Product used in this post was provided by a sponsor, Sullivans USA. All opinions and projects are 100% my own.
Do you love the look of friendship bracelets? They bring back lots of great childhood memories but having tied-on bracelets with strings hanging everywhere is not a look I think I can pull off well. That's why I made this version of a “grownup” friendship bracelet. This bracelet combines a woven braid bracelet with beads for a more sophisticated take on the traditional friendship bracelet.
Last year I got a Kumihimo board. I was super intrigued by Kumihimo when I saw a lady come into a Michael's that I was demoing at with this crazy board with strings and beads hanging all over!!! So when I saw this new HEBE Cord from Sullivans USA, I knew immediately that I wanted to work with it in the Kumihimo Board. I found an online tutorial for creating a flat Chevron pattern with the square Kumihimo board. I'm still a bit of a novice at Kumihimo so YouTube was a great resource for finding some amazing tutorials.
I created the braid with two colors and 4 pieces of each color cord. I made the braid extra long, about 14″, so that I could make a double wrapped bracelet with it. I secured the ends with super glue, allowed that to dry, and then cut the ends. I used terminators to close off the ends of the braid. I then added chain to the ends to make the bracelet fit around my wrist twice. I added a clasp and then strung a wire with beads to match, attaching that to the clasp with jump rings. The bracelet went together in about one evening and is super easy to wear.
- HEBE Cord from Sullivans USA in Light Green
- HEBE Cord from Sullivans USA in Dark Green
- Kumihimo Square Board by Cousin Corp
- Beading Wire
- Crimp Beads
- Jump Rings
- Super Glue
- Wire Tools
- Terminators x 2 (Ribbon Ends)
HEBE Cord from Sullivans USA is perfect for friendship bracelets, knotting, crocheting, and even Kumihimo! Check out more projects by visiting the blogs in the Designer Crafts Connection, using the widget on the lower right side of this page to advance to the next blog in the list.
What would you create with this new HEBE Cord?