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DIY Wish Bracelets

The idea behind a wish bracelet is that you make a wish, and tie it on.  Eventually, the hemp wears out, and you will lose the beads.  Which sounds sad, but when this happens, your wish is then “released” and is supposed to come true.

DIY Wish Bracelets tutorial

Materials needed:

- Hemp twine

- Large seed beads (at least size 6/0)

- Scissors

DIY Wish Bracelets materials needed

Step 1

Cut three strands of hemp twine to about 15 inches. You only need seven beads for each bracelet, but since seed beads can be inconsistent in size and shape, just take a look and make sure the hole is as large as possible.

Tie a knot in the end.  Make your ends longer than this, aim for about 2 to 2 1/2 inches. Now, braid your three strands down about three inches.

DIY Wish Bracelets step 1

Step 2

Now add one bead. Snug it up close to the braid, and pull your left strand to the center like normal.

DIY Wish Bracelets step 2

Step 3

Now that you’re pulling from the right again, add another bead on the strand you pull to the center.

DIY Wish Bracelets step 3

DIY Wish Bracelets step 3

When you pull from the left, no bead.  When you pull from the right, add a bead.  Add all seven of your beads.  Why seven?  Because that’s a “lucky” number, of course! You could always play with a different number of beads if you like!

Step 4

Once your beads are all added, braid the rest of your strand normally, adding another 3 inches in length (give or take, depending on your wrist size, of course).  Tie the end off and trim the strands up evenly.

DIY Wish Bracelets step 4

Now just make a wish before you tie it on!

DIY Wish Bracelets

 

SOURCE: HappyHourProjects