DIY Heart Friendship Bracelet

As the month of love approaches, we thought we’d combine friendship and hearts into one Valentine’s Day themed tutorial: a heart patterned friendship bracelet! Using some candy-colored embroidery floss and your familiarity with the chevron friendship bracelet, you’ll be able to whip up one of these tokens of love in a heartbeat.

You’ll need:

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Creating a heart pattern involves just a simple modification to the chevron patterned friendship bracelet. Start by cutting 4 strands of each color, at about 24 inches each, for a total of 8 strands. Alternate the thread colors before tying them together in a knot. Remember to leave at least 3 inches of slack. Tape the knot to a flat working surface or clip onto a clipboard.

Separate the threads into 2 sets, 2 of each color on each side. Arrange the strands in an alternating, mirror-image pattern with the outside threads matching and so on moving inwards.

Start on the left side with the outermost strand (shown here in red) and make a forward knot by creating a 4-shape over the 2nd strand (shown here in blue), loop it under and back through the opening.

Pull up and to the right to tighten. Make the same knot twice everytime.

Continue knotting over each color, towards the right, until the outermost color has carried over to the middle. This is one half of the chevron pattern.

Pick up the outermost strand on the right side (show here in red) and make a backward knot, creating a reverse 4-shape over the 2nd to last strand (shown here in blue), loop it under and back through the opening. Pull up and to the left to tighten. Don’t forget to knot twice!

Continue knotting towards the left until the outermost strand reaches the middle. Tie a backwards knot with the two middle strands to connect the two halves. Don’t forget to always knot twice!

Continue onto a second row using the same method. Two normal, chevron rows are complete. Now, it’s time for a “special” row: take the 2nd outermost strand (shown here in blue) and make a backwards knot over the outermost strand (shown here in red). Knot twice.

Repeat on the other side: take the 2nd to last strand (shown here in blue) and make a forward knot over the outermost strand (showin here in red). Knot twice.

Complete the row by taking the 2nd outermost strand (shown here in red) and make forward knots over each strand until it reaches the middle.

Mirror the steps on the other side and connect the middle strands. The heart cleavage has been created and the third row is finished.

Now repeat this special row again for the 4th row, taking the 2nd outermost strand and reversing the knot over the outermost strand.

Mirror the step on the other side. This forms the outer edge of the heart. Now fill in the heart by finishing the row with 2nd outermost strand (shown here in blue) and making forward knots over each strand until it reaches the middle.

Mirror the steps on the other side and connect the middle strands. Now, it’s back to a normal row again to close the heart. Make forward knots with the outermost strands, moving inwards towards the middle. Connect the middle strands.

Knot another normal row and then 2 special rows to form another heart. Do you see the pattern? 2 normal, 2 special, 2 normal, 2 special . . . keep going until the bracelet is long enough to fit around the wrist.

Finish the bracelet with a big knot and trim the ends.

Voila! Heart patterned friendship bracelets done.

Happy heart day!

(bracelets by Vita Fede, Giles & Brother, & Gorjana, ring by Catbird, dress by Zimmermann; all images by HonestlyWTF)

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395 Comments

  1. Awesome work! 🙂

    xoxo
    Fashion Agony blog

    1.29.13
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  2. nion wrote:

    cute !!! thanks for sharing <3

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  3. this is nice! love all your bracelets! xo, Alma
    http://www.soulofashopper.com

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  4. alex wrote:

    So cute! I’ll try this ♥

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  5. Kate wrote:

    So cute! I am tempted to try this…despite my attempt at making friendship bracelets a couple years ago went down very poorly 🙂

    Kate

    http://www.thrillofthechaise,com

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  6. So cute!!!

    PLAYA DEL CARMEN IN http://cravingforbarneys.com

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  7. I’m blown away– who knew you could make cute patterns beyond chevron?

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  8. Laura wrote:

    Love these bracelets ! so cute !
    New post up on my blog: http://www.thestilettoholic.com/

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  9. Savanah wrote:

    These are so cute! Surely my boss would be okay if I made these instead of worked ;P

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  10. Isa wrote:

    I actually have one of these half-done hanging from a nail in my room! Only the colors aren’t as lovely and Valentine-themed (my selection of thread is limited). But they’re so easy and so cute!

    http://lasaloperie.blogspot.com

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  11. You are amazing!! I remember friendship bracelets being all the rage back in the 90s…your post made me want to get back into the whole craze again! You’re like, suuuuuuper talented 🙂 Hehehe.

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  12. I love it!!!! cool Diy!!!

    http://www.thestelstyle.com

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  13. Nadja wrote:

    OMG how cute!!! definitely have to make one for my girls 🙂 THANK YOU SO MUCH

    http://www.violetfleur.com

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  14. brooke wrote:

    omigoodness, this is the most adorable thing ever! and it seems totally doable. i love this idea and will want to make them for a couple friends. fabulous post!

    http://www.insparisian.com

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  15. Shannon wrote:

    Loving all the wrist wear!

    http://www.gbofashion.com

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  16. Sarah wrote:

    These are awesome! I need to dust off my middle school friendship bracelet skills and get on these. Thank you for sharing!!

    1.29.13
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  17. Denisa wrote:

    I love so inspiring posts. I made it before few years budt I forgot. How. So I will do it. Have a great day.

    http://www.fashiondenis.com/

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  18. Ambyr wrote:

    What!! These are SO cute. Hmm, I need to get on this.

    xoxo
    http://www.thewrittenrunway.com

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  19. Awesome DIY!
    Love it 🙂
    Today I’ve also Diyed.. a tartan scarf!

    http://9lla.it/
    fashion & DIYs

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  20. rachel wrote:

    Are these meant to be worn 24/7? or can you knot it in a way that it can be removed?

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  21. OMG stop. Amazing.

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  22. Lejla wrote:
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  23. Lea wrote:

    So nice! I make bracelets too! 🙂
    http://www.facebook.com/yarnmemo

    1.29.13
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  24. adorable!

    Bises,
    monkeyshines
    http://monkeyshines-monkeyshines.blogspot.com/

    1.29.13
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  25. Courtney wrote:

    Love your posts, keep up the wonderful work! Would love your suggestions for a clasp or other fastener for friendship bracelets too!

    1.29.13
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  26. Tnx for sharing! I wanted to do friendship bracelet for a while but had no idea how to do it! This will be very helpful!
    Keep on good blogging!
    Wink 😉
    Anika

    1.29.13
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  27. amalie wrote:

    aww! i need to do this!
    xx

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  28. Singlala wrote:

    wow. that is some impressive friendship skills!

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  29. YAY ! I used to make those when I was a child!
    the tutorial is great, makes me want to try my hand at it again:)
    http://jolicassoulet.wordpress.com/

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  30. They’re so cute! I love a good Valentine’s Day inspired DIY.
    Satisfy Your Cravings For Celebrity Style and All Things Stylish and Sweet

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  31. Evylin wrote:

    Amei!!!!
    Mas teria preguiça de fazer. kkkk

    Beijão, Evylin
    http://www.pitadadecriatividade.blogspot.com

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  32. These are brilliant! I can’t make one. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  33. Chloé wrote:

    Great idea !!!

    Check my blog 🙂 :

    http://www.thefashiontale.com

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  34. It seems to be quite difficult, but I’ll try …

    Kisses …
    http://www.gostofashion.blogspot.com.br

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  35. too darn cute and easy….thanks!

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  36. carolina wrote:

    great bracelets!

    xo
    Carolina
    http://carolinakrews.blogspot.com/

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  37. Funny! 🙂 I’ve made similar bracelets in the past days.

    http://vanrolt.blogspot.de/2013/01/van-rolt-neue-armbander-neues-blog.html#comment-form

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  38. Véro wrote:

    I’m a huge fan of this website! and these bracelets are such a cute valentine’s accessorize.

    Just a quick question: does anyone know where the cute heart ring (and bracelet) are from?

    1.29.13
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  39. Kim Maes wrote:

    So beautiful!
    Makes me wanne go on a holiday!
    http://www.momsandmojitos.com

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  40. awesom bracelets! nice work, you rock! VISIT me at: http://www.styleinlimablog.com/2013/01/as-simple-as-that.html

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  41. Tiara wrote:

    Totally doing this & giving them away to friends for vday 🙂

    http://indicastance.blogspot.ca

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  42. Nancy wrote:

    You always have the best and most inspiring DIYs. Whether they are for fun or for nice jewelry, you make the best directions, so clear and easy for everyone to understand. Thank you so much!!

    1.29.13
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  43. Jodie wrote:

    Wowzers, found your blog via pinterest and LOVE IT! Thanks so much, what a beautiful place to come explore.

    1.29.13
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  44. So cute!! I need to maked these now!!

    1.29.13
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  45. Fernanda Mddr wrote:

    GREAT TUTORIAL! I LOVED IT!
    http://therunwayoflife.blogspot.mx/

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  46. Did anyone not see the hearts at first? Just me? Haha

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  47. B. wrote:

    Omgosh, love this!! Will have to try it asap;)

    blurbs-blog.blogspot.com

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  48. So cutee!! 🙂

    1.30.13
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  49. Bianca wrote:

    That is so cute a creative… http://www.shopperstherapy.blogspot.com

    1.30.13
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  50. Jamie wrote:

    Yes! So cute and totally brings back memories of Summer camp 🙂

    xo,
    Jamie

    http://www.inspirationlush.com

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  51. polly dove wrote:

    D.Y.I.N.G.

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  52. Jessica wrote:

    I love making friendship bracelets but this is such an awesome twist on an old favorite. I’m definitely picking up some embroidery floss and making one of these before valentine’s day. Time to pin this to my crafts board on Pinterest.

    TheseTwoLanes.com

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  53. woooow i really love this DIY <333
    i'll make this now!!!! tks <3

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  54. Stephanie S. wrote:

    Another wonderful tutorial and love the colors. Thank you for sharing.

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  55. Olivia wrote:

    These are so wonderful, and perfect for Valentines Day since I don’t have money to spend on presents. Thank you so much!

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  56. OK, that’s really cool, but I do not have the nerves to make it myself! If somebody would like to send me one as a present, let me know and I give you the address 😉

    http://streetlounge.blogspot.de/

    1.31.13
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  57. Bonnie wrote:

    super cute! do you have other tutorials with different patterns? not a fan of hearts but love them tho!!

    http://www.twosipsafter.wordpress.com

    1.31.13
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  58. idil wrote:

    Love this! I’ll try it immediately! =)
    Love, idil,

    MY JUNKY BOX

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  59. nastea wrote:

    I like it !!! 😀

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  60. Savanah wrote:

    Adding this to my Friday Faves blog post!! 🙂

    http://myhandmadehappies.blogspot.com/2013/02/friday-faves-2113.html

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  61. CONCHITA wrote:

    thanks for share beautiful webpage

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  62. Appa wrote:

    Whaa! Thank u so much! I tried to find this pattern but i couldnt find good one. I’m so happyy now!

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  63. Appa wrote:

    Whaa! Thank u so much! I tried to find this pattern but i couldnt find good one. I’m so happyy now! ♥

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  64. Audrey wrote:

    Woow ! Love this !!

    Xo
    http://www.blowmefashion.blogspot.com

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  65. anne lei wrote:

    how cute this is! I will definitely try this on weekend.

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  66. barbara wrote:

    Awesome, love it! I’m going to do it this afternoon for some of my best friends. Thank you!

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  67. erika wrote:

    How are you getting them so smooth! Mine keep turning out bumpy on the sides? And how did you get them so thick? ugh!

    2.6.13
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  68. barbara wrote:

    erika, I think it depends on the quality of the embroidery floss. Practice is necessary as well: I have done many of these bracelets (not always with hearts) so now I can make quite good ones! (A tip: don’t tie too tight)

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  69. I’ve used to do these bracelets as a child…I totally forgot about it. Thanks for reminding me!

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  70. ZOe wrote:

    Oh.My.God. SO CUte!!!!!

    2.9.13
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  71. marettuccia wrote:

    With all the respect the instructions are not all that correct – or something’s wrong with my understanding.
    In any case many thanks for the tutorial (I only had to improvise to get the frame-shaped hearts instead of full somethings that looked like hearts and double the size of the strands).

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  72. Yiota wrote:

    Thank you so much!! I created a bracelet, it didn’t come out like yours, I mean some of the hearts weren’t perfect but I guess I have to practice more!!! Thanks again for the instructions and the pictures!!

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  73. Traci wrote:

    Okay, so I tried this because it is SUPER cute, and it looked NOTHING like the pics…even the first two rows and I was really careful to place all the pieces in the correct place. They all looked like each of the photos. Am I just losing it on this one? I really want to be able to do this with my daughter.

    Thanks so much for the tutorial. I am sure that my novice D.I.Y. skills are shining through! LOL.

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    • Erica wrote:

      @Traci are you sure you are knotting each knot twice?? if you email us a picture of what the bracelet looks like as you’ve made it, we can probably solve the issue for you!

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  74. nastea wrote:

    Thanks for idea ! 😀
    I like it! Is so beuty! 😀 😀 😀

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  75. Marie wrote:

    Nice work..kan i copy that description

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  76. Emma wrote:

    Thanks for this! I’m making one now. Easy to follow. Awesome!

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  77. I haven’t made a friendship bracelet since I was a kid! These look fun though, and such an easy guide to follow!

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  78. Cute!!

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  79. Janet wrote:

    I am old and slow…after I make the knot and tie off the ends, I am left with something resembling a bookmark. How do you connect the ends to actually make it a bracelet that will slide on and off your wrist? Thanks for any help.

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  80. Manou wrote:

    awesome tutorial *-* I made it and it looked freaking amazing *-*

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  81. Alex wrote:

    OMG its great! And soo hard!

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  82. Sarina wrote:

    thank u know i know!

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  83. I love this tutorial thank you so much its so clear and well explained im off to give it a go!

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  84. Spot on with this write-up, I truly think this website needs much more consideration. I

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  85. I just love this tutorial! Thank you 😀

    xo

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  86. craftygirl wrote:

    Just started to make these for my friends LOVE” EM!!!!!
    They are super easy and fast!!!!

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  87. julia Volgina wrote:

    It is wonderful

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  88. Yukari wrote:

    It’s been asked before but I didn’t see an answer — how do you finish the bracelet so you can take it on and off your wrist without having to tie it in a knot and keep it on? I’d be keen to know since I love this tutorial :3

    5.22.13
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    • Erica wrote:

      @Yukari the only way I’ve done it is by tying it into a knot. you can probably try sewing on a clasp and a jump ring to each knot if you want a closure.

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  89. amal wrote:

    wow..gelangku!!

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  90. amal wrote:

    wow…gelangku

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  91. Lee Ann wrote:

    I’m sooo glad i found this blog !! Keep the good work up :DDD

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  92. Somebody wrote:

    um… what happens if you use 3 colours? So like, 2 of one, 2 of another and 4 of the last?

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  93. Team P wrote:

    Uhm hey, i had a question. Is the pattern 2 normal, 2 special or 1 normal 2 special? there was some confusion in the method :/

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  94. sim wrote:

    i love it <3

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  95. Lucy wrote:

    so cuteee! I’ll try it :3

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  96. aashi wrote:

    i always love ur creativity but this one is really awesome. u r at the top

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  97. Lilia wrote:

    I think the string length is way too small. Maybe add another foot so instead of 24 inches each strand, you have about 36 inches.

    (Unless of course you were going for a longer braid)

    Another thing. I have been taught to tie the knot as tightly as possible when making friendship bracelets. But in this case. that won’t work out.

    For the first knot, tie it tightly. Then, for the SECOND knot tie it loosely. That is how you can get it nice and BIG and stretched out. (The downside is that you are going to have more gaps in between each knot- but this is part of the design.)

    Big hearts – one tight knot, one loose knot.

    Small hearts – two tight knots.

    Hope this helped anyone.

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  98. Jennifer wrote:

    Definately going to try this!

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  99. Eva wrote:

    ♥ So nice and inspiring. It’s the first time that I see the heart pattern! Such a cool idea. I’ve seen all other patterns but not this one!

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  100. Rachael wrote:

    Where is the hook bracelet from?? I love it!!

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  101. elahe wrote:

    mersi

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  102. Ashley wrote:

    After you do the one normal row to close the heart do you do another 2 normal rows or does that normal row that closes the heart count as the first normal row to continue on ? I would really like to get an answer ASAP. Thanks 🙂

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  103. Carrie wrote:

    I love your colors, please share where you got them??

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  104. Carman wrote:

    These directions honestly sucked and i still cant make this bracelet. After two very frustrating attempts. So thankyou for a waste of time. Please try and be more clear. That would be nice

    7.20.13
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  105. Nuta wrote:

    not like my predecessor, thanks for a clear description, maybe it’s that that i’ve done some similar bracelets before, but it made no problem to me;) such a sweet bracelet!♥ (i also think it’s better to take longer strands;) )

    7.22.13
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  106. Sara wrote:

    Thank you sooooo friggin much!!!!!!!!!!
    xoxo Luv yas!!

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  107. Emily wrote:

    Thanks so much! Really helped

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  108. chloe wrote:

    please make this more clear

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  109. Charming beauty nutts wrote:

    Out of my understanding its too hard according to me but I think its a nice type of friedship band/bracelet

    8.3.13
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  110. chloe wrote:

    this really isnt clear at all. i put the strands in the correct order, got to the 2 normal chevron rows, then when i did the special knot, i just got another blue chevron row. am i losing my mind? or do i just suck at making bracelets? please help.

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  111. Evie wrote:

    not the best tutorial- a bit confusing!

    8.16.13
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  112. charlotte wrote:

    thanx soo much loved all of your 15 summer camp bracelets keep it up 🙂

    8.26.13
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  113. Ali wrote:

    i love these! Look at my store on etsy to see similar bracelets for cheap affordable prices!!

    8.28.13
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  114. Alex wrote:

    Love this design I’m going to try making it. Thanks for the directions

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  115. rihanna wrote:

    omg thank u so so so much for posting friendship bracelet diys. can u post more?

    9.12.13
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  116. jewelstars wrote:

    I am just totally agree in a person thatdesigner mens bracelets as well anklet bracelets can be found most of these days in various designs, dimensions along with supplies. But every institution is not proves to end up being the best. Hope so ones facilities would be the best.

    9.24.13
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  117. Charlotte wrote:

    My use this to make gastroparesis awareness bracelets!

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  118. tg wrote:

    awesome of course,
    my idea.
    í tolditr to her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    11.1.13
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  119. kiara wrote:

    Ok so i tried this pattern for the first time and i dont no where i messed up. the left side looked perfect but the right side turned into a jumbled mess. If you have any tips let me know.

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  120. Lauren wrote:

    These are amazing… I can’t wait to make these for my besties!!

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  121. Mariya wrote:

    Yours are so perfect! I guess I’m trying to rush too much before knowing how to really do them. I think I’m going to make these for the girls on my swim team!

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  122. laura widdison wrote:

    I cant wait to make these for all my cousions

    11.27.13
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  123. Jully wrote:

    I did it! And it got beautiful, thanks. I’m from Brazil and I was looking for a tutorial like this for a long time!

    11.27.13
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  124. Olivia Brock wrote:

    I love your wee heart ring, where is it from?

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  125. kyeonghui wrote:

    What a beautiful color!!
    I want to make that,too.
    Would you tell me the number of the color??
    (pink and skyblue)

    12.12.13
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  126. brooke wrote:

    Cool! but is heard.

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  127. Jenny wrote:

    Has anyone else tried these? I can’t get mine to look like the pictures lol. Maybe I’m tightening the knots too much? but it doesn’t look completely symmetrical lol. Anyone have any advice?

    12.18.13
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  128. Very good tutorial, very useful, very detailed inside.

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  129. paradise wrote:

    cuteeeeeee

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  130. Silje wrote:

    Ugly and time consuming useless item , but tutorial is very well done

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  131. Nina wrote:

    Dear Erica, I just tried to make one of those beautiful bracelets…unfortunately I couldn’t finish it because the strands of 24 inches each are too short !!! Lilia stated this problem in a comment above but I didn’t see it until now. It would be great if you could change the length in the tutorial. Merci 🙂
    Nina (from Germany)

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  132. Emilia wrote:

    this is rubbish it tells you to cut 4 of each no you cut 2 of each. stupid website

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  133. Sajidha wrote:

    Thanks!!! i tried this….it was so BEAUTIFUL!! <3 i love ittt 😀

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  134. Crystal wrote:

    Awesome!

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  135. Neha wrote:

    I don’t understand what is meant by Continue knotting over each color, towards the right, until the outermost color has carried over to the middle. This is one half of the chevron pattern.

    5.30.14
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  136. Sajida wrote:

    I love this design…. but I may bracelet was way too short…. I think I would need way more string…. and the colours I picked kind of blended into eachother…. but I love this design!

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  137. Madhumati wrote:

    Beautiful picture illlustration….thnx a lot !!

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  138. Dior wrote:

    Oh gosh, this diy friendship bracelet is so cute, but it took me very long to put together. It still worth more than purchasing from a store, mine is made with love. Thanks for sharing =)

    6.30.14
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  139. Renee wrote:

    How do you get the knots to look so perfect?

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  140. Sandy wrote:

    THANYOU SOOO MUCH THIS SITE HAS BEEN SO CLEAR AND HELPFUL!!! THANK YOU!!!

    7.1.14
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  141. Jenna wrote:

    The first 2 rows or the bracelet when starting are normal. On the left side you’ll do forward facing knots. (Shaped like a 4) until you get to the center. Stop. Go to the right side. These will be backwards facing knots. (A 4 shape backwards) Do a backwards facing knot to join the 2 sides together. That is for the very first 2 rows. Now this is where it gets tricky. For the first knot on the left side, take the second string and backwards knot twice onto the first one. . Then move that string and take the one you made the knots ON TO and forward knot the remaining strings until you get to the center. Now go to the right side and forward knot the string next to the last one. Don’t forget to make two knots. Make sure that one goes to the outside. Then backward knot the remaining strings until you get to the center. The two center knots should be the same color. Backward knot them together. Repeat those steps again. After you’ve done two normal rows and two special rows you should see the heart pattern. Just keep repeating, 2 special, 2 normal.

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  142. whitney wrote:

    I just tried this and am halfway there and it looks like a blob. 🙁 You can see the hearts if you look closely, but from regular distance it doesn’t look good at all! After you close the heart, how many times are you supposed to do the normal pattern? I only did it once and I think that may be the issue.
    Thanks, yours look so good!

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  143. Madison wrote:

    awesome:)

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  144. Madison wrote:

    awesome

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  145. ROSA wrote:

    es maravilloso ver las maravillas q hacen

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  146. katie wrote:

    OMG my twin sisters bday is on December 29th and I was thinking of making a whole set of bracelets for her u r so awesome idk if she will wear all of them but Ik I would I am turning 12 and they r the perfect gift for someone my age I have made a chevron and my friends were Downing over it my sis Karen she has this think called a forever bracecelt and she makes a cute bracelet and wears it 24/7 but at school this kid hunter (total hottie) cut it off just joking around we three r all good friends thanks bye kinda got off subject

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  147. Did tons of friendship bands as a kid but never a heart shaped one 🙂

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  148. Natasha wrote:

    AHHH MAAA GAAAD!!!!!!!

    Even though I haven’t done this yet they make it look soooooo easy I will definitely try this after many searches for steps to do a heart bracelet this one stood out!!!!

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  149. Ashlin wrote:

    Omg!!!!!!! This is SO AWESOME!!!!!! I am go ing to do it now!!!!!!

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  150. Amy wrote:

    These are cute!!! I have made all designs!!!!!!!!!!

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  151. Trevor Summerson wrote:

    These are really bringing great memories flooding back to the early 1980’s , when i was hitch hiking across France and was taught to make various designs by a American guy travelling across Europe
    He was selling them all over Europe and making enough to spend the winters on the beaches of Blali .
    I earned enough to supply myself with a living whilst hitch hiking around France

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  152. kellye wrote:

    just made this for my “little” sister… ignore the fact that we are in our late twenties, please 🙂 SO cute! i know it will brighten her not so awesome week

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  153. Nikki wrote:

    I love this bracelet !!! is so cute and adorable !!! Also, I want to say to this website congratulations because I don’t speak a lot of english and I have been searching a lot for different types of friendship bracelets but I never understood the directions because they usually don’t have pictures or step by step instructions etc. But, this specific website haves it and step by step, picture by picture it explains exactly how to do their bracelets !!!! So congrats and thank you a lot !!!! I will try to do this bracelet with my BFF right now !!!

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  154. L wrote:

    So, I love this and wanted to send it to my 13 year old who does loads of these all the time. Sad about the rather uncool “WTF” in the name. Not ideal for her to hear it from me, although I know she knows what it means … Honestly.

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  155. Emma wrote:

    I don’t understand u should make a video

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  156. Anna wrote:

    I’m surprised that so many people are saying the instructions are confusing or not good enough? When I was a kid, I always tried to make these at summer camp, but I could never understand how, no matter how many times counselors or other kids tried to teach me. I assumed that when I tried to make this, I’d get the directions wrong and end up having it look like a tangled mess, but I thought these directions were really easy to follow, and while my bracelet doesn’t look quite as nice as these pictures, it still came out pretty cute!

    I’m actually making another one and adding 3 normal chevron rows instead of two, so the hearts alternate in color.

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  157. Taylor wrote:

    I’ve been making these for years but they always look horrible! There’s holes and gapes and they twist up! I’ve googled it I’ve looked up tons of how tos but nothing changes! Help!!

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    • Erica wrote:

      @Taylor if it is twisting then it means you aren’t double knotting each time. they key is to double knot every single time! your bracelet should stay flat and as long as you pay attention to the pattern, you shouldn’t end up with any holes. good luck and let me know how it goes!

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  158. Susi wrote:

    Amei, é lindo.
    Eu tentarei fazer isso.
    Obrigada!

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  159. Pat Stevens wrote:

    This is so cute. Thanks for such a cute blog.

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  160. liszy wrote:

    Hhhmm….I like it, and I’ll try it..!!!

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  161. great blog , loving the friendship bracelets

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  162. Haneen wrote:

    My wrist is 8 inches … should i also use threads of 24 inches ???

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  163. Autumn Girl wrote:

    these type bracelets were popular back in the late 80’s. I made them all
    The time in high school. They are super fun to make!

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  164. lala wrote:

    I recommend a beautiful bracelet http://ali.pub/6gl57

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  165. Ali wrote:

    …Am going to try make my own version of this for my girl, never done anything like this before am going to fail :’)

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  166. Jade wrote:

    I know this site gives quality dependent articles and other data,
    is there any other website which offers these kinds of information in quality?

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  167. lia wrote:

    Wasn’t as complicated as I thought yet can come up with a great result

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  168. Raylin wrote:

    Did anyone think there were too many steps? Either way the bracelets came out GREAT!

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  169. beginner wrote:

    I have a question about the pattern you are saying to tie two knots do you mean tie two forward knots on each strand?

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  170. dyuti wrote:

    i love your every craft……..they’re awwweesssoome

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  171. Kingworldbest wrote:

    you guys are really trying…Thanks for sharing

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  172. Aoife wrote:

    I love this!!!!!!!!

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  173. DidiDia wrote:

    Great tutorial, tnx for sharing :))) These bracelets will never get old i think ^^

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  174. Dada Bamise wrote:

    Your bracelet are really nice ones. But please how do you end it and join it together?

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  175. Heidi wrote:

    I just fell in love with this pattern!
    I will show it on my own blog, later this week. Hope this will not be a problem 🙂

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  176. Isabell wrote:

    This is so cute!! I make friendship bracelets constantly and I’ve never seen this one!!!!!

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  177. Ani wrote:

    Hel, that’s amazing!!! I want to start and do my first bracelet, can you tell me which is the easiest one? http://gallerybro.com/friendship-bands-pattern.html

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  178. Maria wrote:

    Very easy pattern to follow. Thank you very much for sharing.

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  179. Shayna wrote:

    Thiss post is in fact a good one it helps new internet users, who are
    wishinmg in favor of blogging.

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  180. sophie wrote:

    Where does the second bracelet from your hand on your right arm come from? The gold one with the circle and the loop?

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  181. 🙂 We used your bracelet tutorial to weave a fleece chevron heart dog tug toy. Thanks for the easy to follow instructions – I had fun and the dogs are loving their new toy. We shared a photo at the end of our related post http://dalmatiandiy.blogspot.com/2016/02/diy-celtic-heart-knot-rope-dog-toys.html along with the link to your instructions if anyone is keen to make one of their own toy (or bracelet of course!).

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  182. Aleks wrote:

    Very poor instructions, Doesn’t show in detail. -rep

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  184. Incompetent fool wrote:

    Uhm it says: repeat this special row for the 4th row…but in the same sentence I structure you to involve the outermost strand, which is not done in the “special” row instructions…to me this is a paradox…how can I repeat something by doing something else? Please help…I’m a broke incompetent boyfriend

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  185. Incompetent fool wrote:

    Instruct not “in structure” f***in phones

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  186. Rachel wrote:

    Ignore all the people who are saying they can’t follow it. I’ve never made these before and I just made one which took me 5 minutes. Instructions are so easy to follow and clear. I would like to say it’s idiot-proof… but I guess not. Going to make loads more of these. Turning them into collars for my cats 😀

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  188. Blackhairme wrote:

    So I started making it but the hearts didn’t come out extremely well, so I just ended up doing the normal one without the hearts 🙁

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  189. pranavi wrote:

    amazing!!it worked for me

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  190. Tina Ambury wrote:

    Hi, would this work with 6 colours? I’d like to do one in Pride colours for my niece and her partner.

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  192. Kada massie wrote:

    This is freaking awesome!!!!!!!:O

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  193. Kada massie wrote:

    Can we do this with two strands of each color???????

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  195. cutie wrote:

    these are soo cool and amazing.
    but hard to do.
    I think and prefer u do a video about that.

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  196. sandy wrote:

    Couldn’t follow the instructions! (second row didn’t work out to be the same layout). not precise enough

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  197. Michelle wrote:

    Thank you for the instructions on making this bracelet. I love it!

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  199. Olivia Benette wrote:

    Very easy pattern to follow. Thank you very much for sharing. I am also a fashion blogger and writes about fashion jewelry. Read out about our handmade semiprecious gemstone jewelry here.

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  201. Mindy wrote:

    I tried it and it didn’t work. Can you be a little more specific on the actual heart shape? It was confusing.

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  202. Dearlives wrote:

    Stunning beautiful diy bracelet. So beautiful. Haven’t tried knotting work before. Add to my gift list.

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  203. Olga wrote:

    Hello! Could you help me, please? I can’t find those fabulous DIY white thread earings ((( I only remember There was a girl with denim shirt on the photo. I need the how to so much! please help! )

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  204. Anna Santiago wrote:

    This is the coolest bracelet I’ve ever made. And the step by step instructions really helped.

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  205. anne wrote:

    can you make this smaller and use only 6 strands?

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  206. Jurny wrote:

    Truly beautiful!

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