Are you talking about Kumihimo bracelets? They are tubed-shaped bracelets.
The easiest (but not always the best) way to start and end a bracelet is to tie a loop at the beginning and a bead, button or large knot at the end small enough to fit through the loop but large enough to stay attached.
I think I will make a post explaining a few different ways to begin and end bracelets in more detail so give me some time and come back for that.
I got my neon floss at a craft store here in NY. If you can’t find any and you want it, I can get some for you just message me or something xoxo
This blog features friendship bracelets and other accessories mostly made of woven fiber. Since there are many different artisans featured on my page it’s easy to get confused about what’s mine and what isn’t.
However, my personal success secrets include:
-SEO (Search Engine Optimization).
-Good photos and descriptions, because potential customers cannot feel, try on, smell or taste anything online.
-Nice packaging. No one wants to get products they paid for in cheap packaging that is falling appart by the time it gets to them.
-Also great customer service! If customers have any questions or concerns they shouldn’t have to wait more than 2 or 3 days for a reply. Good customer service will bring repeat customers and possibly new ones by word of mouth!
This bracelet is hand crocheted with cotton. It was created by Alix of ALTernativeCreations. It says she used part of an old table cloth pattern and turned it into a bracelet. Unfortunately I do not know how to make it, but if you click on the photo or her shop name, you will go right to her page and can contact her about it directly.
I first learned how to make friendship bracelets in summer camp when I was about 8 or 9. But it wasn’t until I became a camp counselor at 16, and had to start teaching the younger kids how to make them, that I really got into it.
I first bought a japanese bracelet book from yesasia.com called “Misanga Promise Ring”. It is completely written in japanese characters, so you can rely only on the pictures. I also found a lot of great friendship bracelet makers on Flickr.com, joined those groups and started posting photos of my own.
After that I found out about Heather’s Friendship Bracelet Forums, and Stefan’s Friendship Bracelet Website. I soon began selling my work on Etsy.com and have since sold a little over 100 bracelets on my 3 accounts.
I am always learning new techniques and patterns, trying out different color combinations and marketing strategies, and I have a blast doing it!
Thanks for the awesome Q!
On windows you press the prntscrn button on your keyboard then open up a photo editing program like Photoshop, PaintshopPro, GIMP, or even just Paint… Paste in your screen capture, cut it to size, then save it as a jpg or png file, then upload it….
On a mac, you press and hold down Command ⌘ + Shift + 4 then drag the cursor over the desired portion of the screen…then upload
I found this pattern here and modified it:
It’s called an ABC or Alpha bracelet, there are many video tutorials on youtube if you do not already know how to do them
I use Anchor and DMC ♥
Thank you very much Miwazee! Only a small handful of the bracelets I’ve featured here are actually made by me. Some of them I have designed myself but most of them are patterns from Stefan’s Website and Heather’s Website.
Sorry about that, I forgot to add it when I changed layouts. It should be fixed and working now!
Do you mean Craft Thread versus Embroidery Floss?
In my opinion, Embroidery Floss is better, it has a bit of a shine or luster to it, it feels slightly more smooth and is harder to break, but it is more expensive. So if you are making bracelets just for fun, I’d say go cheaper and use Craft Thread, but if you are planning on selling your bracelets, you may want to spend the extra change for the Floss…
P.S. If you are worried about fraying you can try the Perle Threads, they are kind of twisted and bound together and will never fray as you knot