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Multi Strand Finger Loop Braiding. In this Instructable, I'm going to teach you how to make Finger Loop Braids.

Multi Strand Finger Loop Braiding

With this technique you can make braids with just your hands that have 10 or more strands each. They can be used for anything. Bracelets, chokers, belts, hat bands, as trim on clothing, or furniture... If you need a strong lacing, a finger loop braid will multiply the strength of your string/rope by 10. To make the videos easy to follow, I made the braids out of rope. Finger Loop Braids were popular from the 15th to the 17th Centuries in Europe, There are still some forms of similar braids made in isolated areas of South America, Asia and the Middle East. This is the style of braiding that was done in Medieval Europe and all the patterns are translated from Medieval manuscripts by the great folks at Fingerloop.org. Supplies: some kind of rope, string, yarn,...Tools: HandsTime: Depends on the length and pattern of the braid but the ones I'm making only take a few minutes to complete an entire braid.

DIY Braided Bead Bracelet. It’s been awhile since our last bracelet DIY.

DIY Braided Bead Bracelet

I don’t know about you, but our wrists have been begging for another colorful addition for months now. So after playing with some materials that were already on hand, we’ve created a tutorial for a braided bead bracelet, which is a not so distant cousin of the hex nut and wrap bracelet. Because honestly, you can never have too many . . . You’ll need: Cut the waxed linen cord into a 26″ and 19″ piece. Tie a knot about half an inch down from the loops. Start braiding the strands. Push the bead against the base of the braid, and cross the left strand over the middle.

Keep a finger at the base of the braid, holding the beads in their place and keeping the braid tight. Finish the bracelet with another inch of braided cord, measuring it against the wrist. Thread on a two hole button – two strands through one hole and one strand through another. Trim the end. Your bracelet is finished! (all images by HonestlyWTF) How to make wrapped leather bracelets « Rings and Things. Triple-wrap leather bracelet with blue tigereye beads Let me begin by stating the obvious – this style of wrapped leather bracelet is EVERYWHERE this season.

How to make wrapped leather bracelets « Rings and Things

Everywhere! Even my athletic clothing catalogs – which only have maybe three pieces of jewelry – are featuring this style. Why? Because it is casual yet chic and infinitely customizable! Five different leather wrapped gemstone bracelets designs: green opal, mookaite, African turquoise, hematite and rhodonite The supply list is pretty short: 4-6mm round beads We used gemstone beads, but glass, crystal beads or pearls would also be lovely. Friendship bracelets. How to Make Friendship Bracelets - in 7 Easy Steps. Braided Irish Linen Wrap Bracelet Tutorial. After many requests, I have just completed a video tutorial showing you how to make waxed Irish linen wrap bracelets.

Braided Irish Linen Wrap Bracelet Tutorial

Here are some bracelets I’ve made for myself. Post Production Notes: The small 3mm beads are sterling silver plated. I buy them in quantity from Fire Mountain. The faceted silver beads in the bottom black bracelet pictured above are Czech crystals in a 4mm size which are readily available at any bead store with Czech crystals. I hope this video inspires you to make your own sparkly Irish linen bracelets for yourself or to give as gifts. Crochet Beaded Bracelets. Chunky Friendship Bracelet. Chunky Friendship Bracelet Weave a chunky, funky friendship bracelet.

Chunky Friendship Bracelet

But be prepared! Your friends will all want one too. You need: 6 Pieces of .5 Mil Cord (2 Each of 3 Colors) 36" Long Masking Tape Instructions: These instructions are reprinted with permission from our friends at Klutz! Tie Knot about 1-1/2" from the top. Friendship Bracelets. Macraméd friendship bracelets were all the rage when I was growing up in the eighties.

Friendship Bracelets

All the girls at my school would obsessively make them for one another in a dizzying variety of colors, widths, and patterns. It's amazing, thinking back, that such young girls could make such beautifully intricate accessories. I, of course, tried my hand at making them as well. I would ride my bike down to the five-and-dime store and pick out the most sophisticated color combinations of embroidery floss I could find, but when it came to the actual macramé I never got beyond plain stripes. There was nothing wrong with plain stripes, except that the other girls seemed so much more advanced with their diamonds and chevrons.

Fast forward 20 years: Purl Soho started carrying DMC Cotton Embroidery Floss in every conceivable color (including fluorescents! Making friendship bracelets is a surprisingly easy craft, and best of all, in the end you'll have a bunch of cute summer bracelets to give to your pals. Embroidery floss (dmc)