BEGINNER’S GUIDE || Friendship Bracelets

BEGINNER’S GUIDE || Friendship Bracelets


Hello everyone, my name is Masha Knots
and this is a beginner’s guide to friendship bracelets. I wanted to include as
much information as I could in one video, because of that this video is very long.
To make this video easier to navigate there will be a list of contents and
timestamps on the screen right now, in the description and in the pinned
comment of the video. So, Who am I? My name is Maria, but most people know me as
Masha Knots. I’ve been making bracelets since 2009 and I make videos about them
here on YouTube. I do tutorials, thread overviews, challenges, discussions,
competitions and so much more. I also have an Instagram, where I post
pictures of all of my bracelets, do lives and interact with other people in
the community. My videos are made possible by the generous support of my
Patrons such as Lisa and Sunshine who are my top supporters, it is with
their generous support that I’m able to continue making videos. If you also want
to become a Patron, there is a link in the description, this is the best way to
support the channel and also get some exclusive perks. This video is a general
overview suited for everyone, from people who have never heard about friendship
bracelets in their lives, to people who are somewhat experienced in the craft. I
will be covering a variety of different topics, such as bracelet types, strings
types, methods of knotting, embellishments and much more. As I said, this video is an
overview, which means that while I will be giving you a lot of general information,
there will be no detailed tutorials on the topics covered. As you can tell, this
video is already very long. So to make it easier for you to learn, I’m going to
link to detailed tutorials on these separate topics in the description for
you to watch on your own time. However, while I do make tutorials, I personally
am not capable of making tutorials on every
single topic discussed today. Some of the topics will require additional research
from you, to look into other places online for you to learn. However, I will
include a bunch of resources that I personally found very helpful in the
resources section of the video. Additionally, I just quickly want to
mention that all of the owners of the photos that I’m going to be using today
have given consent for me to use their pictures in this video. At this point,
friendship bracelets are used to express friendships, but also they used just as
an accessory or for some people it’s just a way expressing your creativity
and it’s just a fun hobby for a lot of people. So there are three main
techniques to making braces. We have the normal patterns. These are patterns that
use all of the strings in a combination with each other to create the pattern of
the bracelet. In these bracelets you can create really intricate designs, they can
look really, really beautiful and in these bracelets threads move diagonally,
across rows. And don’t worry, I’m gonna go into more detail a little bit later. Next
we have Alpha bracelets or Alphabet bracelets, these bracelets are often used
when someone wants to make a specific picture, a specific design, this is also
the technique that is most often used with bracelets that included some type
of lettering and in this type of bracelets you have
base strings, which are only used for the base and you have leading strings, which
are the ones that create the pattern. And in these types of bracelets rows are
created horizontally. And again, I’m going to go into more detail a little bit
later. Next up we have Kumihimo bracelets, which I know pretty much nothing about
and I’m only mentioning for you to do further research later on if that is
something that you’re interested in. And the fourth type of bracelet is special
bracelets. These are bracelets that are created by using a variety of different
techniques, either being alpha or normal bracelets, but they usually not made
following a specific pattern, they are special in some way they use their own
techniques and to find out how to make them you have to look at the specific
tutorial for that specific bracelet. When creating a normal pattern, you have
to, of course, follow a pattern. And there are two main ways that people usually do
it. There is the row-by-row method in which
you read the pattern left to right, row by row, and there’s also the segment
melting method, in which you don’t go row by row and instead you knot in segments. When you’re looking at a normal pattern, for the first time, it can be a little
bit overwhelming, because there seems to be a lot of things going on. But in
reality is just a couple of elements that all work together to form the
pattern. You should know that there are different knot types when making
friendship bracelets, but I don’t want you to worry about that right now, I’m going
to go into further detail a little bit later. The lines in the pattern represent
different strings and you can see at the top that where the lines finish they’ve
got colors and letters assigned to them. Each letter corresponds to a specific
color so it’s easier for you to navigate. The pattern also has a bunch of
different circles, as you can see. Each circle represents a knot and the arrow
inside the circle represents the type of knot that you’re going to be making. The
color of the circle represents the string that you will be using to create
that knot and again, I will be going into more detail about knot types later on in
the video. So the premise of the row-by-row method is that you follow the
pattern row by row. If you look closely you can see that there are numbers, in
this pattern it’s from 1 to 4, that indicate the row. You can also see a
horizontal line going through each row. And the row by row method works by doing
each row individually from left to right. So you will start from the first row, the
first knot on the left, which is the yellow knot, you take those two strings
you do the knot between them. After that you take the next knot on the same row,
do that knot between the two strings, after that you take the next
pair of strings, do this next knot, then the next one and the next knot, and so on.
And once you’ve finished with the first row, you move on to the second row and
you start with the first knot on the left once again. When you’re making
bracelets with the row-by-row method every other row you’re gonna be
excluding a pair of strings, so on the second row you can notice that there are
two strings: one on the left and one on the right, that are not being used in
that row. And that happens every other row. Once again, as with everything in
this video, if you want to know more about this method, there will be a link
in the description to one of my tutorials, and a link for somewhere you
can do further research. Segments knotting is different from the row-by-row method because instead of doing individual knots on individual pairs of
strengths, the premise is that you try to find a bunch of knots that you’re doing
with one string and you do them all together, in one go. This method can seem
a little bit more complicated, because you do need to sit down and figure out
exactly what not you’re doing when, but once you do figure that out this method
really is much quicker, because instead of going from one pair of strings to
another pair of strings, constantly switching and looking back at the
pattern, you’re doing a bunch of knots all at once with one string, saving you
all the time of switching the strings and constantly looking back at your
pattern. Now as I said, this is a little bit more difficult to figure out and
this video is just an overview, so again, as with everything else, I’m going to
leave a link in the description for you to do some further research. Additionally,
I’m going to be making a video dedicated to segment knotting really soon, so if
you’re watching this in the future check in the description, I will be posting a
link to that video once It’s out. Alpha patterns are completely different to
normal patterns. First of all, the patterns themselves look like a grid, it
is essentially pixel art, it is dots, it is pixels on a grid. In normal
patterns, all of the strings work together to create the design, in alpha
patterns however, you have two different types of strings. In alpha patterns you
have leading strings, which are the strings that create the design
and you also have base strings, which are the strands that the design is created
onto. Alpha bracelets are quite similar to weaving in that you go horizontally,
row by row, from left to right, from right to left, in creating your design. It’s
like printing a design, row by row, pixel by pixel, knot by knot. The base strings
don’t do anything in the bracelet, they do not appear anywhere in the bracelet,
they are only there to hold the bracelet together, the knots are made onto the
base strings. The number of base strings determines how wide the bracelet is
going to be and the leading string determines of the color of the knots
being made. My current active leading string is this sort of teal one, which is
the one that I was making the background with. But as you can see, there are also
other colors in this bracelet and those other colors are made with other strings,
which are currently sticking out on the back and they are not leading strings,
they are off to the side. Switching leading strings is what changes the
colors in the bracelet and there are different methods of switching leading
strains in alpha bracelets as well. I do not know the english names of these
methods, but i will leave links in the description for you to do further
research. Once again, as with everything in this video, this is an overview, but if you
want to learn more about how to make alpha bracelets. There are resources in
the description for you to learn. In terms of resources there are plenty.
There are currently two main bracelet making websites, on which you can find
patterns, tutorials, photos for inspiration as well as other people who
are willing to help you out. Also under all of my videos, I leave the link to my
account on these websites, so if you ever want to look through my saved patterns
and bracelets that I’m planning on making and want to make, you
can do that. In addition to that, of course there is Instagram on which you
could search by #friendshipbracelets or #fenechki, which is
the Russian word for friendship bracelets, because the Russian community is
actually quite active in making bracelets as well. And you can use the
photos that you find for inspiration, maybe find a pattern that you
particularly like and you want to make that for yourself. You can really get
inspired when looking at other people’s creations. So where to start? You should
probably start by learning about the knot types. There are four main knot types
when it comes to making bracelets. You’ve got the forward knot, the backward
knot the forward-backward knot and the backward-forward knot. There are also
some additional knots that can come up when making bracelets.
You’ve got the lark’s head knot, which is a knot that is commonly used for keyrings
and you’ve got the square knot, which is sometimes used for adjustable clasps. So
if you are beginner who has never done this before,
I would recommend that you start by practicing the knots. Take two threads
and just start making knots between them. You can also find quite a few patterns
online that are suitable for beginners. A lot of people including me start their
bracelet journey by making candy stripes. Candystripes are probably the simplest
bracelet that you can find, it is literally just a striped bracelet.
However, if you have never done bracelets before and you want to try it out, I
personally would recommend trying out a Chevron first. A chevron is very similar
to a candystripe, but it is in the shape of a V, in a shape of an arrow.
The reason I’m recommending starting with a chevron is because a candystripe
only uses one type of knot, you can make a candystripe entirely out of forward knots
or entirely out of backward knots. When you do that, you get used to make one
type of knot and the other type of knot is more
difficult for you to learn because you’re so used to making the first one, which is
why I recommend doing the chevron, because in the chevron, in the v-shape of
the chevron, you’re using forward knots on one side and backward knots on the
other side, practicing both of the knots at the same time, to make sure you’re on
the same level with both of them. Once you’ve tackled the chevron bracelet
and you feel more confident in going into other patterns. I would recommend
the heart pattern, it is a really cute bracelet and the pattern for it is
really good training for you to understand patterns. Additionally, you can
also try the braided pattern, which is also a pretty good bracelet to start off
with. So let’s talk about thread, the most common thread used for making friendship
bracelets is probably embroidery floss. Now you can find this in a variety of
different stores, in a variety of different ways. Embroidery floss has
several strands, which, put together, make a thread. Another thread type is craft
thread and with this you can also go with a variety of different companies.
The craft thread is different from the embroidery floss, because the craft
thread is a twisted type of thread, it is twisted on itself. Some people also go
with yarn or wool when they’re making their bracelets. The main thing you
should take away from this is that it really doesn’t matter that much what
you’re using to make your bracelets, it can be one texture, it can be another texture
as long as you feel comfortable making bracelets with the thread that you are
using, there is really no issue with it. However,
there are some special types of thread that you might want to keep in mind,
there are a variety of multicolored threads.
These are threads that in one skein contain a variety of different colors,
changing from one to the next, within the same thread. These threads look great in a
variety of different projects, they can be used as backgrounds for different
alpha designs, making the design look even cooler and stand out from the
background or they can also be used in normal patterns in the variety of
different creative ways. I personally find multi-coloured thread to be
fascinating and I love it when I find a project where I can use it well.
Additionally, instead of buying multicolored thread, some people color
their own thread. Now again, I personally don’t actually know how to do this, but
you can find a bunch of resources online that will be able to tell you how.
Coloring your own thread can help you get the exact shade that you want for
your specific bracelet and it’s also a great way of self-expression, you can do
literally whatever you want with it. Now I’m not sure that this is how you
say it in English, but in Russian that we call this thread ”simli”, which is a type
of thread that has glitter in it. Now again, these threads can be used as
backgrounds for your other bracelets, making your bracelets stand out and pop
more. Or they can also be used in normal bracelets, giving your bracelets a cool,
unique effect. Now there is also a metallic thread. Metallic threads are
really shiny and bright and give your bracelets also a really really cool
effect. However metallic threads are known to be very annoying to work with,
because similarly to embroidery floss they are made up of separate strands, but
because they are metallic, they’re sort of slippery and the strands tend to
separate a lot, which can be really annoying and very difficult to work with.
So I would only recommend using metallic thread if you are experienced and up to
the challenge. Picking out colors for a bracelet is a whole different way of
expressing your creativity. It can be very challenging for some people to
figure out what colors they want to use for their bracelet. If you are having
trouble thinking of colors for your bracelets, I suggest maybe using some
software that generates color combinations, based on color theory. Adobe Colour is a great resource online to do this. On this website you can
generate different color combinations based on color theory by generating
analogous, monochromatic, triad, complementary, compound or shade color
combinations of any colors that you like. You can then use these color
combinations to find similar threads in your collection, to use in your bracelets.
Additionally, some of these websites, actually allow
you to test your own colours with the pattern that you want to make. On this
website, when you find a pattern that you like, you can click add a variation, which
will then allow you to edit that pattern. Here you can change any of the colors of
the bracelet, then click save and test to see what the colors will look like in
your pattern. Choosing the length of string for the bracelet that you’re
making can be really tricky. If I’m being honest, this is something that I still
struggle with to this day. If you don’t use enough thread, some of the thread
will run out while you’re making the bracelet. Now there are all ways to fix
that, I’m going to be talking about it in the mistakes portion of this video, but
it’s still an annoying thing that you want to avoid. However, if you use too
much thread, you’re gonna have a lot of left over once you finish your bracelet.
If that is the case for you, don’t throw away the thread cuttings, the thread that
is left over that you are cutting off, can be very valuable and can be reused
in other bracelets. For example, I have a special box, where I keep all of my
thread cuttings and I reuse these cuttings when I’m making alpha bracelets
and when I don’t need too much of a single color. But let’s get into
determining thread length. Usually I would say that you should probably use
at least one meter per string. However, this isn’t really a universal thing that
can apply to every bracelet. If you want to go more into specifics, you can look
at the pattern that you are creating. In terms of normal patterns, you can track
each thread in the pattern to see where it’s going to be used. When you see that
a knot is being made with that thread and you can see that, when the knot is in
the color of the thread that you’re tracking, you know that this thread is being
used. When you see that a different thread is making a knot onto this thread,
that means the thread is currently being passive and is not being used. So the
more the thread is being used, the more knots there are made with that thread,
the more of that thread you’re going to need. So if you have a thread that is
completely passive, that no knots are being made of
its color, you’re not going to be needing too much of a threat. However, if
you have a thread that is constantly making knots, you’re going to need more of that
thread. Again, as I said, there isn’t really a one-size-fits-all solution for this
problem, you just have to sort of go with it and figure out by trial and error.
When it comes to alpha bracelets, things are a little bit easier. The more knots
there are of a color in an alpha, that being, the more pixels there are of the
color, the more you’re gonna need that thread. So if there is literally just one
knot that you need to make in that color, the thread can be this long, it can be
super short, because you just mean one knot. But if you need a lot of knots, if
it’s the background color, you’re going to need much more of that thread.When I
make my alpha bracelets and I know that I’m going to be using a color a lot, I
sometimes don’t even cut my colors and I just have the bobbins lying around as
I’m making the bracelet, so I’m unwinding the string as I go along. And again, this
is also trial and error. Let’s talk about closures. There are different types of
ways that you can start and finish bracelets. As these pictures are coming
up, I’m going to try to leave the name of the technique used for them, if I know
them, so you can google them and find out on your own how to make them. If you want to learn from me, I have a
special playlist on how to start and finish bracelets and I’ll be updating that
as I make more videos on that topic. But also you don’t have to do any special
starts and finishes to your bracelet, you can just do a loop with the string tie a
knot and start making a bracelet then and there. Using all of these types of
closures is also pretty simple, let’s start with the crimp ends. The crimp ends
are pretty straightforward. You just have to use it like a necklace. When you add
the chain to your bracelet, you can also adjust the tightness you can make it
super tight or much less tight depending on how you like. So yeah, this is pretty
straightforward. For me personally, when I do triangle ends, I either do one tie or
two ties at the end. On this bracelet I have two ties, on each side, and you can
either tie both of them together, at the same time or you can go separately and
tie one with the other like this, and then the second pair as well, just doing
a simple knot as you would with your shoelaces and there you go. But as I said,
you can also tie both of them together at once. When it comes to the loop, I
usually do two ends on the other side, so that way when you come to close your
loop, you put one of the ends through the loop, the other one you don’t put through
the loop and then you tie a knot between them, like that. And that way your
bracelet stays secure. So in terms of securing your bracelets
on to a workspace, there are many different ways that people do this. Some
people use safety pins and pin their bracelets to their jeans, their
pillows, to whatever. Other people use clipboards and they find that clipboards
are a pretty cool way to secure bracelets. Macrame boards are something that other
people use as well, this also helps to sort your string as you put each
string in its separate hole, so your strings don’t get tangled as you’re
making your bracelet. I personally use tape, I just taped down my bracelet with
a bunch of tape all along the strings and I find that that is a good way for
me and I find it really comfortable. So getting the knot tension just right, it’s
pretty important if you want your bracelet to look too consistent. Now if
you already learned about the basic knots in friendship bracelets, you already know
that each friendship bracelet knot is made up of two halves. The first half,
which is what I am going to be doing right now, positions the knot. You carry
the string forward and when you release it, it is where the knot is going to be
positione. So it’s right there, right in the middle where I want it and the
second half of the knot is the one that secures the knot in place. So while I
haven’t secured the second half, I can move around and reposition my knot, but
then once I’ve already secured the second half of the knot, my knot is done
and is in place, so you want to do both halves of not very carefully, making sure
that your knot is exactly where you want it and in normal patterns you usually
want it in between the two previous kots of the last row, but apart from what I
just showed you not tension isn’t really something that you can learn about
theoretically, it already does come down to practice, so don’t worry if you’re
just starting out and you’re not aren’t looking perfect and even and just how
you want them, it does take time to figure out how to do them. So let’s talk about
fixing mistakes. There are many different mistakes that you can make as a beginner
and I have a separate video on that completely, if you want to check that out
later, but I’m just gonna go over a few of the most common ones now.
Running out of string is probably the most common mistake that occurs, however it’s not
really that big of a deal, you can always add extra striings to your bracelet, it
just might be a little bit annoying, because it takes a little bit extra time.
Making an incorrect knot is also a pretty common mistake, I know that with
every single bracelet that I make there is always at least one knot that I’ve
had to undo and I usually use a safety pin, to undo my knots. Strings of the wrong
color popping through on the knot that you’re making, it is also pretty common and
this one is easily fixable if you catch it at the right time. The string tension
is also quite important, because when you get it wrong, you can make your knot look
very very strange and you can even end up with excess string coming out from
the sides or within your bracelet. As I said, this is like a general overview, so
if you want to know more information about how to fix these mistakes, as with
everything else in this video links to different resources are in the
description. The most common bracelet length is usually
somewhere between 14 and 18 centimeters and this is just counting your bracelet
alone, I’m not counting the ties. There are many different ways that you can
choose to finish off the ties for your bracelets. Some people like to make
simple braided ties for their bracelets, I know that this is something that
I’ve done in the past as well. Some people like fishtail ends, which is also
sort of a special type of braiding technique and they use those ties to
finish off their bracelets. Some people make adjustable clasps for their bracelets
and swear by it, because they like to adjust the tightness of the bracelet as
they’re wearing it. I personally mostly make twisted ties, but that is just a
personal preference, you can also attach crimp ends to your bracelets, giving them
a more polished and professional look. Storing thread is a very big thing for me.
For the longest time my thread wasn’t organized in any way, they were just all
lumped together in one block and I had to look through all of them to find the
thread that I needed to use. However, I recently revamped my entire collection,
organized it and did a separate video on that, if you want to check that out as
well and I found that the way that I did it is actually one of the most common
ways that people do it. So what I did and what a lot of other people do is I used
storage boxes and bobbins. As I mentioned in a previous section, when you finish
your bracelet and you have some thread left over, you should keep those cuttings,
because you can reuse them in other places especially in alphas. So I like to
store my thread cuttings in a separate box and I’ve noticed that a lot of other
people do that as well. It’s a great way to use your leftover thread and not
waste it. Now that we’ve gone over the basics, let’s talk about some
embellishments. There are a lot of different ways that you can embellish
your bracelets: some people use sewing as a method to
enhance their bracelet or create these really cool and intricate designs, other
people use beads and charms to enhance their bracelet and I think this also
gives the bracelets a really cool and unique effect and make them look really
really appealing. You can also use your bracelet to make watches and I think
that is an amazing idea and a really cool accessory. Other people make
earrings which is a wonderful accessory, as well and can be used in a variety
different ways. I’ve seen people make a variety of different crafts with their
phrases such as pencil cases and bags and so many of these cool different
things. What I’m trying to say is that the sky is your limit, you really have
full creative control of what you want to make. So if you’re a beginner and
you’re new to this bracelet world, I just want to say: ”Welcome!” This is such an
amazing community to be a part of there is so much, that you can create really
the sky’s your limit, you can do whatever you want and I’m so glad that you’ve
decided to join. And I hope that this video has somehow helped you, to make
what you wanted to make. This video took a lot of time and energy to make which
is why I want to, again, give a special shout out to all the people that support
me on Patreon. It is your support that allows me to focus my time and energy
into making these videos, so thank you very much. And of course
this is optional, but if you also want to become a Patron, there is a link in the
description where you can sign up. Becoming a Patron is the best way to
support this channel and not only that, but you get access to really cool
exclusive Patron-only perks. So I hope that this video was helpful to you, I hope
that you learned something today that you didn’t know before. As I said, this
video is a general overview on friendship bracelets and if you want
more detailed tutorials, I have plenty up in my channel and I have resources
linked down below, where you can find other people’s tutorials as well. If you
want to find out a specific pattern for one of the bracelets that I showed today,
please don’t ask me, because I do not know the patterns for the bracelets, I
did link to all the people whose photos I took off of Instagram, so if you want
to find out the pattern, first of all check in the comments, because maybe
someone else has already found them or alternatively you can contact the people,
whose pictures I use, because I do not know any of the patterns. So thank you
very much for watching, again I really hope you enjoyed today’s video,
if you ever make anything based on any of my videos, I always love to see you
guys creations on Instagram, just don’t forget to tag me in the post, so I can
see it. I post videos every Wednesday and Sunday and I will see on Sunday. Bye!

100 Comments

  1. Timestamps for navigation:

    1. Who am I? – 0:25

    2. What is this Video? – 01:05

    3. What are Friendship Bracelets? – 02:08

    4. Normal Patterns – 03:45

    4.1 Row-By-Row Method – 04:04

    4.2 Segment Knotting Method – 06:01

    5. Alpha Patterns – 07:00

    6. Resources – 08:38

    7. Where to Start – 09:23

    8. Thread Type – 11:24

    9. Picking Colours – 13:51

    10. String Length – 14:50

    11. Closures – 17:17

    12. Securing Your Bracelets – 19:19

    13. Knot Tension – 19:54

    14. Fixing Mistakes – 21:09

    15. Ties – 22:26

    16. Thread Storage – 23:01

    17. Embellishments & Related Crafts – 23:46

    18. Welcome – 24:35

    As I said, this is an overview, you should do your own research if you want to learn more about these topics. Let me know if you think there is something that I missed! 😊

  2. Id like to thank you so much for everything masha. Your videos are so helpful to me! Your tutorials are easy to follow and it is extremely helpful that you link iteams you have purchased and amazing websites that I loved to be able to explore for inspiration and much more ! You have opened my eyes to this amazing beautiful creative world and I can’t thank you enough for your help 😘❤️

  3. A very good video. Thank you! Just getting into bracelet making. There's so much to learn. But it's a very good craft to do. 🤣🤣💕

  4. i really appreciate how patiently thorough and methodical your videos are. your videos have really improved my bracelet-making! thank you for putting so much time into these. <3

  5. When using multi-strand embroidery floss, how many strands do you use? It would seem to be near impossible to use all strands, as it would be so thick. I’ve wondered about this ever since I’ve been watching your videos. Thanks you!

  6. I just got into making bracelets again (I used to when I was younger, but I didn’t do anything too complex), now I’m reading patterns and using multiple colors, so this video is really helpful since I’m still a beginner 🙂

  7. wow, this is a very thorough video! i do a lot of fiber arts but i've never done friendship bracelets before, this is very inspiring and makes me want to start doing them! thank you for making it so easy to follow

  8. you should do a random pattern challenge or something like that! maybe like the random color challenge but the number you generate is the pattern you create or something?

  9. My friend recommended me this channel
    I regret nothing…staying up until 12 am watching this not today another day since I kinda fell asleep while watching it….

  10. This video was awesome! So helpful for me who used to make bracelets in my childhood, but have forgotten the process!!

  11. I just found a pattern on braceletbook I think would be good for segment knotting. Pattern # 25481 by user usblue.

  12. Hi, I just have a question, I made a couple bracelets using the fishbone pattern, but just using 5 or 6 colors, & it tends to curl up instead of lay srtaight. Am I doing something wrong or is that just the tendency of the thread to curl after a few days of wearing?

  13. This is exactly what I needed as a beginner! I started, like an idiot, with a dovetail but I’m quickly switching to a chevron

  14. I’ve just started making bracelets, I’ve got the striped forward knot one down, but when I do backwards knots on my chevron it’s full of holes 🙁

  15. The Youtube algorithm recomended me this video and I'm so hyped up right now! 🤩
    I did simple friendship bracelets when I was about 10-12 years old and I remember the only good resource for learning to do the bracelets and look for inspiration were books and printed instructions as the internet wasn't such a big part of our lives back then.
    Now that I watched your video I want to look up nice patterns and tutorials to start doing friendship bracelets again ✨ Thank you for such an informative and great video!!!

  16. When I did the candy stripe bracelet, it always starts off well then the bracelet starts to twist and the strings go everywhere and the knots start to fall apart and get lumpy. I follow the tutorial exactly, but I don’t know what I’m doing wrong. Someone help me, am I making the knots too tight? I don’t know,

  17. I've been making bracelets since i was like 7 yet here i am still watching this 😂😂 but hey theres always room to learn something new

  18. I've been watching you for about 2 months now but somehow I missed this very important video, but thank you

  19. I love your videos I also make friendships bracelets I still have more to learn but u are a good teacher thanks for teaching me

  20. I've only just started making friendship bracelets, but I have some of the metallic threads, and I find that to prevent the strings coming apart, smudge a bit of pva glue on the end as soon as it is cut and it holds the ends of the thread together so it doesn't fray and come apart. It only takes a few minutes to dry and I do this for every thread I have that tends to fray and come apart a lot.

  21. Not new to bracelet making, but this video definitely gave me some inspiration to try new methods on some things! Thank you.

    Also, I didn’t know that you’re Racoon on BraceletBook (though I shouldn’t be surprised, your works are amazing). I’m doing your whale alpha pattern right now. 😀

  22. Not really a beginner but this video super helpful and I got a lot of new ideas and I am going to try and make an Apple Watch band❤️

  23. OH MY FUCKING GOD YOU'RE GORGEOUS! 🤯

    the bold lip compliments your face so well ahhhh

    this is my first time watching one of your videos, i'm definitely subbing.

  24. I used to make alot of alpha bracelets and gave it to my family and friends. I got busy with crocheting and knittingy recently but when I found out about your channel, I got inspired to get back to making bracelets! 😀 I'm gonna try to buy threads soon ❤️

  25. If you would like to make an easy bracelet and are not really confident in reading normal patterns, I recommend Kumihimo. Kumihimo uses a disk and it makes it really easy to add beads and different embellishments.

    You don’t have to knot anything. You only have to move the strings to different slots.

    There are lots of different patterns that you can find and they are basically telling you where to place strings on the disk.

    Every bracelet consists of the same principal and the different colours and placements of strings create the designs. It also makes this really cool rope affect

    Hope this helps 🙂

  26. Love this video! Still a little confused on how to read those grids, but I’m sure I’ll figure it out eventually. Thank you for this!

  27. Everyone!!! Everything she shows is linked like he websites she uses. No need to keep asking her. 🙌🏻✌👌

  28. can you make a video on how to follow the chevron with the pattern? i can make a chevron, but can’t follow patters. if i understand the pattern with a bracelet i already know it would be super helpful!

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