See how to make a friendship bracelet for a rainy day with the kids by Riot Art & Craft

You will need:

  • Multicoloured Alphabet Beads
  • Embroidery Thread
  • Scissors

Step 1. Cut embroidery thread

You will need nine long lengths of approximately 40cms in total (three per section) of your preferred colours. On one piece, thread your alphabet beads on the end.  Tie a knot at the end of that thread so that they don’t fall off as you’re braiding.

making a friendship necklace






Step 2. Braiding and beading

Start braiding. Once you’ve braided a few centimetres, pull your first alphabet bead up and push it into the braid, so that it sits tightly.  Make sure it faces forward.  Do two rounds of crossovers before threading your next bead up into the braid.  Finish your braid with a knot when it comfortably fits around your wrist.

how to make a friendship bracelet






Step 3. Finish

To make a tassel, take two 10cm lengths of each colour and fold over your braid. Tie a piece of thread firmly around the tassel to keep in place, and trim neatly.


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  • I have a couple of friendship bracelets. I think they were store bought, they certainly don’t look as good as these home made ones


  • I was given friendship bracelets by my nieces many years ago. They weren’t self made tho but they’re still very pretty and meaningful


  • The friendship bracelets would make a wonderful gift idea,thanks!


  • How gorgeous! I never could get these to work growing up


  • You could make one long strand with just one or two words and and use it as a necklace.


  • What a simple cute idea thanks!!


  • these look gorgeous…great idea thanks for sharing


  • Cool! Great creative idea! Thanks for sharing this!


  • Very cute and easy instructions thanks


  • So cute !! My daughters are going to love these.


  • I am going to pin this for when the nieces come over. Thanks!!


  • i remember doing these as a kid. they are so pretty


  • Oh what a cute and fun craft idea


  • These are a much simpler verision. Easy to do.


  • wow this is really so simple. i never made these as a kid but my friends would give them to me lol


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