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.
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.
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.
Attach with jump rings
Attach the toggle ends to the finding with jump rings.
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.
Tape the cord loop to your workspace and braid the cords. The braided section should measure 13 1/2".
Triple knot the cords and trim the cord ends, leaving about an inch from the knot.