Thursday, January 23, 2014

Friendship Bracelets

My girls have been asking to make friendship bracelets for a while now, so when this package of embroidery threads arrived in the post  ...

it was the perfect opportunity to try them 

I was inspired by this post from Pam at Threading My Way, who made a little friendship bracelet kit as a Christmas gift - such a neat idea!

We followed this tutorial that Pam recommended, using a braiding disk.

It was so easy, and in no time my girls and I had each whipped up a pretty bracelet:

Or anklet!

I've never made friendship bracelets before and really had fun with this. We're going to check out more tutorials and make lots more of these.
How pretty are they?

Gorgeous combination of thread colours!

Have you ever made friendship bracelets?  Do you have any other tutorials to recommend?


  1. So pretty, Jill! I love that cute cardboard contraption - looks like a great homemade trick.

    1. Thanks Mich! Yes, the cardboard trick worked a treat!

  2. Love the blues, pinks and mauves together, Jill. Have fun making making different styles of friendship bracelets. Thanks for the link back.

    1. Thanks Pam - and thank YOU for the inspiration to get me moving on these friendship bracelets that have been on my to do list for a long time now!

  3. I loved making friendship bracelets as a child and wrote a friendship bracelet tutorial on my blog last year. As kids, we always tied the strings onto a safety pin then pinned our work to our jeans as we knotted them. The braiding disk looks like it could be a better, less pokey, idea.

    1. A safety pin onto your jeans sounds like a nifty idea too!!

  4. Lovely idea! :)
    Greetings from Finland!
    Hugs, Ulla


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