The Friendship Bracelets Guide To Relive Your Childhood Days


The Friendship Bracelets Guide To Relive Your Childhood Days

Remember those good old days when we used to share friendship bracelets with our friends? None of us can deny that we were hugely partial since childhood itself. Wondering how the two of them are related? Didn’t you buy the better bracelets for your best friend and the others for those who were not your best friend? How sweet were those days! There was no complexity and no life-altering problems. Let us relive those golden days with this article on friendship bracelets.

The History Of Friendship Bracelets

The Friendship Bracelets Guide To Relive Your Childhood Days
The Friendship Bracelets Guide To Relive Your Childhood Days

Much to your surprise, there is actually a history behind these cute bracelets. This history can be traced back to Native Americans, France, Italy, and even China. Friendship bracelets and macrame knots also go hand in hand. The macrame knots look decorative and date back to the 13th-century Arab traditions. Although macrame art became widely prevalent in the 19th century, it lost its charm with time. The fame of macrame knots revived back in the 1960s and 1970s with kids using it to make these cute bracelets to gift their friends.

Bracelet Factoid

According to Native American beliefs, the creator of the bracelet makes it with loving thoughts of the recipient in mind. This allows the recipient to grant one wish. If the recipient ties it on their wrist and lets it stay that way until it falls off naturally, then the wish will be fulfilled.

Popular Styles And Decorations

Although there are many available patterns of the bracelet, only a few are highly prevalent. The half-hitch knot is used by many kids. Besides this, some of the most common patterns are chevron, a broken ladder, totem pole, and diamond. There are many different fabrics used to make friendship bracelets depending on the budget and choice of the creator. The diamond bracelet looks good with any colored fabric and is a special and generic choice for friendship bracelets.

Just like the mandala art, colors are very important while making these bracelets. Black represents strength, red denotes honesty, and blue is the color for loyalty.

The Friendship Bracelets Guide To Relive Your Childhood Days
The Friendship Bracelets Guide To Relive Your Childhood Days

Do It Yourself Friendship Bracelets

  • Life Skills Type: Communication and relation with others.
  • Life Skills Taught: Creativity and uniqueness, understanding of art and color, improvement of craft skills, understanding one’s own self, character education.
  • Materials Needed: Colored embroidery floss, decorative materials as per your choice.
  • Procedure: For each bracelet, cut six strands of embroidery floss of the same length. It would be better if the strands are of different colors, but you can choose strands of the same colors too. Next, you have to do is lay these strands together and match them from end to end. Make a knot tight enough to hold all the strands together perfectly towards the end. Follow that by making other knots at a constant distance from the previous knots. You can include decorative materials in between like feathers, beads or diamonds. You can also add a tassel towards the end for two reasons – to keep the end secure and to make it look attractive. The last step would obviously be to tie it on your friend’s wrist and see that beautiful smile appear on their face.
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