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DIY: Friendship Bracelets

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Let’s welcome back Erin from Thanks, I Made It! for another awesome DIY. Friendship bracelets are everywhere so I’m glad we all can now say we’re in the know how to make our own. No excuses! 
Hi TAGG readers! I’m back with another do-it-yourself project for The Average Girl’s Guide. During the warmer months, I love to play with accessories that not only have lots of color, but different textures as well. Mix up your embroidery thread friendship bracelets this summer with rhinestone and metal chains using this simple DIY.
Tools and Materials:
Chain long enough to reach around your bracelet
Rhinestone chain the same length as chain
Jump rings
Clasp
Embroidery needle
Scissors
Jewelry pliers (not pictured)
Keep reading to learn how to make this fabulous blinged-out bracelet! 

 

 

 Make three bundles of thread, about 14 inches long each. I used about 6 or so strands in each bundle.
Braid the strands together, as long as the chain.

 

Cut a piece of thread about 3 feet long and thread through the needle. Tie the end of the thread to the last link of the chain.

 

 

Thread the needle through one end of the braid.  Place rhinestone chain between the metal chain and braid. Sew the braid, chain, and rhinestone together, first by sewing through the braid and over the chain…

 

… and then looping back under through the link and pulling tight.

 

 

Once you reach the end of the chains and braid, securely tie the thread in place and cut off the extra thread. Add the jump rings and clasp with pliers.
That’s it! Stack it up this summer with all your favorite bracelets.

 

 

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    brikeenda
    December 3, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    this is so beautiful

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    caroliagirl22
    October 14, 2012 at 5:43 PM

    Where did you find the chain? love this!

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    Free Coupon
    July 6, 2012 at 6:21 AM

    Loved the idea….you inspired me to make my own accessories at home

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    Leeann @ Join the Gossip
    June 7, 2012 at 6:49 PM

    Yesterday I saw two of these and now you’re the third! Love this! Where did you get the supplies?

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      AvgGirlsGuide
      June 9, 2012 at 9:10 PM

      Lots on Amazon; try the link above… easiest place to get the thread, and a Michael’s should have quite a bit as well. 

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    Fashion By Alicia
    June 6, 2012 at 3:48 PM

    Love this!  Thank you for the tutorial!

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    Just Another Shopaholic
    June 6, 2012 at 3:43 PM

    Super adorable!!

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    Santina
    June 6, 2012 at 2:50 PM

    This is adorable! Great tutorial!

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    Kristin & Megan
    June 6, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    Love how it turned out! I need to get my bestie to make it. Ha!

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      AvgGirlsGuide
      June 9, 2012 at 9:10 PM

      hahah I was thinking the same! or need a girls night so we can all have fun making them together.

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    RichardLAnderson
    June 6, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    http://goo.gl/VMpdn

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    Grace Atwood
    June 6, 2012 at 9:17 AM

    LOVE this – Erin did such a great job!

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      AvgGirlsGuide
      June 9, 2012 at 9:10 PM

      Thanks so much, Grace! Erin’s so talented, and LOVE her helpful instructions.

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    PennyPincherFashion
    June 6, 2012 at 8:36 AM

    Love this so much – will definitely be trying soon…thanks for the inspiration!! :)

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