While the ones I wore as a kid were the kind you knotted onto your arm for dear life, only to be taken off by wielding a pair of scissors, these little bracelets here easily come on and off, and with the pretty gunmetal chain detail, amp up the sophistication just a bit for a more grown up feel. They're inspired by a couple of bracelets I picked up at Forever 21. Here's what you'll need:
You begin by cutting 4 sections of cording, 2 longer and 2 shorter pieces. I cut my cord 18" & 24" long just to give me plenty of wiggle room to work with. In the picture below you will see a tiny little ring called a jump ring added to the chain. I added one because I have plenty on hand, and it just made it a bit more of a cleaner look, but this is not a necessary step. You could just tie the knot directly onto the chain if you don't want to have to buy another supply. At any rate, make a nice secure knot at the top of the chain, leaving at least 1.5"-2" of cording at the end.
And then it loops over the shorter piece of cord and then back through the chain link.
Pulling the cording taught as you make your way down.
Repeating all the way down the other side as well
Once complete, pull nice and taught and work out any twists that may have occured
At the bottom end, make a nice and secure double knot
Trim excess cording at both ends with a sharp pair of scissors
Loop around your wrist and you're ready to go!
I love the stacked look, but it sure looks pretty sitting all by itself too :)Facebook page and if you Follow my blog either through a Reader or Google Friend Connect. Make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. I'll send one reader a set of friendship bracelets in two glam colors. Giveaway ends Friday June 17th at midnight PST.