Although one can celebrate this anytime of the year, this day only adds to the reasons to celebrate! Making your own bracelets lends that unique and personal touch to your gift. For a change, you can actually display your creativity by making them at home. If you don't know how to make them, here's a look at some easy steps!
- Embroidery Floss (in 2 or more colors of your choice)
- Ruler for measurement
Step 1: Choose embroidery floss in colors of your choice. You may choose as many as you like.
Step 2: Cut each thread up to 18 inches long (or longer, depending on whom you are making it for).
Cut the thread up to 12 inches for representation purposes only.
Step 3: You may want to repeat a color in the pattern or take a multitude of colors.
For instance, take three threads of each color to ensure the bracelet is thick enough. It can be thicker than this too. In simple terms, the number of threads will determine the thickness of the bracelet. Place the threads next to each other so that their lengths match.
Step 4: Count 4 inches from the top and make a knot. Roll the threads around your index finger to make a loop.
Now put 4 inches of thread through this loop and secure the knot tightly.
Step 5: Tape the set of threads to the edge of a surface to work with them conveniently.
Spread out the threads in the order of colors that you want.The threads may not naturally fall in the order you want, so you may have to adjust it a little. Working on the first row may be tricky, but this first row decides the order of colors for the remaining bracelet.
Step 6: Start with the white thread and then the green one, holding the white thread on top of the green thread. Pass the white thread beneath the green one. Now pull it right up to the main knot, to make the first knot. You have to make two knots with each thread.
Step 7: The white thread has to be knotted around all threads in the set, till it reaches the end and is the last thread in the set.
Begin with the green thread, and follow the same steps.
Do the same with the yellow thread.
Step 8: Make the bracelet up to a point where you have four inches of thread left at the end to knot it up.
Tie the knot after the last row, as done before. Secure it tightly. If there are any uneven ends, cut them off.
Step 9: This is how your bracelet should look in the end.
Making a bracelet for the first time may be a little time-consuming initially. But if you remain patient and continue making them, you will notice that your speed will increase, and that you don't even need to tape it to any surface. You will be able to hold it in your hands and make it with ease.