I’ve been futzing around with the old camp craft friendship bracelet lately. I wanted to figure out a way to make it a little more grown up, since I think they are super cute.
I decided to add some beads to the bracelet, and it took some time to figure out the best way to accomplish that. I definitely wanted them embedded into the bracelet, which proved slightly harder than you might think. But I think I came up with a good solution.
The problem with friendship bracelets as an adult concept is that you usually just tie them on, which means you pretty much wear them all the time, in the shower, in the pool, yadda yadda, and they get grungy. And then you have to cut them off and you can’t wear them again. So I also wanted a clasp of some sort, but something more than just a knot in a hole.
I completed my design, and now, I made my first video tutorial!
It’s kind of long, y’all, but my process has a few steps, and I wanted to be clear. Hopefully it’ll be helpful to someone!
Here’s a list of materials if you want to make the project:
- 4 colors of embroidery thread
- 1 button
- 80 seed beads in two colors to match your thread
- beading needle
- regular needle