Craft Rewind: Friendship Bracelets ~ Diane's Vintage Zest!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Craft Rewind: Friendship Bracelets

This is my last craft rewind post!  At least until I find more boxes stuffed with old projects.  :)  I have shared all of my past sewingcrochetknittingcross-stitching, and lanyards, and I will end on friendship bracelets!

Yep, that summer camp staple of friendship bracelets, which I loved when I was a kid.  I ended up making some fancier ones as I got older, which you can see below...


Craft Rewind: Friendship Bracelets on Diane's Vintage Zest!


I liked using a rainbow of colors, and it was really fun to make different patterns too.  Now, let me point out a couple of special ones.


Craft Rewind: Friendship Bracelets on Diane's Vintage Zest!


This one had a rubber cord that gave it a 3-dimensional look.  Notice that it is slightly wavy?  I think it was part of the plan, but I'm not sure...



Craft Rewind: Friendship Bracelets on Diane's Vintage Zest!


And I thought I would share the back closure.  I am not sure what it is called, but it was a nice way to put it on my wrist and be able to take it off easily.  Otherwise, I remember other girls wearing it the whole summer and looking gray and grody by the end of camp.  :)


Craft Rewind: Friendship Bracelets on Diane's Vintage Zest!


To store it, I completely forgot about this, but I used two toilet paper rolls!  I tried using fancy bracelet holders, but this was the easiest thing to be able to slide them on and off easily and still keep them neat.  Pretty clever!


Craft Rewind: Friendship Bracelets on Diane's Vintage Zest!


Short and sweet!


Did you ever make friendship bracelets?




11 comments:

  1. I just love friendship bracelets, and am currently wearing one, compliments of my daughter! Yes, I know: I scored big!
    :)
    xox, Crystelle CrystelleBoutique

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  2. Wow Diane, you really took this to a new level. I think I managed a simple plait or two back in the day! I love the back closure, that's worth remembering (ah yes, and that's what pinterest is for!)

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  3. I did but gosh havent done them in years I should teach my 12 year old hot to make them thanks for the reminder

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  4. I Diane. I love all of the colors. These are so fun.
    Debi

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  5. My daughter loves wearing these bracelets. She would get a kick out of making her own!

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  6. Oh my goodness...I totally remember making these as a kid! :)


    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  7. I remember making these! Thanks for sharing these friendship bracelets at The Pin Junkie pin party. It was one of the features this week! Hope you can stop by and grab a brand new featured button! http://www.thepinjunkie.com/2014/08/pin-junkie-pin-party-79.html

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  8. Omgosh I remember making these when I was in elementary school...many many years ago :-) They've gotten a lot fancier since I've made them. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

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  9. They look beautiful but are they difficult to make? I have never made them but would love to try.

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  10. I sell various patterns of friendship bracelets in my Etsy shop, Bracelets By Jen. I love making them. I started making friendship bracelets when I was in middle school when there was only a few patterns. Now there are hundreds of patterns. I love the patterns you picked. They came out nice.

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  11. The chevron and candy strip are not very difficult. The advanced patterns are somewhat difficult if you are not familiar with the four basic knots. Plus they can be very time consuming as some of the more difficult patterns take me 6-8 hours to make. They are fun though once you get the hang of it.

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