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?

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~ Adrianne


  1. Jean says

    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

  2. Lish says

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

  3. Amy says

    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!

  4. 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.

  5. LDH says

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

    Kindly, Lorraine

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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..

  9. Terry says

    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.

  10. Jill says

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

  11. Renewed Upon a Dream says

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

  12. Toni says

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

  13. 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'!

  14. 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

  15. Amy says

    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!

  16. Lisa says

    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 :)

  17. jelly andrews says

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

  18. Dorothy Owens says

    I found the word beads on Beadaholique.com if anyone is interested. They were a great price, $1.39-$1.99 and they have a great selection of words. I am not sure what size was used for this project but the beads on Beadaholique are 8X5mm

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