DIY : Rope friendship bracelet // Bracelet cordon coloré

This might be more of a reminder to some but maybe new to others – either way it’s definitely the perfect tutorial for a quick summer’s DIY. Friendship bracelet’s are all the rage this year but what’s even better is making them for yourself !  ; )

Un rappel pour les unes, un tout nouveau projet pour les autres – dans tous les cas ce tuto est incontournable cet été et surtout très simple ! Le bonus : si autrefois vous deviez donner votre bracelet à votre amie chérie, aujourd’hui vous avez le droit de le garder pour VOUS !

1 : First you need to make your braiding card. For this use a small piece of cardboard and fold it into quarters. Cut out the middle to make a central hole. Now cut 8 slits at equal distance.

/ Pour créer ta carte à tisser, prends un petit carton et plie le en quatre. Coupe le centre pour faire un trou puis déplie. Coupe 8 fentes à égale distance.

2 : Chose 7 threads of yours choice and cut about 40cm of each. Join together in a knot and poke through the cardboard hole. Tape to the back of the cardboard.

/ Choisis 7 fils et coupes en 40cm de chaque. Noue le tout ensemble, passe le noeud dans le trou et scotche le noeud derrière le carton. 

3 : Put one piece of thread in each slit, leaving slit number 1 empty.

/ Place un fil dans chaque fente, laissant la fente numéro 1 libre.

4 : Place slit 1 in front of you and count three slits clockwise. Take the thread from the third slit and place it in slit 1. This is what you have to do throughout the whole project – simples ! So you’re continuously taking the third thread clockwise and placing it in the empty slit.

/ Le reste est simple : place la fente vide devant toi et compte trois fils dans le sens des aiguilles. Prends le troisième fil et replace le dans la fente vide. Continue à compter toujours trois fils dans le sens des aiguilles et à toujours placer ce troisième fil dans la fente libre !

5 : When you see the tiny rope forming, feel proud and carry on ! You can untape the back of the bracelet at this point, it might make it easier.

/ Lorsque tu vois se former un petit cordon, sois fière et continue ! Tu peux désormais défaire le scotch derrière, le bracelet devrait tenir tout seul.

6 : When your bracelet has reached the correct length, tie a knot, leave 1cm of thread and tie another knot. Cut off the rest of the thread. This will allow you to push the 1st large knot in between the end two, to put the bracelet on and take it off easily – just like a button hole.

/ Lorsque le bracelet fait la bonne longeur, fais un noeud. Laisse 1cm de fils et fais un 2ème noeud. Coupe les fils restant. Attache ton bracelet en passant le gros noeud du début entre les deux autres noeuds de la fin, tel un bouton.

Have fun mixing and matching colours, adding beads in and stacking them around your wrists and ankles !

Amuse-toi à jouer avec les couleurs, à ajouter quelques perles et à cumuler les bracelets autour des poignets et chevilles !


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3 Comments to “DIY : Rope friendship bracelet // Bracelet cordon coloré”

  1. I’ve only ever really made bracelets with the double knot stitch. I have a ton of string at home though, so I’ll give this a shot!

  2. Do you come up with all the ideas yourself or do you look at books and blogs, etc and do it yourself as well? or all of the above? All of your stuff is amaizing.

    • Hi Jeanette, I have learnt a lot of technique from books and the Internet and visit other blogs regularly simply because I enjoy reading them. As for the projects shared on Clones ‘n’ Clowns, I try to come up with my own new ideas (I have wayyyy too many to keep them all to myself!) as well as keeping in sync with what’s going on on the catwalk and in highstreet fashion. Glad you’re enjoying it ! Thanks for your support xx

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