Yesterday students learnt how to make spiral and candy cane stripe friendship bracelets.
After selecting threads and a tutorial, we got started on making our bracelets. While making, everyone chatted in English and enjoyed Disney hit songs in the background. The final results looked beautiful, and no two pieces looked exactly the same.
According to Folklore, when attaching a friendship bracelet, you should make a wish in that moment. It should then be worn until it is worn out and falls off by itself to respect the love put into making it. When the band falls off naturally, the wish is supposed to come true.
What are friendship bracelets?
Friendship bracelets are decorative bracelets normally gifted from the maker to a friend. It is symbolic of a friendship that will be great and everlasting. They are commonly handmade with cotton embroidery floss or wool thread and embellished with charms, beads and other trinkets. There are several styles and patterns, but most are created with the half-hitch knot.
How to make friendship bracelets
Modern day friendship bracelets don’t require much, here’s what we used:
- A variety of cotton embroidery floss and wool threads
- Sticky tape
- Charms, beads and other trinkets as desired
You don’t need to be creative or good at crafts to make impressive friendship bracelets. The beauty of the handmade process is that no two pieces look exactly the same.
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