If you are older, you may have made a million friendship bracelets with simple embroidery floss and knots like me, but if you are young you may have started making the skinny beaded modern version of friendship bracelets like the ones in Artful Handmade Wrap Bracelets.
Here is my first bracelet using square knot macrame and simple stringing linked up with a Prima bead anchor clasp.
To make the knotted part of the bracelet I followed the detailed step-by-step directions in Artful Handmade Wrap Bracelets on how to braid and then knot the ends of the cord.
I then slid the little sparkly glass Prima beads onto the center short cord and began knotting.
I did about a half an inch of knots and then slid up a bead. I kept repeating this pattern for the full bracelet length. Then simply tied all 3 strands to the other half of the clasp and trimmed the extra cord.
For the second fully beaded strand I cut a length of the stretch chord and linked it through one end of the clasp and secured it with a crimp bead.
All that was left to do was slide beads onto the stretch cord the same length as the knotted strand, link the end through the other end of the clasp and secure with another crimp bead.
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by Di Kim