Word Bracelets

I’ve been having so much fun with simple woven bracelets,everyone seems to be enjoying them - so I thought I’d show you another woven bracelet idea.  If you picked up the supplies to try either version of the wish bracelet tutorial, here’s another way to use the hemp cord you probably still have a lot of. :)

Put a word to your wish, or just wear a little bit of inspiration:

I found these little word beads at Michael’s and they were just perfect!

For these, start with three strands of hemp about 16″ long for a bracelet-length.  You’ll want to go longer for an ankle-length bracelet – between 18″ and 20″.  You can also use cotton cord, it doesn’t have to be hemp – whatever you happen to have on-hand, or like the looks of.  You just want it to be fairly thin so that the beads will fit.

Tie a knot about 1/4″-1/2″ off center.  Thread your word bead onto the center strand.

With one thread going over the top, and one going under the bottom, carefully tie another knot on the other side of the bead.  Keep the threads as snug as you can.

I decided to braid each end to finish it off, but you could easily just be done here without the additional braiding, and tie them on loose.  That’s it – I told you this one was a simple idea. :)

What word would you choose?

I link up to these great parties!
~ Adrianne

Comments

  1. Danni Baird says:

    Adorable Adrianne!! Pinned it!

  2. These are simple but very pretty. I saw something similar to these going for around $20. This is a great way to save $ and make something beautiful

  3. These are awesome!!!! I love all the modern stuff you can do with an oldie but goodie friendship bracelet!

  4. Wind Of March says:

    So cute and sweet!

  5. These are so cute! My girls would love to make these! I would love for you to come share at my link party today if you have time!
    Amy@Homehappyhome

  6. Kadie says:

    Love these!! I finally made some with my daughter she LOVED it!! Now she wants to make some more to give to her friends for the end of school.:) I'll have to see if I can find these beads. It would be fun if they had a bead that said friends or something like that. Thanks for the great ideas.

  7. Super adorable! Stopping by for the first time and looking forward to perusing more of your posts.

    Kindly, Lorraine

  8. Morena Hockley says:

    I love this idea! Pinning it!

  9. An Irish Italian Blessing says:

    Oh ma gosh! These are so cute, thank you for sharing!!! I'm your newest follower and thrilled that I found your blog.

  10. Amanda says:

    These are so cute, such a great idea for those beads!

  11. still being [molly] says:

    these are SO cute!!!!

  12. Emmy Girl29 says:

    where do you get the beads for this? it's superrrr cute!

  13. Maureen Hayes says:

    I am officially in LOVE with these, but can I ask you a question? I cannot find any of these supplies at my Michael's, can you suggest anywhere else to find these or the large hole beads and pearls? Thanks! I really like your stuff.

  14. This is the greatest idea. I think that they could almost be used as affirmations or to help you get through a tough day. That's a lot of value in a simple sweet bracelet.

  15. Kelsey says:

    I love these!! Too cute! And I am a complete idiot, I've been in such a habit of linking up my wish necklace that when I clicked on the blog hop info to submit my blog I typed in Wish Necklace rather than my blog name. I'm so sorry! As soon as I submitted I realized what I had done… I'm blaming it on it being early in the morning..

  16. Those are adorable! Love this! Thanks so much for sharing this as well at Thursday's Temptation.
    Jill

  17. Courtney says:

    So pretty, I love how they can go with a casual or more elegant outfit.

  18. Renewed Upon a Dream says:

    Oh my gosh these are soo cute! I'm pinning them so that I can make some later! :)

  19. Simply beautiful! Pinned it :) thanks for sharing, clever thing!
    jen@madeinminch

  20. So cute and simple too! This is the perfect project for me to do with my tween cousins. Thanks for sharing!

  21. These are soooo cute! Would love for you to stop by and link up to the Pomp Party!

    http://jill-createcraftlove.blogspot.com/2012/04/pomp-party-15.html

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

  22. Jean Davis says:

    Love those! Of course you know what I'm thinking…

  23. Shannon says:

    These are so cute, I'm going to make them with my daughter!!

    Shannon@SewSweetCottage

  24. Danielle3313 says:

    I just ordered message beads from charmfactory.com good prices, awesome shipping

  25. Thanks, Danielle! I've been on the hunt for a source, I just placed an order to try them out, they had a good selection!

  26. MisYahd says:

    I'd like to try using cotton on this one. I think it will be much softer and much nicer to wear.
    artisan designer jewelry

  27. Alecia says:

    I love simple jewelry like this! I used to wear beaded hemp ankle bracelets all summer until I started getting bruises from my muck boots. I may have to rethink my no ankle bracelet policy for these!

    Thanks for linking up at What's Cluckin'!

  28. Six Sisters says:

    These bracelets are so cute!! Girls love these! Thanks for being a part of our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” Hope to see you again real soon!! -The Sisters

  29. These are adorable! I've seen those same beads at Michaels and wondered how I could use them in a fun way. Great idea! I love all your jewelry creations, especially the ones you've been posting lately. Best of luck in One Crafty Contest; I'd love to see what you do with the different materials!

  30. These are so cute! This would be a great project for my daughter and me. Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  31. smcteach says:

    What type of knot did you tie? Mine doesn't seem to be working.

  32. smcteach says:

    What type of knot did you tie? Mine doesn't seem to be working.

  33. smcteach says:

    What type of knot did you tie? Mine doesn't seem to be working.

  34. smcteach says:

    What type of knot did you tie? Mine doesn't seem to be working.

  35. Kelly says:

    Thanks for sharing at Fabulous Friday! I featured you!

    http://www.herecomesthesun-kelly.blogspot.com/2012/05/fabulous-friday-24.html

  36. Angie Ramirez says:

    Just Lovely and great pictures!!

    Thanks for sharing at Create & Inspire!

    Angie

  37. I think it's just called an overhand knot? Where you take all three strands together and knot it? It's tough to get it snug on the opposite side of the bead until I did it a few times.

  38. Connie says:

    They are just adorable. Thanks for sharing.

  39. Amanda says:

    These are so great! I've been on a serious 90s style friendship bracelet making kick lately, and these would be a fantastic addition. Thanks so much for sharing!!

    I would love it if you would link up at Watch Out, Martha!’s first link up party: Martha Mondays, going on now through Wednesday! Hope to see you there!
    http://www.watchoutmartha.net/2012/05/martha-monday-link-up-party.html

  40. I voted! I love these. I think I'm going to have to run out to the craft store tomorrow and make some for myself. I'm a sucker for anything with inspirational words on them.

    Mandy
    http://www.indisposablemama.com

  41. Garage Sales R Us says:

    These are so cute! I would love to make them! I am visiting from the One Artsy Mama Craft Contest and I am new follower! I hope you will stop by http://www.garagesalesrus.blogspot.com/ and do the same

    Robin

  42. Hilani - Handmade by Hilani says:

    This is so darn cute! I really want to make one!

  43. Meredith says:

    Love this idea! Featuring you today on Favorite Pins Friday! http://www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com/2012/06/01/favorite-pins-friday-3/

  44. Whoa! I love it. I want to try making this DIY idea too. Thanks for sharing this tutorial.

  45. Sandra D says:

    How do you finish the ends?

  46. I love this one! All of your bracelets are so cool! And you make it look easy too :)
    vanina recently posted..DIY Statement Sunglasses and Giveaway! / DIY Gafas de Sol con Adornos y Sorteo!My Profile

  47. How did you finish off the ends so they could be tied?

  48. So cute and sweet…….These are awesome!!!! I love all the modern stuff.

  49. Adrianne, you kinda rock. Hope ya know.

  50. Julie says:

    I can’t’ seem to tie the word charm tight enough to keep it from flipping around :(

  51. Julie says:

    Love the idea, got the stuff, but I can’t keep the charm from flipping around :(

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