Braided Friendship Bracelets

Braided Friendship Bracelets

What You'll Need:

Rainbow Rattail
Purple Rattail
Kumihimo Gold Finding
Scissors
Chain Nose Pliers
E-6000 Adhesive
Masking Tape

Courtesy of Darice®
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Approximate Time: 45 Minutes

How to Make Braided Friendship Bracelets


Braided rattail bracelets are a fun sleepover or girl's night in craft! Gather your girls and spend an afternoon or evening braiding and trading these colorful bracelets.
 
  • 1 Attach Kumihimo finding

    For a triple wrap bracelet, cut 3, 28" sections of rainbow rattail. Gather the 3 cord ends together and add a drop of E-6000 to the ends. Push the ends into the Kumihimo finding. Let sit for several minutes.

  • 2 Braid & attach other finding

    Tape the finding onto your workspace. Braid the cording. Gather the ends together and trim them so they are even. Add a drop of E-6000 adhesive to the ends. Push the ends into the Kumihimo finding. Let sit for several minutes.

  • 3 Attach with jump rings

    Attach the toggle ends to the finding with jump rings.

  • 4 Double it up

    For a double wrap bracelet, cut a 36" and an 18" section of purple rattail. Fold the 36" cord in half. Add the end of the other cord and knot at the folded end, leaving a small loop at the end.

  • 5 Braid cords

    Tape the cord loop to your workspace and braid the cords. The braided section should measure 13 1/2".

  • 6 Triple knot

    Triple knot the cords and trim the cord ends, leaving about an inch from the knot.