Golden Nugget Friendship Bracelet

Back to category
by The Bead Giant Design Team

Golden Nugget Friendship Bracelet

Use your favorite color DMC® floss and The Bead Giant beads to create shimmering friendship bracelets to stack and share!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Cut embroidery floss into two pieces, so that one piece measures 6 feet and the other measures 2 feet. Find the center of each piece and hold centers together. Fold at the center and make an overhand knot about ¾” below fold so that a loop is created. Catch the loop in the clip of the clipboard and hang threads vertically.
  • 2
    Position the threads so that the two shorter lengths are in the middle and a longer thread length is on either side. When making square knots (SQ), the middle threads will be the “filler” strands and the outer threads will be the “working” strands. (For square knot instructions, there are many great internet sites available with photo tutorials).
  • 3
    To begin bracelet, make a row of square knots to measure about 2-1/4 inches long (about 20 SQ knots). Add one gold faceted bead to the filler strands and slide up. Make one SQ knot. Continue to add the 7 beads in this fashion, making one SQ knot in between each bead.
  • 4
    Once the last bead has been added, make another row of SQ knots to measure about 2-1/4 inches long. (Bracelet should fit comfortably around wrist with end of the beginning loop just meeting the last square knot. Add or subtract knots as needed.)
  • 5
    Thread the 8mm Gold rhinestone bead onto the two filler strands and slide up. Gather together all the threads (filler and working) and make an overhand knot just below the bead. Trim threads, leaving a 1-1/4” tassel.
  • 6
    This bracelet is so versatile, it can be worn alone, in multiples of different colors, or with a variety of other friendship bracelets

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • The Bead Giant Faceted Beads Gold 104765517
  • The Bead Giant Rhinestone Bead 8mm Gold 104757114
  • DMC® Six-Strand Embroidery Floss of your choice
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Clipboard