Thursday, May 3, 2012

the DIY: FASTEST FRIENDSHIP BRACELET EVER

We were super excited to share the Fishtail Friendship bracelet tutorial with you and we are even more excited to share that we've found an easier way to do it. Don't get me wrong, I will still use the original technique to create more intricate designs but, this new tutorial is so quick you will end up wanting to make one in every color combination possible (like we did!) This tutorial is very similar to the other one so I will just share with you the differences.

1. You will only need to choose three colors of embroidery/friendship thread. Cut two pieces of each color at around 3 feet each. So total you should have 6 pieces of string. Keep the like colors together.
2. Loop all of the string together around your ring finger and tie two knots.
3. Tape (or clip) the loop to a sturdy surface. Separate the colors. On the left side you should have one group of each color and you should have one group of each color on the right as well. If you separate them like this in the beginning, it will be easier in the next steps.
4. Take the outside color from the right side (in this case- blue) and cross it over to the left side (on the inside.)
5. Take the outside group/same color from the left and cross it over to the right side (on the inside.)
6. Grab the left group in one hand and the right group in the other and pull outward to tighten the design a little. You will only have to do this step in the beginning, eventually it won't need tightening. Repeat steps 4, 5 and 6 over and over again until you get the bracelet as long as it needs to be to go around your wrist. It should go pretty fast.
7. When the bracelet is long enough, tie two or three knots at the end.
8. String a bead onto the end and then tie another knot to keep the bead in place. (I actually tied two knots a the end.) Then cut the extra string off and you are done!

To see more detailed instructions of the end steps please refer to this tutorial.
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P.S. When we say "Fastest" friendship bracelet ever, we are excluding the regular three strand braid. Obviously that'd be super fast but it'd just look like a braid and that's nothing special (but could work in the right situation.)

36 comments:

  1. i love this... thanks for sharing.


    xoxoxo,
    Ruvic
    http://ruvicbe.blogspot.com/

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  2. LOVE this!! I am def. going to make a couple

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  3. Not sure about it being fast, it took me over an hour! maybe I'm just a bit daft, ha ha ha! I'm going to have another go though, thanks for the tutorial!

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  4. PS. got it perfect on my third go! :)

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  5. That's such a great diy post! I totally love your friendship bracelets!

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  6. Love these! The ones that we used to make years ago were just tied on and the saying was that when it fell off your dreams/wishes came true. I like the way these can be taken on and off. Thanks! :o)

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  7. Great tutorial, the bracelets look great!

    Jewelry Rage

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  8. The ones you did look pretty but it takes forever and is completely impossible

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  9. Really cool ! Excited about doing it

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  10. I just finished one. I had a lot of leftover string but I like itand I plan on doing more.

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  11. is this similar to the fishtail tutorial except with 3 strings?? and could you use 5 strings for this tutorial if you wanted?? thanks so much. . .its a great tutorial :)

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  12. Great tutorial. I have made some and on thursday show in my site. Thanks for tutorial

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    1. I have made some http://dhini.nl/2012/07/17/zelfgemaakt-tie-dye-en-colors-friendship-bracelets/

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  13. Heya are using Wordpress for your blog platform? I'm new to the blog world but I'm trying to get started and set up my own. Do you need any coding knowledge to make your own blog? Any help would be greatly appreciated!



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  14. Hey girls, just found your blog on my lunch break. I hate that I have to go back to work and cant keep reading haha Cant wait to sit down and have a read.
    xx Tanya
    http://aciddreamsandsugarhighs.blogspot.com/

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  15. On a tight budget so i decided to make these as christmas gifts, they're adorable :)xx

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  16. Awesome! Check out my blog aswell!
    http://www.squidoo.com/how-to-make-friendship-bracelets-out-of-paracord

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  17. I just made one and it looks really cool U ARE AWSOME !!! ^_^

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  18. if u used dmc floss can you tell me the numbers you used?? thanks

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    1. We did use DMC floss but it's been so long since we did this tutorial and all of our floss is jumbled together, so there is no way we'll know the numbers. Sorry!

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  19. Made this 3 days ago and sewed my name on it with letter beads and invisible thread! Ssoo pretty! I'm going to make them for all of my friends and post this post on my blog! Thanks Casey and Savannah!

    Mya F x

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  20. Your bracelets are so pretty! I just made a bunch of my own, but using Klutz's Fancy Friendship Bracelets.

    I'll try yours next for sure!

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  21. I LOVE THE WAY YOU MADE THE FRIENDSHIP BRACELETS AND I GOT MY FAV COLOR AND MY TWO BFF'S FAVE COLOR AND MADE A FRIENDSHIP BRACELET WITH THESE SIMPLE STEPS THANKS SOO MUCH!!! ;D

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  22. I've just made one of these, but I only used 3 strands of thread. Am I missing something?

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  23. I loved it very much!! as friendship day is coming i can buy it my friends..it will be a great idea.

    Thanks
    http://triplemj.com/shop/simple-string-cross-bracelet

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  24. Genial! I like! My blog is www.thetotaldisaster.blogspot.com
    Saludos!!! Bye!!!

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  26. This design is so awesome! I've been trying to figure it out all day long, literally! I had no clue it was just like the "Fishtail Braid" hairstyle! Trust me, if you know to do a fishtail braid on someone's or your own hair, this is a BREEZE!! Thanks so much for the help!

    -Becky :)

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  27. great tips for making frindship bracelets. I actually learn a lot.Thanks.

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  28. I LOVE the way that you finish the bracelets with a bead to make a easy closure. Love it! Thanks for sharing

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  29. I got lost on step 2. Yes I'm a bloke, before you ask.

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  30. OOO fun fun fun! Lately I have been passing time by braiding fabric and it has made me think about how I loved friendship bracelets. I even made one from Icelandic wool for my hubby yesterday :) Thanks for an lovely post!!

    xoxo
    UniBalla
    http://unithepeach.blogspot.com/

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  31. This is great ! http://charnicola.blogspot.co.uk/

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