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25+ Different Ways to Make Bracelets With String
Cool DIY Bracelet Ideas
Friendship bracelets are back and bigger than ever, and here are a whole stack of cool bracelets that you can make with string, thread, cord, or rope. You don't need to drop hundreds of dollars on the latest bracelets to get that trendy layered look -- you just need some string, some time, and a few great bracelet ideas to make your own homemade wrist wear. This page has more than 25 different ways to make bracelets with string, and most of them take less than an hour to whip up.
You can get a new look for the season any time you want!
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Easy-to-Make Friendship Bracelets
Embroidery thread friendship bracelets are a classic type of DIY jewelry made from string using various braiding and knotting techniques. Plus, embroidery floss is super cheap and comes in every color you could possibly want.
Bracelets Made with Embroidery Thread
- Chevron Friendship Bracelet
A step-by-step tutorial on how to make a friendship bracelet with the classic chevron pattern. This site also has some other fun DIY ideas.
- Kumihimo Friendship Bracelet
Kumihimo is a Japanese form of braid making with designs that can be quite striking. This is a helpful tutorial (with videos) on how to braid a friendship bracelet out of string using a special disc.
- Finger-Knitted Friendship Bracelet
An extremely detailed tutorial on how to make gorgeous braided bracelets using your fingers to weave them.
- Neon Wrap Bracelet
This is a very cute bracelet made with colored embroidery thread wrapped around rope. People will be asking where you got your bracelet from!
- Knotted Friendship Bracelet
This lots of knots friendship bracelet will have you wearing awesome DIY-jewelry in no time. The photos for this article are beautiful too.
DIY String Bracelets with Beads
Kick your string bracelets up a notch by adding beads, charms, and other decorations. Here are just a few ideas.
- Braided Bead Bracelet
Tutorial for a braided bead bracelet that is classy, simple, and beautiful.
- Beaded Wrap Bracelet
Make an embellished wrap bracelet with string and beads - looks great as a necklace or an anklet too!
- Braided Hex Nut Bracelet
Another cool bracelet idea from HonestlyWTF. This one uses regular string and cheap hardware to make a bracelet that looks both simple and expensive.
- Macramé String & Hexnut Bracelet
Another great hex nut bracelet that's cheap as hex and twice as cute. Perfect for people who aren't really girly-girls.
- Crochet Beaded Hemp Bracelet
A different way to make a hemp bracelet with a sparkle of beads. This bracelet uses the chain stitch, which is very simple but it looks great!
- Beaded Bracelet
Gorgeous photo tutorial on how to make a "grown-up friendship bracelet" using crochet and beads, imitating looks from bracelets that cost up to $200. Why buy when you can make them yourself?!
- Fun Fringe Bracelet
"This bracelet mixes leather, linen and beads into a sweet summery design. Make a longer, necklace-length project by increasing the length of your cording and the number of beads you use."
- Ball Chain Bracelets
Wind embroidery floss around an inexpensive ball chain for a cute but edgy style. Make one in every color of the rainbow!
Macramé Bracelets: Knotted Bracelets to Make with String, Hemp, and More
Macramé isn't just for ugly plant hangers anymore — it's a great way to make cool bracelets out of hemp and other types of string or cord. It also works with paracord — read on for more easy bracelet ideas.
- Hemp Jewelry Making
This is a resource for making all kinds of hemp jewelry, with clear pictures and diagrams for the basic macrame knots, including square and spiral knotting.
- Spiral Hardware Bracelet
Make a string bracelet with a cool architectural look—it's a simple spiral that always inspires!
- Paracord Bracelet
Go big with macrame bracelets made from parachute cord. You can also make these cords to attach key chains to or use around the house for other things.
- Beaded Macrame Bracelet
Combine beads with square knots to make a trendy bracelet out of string, with two rows of parallel beads. Very cute! Also makes a great anklet.
- DIY Macrame Bracelet
An adjustable knotted string bracelet with a focal ring or charm. The addition of the focal ring changes this bracelet from childhood craft to modern jewelry.
- DIY Ombre Knotted Bracelet
Big, bold, and not as hard as it looks, this tri-colored accessory will get attention. It's easy to create the ombre effect, and it has very nice results.
- Ombre Triple Bracelet
What's better than one handmade bracelet? Three bracelets in one! You'll need some findings for this one.
DIY Rope Bracelets: Like String, but Bigger!
Guys and girls alike are sporting paracord rope bracelets these days, from simple loops to intricate weaves. The bright colors and sturdy nature of utility rope makes it a great choice, especiallly for summer.
- Utility Rope Bracelet
Tutorial on how to make trendy bracelets from nylon utility cord — sporty but cute!
- Neon Rope Bracelet
An idea for a utility rope bracelet. It's double wrapped so you can easily dress it up or dress it down.
- Sailor's Bracelet
You can weave this braided rope bracelet right onto your wrist! Fun!
- Heart Knot Friendship Bracelet
A simple design for leather lacing that would also look good in other heavy cords. It's quick and makes a delightful heart shape!
String Bracelets For All!
What will you do with your handmade string bracelets?
More String Bracelet Ideas
- Twine Bead Bracelet
Quirky and easy-to-make bracelet using string and a large wooden bead. It's a simple look that makes a big statement.
- Woven Cord Bracelet
Make an easily woven bracelet with fabric and string - good for kids and adults.
- Criss Cross Bracelet
Cool unisex bracelet made using leather cord and yarn. It's called "hidden kisses," and you have to make it to find out why.
- Butterfly Stitch Bracelet
Use ribbon or plastic string to weave this braided friendship bracelet. Because Scooby is not just a cartoon detective dog.
- Jump Ring Bracelet
A unique bracelet to make with string and jump rings -- no tools required. Easy to make while traveling!
- Satin Cord Bracelets
Make this designer lookalike bracelet with satin rattail cord and a handful of hardware.
- Everyday Wrapped Bracelet
A quick and easy DIY bracelet made from leather, cord, and decorative chain. It's classy and quick.
- Spool Knit Necklace & Bracelet
Learn how to spool knit and make a super trendy knitted necklace -- with a matching DIY bracelet! Very beautiful.
- Woven Shoelace Bracelet
Similar to the "butterfly stitch", but done on a shoestring (literally). The tutorial is in Chinese but has great, clear photos of each step.
- Cavandoli Zig-Zag Bracelet
A somewhat more complicated macrame design. The tutorial is in Italian, but there's a video and PDF instructions to download if you want to try your hand at this lacy look.
Even More Bracelet Ideas
By now you've probably caught the DIY bracelet fever. Check out these sites for even more ideas!