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Simple DIY | Alphabet Bridesmaids Bracelets

October 07, 2014

Ok girls, it’s friendship bracelet time! Seeing these fun and funky old school colored alphabet beads brought back the old days of elementary school crafting and coincidentally ended up in my shopping basket. So I had to share this simple idea for making silly, personalized bridesmaid bracelets with you. All you need is these alphabet beads, waxed cord and like a half hour. Simple and quick, these bracelets would be the perfect addition to your bachelorette party details!

DIY - bridesmaid friendship bracelets
DIY - bridesmaid friendship bracelets

SUPPLIES:

  • alphabet beads
  • 1mm wax cord
  • scissors
  • felt
DIY - bridesmaid friendship bracelets

Plan out your sayings… from bride, maid of honor and bridesmaid, to initials and silly sayings. I like working on a piece of felt so that my beads don’t roll around on me.

DIY - bridesmaid friendship bracelets

Cut your wax cord to about 12″ – shorter or longer depending on your wrist size.

DIY - bridesmaid friendship bracelets

Start by adding the back ‘clasp’ bead with a simple double knot towards the end of your cord.

DIY - bridesmaid friendship bracelets

Then off to the side of the middle of the cord, tie another knot – this will hold your saying in place.

DIY - bridesmaid friendship bracelets

Add your alphabet saying…

DIY - bridesmaid friendship bracelets

..and tie another knot to secure.

DIY - bridesmaid friendship bracelets

To create the bracelet ‘clasp’, make a loop and then tie a knot.

DIY - bridesmaid friendship bracelets

Trim the excess off your last knot. The loop actually grabs onto the end bead to hold your bracelet in place.

DIY - bridesmaid friendship bracelets

And there you have it.

DIY - bridesmaid friendship bracelets

In less than 30 minutes you can make a bunch of awesome, personalized bracelets for your bridal party! What will yours say??

DIY - bridesmaid friendship bracelets

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DIY Tutorial Credits

Photography: Something Turquoise Photography // DIY tutorial: Jen | Something Turquoise // Martha Stewart Crafts scissors and alphabet beads: Michaels (don’t be thrown off by the color on their website, this is the correct listing) // waxed bracelet cord: Ruby Tuesday Bead Co. // nail polish: Essie – Mint Candy Apple


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