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I’ve got plans. Big plans. Big chevron friendship bracelet project plans. In order to be in on these you’ll need to know how to make a chevron friendship bracelet so I’m going to show you the basic knots and then how to go all chevron.
The thing is, I’m not a good live air personality sort of person. I’ve been on TV a few times.
- As a child I was interviewed about getting to meet an astronaut. All I could talk about was the astronaut ice cream he gave me and bounce from foot to foot.
- As an adult, I was stopped by an Ogle (Okies know what I’m talking about) on my way into the Post Office. I was sick and I was a mess and I was asked who my favorite president was and why. And if you’re wondering, I said Taft because he once got stuck in a bath tub.
Yeah, not rocking the public speaking thing, at all. When I’m not “on the spot” I will jabber your face off. But put a camera in front of me and I go full idiot. Not 50%, not 75%, but 100%. So why did I make a video? Because I tried to do a silent feature pictorial on THREE different occasions but it always came across to me as confusing.
Now, bracelets can be made in all sorts of fun color schemes. I prefer to use craft floss when making friendship bracelets. You can buy big packages like this in varying colors like pastels and tie dye. You can also use embroidery floss (which is made of 6 separate strands) or yarn for a big, thick bracelet.
First up, the basics for knots and whatnot:
And how to get your chevron on:
And just so you know, I am one of those mortified by the sound of my own voice kind of people. In my head my voice is very, very low. Very, very deep. In my head, I sound like a MAN. I was forever asking people if my voice was too deep in highschool. I never understood people’s faces until I joined the video club. Oh, okay. Not too deep at all, then. This in no way pertains to the post at hand, but my voice is an area that I am REALLY self conscious about so things come out kind of strangely when I’m on the spot. Say making a first video kind of spot. :)
This is how the chevron looks when you keep it up. If you need to watch the video a few times feel free to. Making friendship bracelets is one of those things that isn’t hard but can be kind of frustrating to learn, in my opinion. But, once you get it down, you get it down. I went a decade or more without making one and after thinking a bit, I was busting them out like it was sophomore year!
To finish your bracelets, after you’ve gotten the length you want tie a knot at the base. Divide up the threads and braid down a few inches. Tie knots to secure. Pull through your loop (as seen in the video) or make both ends with the braids and tie together.
Be sure to tune back in tomorrow because we’re going to use our new skills to kick out an awesome project!