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Free Instructions: Era's Tour Friendship Bracelet

 Era's beaded friendship stacking bracelets really are everywhere you look! But where did this trend start?

Taylor Swift 's track 'You're on your own kid' she sings  'So, make the friendship bracelets, take the moment and taste it'...and this is what everyone has done, on a very worldwide scale! 

Swifties have made stacks and stacks of beaded friendship bracelets, featuring song lyrics or song titles, to then swap with friends at the Era's tour, or simply to show that they are a Swiftie! If you fancy expressing your music taste, here is what we used to make our Era's stack.

Not a Swiftie? Swap out the Evermores and Folklores for words of your choice

 

Materials Needed

4mm seed beads from seed bead box  ( GLVTMX )

Letter beads, we used two mixes to make the words we wanted ( PLBP32 )

0.8mm Elasticity ( EYN )

Tools Required

A sharp pair of scissors 

A beading mat - not essential, but very handy! ( BMT-2 )

Instructions

First things first, let's learn how to tie a surgeon's knot, you may want to practise this on an old pice of yarn first...

How to tie a surgeon knot

1.  Pass thread A over and across  B to create a circle  (photo 1)
2. Wrap your A over and under your B twice to create half your knot (photo 2)
3. Pass B over and under A to create the second part of your knot (photo 3)
4. Pull your knot tight and trim your ends (photo 4), put your practise knot to one side, you're ready to start your bracelets!
5. Take a length of elasticity, thread your letter beads to spell the word of your choice, thread a sequence of coloured beads either side, until your bracelet is your desired length.
6. Tie a surgeon's knot, your first bracelet is finished! ( photo 6)
7. Continue to thread words, bead colour sequences onto lengths of elasticity, for as many bracelets as you want to make! 
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