Like most girls in elementary school, I used to make friendship bracelets for me and my friends. I had embroidery floss in all my favorite colors. I had the sectioned container to organize all the string and spent the time to wind it all on those floss bobbins. Well I eventually outgrew the friendship bracelets and donated all my string.
But nowwwww, I’m at it again. Luckily, I remember how to make the only two patterns I ever did which are both just a series of knots, and it doesn’t get any easier than that! But I wanted them to look mature now that I’m a “grown up”. I can’t just go around making and wearing any ‘ol friendship bracelets, now can I? (I can). But I was inspired but this adorable tassel bracelet I found on Pinterest.
I bought a beaded bracelet on clearance at H&M so I could yoink the gold beads, in lieu of going to an actual craft store. Plus, I got a shirt while I was there.
I made the tassels by just looping the string around two fingers and cutting off the bottom and then sewed it pretty tightly. After making a couple, I am now tying the bracelets on with a double knot, sewing the knot for extra support and then adding the tassel right on top of the knot so it’s a seamless no knot bracelet.
Here is my updated and mature take on the bracelets of my youth:
My bf, friends and mom all love their bracelets too. Or they’re all liars.
Top left: Boyfriend and bracelet driving his race car
Top right: Debbie enjoying her bracelet and coffee over brunch
Bottom left: Missy holding her precious bebe's hand while watching the sunset
Bottom right: Mom and her nail art playing 3DS (Animal Crossing)