How Do You Make a Braided Bracelet?


Quick Answer

A braided bracelet can be made by finding the right materials, choose the colors of the strands, and braiding the strands into one piece that's long enough to wrap around your wrist. The process of making the bracelet takes just a few minutes.

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  1. Use the right material for the three strands

    Thick thread, leather strands, and even long, narrow strands of fabric can be used to create a braided bracelet. Cut your material of choice into three long strands that are at least 8 inches long.

  2. Knot and braid the strands

    Take the three long strands, and tie them at the tip, leaving a few inches of loose material above the knot. Braid the strands by crossing the outer pieces over the middle piece one after the other until the braid is long enough to wrap around your wrist. Cut the braid down to an appropriate size if the bracelet is too big, but leave the bracelet slightly loose.

  3. Tie off or add clasps to finish

    Make a knot at the end of the braid to secure it, then tie the two knots together where they meet around your wrist. Metal jewelry clasps can also be tied to either end of the bracelet.

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