Today we’re showing you three easy ways to embellish your friendship bracelets, making them all grown up.
embellished friendship bracelets
To add rhinestones, you’ll need:
a chevron friendship bracelet (tutorial found here)
5-6” crystal rhinestone chain
1 yard of embroidery floss
an embroidery needle
a pair of scissors
embellished friendship bracelets
Thread the needle with embroidery floss and tie the end into a double knot. Push the needle through the back of the bracelet. Lay the rhinestone chain along the middle of the bracelet, using the chevron pattern as a guide.
embellished friendship bracelets
Stitch the floss between the first two rhinestone links, pushing needle out the middle of the bracelet. Bring the needle back through the middle, this time further down between the second and third links.
embellished friendship bracelets
Continue stitching between the rhinestone links. After the very last stitch, tie a double knot on the backside and trim the ends.
embellished friendship bracelets
Your friendship bracelet is sparkling and finished!
embellished friendship bracelets
To add studs, you’ll need:
a chevron friendship bracelet (tutorial found here)
5 3/8” brass cone studs (last used here)
a pair of small, sharp scissors
a screwdriver
embellished friendship bracelets
Use a Sharpie or marker to make 5 evenly spaced marks along the middle of the friendship bracelet. From the backside, push the point of the scissors through the mark to create a hole.
embellished friendship bracelets
Push a screw through the hole. Twist the cone spike onto the screw and use a screwdriver to tighten.
embellished friendship bracelets
Repeat the steps with the rest of the spikes. Voila! Your friendship bracelet has a spiked spine.
embellished friendship bracelets
To add chain, you’ll need:
a friendship bracelet (tutorial found here)
5-6” of brass curb chain
1 yard of embroidery floss
an embroidery needle
a pair of scissors
embellished friendship bracelets
Thread the needle with embroidery floss. Untie one end of the friendship bracelet and re-knot it with the tail of the threaded embroidery floss. Push the needle through the outer edge of the backside of the bracelet.
embellished friendship bracelets
Lay the chain flat, against the edge of the bracelet. Thread the needle over and through the first link. Push the needle through the backside about two rows down. Depending on the width of each link, the row count may vary.
embellished friendship bracelets
Keep stitching. Make two stitches around the last link, untie the knot and re-knot with the last of the floss. Trim away any excess.
embellished friendship bracelets
Your chain trimmed friendship bracelet now has an edge – how simple was that?
embellished friendship bracelets
Stack ’em, give ’em away and you’re officially ready for summer.
embellished friendship bracelets
courtesy: honestlywtf
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