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Free Instructions: Friendship Heart Bracelet

Free Instructions Friendship Heart Bracelet

A perfect bracelet to wear to a festival or rave. Or a great project to make with little beaders! This may be too tricky for little beaders to do independently. But we find a team effort is fun, little beaders count the beads out ready, choose the colours, thread the beads and ‘supervise’ their bracelet coming together!

Materials Needed: 1m of cotton covered elastic ( EL), 36 pony beads in total for an adult size (We used PLCN so you have a nice choice of colours, we used 14 red beads for the heart, and a rainbow colours for 22 beads to make up the strap).


Tools Needed: A beading matt will help stop escapee beads! (BMT2), and a sharp pair of scissors (SCIMX).

Instructions

  1. Cut a 40cm length of cotton covered elastic, thread 4 pony beads of your chosen colour, move them along so you have a 10cm tail. Loop your elastic around to create a circle, pass through the first pony bead you threaded (photo 1)

    Free Instructions Friendship Heart Bracelet 1
  2. Pass up through the second bead you added in step 1 (photo 2)

    Free Instructions Friendship Heart Bracelet 2
  3. Pick up 1 bead, pass along through the next bead (photo 3)
    Free Instructions Friendship Heart Bracelet 3
  4. Pick up 1 bead, and pass down through the next bead (photo 4)
    Free Instructions Friendship Heart Bracelet 4
  5. Pass along and through the next two beads (photo 5)
    Free Instructions Friendship Heart Bracelet 5
  6. Pick up 4 beads, miss the next bead, loop your elastic up and around so you have a circle, and pass back through the bead you just missed (photo 6)
    Free Instructions Friendship Heart Bracelet 6
  7. Pass through the four beads your added in step 6 (photo 7)
    Free Instructions Friendship Heart Bracelet 7
  8. Pass through the next bead (photo 8)
    Free Instructions Friendship Heart Bracelet 8

  9. Pick up 4 beads, loop your elastic down and around to create a circle, and pass up through the next bead (the bead you picked up in step 4) (photo 9)
    Free Instructions Friendship Heart Bracelet 9
  10. Pass through the four beads you picked up in the previous step (photo 10)
    Free Instructions Friendship Heart Bracelet 10
  11. Pass down through the next bead (photo 11)
    Free Instructions Friendship Heart Bracelet 11
  12. Tie a knot with your two elastics, then trim (photo 12)
    Free Instructions Friendship Heart Bracelet 12
  13. Cut a 30cm length of elastic (we used a different colour). Thread on as many pony beads as you would need to make your bracelet the correct size. We threaded 22 for an approx 7.5” bracelet. For a kids bracelet approx 16 beads. Move the beads to the middle of your elastic. Take one end of the elastic and pass through side bead on your beaded heart (photo 13)
    Free Instructions Friendship Heart Bracelet 13
  14. Pass back through half your beads you added in the previous step (photo 14)
    Free Instructions Friendship Heart Bracelet 14
  15. Take the other end of your elastic, pass through the side bead on the other side of the heart, pass back through the other half of the beads you threaded in step 13 (photo 15)
    Free Instructions Friendship Heart Bracelet 15
  16. Tie your two ends of elastic together and trim (photo 16)
    Free Instructions Friendship Heart Bracelet 16

You're finished !

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