These are bracelets or "wristlets" that are utilized as a piece of fashion accessory but in this instance, these can be worn by your friend to stand for the friendship that you both have.
The trend of giving handmade gifts isn’t only restricted to special occasions nowadays. In fact, it is turning into a common practice to people who’d just prefer to give another person something special since that person genuinely matters to him or her.
If you’re one of those who would wish to give someone, say a special friend, something unique since he or she helped you in any way possible, now is the time to regard what type of handmade gift you could give him or her. If you do not have much of an artistic side, the barest thing that you can come up with is an flexible friendship bracelet as a "thank you." These are bracelets or "wristlets" that are utilized as a piece of fashion accessory but in this instance, these can be worn by your friend to stand for the friendship that you both have.
The fine thing about this is that it won’t only help you save money by purchasing low cost materials for the bracelet but can also function as a bonding activity for both of you. Apart from that, the method of creating the bracelet itself is amusing and easy. When doing the items, you and your friend can wring out your creative juices and each other to explore various possibilities of the craft.
Prior to doing this activity, the first thing that you must do is to ask your friend if he or she has time to do this process with you. If she or he agrees, then make a point that your friend will be a part of the whole process like selecting the materials, the designs, as well as the dominant colors that will be used. Here is the step-by-step process of creating a handmade friendship bracelet:
1. Get the materials needed. The first step in creating the friendship bracelet is to purchase the supplies necessary which include sets of colorful beadings of your or your friend’s option, an elastic nylon string, scissors, pieces of glue stick, glue gun, tape measure or ruler, and a round nose pliers if you prefer to add locks and extra metal items in the bracelet. You could gather old stuff in your house or find these in the crafts shops nearby.
2. Assign tasks. When you have all the supplies you need, delegate your tasks. You can tell your friend to separate pieces of beads to his or her preference. Or to make the action quicker, you can segregate bead pieces yourself. Next is to come up with a bracelet design and sketch on paper. Here, you can ask your friend to come up with his or her pattern and merge it with yours.
3. Begin with the process. After this, get the elastic nylon. Using a measuring tape or a ruler and cut the string according to your desired length. Then, get together the beads that you have segregated and selected earlier and start threading the beads into the elastic string. After that, tie the two ends of the string when you have threaded the beads in it. Be sure to tie the final knot twice so it won’t loosen up. Cut the excess nylon string. To make certain that the ends wouldn’t loosen up, you can set glue on the knots and flatten it out using round nose pliers.
Now, you’ve just finished a special handmade gift that you are able to give to your friend as a "thank you" gift and as a souvenir as well.
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