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Friday, January 08, 2010

Friendship Bracelet

friendship bracelet in progress
In high-school many years ago I learned how to make friendship bracelets no big deal. My friend Noelle was sitting across from me in art class making a simple one just stripes. We had both finished our art assignments so I just watched her for the last 5 mins. of class. That night I went home and tried to do what I had seen her do. Only I was on the opposite side of the table when watching her so it was all upside down and backwards. But because of that I figured out how the knot worked both forward and backwards. So I played with it for a few hours that night. By the time I went to bed I had figured out how to write words into the bands. After that I was making bracelets all the time for my Sk8ing buddies I probably made several hundred name ones by the time I left high school and probably over a thousand normal ones . I have made some since high-school but not many mainly for my children and such. Yesterday I found out one of those old buddies has a new baby so it seamed fitting to make this for John. From one old skater to another for his kids. I wonder how many of those old bracelets are still kicking around in my friends houses. Probably not to many. I have used cotton crochet thread for this one but I have used embroidery thread, sewing thread, flower thread and yarn for others in the past.
friendship bracelet

3 comments:

  1. I had a friendship bracelet in progress pinned to my jeans practically all the time in college in the late 80's. I used to do all kinds of cool patterns and widths and I wore about 10 on one wrist and a couple on my ankle too. I never did make names! People would have loved that! Thanks for bringing back this memory.

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  2. Clever you, wow you made a lot, didn't you. I also wonder how many have survived.

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  3. How cool. I figured out how to make all kinds of patterns but never letters.

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