Got some time on your hands and some spare thread? Then you should definitely give bracelet braiding a go! I did quite a few Friendship Bracelet DIYs last summer – studded and chain-embellished – and I’m still loving them! If you couldn’t tell already, I’m loving all things bling and after picking up this lovely rhinestone embellishment, decided it’d be perfectly matched with my boho-style DIY friendship bracelets.
You can follow the same braiding technique from the Studded Friendship Bracelet DIY. Once you’ve finished braiding your bracelet, take a needle and choose similar coloured thread to the bracelet. Position where you’d like the rhinestone pendant to sit and using the needle and (appropriately coloured) thread, sew it onto the bracelet. Secure with a knot at the back. Repeat with either side.
I think I’ll do an Ombre Friendship Bracelet next time with other embellishments…braiding and knotting does take time but even if you’re sitting out in the sunshine or staying in over the weekend, why not multi-task with your spare time! After all, you’ll be getting a beautifully DIYed piece of jewellery out of it!