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make a wish.

Yay! We had another crafty lady togetherness night (remember kumihimo crafty hour?). I brought a wish bracelet craft to share and friends brought additional supplies for friendship bracelet making.

Spend your summer making these with all your besties!

Wish Bracelets

Materials:

  • Hemp cord
  • Seed beads size 6/0
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Clipboard or tape to hold cord in place

For 6 inch wrist/bracelet you’ll need:

  • 3 strands of cord measured to 16 inches
  • 8 beads (you can add less/more)

Line up all three cord strands. Tie an overhand knot at one end, leaving 3 inches of lose cord.

Braid cords until you have ~2 inches of braid.

Continue to braid, this time adding beads as you braid. String on a bead after every left cord moves to the center and “lock” the bead in place with each right cord moved to the center. (Or the reverse.) Continue this pattern until you braid on all 8 beads.

Continue to braid cord without beads until you have another 2 inches of braid.

Tie off this end with another overhand knot.

Trim loose strands to be the same length on both sides (about 3 inches on each side) – enough to tie a knot around your wrist.

Don’t forget to make a wish when you tie on a bracelet. It’s said that wishes will come true when the bracelet falls apart. Happy making and happy wishing! Hope all your summer wishes come true!

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