring.
TIP: To open and close a jump ring, simply grasp the jump ring on both sides with chain nose pliers and twist the ring open, from side-to-side. Never pull the jump ring which can cause distortion.

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