We’ve seen more friendship bracelets this year than we’d ever expect to see post-childhood. That said, in honour of this #BFFDay we decided to do a little D.I.Y. with a fresh take on the friendship bracelet. Inspired by Marni, of course.
This here is Marni’s Resin Charm Bracelet, which retailed for a pricey $225, and served as the inspiration for our bracelet-making-endeavour.
Note: we switched up the colours to ~pump up the fun~
And here’s how to make one yourself:
- 2 colours of accessory cord (2m each)
- 5 flat circular beads
- 5 metal pins to attach beads
- 1m of black ribbon
- scrap leather
- hot glue gun + glue
Measure the length of your wrist in the center of the ribbon.
Cut into the sides of the wrist area, leaving a narrow strip & cut a piece of coloured cord this length. This colour will be the inside colour on your bracelet.
Lay down hot glue on the strip.
Attach the wrist-length cord & trim where ribbon sticks out.
Using hot glue, attach the ends of the remaining green cord and the blue cord.
Glue this point behind one end of the wrist area.
Cobra stitch the cords, making sure the blue cord is always over the green.
Continue the stitch all the way down – alternating sides – and, again, making sure the blue cord is always over the green.
Once you reach the end, cut the two cords and hot glue the ends together on the inside of the bracelet.
Cut two strips of leather about 1/2 an inch thick and 3 inches long.
Wrap them around the ribbon at either end of the cord stitch, and glue them into place.
Slide the metal pins through the beads, and use pliers to attach them to the blue (outside) cord – spacing them along that side at your discretion.
Repeat and make one for your BFF. Don’t be selfish, now.