I don't know whether you caught all the buzz about friendship bracelets this past summer, but I sure did, and have had the supplies on hand to make some. Well not really the same ones that were all over the web, but just a bit similar. I was inspired by this great post, wherein I learned about the existence of rhinestone chain (where have I been?) and thought of the project here. Then sure enough, some other crafters beat me to it and made bracelets just like the one you see here.....you can check out their lovely version here.
In any case, I really didn't make these bracelets to wear as bracelets, this was supposed to be just a starting point for another craft project, but they truly look so great as bracelets that I just had to share them with you as is!
- thin bangles
- rhinestone chain
- yarn or embroidery thread
How To: You basically just bind the rhinestone chain to the bangle with either yarn or embroidery thread. The embroidery thread looks lovely and delicate, but it's a bit time consuming, so I then thought of using yarn, which is what I'll certainly be using if I need a few more of these for some upcoming projects. Enjoy! These make great little gifts and teens can certainly enjoy making a bunch of these for friends.