Make a Friendship Necklace or Friendship Bracelet Using a Dead Simple Technique


This friendship necklace technique is really easy, and versatile too!

You could easily use this same string technique to make a friendship bracelet, an embroidery thread anklet, or even to wrap your hair beautiful colored embroidery floss for a carefree summer look.




What You Need:



  • Embroidery floss or yarn in different colors
  • Cotton twine or something similar to use as a base for wrapping
  • Scissors
  • Cardboard bobbins or pieces of cardboard
  • Optional: Brass nuts and washers




How to Make a 2-Tone Necklace:

Step 1: Take each of your chosen embroidery thread colors and wrap them each around its own piece of cardboard. This makes them easier to manipulate and cuts down on tangling.

Step 2: Cut a long piece of cotton twine or rope, and tie the two colored threads to the rope leaving at least 3 inches of slack.











Step 3: Tape down the slack to a flat surface or safety pin it to something that will help keep it in place.

Step 4: Lay the color that isn’t being used (shown here in purple) in your left hand, along with the rope, and hold them taut.

Step 5: Take the active color (shown here in red) in your right hand, pass it over the rope, loop it under and back through the opening.  Pull up and to the right to tighten.

Step 6: Repeat the knots until you are ready to switch colors.

Step 7: Switch colors by putting the inactive color (red) in your left hand and the new active color (purple) in your right.  Repeat the steps. If you’re a lefty, of course do the switch up and use opposite hands.

Step 8: Once you’re done knotting with the floss, if you’d like, you can add a few nuts and/or washers to the necklace.  Undo the large starter knot and tie both open ends together, creating your very own friendship necklace!  Trim any extra rope and tread. Done!

More Friendship Ideas..

Use this knot for Friendship Bracelets and Friendship Hair wraps

Now you know how it’s done, you can use this easy knotting technique to wrap just about anything cylindrical. Try with a length of your friend’s hair, or make bracelets…

Fashion Idea: Make a ton of these friendship necklaces at different lengths, using any color combination and wear a whole bunch at once. A great summertime look.

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Copyright: SA licensed. This page is a remix of a tutorial on Honestly WTF

About the Author

Christine Gierer

I'm Christine Gierer and I'm obsessed with making jewelry and teaching others how to do it too. I've been a creative person all my life, and I've done all kinds of things like art, sociology, and counseling. But nothing makes me happier than playing with beads, wires, and tools and sharing my tips and tricks with you. I have two awesome websites where you can find tons of tutorials, courses, and workshops on how to make jewelry and how to sell it online.

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