We have featured several jewelry-making methods of friendship bracelets to date. This beaded friendship bracelet just is a perfect addition now that summer is approaching. Cute girls / teenagers need something to do when they are lazing around on the school or back yard. And you might want to join in. These easy-to-make friendship bracelets look incredibly sophisticated and will match summer dresses.
Furthermore, with the current rage of the elastic loom bands, very young girls are already successfully making fun friendship bracelets these days. By the time girls are 12, this more sophisticated pearl bead bracelets are a must make, to set them apart!
My 1,2,3 Quick How-to *
The illustration here shows the 3 critical steps in the process. On a wire that is 2x the desired bracelet length (plus a bit extra ) , secure with a crimp bead (beginning/end) and string little pearl beads on wire, till you have 2x the desired length of the bracelet. Finish w the second crimp bead.
Fold your beaded strand over, and right there in the middle, attach a thick embroidery floss, nylon, cotton or hemp thread that’s about 4.5x the desired length of the bracelet. Weave that thread around the beads and end with a knot.
Attach a clasp, and your gorgeous, but easy-to-make for kids friendship bracelet is done!
* If you are serious about making this bracelet, you may benefit from reviewing the more elaborate tutorial, credit to Pandahall.com ( a site which is no longer online):
Supplies needed for making the string bracelet:
- Golden Spacer Bead
- Crimp Bead
- Lobster Claw Clasp
- 0.5mm Tiger Tail Wire
- 1mm Nylon Thread
- Flat Nose Plier
How to make the string and bead bracelet?
Step1: Make the spacer bead strand
1st, cut a 50cm long wire and attach a crimp bead at 5cm from the end;
2nd, slide the spacer bead one after one;
3rd, stop when the beads strand almost twice the length of your wrist circumference;
4th, attach another crimp bead at end to stop beads from dropping and adjusting the tightness among beads on wire.
Step2: Wrap on the string
1st, cut a length of 1mm nylon thread, measuring about 100cm;
2nd, fold it in half;
3rd, fold you beaded strand as picture shows and loop the thread around the area between first two beads. Bring one end going over the beaded strand and the other one going under;
4th, twist two ends together to turn the cord in opposite direction. Angling down to the next gap and repeat the process above;
5th, continue crossing over and filling in the gaps;
6th, remove the two crimp beads at ends and tie the two ends of tiger tail wire;
7th, secure two thread end with a tight knot. Make sure and then trim off any excess thread.
Step3: Attach the clasp
Open the jumprings and attach the clasp at end!
So, there you’ve your new string bracelet!
Making string bracelets is easy and it’s all the rage these days. So make this one of a kind accessory for yourself or give it away to a friend, and then wait for other’s compliments.
Elevate Your Friendship Bracelet to a Worthy Gift
Tip: Present your lovely handmade friendship bracelet in a nice gift bag.
I personally love these organza jewelry bags (learn more or buy on Amazon) as they come in a ton of different colors, to match your bracelets. Follow my link as those are the best price I have found for them: 108 for $2.63 + $1 shipping! Perfect. Just pop the bracelet in, pull the string, and you’re done. Cost no time. Compare that with finding the right size gift box, adding wrapping paper, sticky taping it and adding a bow, these organza bags make gift wrapping a breeze and they transform your bracelet from ‘I made it myself’ to a gorgeous handmade gift your friends would love to receive from you.
More Friendship Bracelet Designs
Like this bracelet design but want to make a few more with different designs? Consider making any or all of these lovely bracelets.
- Dreamcatcher bracelet w. jewelry making tutorial
- Designer Cuff Bracelet w. jewelry making tutorial
- Friendship bracelet to make with a string of crochet flowers w free crochet pattern
- The category pages with free jewelry – and accessories -making tutorials contain quite a few others ones, included a really darling friendship bracelet for toddlers with hearts and a ribbon made from a toilet paper roll.
- Oh, and then the multi-strand woven friendship bracelets w tutorial and detailed instructions on how you make your own friendship bracelet loom and how to use that loom!
In other words, it’s friendship bracelet galore here at the FineCraftGuild. And rightly so: they are fun and strengthen the friendship. What’s not to love ??