Wednesday, April 20, 2011

do it yourself wednesday!

Browsing blogs, the usual, I came across an amazing DIY project! Courtesy of fellow blogger "Honestly... WTF?!" I have discovered the ultimate friendship bracelet, inspired by Aurelie Bidermann's "Do Brazil" bracelets. 

You'll need:
-embroidery thread
-2 bobby pins
-a pair of scissors

Cut 2 sets of 15 strands of embroidery thread, with each strand measuring four times the length of the bracelet. Knot all the threads at the top, leaving about 2 inches of slack. Sandwich each set between a bobby pin – this will help you easily weave the threads through the links of the bracelet. Lay the threads to the left of the bracelet. Pull the first color (coral) from under the first link and over the top of the left side.

Lay the second color (blue) over the first color (coral). Pull the second color (blue) from under the same link and over the top left again. Repeat the steps, moving onto a new link: put the first color (coral) on top of the second color (blue) and pull it out from under the 2nd link and over the top left. Lay the second color (blue) on top of the first color (peach) and pull it out from under the 2nd link and over the top left again. Because the links of this particular bracelet are large, threads are woven through twice on each link. 


Repeat the steps until you reach the end of the bracelet. Finish it with a knot and trim the ends.


DIY Compliments of: HonestlyWTF

1 comment:

  1. i LOVEEEE this. i expect one from you soon.

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