I missed out on the Friendship Bracelet craze during the 80s and 90s. As an adult at the time, I was more interested in jewellery of the precious metal kind. However, when Fiona suggested I make up a friendship bracelet kit, it solved my question as to what to pop into one of the fabric baskets I'd made.
As I had no idea how to make a friendship bracelet, I began collecting tutorials on my Crafts board on Pinterest. I found bracelets ranging from simple plaits to those with quite complicated designs.
I decided on a tutorial using a braiding disc, over at Homemade Gifts Made Easy. I thought I'd better check just how easy it was, by making one up myself. It was super easy!!! I used 6 different colours of Perle cotton. You are supposed to use 7 different colours, but as I only had 6, I used 2 strands of red.
Above are the contents of the kit... assorted threads, one braiding disc and a finished friendship bracelet.
And I couldn't resist making a drawstring bag to keep the kit together. I'll pop the whole kit inside one of the baskets I've already made.
Another present crossed off the list!!! Have you ever made friendship bracelets?