Page 1 of 3 123 Last
  1. #1
    Jolie Rouge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Lan astaslem !
    Posts
    63,406
    Thanks
    2,803
    Thanked 5,641 Times in 3,712 Posts

    The PEACE and FRIENDSHIP BRAIDED Bracelets

    The PEACE and FRIENDSHIP Bracelet

    A "Friendship" or "Peace" Bracelet is a great craft.
    http://www.planetpals.com/IKC/peacebracelet.html

    Weaving is a craft known around the world in all cultures throughout time. From making cloth for clothing to nets for fishing, this art has been, and still is, an important part of everyone's life. The FRIENDSHIP BRACELET is a weaving project that you can make and send to all your friends. Wearing the bracelet around their wrist or ankle will let them know you care.

    Peace bracelets are a great craft for children of any age! Each bracelet can be as simple or as complicated as you wish--we have ideas for variations or embellishments.

    NOTE: For younger children (ages 4-7) a twist or braid is easiest. Use a thick yarn as the stands will be easier to control. For older children: Choose from many stitches, braids and weaving patterns.


    We have Three bracelet types with instructions BELOW.

    Bracelet Ideas

    Why not use recycled materials!

    Use one color throughout or several colors.

    Use as many strands as you like depending on the thickness and style. The simplest starts with 3.

    Why not tie two or three bracelets together!

    Add fun beads or special items from fun times together

    Add word beads! A friends name, a special group name, a birth date, a special message such as "peace please"

    Add a peace dove, world or peace symbol . There are lots of ideas at the craft store

    Make it patriotic-use your country's colors (I.e.: USA -Red, white and blue; Italy green, white & red)

    Some techniques use straws or knitting or crochet needle to wrap the yarn around

    See what you can find in books or on the web


    What you need to get started

    • Thick or thin THREADS (yarn , embroidery thread, gimp, twine, use your imagination!) The number of strands depends on the style you choose.

    • a pair of scissors
    • masking tape or other
    • measuring tape or ruler
    • lots of patience


    Basic Techniques:

    Step 1: Cut THREADS that are 24 inches long.

    Step 2 : Hold your bracelet in place while you work on it. You cant it to a fence, a bedpost or a chair. You can tape it to the table or clip it to a notebook loop. Just so long as it hangs.

    Step 3 : Remember the bracelet begins and ends with a simple knot. Once you've woven the bracelet you want there are two easy ways to tie it closed.

    * if the bracelet has a looped end, pull the loose ends through the loop and tie a simple square knot.

    * if the bracelet has loose ends, tie them with a square knot.


    Three Bracelet Styles:

    1. The Twisted bracelet

    This bracelet starts off as one twist and turns into two by itself!

    Step 1 The basic twist uses 3 strands of THREADS but you can use 4 or more! (three colors of thread is nice but not necessary) each 24" inches (60 cm) long and tie them together with a knot.

    Tape them to a table or clip them to the edge of a notebook or other surface.

    Step 2 Hold the strings together and twist them.
    Twist and twist until the twist is about 17 inches long.

    Step 3 Hold the twist with one hand.
    Put a finger from your other hand in the middle of the twist and fold it.

    Step 4 Take your finger out of the middle and the twist will twist around itself. If the double twist kinks, smooth it out by pulling the looped end...caution! Don't pull too tightly!

    Step 5 Tie the loose ends with a knot. To close the bracelet, open the loop at the end, thread the string through and tie with a square knot.


    2. The Braided Bracelet:



    This bracelet can be braided into a simple braid, just like you do your hair , or braided into complicated patterns.

    Step 1 The basic Braid uses 3 strand of THREADS. (three colors of thread is nice but not necessary) each 24" inches (60 cm) long. and tie them together with a knot.

    Step 2 Tie a knot in the top by looping the string around a finger and making a square knot.

    Put the same colored strings together to make three thick strands.

    Tape the loop to a table top or clip the end to a notebook.

    Steps 3 and 4 Now, braid, just like you would braid hair!!!
    (the outer string always crosses the middle string, and then becomes the middle string) Pull the braid tightly as you go along.

    You may want to use more tape to hold the strings in place as you go.

    Step 5 When the braid is long enough to fit around your wrist, tie the loose ends with a knot.

    To tie the bracelet around your wrist, pull the knotted end through the loop and tie a square knot.


    3. The Woven Bracelet

    You can weave thicker bracelets using patterns such as Indian patterns. The basic starts with * 6 strands of yarn , embroidery thread, gimp, twine, whatever you like- each 24" inches (60 cm) long.


    * An easy way to think of this woven pattern is to imagine that each strand represents a letter in the word F R I E N D. (* You may choose any colors you like.)

    Step 1 Gather the 6 ends and tie an overhand knot leaving a 8" - 9" (21-23 cm) tail. Arrange them in the order you would like for your bracelet. Tape knotted end to a table or tie to a chair.

    Step 2 Take the first string on the left F and wrap it over and around the next string R to make a knot. Tighten by holding R and pulling up on string F.

    Step 3 Make a second knot the same way with string F over and around string R. Pull up on F to tighten.

    Step 4 Now drop string R and pick up string I. Make two knots with string F over and around string I.

    Step 5 Repeat on strings E, N, and the last string D making two knots on each with string F. Now F will be on the right. This makes one complete row.

    Step 6 Continue the next row by taking the first string on the left, now string R, and making two knots over and around each of the other strings I, E, N, D and F. With each row the string on the left is worked over to the right side.

    Step 7 When you have woven enough to fit around your wrist, tie another overhand knot to complete. To wear the bracelet, tie the two ends together in a square knot and trim the extra strings.
    Laissez les bon temps rouler! Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.** a 4 day work week & sex slaves ~ I say Tyt for PRESIDENT! Not to be taken internally, literally or seriously ....Suki ebaynni IS THAT BETTER ?

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to Jolie Rouge For This Useful Post:

    grandest (04-07-2011)

  3. # ADS
    Circuit advertisement The PEACE and FRIENDSHIP BRAIDED Bracelets
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Advertising world
    Posts
    Many
     

  4. #2
    Jolie Rouge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Lan astaslem !
    Posts
    63,406
    Thanks
    2,803
    Thanked 5,641 Times in 3,712 Posts
    Laissez les bon temps rouler! Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.** a 4 day work week & sex slaves ~ I say Tyt for PRESIDENT! Not to be taken internally, literally or seriously ....Suki ebaynni IS THAT BETTER ?

  5. #3
    Jolie Rouge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Lan astaslem !
    Posts
    63,406
    Thanks
    2,803
    Thanked 5,641 Times in 3,712 Posts
    Laissez les bon temps rouler! Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.** a 4 day work week & sex slaves ~ I say Tyt for PRESIDENT! Not to be taken internally, literally or seriously ....Suki ebaynni IS THAT BETTER ?

  6. #4

    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    1,681
    Thanks
    158
    Thanked 595 Times in 265 Posts
    I remember making those when I was a kid in the 80's.

  7. #5

    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    6
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    OH I know make these! I remember, me and my bestfriends, used to make one for each other. All we have to do is buy the thread and we start making it. Do you think it'll work on big threads? I'm afraid it won't look that stylish. What do you think?

  8. #6
    Jolie Rouge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Lan astaslem !
    Posts
    63,406
    Thanks
    2,803
    Thanked 5,641 Times in 3,712 Posts
    you can use anything from hemp to twine, embrodery floss to leather thongs, it depends on the style you are after. The girls prefer smooth finishes and brighter colors - so we tend to use embroidery floss, metallic yarns or colored hemp. My cubs like rough hewn and "manly" looking... so we use natural color hemp, leather thongs or even fine cotton line and twine.
    Last edited by Jolie Rouge; 08-06-2013 at 04:35 PM.
    Laissez les bon temps rouler! Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.** a 4 day work week & sex slaves ~ I say Tyt for PRESIDENT! Not to be taken internally, literally or seriously ....Suki ebaynni IS THAT BETTER ?

  9. #7

    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    1
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by grandest View Post
    OH I know make these! I remember, me and my bestfriends, used to make one for each other. All we have to do is buy the thread and we start making it. Do you think it'll work on big threads? I'm afraid it won't look that stylish. What do you think?
    Now, There are few people with a rope, so it looks too tacky, I Like to wear gold, is it ?

  10. #8
    Jolie Rouge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Lan astaslem !
    Posts
    63,406
    Thanks
    2,803
    Thanked 5,641 Times in 3,712 Posts
    Laissez les bon temps rouler! Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.** a 4 day work week & sex slaves ~ I say Tyt for PRESIDENT! Not to be taken internally, literally or seriously ....Suki ebaynni IS THAT BETTER ?

  11. #9
    Jolie Rouge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Lan astaslem !
    Posts
    63,406
    Thanks
    2,803
    Thanked 5,641 Times in 3,712 Posts
    http://media-cache-ec4.pinterest.com...IQhEe9XY_c.jpg

    http://pinterest.com/pin/105764291219925695/

    Shrinky Bracelet
    http://rustsunshine.blogspot.com.au/...-bracelet.html

    here is a great tutorial on Instructables (courtesy of Dabbled) with all the instructions for making your own shrinky projects from #6 plastic containers, so I won't go into too much detail here. Most of this post is actually about turning these awesome little pieces of plastic into a sweet bracelet (and bonus pendant) to give to mom for Mother's Day. (Attention Dads: This project involves permanent markers, melting plastic, and tools...and your kids will think it's totally cool.)
    Laissez les bon temps rouler! Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.** a 4 day work week & sex slaves ~ I say Tyt for PRESIDENT! Not to be taken internally, literally or seriously ....Suki ebaynni IS THAT BETTER ?

  12. #10
    Jolie Rouge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Lan astaslem !
    Posts
    63,406
    Thanks
    2,803
    Thanked 5,641 Times in 3,712 Posts
    Wrapped Friendship Bracelet

    Make a bunch of friendship bracelets to wear on one wrist and make sure to make matching ones for your friends.



    You need: Bracelet Rings
    Embroidery Floss
    Glue Dots
    Scissors

    Instructions: Cut floss into 18" pieces. Peel and stick a glue dot near the plastic clasp. Begin wrapping a piece of floss keeping the end tucked under the wraps. Add glue dots as you work to keep the thread in place. After 1" of wrapping, add a glue dot to bracelet. Trim thread 1/4" from wrap and press end to the glue dot. Start a new color, hiding the new end and the old end under the wraps. Contine in this manner until you have filled the bracelet.


    This is a great way to reuse "outdated" bangles, create the "perfect" look or recycle carboard or plastic tubes


    Chevron Pattern Friendship Bracelet
    From our Friends at DMC, this floss bracelet can be made with your favorite Prism® threads.



    Before you begin:

    Learn how to make a Single Left, Single Right (backward, forward) hand knot and a Single Right, Single Left (forward, backward) hand knot. (see chart below)



    You need: 5 Stands of Embroidery Floss 25" Long (we used 2 strands of green, 2 white and 1 brown)
    Masking Tape

    Instructions: Tie Knot about 1/2" from the top. Tape knotted end to a table or the back of a chair. Separate the strands by color, as shown. This pattern is best done by each row, beginning with row 1. Once you are done move on to row 2. Repeat this process till the pattern is finished of till you have reached the desired length for your bracelet.





    Happy Knotting! - See more at: http://www.makingfriends.com/jewelry....mOBTLKiO.dpuf


    For more awesome FREE designs from Prism click here. http://dmc-usa.com/Inspiration/projects/crafting.aspx
    Laissez les bon temps rouler! Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.** a 4 day work week & sex slaves ~ I say Tyt for PRESIDENT! Not to be taken internally, literally or seriously ....Suki ebaynni IS THAT BETTER ?

  13. #11
    Jolie Rouge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Lan astaslem !
    Posts
    63,406
    Thanks
    2,803
    Thanked 5,641 Times in 3,712 Posts
    http://thehomesteadsurvival.com/?p=2956
    How to make a single color survival bracelet/paracord bracelet with buckle
    and How It Could Save Your Life




    I have a Scout who makes these in colors and sells them for $5 - $8 dollars EACH to fund his scout activities
    Laissez les bon temps rouler! Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.** a 4 day work week & sex slaves ~ I say Tyt for PRESIDENT! Not to be taken internally, literally or seriously ....Suki ebaynni IS THAT BETTER ?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Log in

Log in