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Book Week: Friendship Bracelet

Create necklaces and bracelets for yourself and all your friends! A simple technique that looks really awesome!

This activity is perfect to use in conjunction with the book 'The Cleo Stories - The Necklace and the Present' written by Libby Gleeson, illustrated by Freya Blackwood and published by Allen & Unwin. 

  • Step 1Begin by cutting 3 pieces of leather, approximately 30cm long each.
  • Step 2Tie the 3 strands together at one end and secure with a double knot.
  • Step 3Tape the knotted end of your strands to the edge of a table or bench.
  • Step 4Begin plaiting your strands by placing your right strand over the top of your middle strand. Then place your left strand over the top of the new middle strand.
  • Step 5Place your new right strand over the new middle strand and then thread your first bead onto this middle strand.
  • Step 6Plait left over middle.
  • Step 7Plait right over middle and then thread another bead onto the middle strand.
  • Step 8Continue plaiting and thread a bead onto the middle strand after every right strand crosses over the middle strand.
  • Step 9Thread and plait your bracelet until you are happy with the length and then secure the end with a double knot.
  • Step 10Tie your bracelet’s ends together and your beautiful piece of jewellery is complete!

Materials used in this activity

Barrel Beads - 140g Pack
Product Code: 10830
EACH $9.34 (inc GST) $8.49 (ex GST)
6 or more $7.00 (inc GST) $6.36 (ex GST)          
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Waxed Thread - Natural - Pack of 3
Product Code: 13422
EACH $5.49 (inc GST) $4.99 (ex GST)
6 or more $3.84 (inc GST) $3.49 (ex GST)          
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