Hey Wanderer: DIY: Crazy Complex Friendship Bracelet. Detailed instructions with photos; In the example, the wristband is made of thread instead of embroidery thread. DIY: Crazy Complex Friendship Bracelet
As I write this, I think how I can cry to explain this bracelet to you. Since we were trying to recreate a friendship bracelet he found, we had a reader request, and I often wondered about this particular bracelet when he did not fulfill the wishes. There must be one of my own that I created on my own. I spent two days trying to understand and let me say, this bracelet is NOT for amateurs. If you’re looking for something easier, check out our new DIY friendship bracelet that lasts 15 minutes.
If you can’t make a chevron friendship bracelet with your eyes closed, you probably shouldn’t try this lesson. It may cause complete confusion and tear may mix. Anyway, if you dare to continue reading this article, make sure you know what the forward and backward nodes are. It’il be super help. Also, the bracelet initially looks crazy because I started to understand through the middle of the bracelet. When you start, I recommend you not to tie a knot, but wrap some tape around a rope tape. This way, you will be able to finish both ends of the wrist strap in the same way, so that it rests on your wrist.
You will need 4 colors of string. I also used yarn. It’s much faster than friendship, and it’s harder to mix this bracelet.
The first image shows the order in which your strings should be. Start tying the nodes with the leftmost string. Move inward for 4 characters. The fifth node you tied (in this case) will be a backward node on the light blue rope.
Now it must be 5 knots, a little peach row. Now you repeat on opposite side with opposite nodes. Start with the rightmost string and bind the nodes backwards to the 4 strings.
Connect a fifth node on the next string, but make sure there is a forward node.
Repeat on both sides, but this time don’t worry about node 5. Just tie 4 knots and stop. Take the middle rope (dark blue) and tie the two ropes backwards to the left.
On the other middle rope, tie the two forward knots to the right. Take the new middle rope on the left (light blue) and tie a forward knot on the other light blue rope. With the light blue rope on the right, tie a knot backward on the pink rope on the left. It sounds a little weird, but it works.
With a light blue rope on the left, tie a knot forward on the peach rope. Again, weird, but … you’re gonna do a lot on this bracelet.
Then connect a forward knot on the other light blue rope, with the light blue rope on the left. Take the second rope from the left and tie a forward knot on the outer rope.
Then finish the row like an ordinary chevron bracelet. Knots all the way to the middle. Repeat this process on the right. Take the second rope from the right and tie a knot back on the outer rope.
Then, complete with nodes backwards on the middle and other dark blue rope. Repeat, repeat, repeat, and you’re almost done! I divided the rope on the left into two sections and knotted each section.
I did the same at the beginning of my bracelet, and then tied the weaves together, so there’s a small opening to fit the weaves at the end.
Phew … I’m glad I made it. I think I’ve been taking a break from friendship bracelets for a while. And if I can find the jewelry findings big enough for this bracelet, I’m gonna make it more removable. If you like this post and would like to see more, please check the picture below!
There’s an easier way to deal with these strange nodes. When you want a forward knot that feels strange, start with a backward knot (which feels more natural) and then end with the forward knot. The knot will look like a normal friendship knot. Trust me, it works! : D
Hey! I did this pattern a while ago and I liked it very much. I’m about to do it again, so I decided to go into writing using a bracelet pattern program. if you just want to see it, mu published it on tumblr (and credited you): http://rococokara.tumblr.com/post/145566929396/rococokara-i-made-my-step-dad-a- macrome
I would like to see this pattern at Friendship-bracelets.net. Also, you seem to be using only the left node and the right node, but not the reverse node. Was there a reason for that? I’m trying to figure this out.
Amazing design! However, I do not think it is necessary to know about friendship bracelets in advance. I used the normal friendship bracelet thread that worked well, and the knots were easier than double knotting. Knots called “strange” have become quite simple … But thanks for sharing this!
Bringing macromeles of the 20th century here and now
I have to admit that until recently, the list of things I want to hang on my macrame walls will be at the end – when I grew up, it brought back memories of the moldy brown pieces I found in dozens of thrift stores. A particular macrame find – an owl made of twine – comes to mind. However, if you take the time to them, as proof that the flavors and trends have become a complete cycle (I’m betting the owl gets a nice penny in some old vintage boutiques right now) I’ve found myself with pleasure recently (not like that) Art.
Finally my example – my friend Jess recently bought the most beautiful wall hanging in Etsy (as you can see below) and it is full of neons to add a modern cool touch. After seeing this, I was desperate to know more about how these pieces were created – and I was very happy when Himo Art May agreed to stop running out. May did a great job of bringing the macro of the 20th century here and now (the last macromeles became perfect for me), and I was delighted that she decided to look at it – it turned out to be quite complicated – the process. It’s time to Improve your knotting skills, kids!
Things that you need:
- Wooden Dowel
- Wooden Breads
- Paint Brush
- Masking Tape
It can attach dowels to the wall – it uses a removable hook, because it’s a great way to not make holes in the wall.
It can cut the rope into 14 x 4 yard pieces and 2 x 5 yard pieces. It then begins tying the rope to the head nodes of the larvae and compiling the dowel with 5 yard pieces (one at each end) into a book.
The rest can continue with ropes.
Then it makes double half axle knot.
And it goes on and on.
By the end, May begins tying them diagonally across the ropes.
You can add wooden beads here and here before connecting the nodes.
Then each starts to connect the switch nodes using 4 ropes.
Can connect 8 of them.
And he brings them crosswise.
You can add more beads and bring the knots to the end.
It can then cut the ends of the rope.
Covers a portion of the dowel ends to paint and add a hint of neon (a woman from my own heart!)
Finally, he adds a watermelon pop to the end of the rope.
And there, hung a magnificent macrame wall. I can appreciate the work that goes into these pieces – not a craft for withered or ham!