I was Christmas shopping–and I needed to spend somewhere near $1.50 more to get free shipping from J.Crew–so I threw one of these in my cart. It cost me $4.00, which is about $3.96 more than it should cost. But! It’s neon, and it’s cute, and I got free shipping!
I loved the bracelet, especially when piled on with classier bangles. I love the bright shot of color along with the crafty feel of a “camp” type bracelet.
Imagine how excited I was when I happened upon a giant spool of NEON TWINE on my husband’s workbench. Apparently, he uses it to measure things that have strange dimensions. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it to make a replica J. Crew bracelet!
Isn’t that a funny thing for a husband to have on his workbench? I agreed, so I snagged it and used this diagram and website as a refresher on how to make friendship bracelets.
Ah yes! Now, I was refreshed and ready to build my own neon friendship bracelet. From that point on it was simple. If you are more of a visual learner, you could search for a video on YouTube. Simply look for a “square knot” video.
In total, the bracelet took 20 minutes to make…from finding the twine, refreshing my memory, and actually knotting the piece. It was simple, mindless, and fast–which is my definition of a perfect afternoon project!
This is with the cute, little, neon J.Crew bracelet. Mine is a little bulkier, but I like the dimension that it adds. Imagine how much fun tween girls would have making a load of these bracelets! Maybe for Valentine’s Day?
Check here for ideas about the kind of twine you can use. It is primarily called Mason’s Twine or Seine Twine.
Hayley was born and raised in the cornfields of Indiana, and though they lived a magical 4 year stint in Charlotte, NC, Hayley has found herself again in the Hoosier State. She and her husband have three boys who are learning to how to be good men (in the midst of all the wrestling and dirt). She tries to balance living a life of beauty with living a life of adventure. Follow her adventures at Tiny Twig Goes Out on a Limb and on Twitter.
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