Monday, June 11, 2012

A Fishtailed Friendship

a fun twist on the normal friendship bracelet we all know and love. 

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ok, so i love bracelets in the summer! and these are especially fun and colorful. you can customize them, and change up the color combos... how fun! and best of all, they're SO easy. <3

so here goes nothin'.


  • 5+ different colors of embroidery floss
  • scissors
  • tape or binder clip (something to hold it in place while you work on it)

Step 1: choose your colors! 

  • get creative! think outside the box.
  • suggestions: rainbow!, sailor (red, navy, teal, coral, and white), pastel, peacock feather... the possibilities are endless!
  • hint: it's usually best to have a dark color to make the bright ones pop.

Step 2: lay it out.

  • arrange the floss in the order you want the colors to be. lay them in a mirror image.
  • tie a knot at the top. (the color order may get a little messy when you tie the knot, so adjust them quickly)
  • tape it to a hard surface (your leg works if you can't find a table or something)

Step 3: fishtail

  • take the outside color of the left side and cross to the inside of the right side.
  • do the same for the right side.
  • repeat this until it's the length you want.
  • it will be a tad bit hard at the beginning and may look a little messy, but it'll clean up. trust me. :)
outside to inside

once you get going....
this is a close up of the texture

Step 4: finishing touches

  • tie a knot to finish it off.
  • tie the 2 ends together around your wrist.
    • optional: you can braid the ends before you tie it onto your wrist.

there's my rainbow one! <3

i apologize for the bad photo quality -- everywhere i went there was poor lighting. 

thanks for stopping by, and i hope you enjoyed!


  1. Gurl that's amazing! Guess who's getting fetured on my blog? YOU! the bracelet is sooo cute! That pic of you is gorgeous. U are an inspiration.

  2. Came here from Craft! I'm going to make one of these this afternoon!

  3. Came here from Craft email! Love this for my grandchildren! Pinned onto pinterest!

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  5. How do you keep the ends from unraveling? Embroidery floss is fairly slick.

    1. while you're making the bracelet or after? um you just tie a knot at the end and it stays braided... sorry if didn't answer your question right. :)

    2. If its unraveling while your making the bracelet, try adding a dab of clear nail polish to the end of the string before you start braiding. I was having the same problem because embrodery floss is so easy to unravel.

  6. How long are the pieces of floss?

    1. about 2 feet... ish. depends on how long you want your bracelet to be.

  7. love love this posting of the bracelet! for sure is a new one to me but is something totally new and super cute!! and your post and explanation of it will for sure be something i make for a friend for christmas....thanks!!

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