Fancy Friendship Bracelets

DIY Friendship Bracelets via A Beautiful MessRemember the days of making bracelets for all of your friends and swapping out on the playground? Even to this day, I still love sharing bracelets with friends. Here is a fun take on friendship bracelets you can keep for yourself or share with your closest pals.

Bracelets DIY via A Beautiful MessBracelet collageSupplies:
-embroidery floss or thin cord
-jewelry chain
-clip board & washi tape (optional)
-jump rings

Step 1: Start with 4 pieces of string and tie a knot at the top. Clamp the knot under the clip board and tape the two middle strings down with masking or washi tape.

Step 2: Take the left string over the middle strings. Take the right string and slide it under the middle strings.

Step 3: Pull the tail of the top string (white) through the right. Pull the tail of the bottom string (black) through the left.

Steps 4-5: Repeat this process, but take the left string UNDER the middle strings this time and the right string OVER the middle. You will alternate starting the left string on top of the middle strings for a knot and then the left string will start under the middle strings for the next knot.

Step 6-7: When you are ready to incorporate your string of jewels, simply wrap the outside strings around the jewels. When you get to the end of the jewels, begin your knotting process again until you make it to the end. Step 8: Finish your bracelets off with knots, slip knots, or clasps.

DIY bracelets BcollageSupplies:
-chain link
-embroidery floss or thin cord
-strand of jewels
-pliers & wire cutters (optional)
-jump rings & clasp

Step 1: Tape off the end of your string and thread it through the links until the gold is no longer showing.

Step 2: Once the links are covered, thread through the links again (more sparse this time), incorporating the jewels.

Step 3: Tie off the end and add a little fray check or clear glue. Use your jump rings and clasps on the ends and you’re all done!

Fancy Friendship Bracelet diyDIY Friendship Bracelets via A Beautiful MessHave fun trading! xo. Katie

  • cute bracelets! where did you find the large rhinestone and pearl trims? i can only ever find tiny ones?!


  • This is such a great idea! Love it!


  • I`ve seen bracelets like that in online shops a lot,while window shopping.And I have to say yours just look like the ones they sell.You`re so talented!
    Definitely love this DIY and need to make it!


  • oh my god, those are so beautiful!
    I love these, thanks for the inspiration 🙂
    xx Nadine

  • Too cute, I’m definitely gonna try this out ^_^

    xo Melanie

  • super cute. I love the chain one with the simple black and white. so fun! would make for a good DIY and wine ladies night 🙂

    Thanks for sharing.

  • I’m officially marking this a summertime project! Love it- and I love how you guys write instructions…I may even be able to follow these, as opposed to some others out there. =)

  • Its beautifu! Gonna try this!! Beautiful post! Im from MEXICO and I think your blog is amazing!! I would be so happy if your could check out mine and say what you think?!

  • Awhh these are the cutest! Got my friends birthday presents sorted now 😉


  • I can’t make things with my hands to save my life, but these are SOOOO cute. i wish i could buy them!

  • So easy yet so adorable. I grew up doing macrame with my mom. Wish I had one of those plant holders now.

  • My 10 year old just fell in love with these. I guess I know what her next project is.

  • Super cute!! I’ve been searching for a best friend gift and this is perfect!!

  • Great project! I’m totally inspired to make these and give them as gifts now.

  • love the chain… thanks for all the tips girls !

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  • Look so adorable…… i am planning on making something like that for myself!!!

  • Thats absolutely gorgeous so simple and easy too, defiantly worth having a go at

  • I love these! Definitely going on my list of DIYs to make
    🙂 Liz @

  • very cute, love the little chain link bracelets!
    xo, aiyanajane ||

  • Wow!!! This is a great idea! Putting some creativity on our bracelets will def make it look more beautiful. i find the gold chain so classy and elegant.

  • EK! What fun and cuute idea!
    Thanks for sharing



  • wow!! beautiful!!

  • The inspiring this about DIY is that you can pull off the same things as you would find in high-end department stores. I saw very similar kinds at Lane Crawford in Hong Kong.

    I just updated my Havaianas flip flops with summer-embellishments, which would match these bracelets perfectly!

    Happy Thursday.
    Ciao/ Bella from Hong Kong

  • super cute… will have to make some! My greatest friend lives in Kentucky (I’m in Minnesota) so I’ll add this to my next package I send her 🙂

  • I am definitely trying this! perfect timing, since I was really planning to make friendship bracelets for my girls.

    Should i link the post to you once I’m done? 🙂


  • These are so cute! All of my friends are graduating this year and I can’t wait to give them each one, its perfect! They’ll all be different but similar. I’m so excited to get started!! (See I’m so excited I even used two exclamation points :))

  • They are so pretty and you made them seem so easy to make. I’m going to try it!

    Fang Ting

  • These bracelets are simple yet elegant. Luv it!
    Believe could strengthen your friendship as well. Friends remember you with these bracelets when they wear it.

  • Those are so cute. I wish I had the patience & time to do it!

  • Very nice! I haven’t made a friendship bracelet in so long! We used to get really fancy with them!

  • These turned out so cute!! I loved making friendship bracelets.

    Kristina does the Internets

  • So so cute!! I’ll remember these for the summer 🙂


  • These are quite amazing and I think I should give them a try as a celebration for me and my bff. TEN YEARS! yey!

  • I’m going to have to try making those! So cute 🙂

    ♥ Naomi {Starry Eyes + Coffee Cups}

  • I’ve always loved making friendships bracelets and these ones look so lovely! Will definitely be trying them out!

  • Very, very pretty. Loving these! They remind me of the ones they sell at J.Crew but these are better bc you can personalize them to your wardrobe!

  • I remember those days!

    These are super cute!

    Wishing you a delightful day.

  • This is such a great idea. I remember sending hours making multi coloured bracelets to swap. Brings back very fond memories! Might give this a try and put some life into some old bracelets I’ve got. Thanks! 🙂 x

  • so sweet 🙂 great present for a friend 🙂

  • This is so funky!

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  • These look great! I will have to give it a try xxx

  • Oh man, these are seriously so cute! I might make a few for myself 🙂


  • i had those with at least 6 friends, i liked them so much 😀 these are really nice!

  • Love these bracelets !
    Love from Paris

  • i can’t believe how easy these look to make! so cool. thanks!

  • Love these! This would be a great addition to a girl night 🙂


  • These are so so cute! I’ve always been making friendship bracelets, but I like this chic update!

    Juliette Laura

  • These are fabulous! My best friend would love one of these! xx

  • such a cool DIY! I can’t wait to make an attempt!

  • These are cute!

  • absolutely love this diy! my fav is that yellow one. totally trying this! xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @

  • Ah, to have been blessed with the patience to complete any of these fabulous projects! Super adorable. Want to make one for me?

  • great post love these bracelets can’t wait to try!

  • I love these sort of bracelets and I have a few that I always wear 🙂

    Lulu xx


  • I love these, I want to make them for all my friends!

  • These are so cute!! I loved making friendship bracelets too! These are much more stylish though 🙂

  • That’s so fun! I manage a shop where I sell lots of different bracelets too, often I get one for my friends. Just for fun!
    These look very nice!!


  • It’s been years since I last made a friendship bracelet, your post has inspired me to make them again.
    I love the little jewels you’ve added on, they really make the bracelets more fancy 🙂


  • These are so pretty and even look professional like something you would buy in stores. So pretty.
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  • I like the chain version! Much fancier than the ones I made as a kid 🙂

  • These are so cute.
    Definitely going to try them!


  • Too cute! I love trying new colors out in accessories first and these will be great for that! I have some neon embroidery floss that will make such an awesome color pop too!

  • these are so cool, and I had no idea they were so manageable to make! thanks for sharing!

  • these are great! a few lady friends & i made some bracelets a few months back but we didn’t quite have the diy results we wanted (i never really quite have the diy results i want). these look easy enough, though!

  • Very cute! Must try these for myself – love the chain one. =)

  • awesome, these are so on trend right now too! this is a craft I will def try, thank you!

  • Super-cute idea! I’m pinning this so I can try to make my own!

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