Keepin’ It Super Simple!
Today’s post is all about friendship. A simple act of kindness, a bond between two people.
Last year, I had the pleasure of connecting with TJ from Studio Mailbox and am honored to call her my friend! I just loved her point of view, outlook on art and her outgoing personality.
Today, TJ shares an easy “how to” for a friendship bracelet.
This project is for all levels.
Skill Level- 1 Button
- beads/charms/buttons for embellishing
- Cut 4 pieces of 2-foot ribbon. (I used two different colors, for photo purposes).
- Tie them together, leaving about 4″ of ends (later you tie the bracelet onto your wrist with the ends… you don’t want them to be too short)! Tape your ribbons down to your working surface.
- Separate the four ribbons, take the two in the center and anchor them down at the bottom of your work surface. You will make alternating knots with the two loose ribbons around the ones that are secured to the table.
- Starting with the left ribbon, cross it over the top of the center ones. (It looks like the number 4 at this point). Slip the end UNDER the ribbons that are anchored and gently pull until the knot snugs up to the top.
- Now take the loose ribbon on the right side and lay it over the top of center one. (It looks like a backwards 4 at this point). Slip its end UNDER the anchored ribbons and snug it up next to your first knot.
- Continue alternately making these knots, working your way down the anchored ribbons. If you want your bracelet embellished, you can add beads, charms or buttons to them by removing the tape of the anchored center ribbons. Thread a bead or charm up those center ribbons, then re-secure it to your work surface.
- Continue your macrame half knots right around the embellishment.
- Work your way down to your desired length and tie off the ribbons with a knot. Trim ribbons at about 4″ so you have enough ribbon left over to secure it to your wrist!
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