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How to Make Friendship Bracelets

Updated on February 9, 2015
Rubber tube cord, Hematite beads, and cat's eye beads were used in the bracelet on the left.  Painted wooden beads and magnesite beads were used in the bracelet on the right.
Rubber tube cord, Hematite beads, and cat's eye beads were used in the bracelet on the left. Painted wooden beads and magnesite beads were used in the bracelet on the right. | Source

What is a friendship bracelet?

A friendship bracelet is a bracelet one gives to a friend as gesture of friendship. Friendship bracelets originated with indigenous people in Central and South America. The bracelets were originally woven of yarn or hemp. When the bracelet was offered, the recipient would make a wish, and the person giving the bracelet would tie it on their friend’s wrist. The bracelet was to be worn until it fell off. When the bracelet fell off, it was thought the wish would come true.


What are friendship bracelets made of?

Friendship bracelets can be made of many different materials—woven or braided yarn or thread, macramé knots, single strands of beads strung on a length of jewelry beading wire with a clasp attached, stretch nylon cord, polymer clay, or memory wire.

This article will show you how to make friendship bracelets using memory wire and your choice of beads.

The bracelet-to-be on the left is 12 coils of 2.25" diameter memory wire, and the one on the right is 12 coils of 1.75"diameter  memory wire.
The bracelet-to-be on the left is 12 coils of 2.25" diameter memory wire, and the one on the right is 12 coils of 1.75"diameter memory wire. | Source

What is memory wire?

Memory wire is a type of wire that, when stretched, returns to its original shape.

The wire is a shape-metal alloy, a mixture of two or more elements that “remembers” its cold-forged shape and returns to it after being stretched. In the case of a bracelet made of memory wire, the bracelet is stretched when it is put a person’s wrist and returns to its original shape when removed.

Very few supplies and pieces of equipment are needed when making memory wire friendship bracelets. Those materials are described below.

Supplies and Equipment Needed for Making Friendship Bracelets

The following supplies and equipment are needed when making friendship bracelets from memory wire.

Memory Wire Cutter

Regular wire cutters cannot be used to cut a memory wite coil. A memory wire cutter, specifically manufactured for this purpose, must be used to cut the wire.
Regular wire cutters cannot be used to cut a memory wite coil. A memory wire cutter, specifically manufactured for this purpose, must be used to cut the wire. | Source

G-S Hypo Cement

G-S Hypo Cement has a precision applicator which makes it very easy to glue the end of the memory wire into the hole of the half-drilled bead end..
G-S Hypo Cement has a precision applicator which makes it very easy to glue the end of the memory wire into the hole of the half-drilled bead end.. | Source

Beads of Your Choice

It is recommended that beads of your choice be stored in plastic boxes such as the one pictured here.
It is recommended that beads of your choice be stored in plastic boxes such as the one pictured here. | Source

Step-by-Step Instructions for Making a Memory Wire Friendship Bracelet

1. Select the length of memory wire you want to use. Cut it from the memory wire coil using wire cutters specifically designed for that purpose.

2. Using G-S Hypo Cement, glue a half-drilled bead end onto the end of the memory wire coil. Let the glue dry before proceeding.

3. Select the beads you want to use, place them on the wire, and gently slide them toward the half-drilled bead. To prevent the coils from tangling, keep them slightly separated until you have covered two of the coils with beads.

4. After the coil has been covered with beads, glue a half-drilled bead onto the end of the wire.

5. Let the glue dry thoroughly before presenting the bracelet to a friend.

Have you ever made a bracelet using memory wire?

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Tip #1

To add a solid band of color to your bracelet, rubber tube cord designed for use with memory wire can be substituted for some of the beads. To see an example of rubber tube cord used in a bracelet, refer to the bracelet on the left in the photograph at the top of the page.

Tip #2

Keep a piece of masking tape handy. If you have to take a break while stringing the beads, use the tape on the end of the wire to prevent the beads from sliding off the wire.

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    • dilipchandra12 profile image

      Dilip Chandra 5 years ago from India

      Great hub, useful... i will ask my girl to read it.

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      Alecia Murphy 5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      I've never made a friendship bracelet but I've always admired how awesome they are and how personal they can be. This is a great hub and very cool since people like to wear decorative colors and designs in the spring!

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Creative hub! My daughter and I make these with elastic not wire. It's always a fun adventure to use your imagination and be inventive. UP! Creative! Awesome!

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      Stephanie Henkel 5 years ago from USA

      This looks like such a great project to do with my teenage granddaughter! Your step-by-step instructions make it look so fun and easy. I'm off to get some memory wire!

      Voted up across the board and pinned!

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      Daisy Mariposa 5 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Dilip,

      Thanks for reading another of my Hubs. I appreciate it. After your girlfriend reads that article, please post another comment and tell us what she thought of the Hub.

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      Daisy Mariposa 5 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Alecia,

      Thanks for commenting. What's especially nice about making friendship bracelets is that you can create them for yourself to match a particular outfit, or in a friend's favorite colors.

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      Daisy Mariposa 5 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Sunshine,

      It's fun to make your own jewelry, isn't it?

      I've used Swarovski crystals to make memory wire bracelets. I really like how they sparkle when the light catches them.

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      Daisy Mariposa 5 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Stephanie,

      Memory wire bracelets are something that people of all ages can make. Your teenage granddaughter will enjoy making them. Please post another comment after you've made some bracelets.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Daisy, these look so much fun to make, this will be such a nice thing to do with my grandaughters!

      Thank you, voting up and sharing.

      Best wishes Lesley

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      tarajeyaram 5 years ago from Wonderland

      Making friendship bracelets are fun. You have done a great job of giving instructions. Voted up and across.

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      Daisy Mariposa 5 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Lesley,

      Thanks for reading my article and commenting in it. I know you'll enjoy making the bracelets with your granddaughters. It's a fun activity.

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      Daisy Mariposa 5 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      tarajeyaram,

      It's nice to meet you. It's sounds as though you've made friendship bracelets before. Which materials did you use when you made them?

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Cute bracelets here. I've never worked with memory wire so thanks for a look at using it!

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      Daisy Mariposa 5 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      RTalloni,

      Thanks for reading another of my articles. If you make some bracelets with memory wire, please post another comment and tell us how you liked using it.

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      MarieAlice 5 years ago from Peru

      Daisymariposa I will show this Hub to my sister because she makes and sells jewelry like those you show on your Hub!!!

      Great ideas...

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      Daisy Mariposa 5 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Malicia (MarieAlice),

      Thanks for reading my article and commenting in it. Please let us know what your sister thinks about my Hub.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Swarovski crystals...that's what I was trying to remember when I commented!! Yes, those are beautiful and fun to work with. It's been awhile, I need to create these again soon! Thanks for the reminder.

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      Daisy Mariposa 5 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Sunshine,

      Thanks for visiting again. A memory bracelet made with Swarovski crystals can look really elegant in a formal setting.

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      Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      Great instructions for creating a friendship bracelet! Voted up and shared!

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      mljdgulley354 5 years ago

      Thank you for this hub. My niece just asked me the other day if I knew how to make friendship bracelets. Now I can show her how to do it.

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      Daisy Mariposa 5 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      mljdgulley354,

      It's nice to "see" you again. After your niece and you make some friendship bracelets, please post another comment and tell us about your project.

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      The bead store is so much fun! Keep up the creative work there gal! :)

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      Daisy Mariposa 5 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Christy,

      Thanks for commenting. Have you made any friendship bracelets using memory wire?

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      PurvisBobbi44 5 years ago from Florida

      Daisy,

      This is what I like to do, and when I have any "me" time again, I will give it a try, as I have all the tools.

      I made over 100 earring, bracelets to sell for children in South Florida, and it was a learning lesson for me.

      Thank for sharing this with us.

      Bobbi

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      Daisy Mariposa 5 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Bobbi,

      I'm glad you enjoyed reading my article. Are you donating the proceeds of the sale of the jewelry to a charity in South Florida?

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      When I was a teenager I wanted to make this but I could never do, because I did not find easy to follow instruction like this.

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      Daisy Mariposa 5 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Vinaya,

      Thanks for commenting. I know that you're very busy with your writing and photography, but now that you have easy instructions, why don't you make some bracelets? They're wonderful gifts.

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      iamaudraleigh 5 years ago

      Daisy, I like the creativity in you! I really like "The author's memory wire bracelet in-progress". Where can I buy one?

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      Daisy Mariposa 5 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Audra,

      Thanks for reading my Hub and commenting in it. I've been told that I began drawing discernible objects when I was a year old, and I've been creating craft projects for as long as I can remember.

      A few people have suggested that I sell my work. I'm going to do that if I ever find the time.

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      KDuBarry03 5 years ago

      My sister is a teacher and is always looking for new fun ways for her kids to experience science! I'll show this hub to her when she comes home today and she may find it useful :) thanks for sharing!

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      mythicalstorm273 5 years ago

      I love Friendship bracelets. I really enjoyed how you put a bit of background and a description into this hub while keeping the directions simple and clear. It was very interesting and I actually did not have any problems finishing it! I usually skim how to hubs but I actually read this one because you did such a good job with it. Great and useful hub!

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      Daisy Mariposa 5 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Keith,

      Thanks for reading and commenting in another of my Hubs. You might want to show your sister my article which explains how to make bath salts. The craft is easy enough for the students to do in a classroom setting, and can also be used for a science mini-lecture.

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      Daisy Mariposa 5 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Crystal,

      Thanks for your very kind words. I always like to read about my readers creating crafts using the instructions outlined in my "how-to" articles.

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      Deborah Neyens 5 years ago from Iowa

      I discovered memory wire a few years ago and had a lot of fun with it. It may be time to make another trip tot he craft store to restock my wire and bead supplies!

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      SilverGenes 5 years ago

      These are so pretty! Thank you for the easy to follow instructions - this isn't something that I've ever tried doing but I may just be brave enough to give it a shot now :)

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi, this is really good, I love to make all sorts of things, and I love friendship bracelets, so I am going to give it a try, brilliant!

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      Daisy Mariposa 5 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Deb,

      Thanks for reading my Hub and commenting in it. Thanks, too, for your continued support...sharing my craft articles and pinning them.

      Have you ever done any crafts with the thinner wire used for wire wrapping?

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      Daisy Mariposa 5 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Alexandra,

      Thanks for your comments. Of all the jewelry making techniques, using memory wire to create bracelets is one of the easiest.

      After you make a few bracelets, please post another comment. Tell us how your bracelets turned out.

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      Sharilee Swaity 5 years ago from Canada

      This is awesome! I remember when I was a teen, these were very popular. This such a great idea for a craft to do with kids. I am voting up and sharing. Great job. Your craft hubs are so easy to understand and it makes me want to get more into crafts.

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      Daisy Mariposa 5 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Nell,

      Thanks for reading and commenting in another of my Hubs. You'll have fun making the memory wire bracelets. Please post another comment and tell us how much you enjoyed the project.

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      Daisy Mariposa 5 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Sharilee,

      Thanks for your very kind words about my craft "how-to" Hubs. I appreciate it.

      Nearly all of my crafts can be done by young children, adults, and those in between. Angela Haworth and her son made six of my Duck© Tape roses. The only problem they had with that craft was that their long-haired dog wanted to help.

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Will do, and thanks again.

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      Daisy Mariposa 5 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Nell,

      Thanks for visiting again. Why don't you post a photo on your Facebook wall after you complete some bracelets?

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      SilverGenes 5 years ago

      Daisy, I will definitely let you know how it goes... I love beaded jewellery and thanks to your instructions, this looks like something I could actually do LOL. I'll have to make sure the cats are busy elsewhere though! :)

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      Daisy Mariposa 5 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Alexandra,

      Thanks for visiting again. The only drawback to this craft is that I'm always dropping the smaller beads on the carpet as I'm working. It's difficult to find them in the pile of the carpet.

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      mythicalstorm273 4 years ago

      I had read this for the first time 8 weeks ago and when I clicked on it I was like oh ya... this is a great hub! So I just had to stop by and tell you well done once again!

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Crystal,

      Thanks for visiting again, and thanks for your very kind words. Have you made many of the bracelets? Please let everyone know.

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      mythicalstorm273 4 years ago

      I've never done the ones with the beads and wire, but I used to make the ones with just the string a lot. I enjoyed doing it to relax, but the ones with the beads are so much prettier! Plus they look more grown up where the string ones are almost never seen on anybody except teenagers.

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Crystal,

      I know if you make some memory wire bracelets, you'll be very happy with the results.

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Have not tried the ones with wire, but the ones with the string. Will try these out and add them to my collection! Thanks for sharing!

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Michelle (midget38),

      Thanks for reading and commenting in my article. Is memory wire readily available in the craft stores in Singapore?

      Please post another comment after you've made some memory wire bracelets.

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      I have always wanted to make my own bracelets. I even bought some of the materials. But I am always too bust to gat a book on hot to do it, and I am not good with complicated instrucitons or fine craftwork. THIS IS PERFECT FOR ME! Simple, easy, and just the type that I (and my friends) like. I can't wait to try these!!!

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Dana,

      Thanks for reading and commenting in my Hub. I taught arts and crafts classes at a Michaels' store for a number of years. Memory wire bracelets were popular with everyone. You can use so many types of beads with memory wire...anything from chunky plastic beads to Swarovski crystals.

      Please post another comment after your friends and you have made some of the bracelets...and maybe post a photo on your Facebook wall.

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      I want to make a friendship bracelet. My brain doesn't seem to work unless I have someone sitting down with me and teaching me step by step. But I will sure try your very good instructions. I love these bracelets!

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Audrey (vocalcoach),

      Thanks for reading my article and commenting. I think you'll be OK, following my instructions, for making a friendship bracelet. If you have any questions or become "stuck" along the way, please don't hesitate to send me a message via Facebook.

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      This hub got a tweet!

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Linda (Sunshine),

      Thanks very much. I'm really surprised at how popular this article is.

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Daisy, I love jewelry to begin with and loved reading step by step how to make Friendship Bracelets. I wrote in article in the past on how to incorporate Friendship Bracelets with teaching math to middle school students. I am going to back-link you on this article and give you credit, because I honestly think this would be a great way to share how to actually make the bracelets that I discussed in my math lesson. Thank you for this awesome hub article that I have also shared, voted and tweeted too!!

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Janine,

      Thanks for reading, commenting in, and sharing my article. Thanks, too, for creating a link to it from one of your great math lesson Hubs. I appreciate your support.

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      Rema T V 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      Very interesting, useful, beautiful and a thoroughly enjoyable hub Daisy.

      Your instructions are very clear. I will pass on this to my daughter who is interested in this kind of craft.

      I used to once stitch, make dolls and do a lot of other art work but had to forget about them because of my arthritis. I miss those wonderful days.

      Making friendship bracelets makes you happy especially when you make them yourself. Great hub. Cheers, Rema.

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      ignugent17 4 years ago

      I like this hub. I hope I can buy all these materials and I will try to make for myself and for my friends. Thanks for sharing.

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Rema (remaniki),

      Thanks for reading my article and commenting in it. I'm sorry that your craft work is limited. Perhaps I can do research on arthritis and crafts and develop some projects. I'll see what I can do.

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      ignugent17,

      It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for reading my Hub and commenting in it.

      All of the supplies for the friendship bracelets can be purchased at a Michaels arts and crafts store or other store specializing in selling craft items.

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      Rema T V 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      Thanks Daisy for the kind thought. I lead a near normal life with rheumatoid arthritis but I should not expect my fingers to work as they used to before I had arthritis. Going about doing normal things in life with RA is itself a big blessing. Thank you so much for your kindness. Cheers, Rema.

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      Sherri 4 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      These bracelets are really neat. I guess the sky's the limit in terms of color and design, considering the infinite variety of beads we can make or buy. Voted up and interesting.

      I'm curious, Daisy...why won't regular wire cutters cut memory wire?

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Sherri (Sally's Trove),

      Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. One of my favorite memory wire bracelets is the one I created using faceted Swarovski crystal beads.

      Memory wire is made from stainless steel. It's extremely hard. The blades on regular wire cutters will chip if one uses them to cut memory wire.

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I need to start making bracelets again. Thanks for the reminder!

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      One of my Granddaughters makes jewelry. I have passed this along to her.

      Great Hub. I voted it UP, e tc. will share Pin and Tweet.

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Linda (Sunshine625),

      Thanks for visiting again. Please post some photos on your Facebook page after Faith and her friends make some bracelets.

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Mary (mary615),

      I'm glad you enjoyed reading my article. Thanks for sharing, pinning, and tweeting it...especially thanks for passing it along to your granddaughter. Please post another comment if she makes some bracelets.

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      Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

      Daisy, these are great and I have often wondered whether I would need a lot of stuff to make them but I am delighted to know that it all seems pretty straightforward. I am printing this off for another day in the future; I have always wanted to try making friendship bracelets - thanks so much. Your photos were great, it makes such a difference to have photos which show what is being described.

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      Tracy Lynn Conway 4 years ago from Virginia, USA

      Memory wire can be addictive. I am interested in how you covered the wire with rubber tube cord which adds a whole new dimension. Useful hub!

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Julie (jools99),

      Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. I appreciate your support of my work.

      Memory wire bracelets are very easy to make. The most difficult part of the project is picking up the beads which you've spilled. I'm forever finding beads buried in the carpeting in my house.

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Tracy,

      It's nice to "see" you again. The rubber tube cord is especially designed for covering memory wire. It's a relatively new product available from Fire Mountain Gems.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      An engaging hub packed with detailed instructions, clear step by step captions, handy tips and pretty 1st photo! Now I am into jewelry-making project assigned to me by my jewelry designing teachers. I like your idea of using memory wire - in my case, I use hard metallic wire which is not stable and would change shapes when beading. Once again, a wonderful hub. Well-done!

      Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Awesome. Voted up, pinned & shared

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Ish (Ishwaryaa22),

      Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. Thanks, too, for sharing and pinning my Hub.

      Memory wire is the only type of wire you should use for the bracelets. No other wire will hold its shape. The memory wire cutter is an essential tool. All other wire cutters will be damaged if you use them to cut memory wire.

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Incredible choices and so decorative you thought of a wonderful idea and so easy to make these bracelets, vey creative and what a simple gesture

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Devika (DDE),

      It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. I appreciate your very kind words.

      If you make some of the bracelets, please post another comment.

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      livingsta 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      This is beautiful Daisy. A beautiful gift for a friend appreciating their friendship. Thank you for sharing this with us. Voted up, sharing, tweeting and pinning!

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Dahlia (livingsta),

      Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment. Thanks, too, for sharing, tweeting, and pinning my Hub. I appreciate your support of my writing.

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      erinshelby 3 years ago from United States

      This looks like a fun idea especially for a cold or rainy day.

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      Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Erin,

      It's nice to meet you. Thank you for reading my article and adding your comment.

      Making friendship bracelets is a great rainy day project, as you suggested. Whenever my local arts and crafts store has beads on sale, I stock up. That way, I always have a large supply of beads at home for my jewelry projects.

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Very cool Daisy!

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Daisy, thank you thank you thank you! I am so glad to have found this hub, thanks to AudreyHowitt. I have the beads, the memory wire, the cutter, and the half drilled end beads. I just could not figure out how to attache the end bead (Duh!). Now I know I have to get some Hypo Cement. I only have tacky glue and I do not think that would work. Thanks for writing this hub. Voted up and sharing.

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      Trisha Roberts 2 years ago from Rensselaer, New York

      This looks like a wonderful idea to do with one of my nieces. Thank you for sharing. :)

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      Dr. John Anderson 2 years ago from Australia on Planet Water

      Great article. My daughter will love this.

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      Daisy Mariposa 2 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Audrey,

      Thanks for reading my article and for telling others about it. This is such a fun craft!

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      Daisy Mariposa 2 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Phyllis,

      Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment. I used to teach arts and crafts classes at a Michaels store. The store had half of one side of an aisle with various types of adhesives. The only one I found which would work with the half-drilled bead was the G-S Hypo Cement. The precision applicator is so tiny (narrow), it fits into the end of the bead.

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      Daisy Mariposa 2 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Trisha,

      Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. I hope your niece and you have fun creating some bracelets. Please post another comment and tell us about your creations.

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      Daisy Mariposa 2 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      John (janderson99),

      Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment. I hope your daughter enjoys making the bracelets.

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      Great idea to make friendship bracelet with memory wire, the bracelets look great.

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      Audrey Hunt 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      These bracelets are beautiful! I will have to get busy after the holidays and try my hand at this. These make great gifts. Heck, I'd like to have one myself. :) Thanks Daisy and voted up +++ and sharing.

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      georgescifo 2 years ago from India

      oh..really great tips and well explained. After reading this, I have gained enough confidence that I can make a friendship bracelet of my own.

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      monia ben saad 2 years ago from In my Dream

      grat hub and creative idea to have home made bracelet

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      IT looks easy to make, i am sure lots of people will find it easy to sell it online

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      Debra Allen 2 years ago from West By God

      Another old hub but good one. What a great project!

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      Daisy Mariposa 2 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Nithya (Vellur),

      Thank you for reading my article and posting your comment. The bracelets can have so many different looks, depending upon the beads which are used,

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      Daisy Mariposa 2 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Audrey (vocalcoach),

      Thank you for reading my article and commenting in it. I've created very elegant bracelets using several colors of Swarovski crystals. After you've made a few bracelets using less expensive beads, purchase a selection of the Swarovski crystal beads in delicate colors. You'll love the results.

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      Daisy Mariposa 2 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      georgescifo,

      It's nice to meet you. Thank you for reading my article and posting your comment. There are many beautiful beads manufactured in India you can use. Have fun making the bracelets.

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      Daisy Mariposa 2 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      monia saad,

      It's nice to meet you. I appreciate your reading my article and adding your comment.

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      Daisy Mariposa 2 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      peachpurple,

      Thank you for reading my article. Memory wire bracelets are definitely *not* a good product to sell online.

      People from poorer nations and residents of the United States with no design sense sometimes sell bracelets such as these online. The inferior quality of both their designs and the materials they use has ruined the market for many craftspeople.

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      Daisy Mariposa 2 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Debra (Lady Guinevere),

      It's nice to "see" you again. You are one of the first people I met via our Hubs when I began writing online.

      Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment. Craft projects such as this one will always endure. They're a great way to relax when taking time away from one's computer.

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      swarovski ohrringe 23 months ago

      Wow, perfect. Fortunately, I found your website!

      Thanks for sharing! http://www.2dbd.de/swarovski-zubehor-verkauf.html

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      Daisy Mariposa 23 months ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      swarovski ohrringe,

      Thanks for letting me know.

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