Crystal Friendship Bracelets – Fun Friendship Bracelet Patterns!

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Crystal Friendship Bracelets – Fun Friendship Bracelet Patterns!

Floss is fun, but bling is better! Add some “razzle dazzle” to your friendship bracelet designs by knotting rhinestones into the cord with this easy tutorial. Who said friendship bracelets can’t be glamorous? Bling out your
BFF’s wrists with these marvelous macramé bracelets.

Crystal Friendship Bracelets

Materials:

 colored cord
 baguette or rectangle-shaped crystals/rhinestones in sew-on setting
 scissors
 tape
 clear nail polish (optional, but helpful!)

Crystal Friendship Bracelets

Instructions:
1.) Cut each color of cord into a 54-inch piece.
Knot the strings together so that you have a tail of each color at least 9 inches long, with two long tails.

Crystal Friendship Bracelets

2.) Tape the knot end in place; then secure the short tails of string to your surface as well. At this point, it’s helpful to rub a drop of clear nail polish onto each short end of the string and allow to dry. This will prevent the string from fraying.

3.) Begin knotting the string using a basic square macramé knot. (You can find a tutorial on it here.) The trick to two-colored macramé is that you want to always use the same color string to make the first loop (in my case, orange), alternating sides for each knot like in the photos below. By doing so, I kept the strings in the middle orange and the loops along the edge pink.

Crystal Friendship Bracelets

4.) Once you’ve knotted about 2 inches of your bracelet, slide one of the sew-on crystals onto the short center strings by threading through the holes in the setting. Form a knot around the crystal.

Crystal Friendship Bracelets

5.) Pull the knot tightly; then tie a second knot.
Add a second crystal like before. Continue alternating knots and crystals until you’ve added enough.

Crystal Friendship Bracelets

6.) Finish off the bracelet with more square macramé knots. Tie all four loose ends of string together into a simple double knot. Happy making!

Crystal Friendship Bracelets

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