A wish bracelet is a fun craft project.A wish bracelet will eventually break down, the beads falling off one by one.When you put the bracelet on, you make a wish.Your wish will come true once the beads are gone.All you need to make a wish bracelet is some string, scissors, and beads.If you want to make a variation on the wish bracelet, you can make wish bone shaped charms.
Step 1: Take your materials.
You will need to gather your materials.The majority of what you need for a wish bracelet can be found at a craft store.You will need a clipboard or tape to pin down the twine as you braid.
Step 2: Cut three pieces based on wrist or ankle size.
To start your bracelet, you’ll have to cut it.The bracelet will fit around your wrist or ankle if you cut the hemp big enough.Don’t just measure the diameter of your wrist or ankle, as you’ll be braiding the hemp which will reduce its length.If your wrist is smaller than 15 inches, you may need more or less.You will probably need less than 15 inches to make bracelets for children.An ankle bracelet will be larger.20 to 24 inches may be needed for an ankle bracelet.
Step 3: On one end, tie the strands together in an overhand knot.
You’ll want to tie your strands together with an overhand knot.You will have to tie the bracelet together when you’re done, so leave about 2 inches of slack.An overhand knot is very easy to do.It’s a basic knot.To make a Q-shape, cross the end of the hemp over the rest.The Q-shaped loop has the tail of the hemp Tucked through it.Pull at both ends until the knot is tight.
Step 4: About 2 and a half inches is how long the braid is.
You can begin braiding the strands from here.The tied end needs to be tucked under the clipboard to secure it.If you’re not using a clipboard, use a small piece of scotch tape to secure the end on a flat surface.Simply braid the ends together for about 2 and a half inches.2 and a half inches will result in a 7 inch bracelet.If you want your bracelet to be longer or shorter than this, braid it down a bit more.
Step 5: braid into the bracelet by threading a bead onto the right hand strand.
You can begin adding beads once you braided the bracelet down.Take the strand to the right.Take a bead and thread it through the strand.When pressed against the end of the braid, push the bead up.If the bead is close to the edge of the braid, braid it.You will put the bead in the center of the stands.The bead should be closed into the braid with twine when you’re done braiding.
Step 6: The process can be repeated with the new strand.
Take the new strand after you’ve added one bead.To braid a bead into a bracelet, thread a new bead onto this strand.Two beads should be braided into the center of the strands.
Step 7: You can add as many beads as you want.
Continue until you add as many beads as you want.Add beads to the new strand and braid them into the center of the bracelet.Adding 7 beads is thought to be a lucky number.There isn’t a set number.You can add as many beads as you want.
Step 8: When you are done adding beads, braid down another few inches.
Continue braiding the strands after you’ve finished adding beads.You should keep braiding until you can see the end of the strands.
Step 9: Another overhand knot is being done.
Tie another overhand knot when you reach the end of the strand.You form a q-shape by crossing the end of the hemp over the rest.Pull the loop made by the q-shape until it is tight.
Step 10: You can make a wish by tying the bracelet around your wrist.
The bracelet is complete.Tie the two ends of the bracelet around your wrist.As you do so, make a wish.Once all the beads fall off, your wish will come true.
Step 11: Take your materials.
Wishingbone shaped charms are a fun change to conventional beads.The bracelet has a wish theme.The following materials are needed to make wishbone charms.You can purchase them at a local store.20 g wire is used for nose pliers.
Step 12: Attach the charm to a piece of wire.
Measure your wire with a ruler.You’ll need 3 centimeters of wire for each charm.You should be able to cut the charm with scissors.
Step 13: You can twist a loop in the wire with your pliers.
You can use your round nose pliers from here.Pull the wires downward by twisting one end over the other.Two strands of wire should hang off either end of the loop.Remember, you’re trying to create a wishbone, so keep this image in mind to gauge loop size.Chain nose pliers can be used to make the loop look more like a wishbone.About a quarter of the way around, twist the loop.The loops are going to be sideways, with the strands hanging off either side.
Step 14: Curve the sides with the oval pliers.
Now is the time to curve either side of the loop.This will make it look like a wishbone.Use your pliers to curve either side of the loop.It is possible to figure out how much of a curve you want by looking at a wishbone picture online.The sides should not be curved to the point they are almost touching.
Step 15: You can braid your wish bracelet.
As with regular beads, you can braid your wishbone charm into your bracelet.Slip the loop through the twine, push it to the edge of the braid, and then braid the wishbone charm into the center of twine.