* giant friendship bracelet

Posted on May 31st, 2011 by maitreya. Filed under Experiments, Jewelry.

I found this “big friendship band” on Pinterest and was instantly struck with a mania to make one.  The original is only $20 and is sourced by a fair trade group in Bangladesh, so I feel a little bit bad about stealing their idea.  Looking around, there are several other examples of giant friendship bracelets (a rug! genius!)

I had a pack of 4.8 mm piping cord for who knows what forgotten purpose.  I cut it into 4 2.5 yard lengths, tied the ends together, and got to it.  The muscle memory on this is strong.  I didn’t even have to look up the knot, and it’s been probably 15 years at least since I made one.  It went super fast.


The resulting item is about 15 inches long (not including the tails) and looks completely ridiculous as a bracelet (this is the back, btw).


I’m thinking I might be able to use it as a handle for a bag or something.

5 Responses to “giant friendship bracelet”

  1. Theresa Says:

    And where are the instructions????? Please?

  2. Ariel Says:

    Safety pinned to the back of the front seats in the car, or to the knee of my jeans, making dozens of them. I totally could make these in my sleep still.

  3. Ariel Says:

    Could make a chunky belt out of it. Or a headband.

  4. amy c Says:

    i would safety pin it to my socks and then put that ankle on my opposit knee! i’ve been wanting to make some regular sized ones, but wal-mart doesn’t carry embroidery thread any more

  5. maitreya Says:

    Instructions: just search for friendship bracelets and you’ll get a ton.


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