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boilerscuba
« on: August 09, 2008 06:10:39 PM »

This is my first post on craftster... so be kind with me Smiley
I just got into making friendship bracelets this summer, and I think I'm stuck with it. It's a really simple art, but therapeutic and really quick and pretty! So, in other words, me gusta! Cheesy

Anyways here they are:

My third


My Second:


and my first:


I think they turned out alright for my endeavours, so I think I'm going to keep on doing this!

Rather than boring everyone with a long post, I wrote a long, long, long, long, very long post on my blog, so anyone bored should check it out! Wink  http://bienbleu.wordpress.com/2008/08/10/because-im-so-tangled-up/

I'd appreciate any comments, insights or criticisms, thanks! What do y'all think?

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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2008 06:27:50 PM »

I firmly believe that anything that helps you destress is totally worth.  Kudos to you for keeping up such an ignored art!  BTW: I can't wait to teach my little ones how to do this!
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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2008 06:51:09 PM »

I love these! Especially the white/scarlet one... those must have taken ages. I should find one of those patterns for a long car ride/flight...
And (at least from the picture) I can't tell where you had to switch in a new scarlet thread. But I agree with you that it's a very annoying process... especially right at the end.  Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2008 06:53:00 PM »

aw I used to love making friendship bracelets.  Mine never looked as good as yours though! 
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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2008 01:44:00 PM »

oh man, i forgot all about these.  I use to make friendship bracelets all the time.   Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2008 01:42:20 AM »

Thanks guys! I think I really like making friendship bracelets now! It's a cost-friendly craft, looks great, good gift, etc, etc and it's quick, too!

slide338, it actually took only around three days with me working, studying for exams and reading a lot! That's what I really like about knotting. It's satisfying because of the speed - whereas knitting, cross-stitching and crocheting takes a lot of time!

Sandroo That so awesome! You should check out Heather's website. She has a lot of interesting patterns that are more than the candy-stripes. I think it's good for kids to stay away from the tv and their gameboys for a while! They're super easy and I think anyone could do it!
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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2008 10:15:30 AM »

Haha i'm wearing 2 right now, and i made one for my boyfriend sat next to me. So we're rocking a whole lotta friendship bracelets Cheesy The fave that i made has hearts in the pattern, its here http://hbernb3.atspace.com/brac37.html
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« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2008 05:49:24 AM »

Very nice!  I found Heather's site a few week ago when I was looking for crafts to do with the kids to beat the summer boredom blues.  I wore friendship bracelets for years, but never knew how to do more than the basic.  Now that some of my kids are back in school I want to try some of the more complicated ones.  It is relaxing to sit and knot. 
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boilerscuba
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2008 08:54:26 AM »

Hey guys! I just made another one a few weeks back. It was a good way to destress from the constant exams... and it was so quick too! :-)

Here is its:



and for a full view



I like the colours because they're vibrant... and during the winter, I try to stay happy with a little help. Wink Check out my blog! Too many more details, but y'know ya want to read it!

http://bienbleu.wordpress.com/2008/11/23/much-ado-about-nothing/

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2008 12:23:21 AM »

Hooray! I just want to thank you for taking me back to when I was 12 Smiley I used to make friendship bracelets constantly. I put it on the back burner many years ago. You've inspired me to bust out the embroidery floss again Smiley <br>
Keep up the fab work! Looking forward to seeing more.
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