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Friendship bracelet tutorial by llifi-kei Friendship bracelet tutorial by llifi-kei
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:boogie: EDIT: If you want to learn more about friendship bracelets and find literally THOUSANDS more patterns to try out, check out this site: [link] :boogie:
Thanks to both =BlackDelphin and ~evil-pumpkin for independently linking me to this site. =D

Edit 2: This tutorial is now available for translation with ~GlobalTutorials! If you're interested in helping to translate tutorials (this one or otherwise) into other languages, please do check them out. =D

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Some of the friendship bracelets I made years ago: [link]

Been meaning to make one of these for a long time, but never had the sudden, random irrational burst of motivation to do so till today. This is dedicated to =BlackDelphin, whose recent questions about making friendship bracelets made me decide to stop being lazy and finally make this, and also to ~Tasah, who I decided to make the friendship bracelet for. =D

It took around 2 hours to make this bracelet (whilst taking tons of photos inbetween, etc.) and another 3 hours to write/assemble the tutorial.

If you have any questions or get stuck, feel free to ask, and I will at least try to help you. =)

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Tips from others
If there's anything else you'd like to add, feel free to let me know by commenting here =D

~Poki-grzyb: - i think that you should pull all the time hard or light. u shouldn't pull hard in one time, then pull lighet, because u see what happens - in the beginning of your bracelets knots are made by light pulling and there are lot of area between them, but in the end of bracelet u pulled harder and there are no space. only light pulling or only hard :D remember :D

~alena-light: I could only share one hint - I use strands with twice length and just fold them in half. In this case loop looks more accurate (^
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:iconmialye:
mialye Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
Thanks you so much for this tutorial. I never understand this kind of bracelet but now it's clear. I made one this evening!!! YOUPPI!!!
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RenaRyu Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
About how long is this bracelet?
I need to make one which is 15-20 cm long completely.
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KarinYamazaka Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
It's great!<3
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:iconblueberrymuffinlover:
thank you~! so easy to understand ^^ its so pretty~ <33
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xAlcoholKisses Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
This is the chevron ^^
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vkremennaya Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Student General Artist
lol beware of the red text XD
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:iconladyrandomm13:
ladyrandomm13 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Student
Awesome tutorial!!
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:iconthepurplepandalovesu:
i like how you did your ends ^^
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JASCARLY123ZO Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
wait..im confused....how long does the threads need to be? xD *is retarded*
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THEmightyMAZ Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I just have a question about materials: I LOVE making things, especially friendship bracelets, and I am always out of string. What kind/brand of embroidery floss do you use that produces larger knots?
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darina96 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Student Photographer
Thank you so much for making this tutorial! I'm gonna try it as soon as I get embroidery floss
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PointsOfArticulation Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you SOO much for this. It is so helpful! The most I've ever done by way of friendship bracelets is to plait a few bits of thread and throw in some beads, but I've been using your tut and things are going so well! It actually looks how it's supposed to look. :D Thank you so much! ^_^ :+fav:
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witchpowerlove Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Professional Filmographer
this is very helpful ^^
thank you so much ^^
oh i know this might sound stupid ^^; but how i tie it together to wear it, i really don't know
and i don't know how to tie up these rings too !! > [link]
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decodePLUS Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
Okay. Now I will start to try it. Oo
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:iconwonderzzz:
Wonderzzz Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009   General Artist
haha, awesome tutorial!
imma try makin' one!
although i'm probably going to fail, unlike you. <3
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:iconllifi-kei:
llifi-kei Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
Aww, thanks! ^^

It really isn't too difficult, as long as you keep an eye on your threads to make sure they don't get too tangled up. ^^ Good luck! =D
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Wonderzzz Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009   General Artist
My pleasure, this is a great tutorial!

Oh, alright! That helps. I usually get strings tangled up when I work with them. ^^; So, I'll definitely keep an eye on them. Thanks for the tip [cuz i usually don't]!
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Peter-The-Knotter Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
love your sense of humour, (crouching etc... et al), nice tut.. Peter. :)
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:iconllifi-kei:
llifi-kei Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009
Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it =D
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Carmen-San Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome !!
i love the colour too!!! :D
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:iconllifi-kei:
llifi-kei Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
Thanks so much =D
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:iconcarmen-san:
Carmen-San Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
you''re welcome <3~~
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AnnAntonina Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009
very good photos in this tutorial!
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:iconllifi-kei:
llifi-kei Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
Thanks! =D
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skyrill Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
wow great!
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:iconllifi-kei:
llifi-kei Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
Thanks so much!
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alena-light Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very good tutorial.

I could only share one hint - I use strands with twice length and just fold them in half. In this case loop looks more accurate (^
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llifi-kei Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
Thanks so much =)

And thanks for the tip too, I can see how that would make things a lot neater =D I added it to the end of the description and credited you for it, if that's okay with you. =D
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alena-light Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm happy to be of help (^
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misticloudz Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
man, i haven't made one of these in about...10 years, at least! I used to make these ALL the time when I was a kid. I used to piss my parents off because I'd always be saying 'I've gotta finish this row, mom! Be right there!' or whatever. :D

one of my favourite things to do was put holes into the pattern, or do the ties a little differently. I want to go buy embroidery thread now, lol! :D
awesome tutorial! :D
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:iconllifi-kei:
llifi-kei Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
Hehe, that's always what I'm like when I'm working on an art/craft projects :XD:

And sounds like you were a lot more creative than me, I never did anything apart from sticking to the basic pattern :XD:

Thanks so much! =)
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misticloudz Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
heh, those things were my main source of entertainment LOL. did you ever make the little beaded lizards? those were my next love after friendship bracelets, haha!
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:iconllifi-kei:
llifi-kei Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
I've seen beaded lizards around, but never got around to making them... I tried making some other stuff with beads, though I have a terrible memory and can't really remember what, now. :XD:

Though I saw a really cool tutorial on dA a while ago that was actually a beaded *dragon*... [link] Still been too lazy to make it XD
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misticloudz Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
oh wow those look awesome!! i actually have the stuff to make those in my house too... yay for beading leftovers hehe. :D

must... go... make... dragons.... :D
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:iconllifi-kei:
llifi-kei Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
Cool XD I wanna see when you're done! =D

Sadly I don't have any beading stuff over here, only at home... 1000km away XD
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misticloudz Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
darnit i must have given my seed beads away!! noooooooooo!!!!

*pretends to hide that she wanted to go bead shopping anyways....*
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llifi-kei Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
:ninja: :XD:
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charron2102 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
wow such a fun tutorial..
many my friends at school usually do this bracelet..
yaa i dont really know, but maybe its a trend?? LOL
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llifi-kei Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
Thanks! =)

XD Maybe, I know they also used to sell these sorts of bracelets at my school as fundraising for the Environment Committee. =P
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x-sugarcube-x Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
Great tutorial! i love it. i'll be doing this all night...but with thread. my mom refuses to buy string. i'll tangle it up
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llifi-kei Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
Thanks! I hope it turns out well =)
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ravent61 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
The instruction and accompanying photos are very clear, and I like the little side comments and tips in red. I'm going to try this out!:)
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:iconllifi-kei:
llifi-kei Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009
Thank you! =) And good luck with making the bracelet, I'm glad that this tutorial will be getting some use! =D
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littlemisssunshine11 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL many within temptation songs, :) you rock! Im going to try this tonight!
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:iconllifi-kei:
llifi-kei Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
Within Temptation is awesome! =D

And good luck! =) (P.S. A secret tip- it works better when you listen to lots of Within Temptation songs whilst making it... =P)
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littlemisssunshine11 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, Within Temptation is amazing! So is Lacuna Coil and what not, :)

(Yeah!? I'll make sure I listen to them a lot while making :D )
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inunokanojo Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I love making these things. :) Great tutorial.
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:iconllifi-kei:
llifi-kei Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009
Thankies, glad you enjoyed it! =)
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Flammchen Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I like expecially the pearl colours of this sample.
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:iconllifi-kei:
llifi-kei Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009
Thankies, Manu! =) :glomp:
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