Woven Slip Knot Bracelet

Holy cow! I just made this slip knot bracelet using a cracker box. Seriously! Just wait for it....


I have been seeing these cute weaved or braided slip knot bracelets online and in stores. During the 80's and 90's, we called them friendship bracelets. They are making a come back and the market is flooded with them.

I knew I could make my own if I could just figure out how to make the slip knot. I used to know how to make all kinds of knots when I was younger. It seems like every kid was taught this in school. Maybe it is some kind of survival technique we will need in the future. But now, I just want a cute little bracelet, so I freshened up on my knot course.

(excuse the blown out tattoo)

I didn't have any wax string needed to get the original look so I turned to some crochet thread instead.
The thread was too thin. I looked to see how I could crochet in some thickness. That's when I came across an idea of using a piece of cardboard cut in a circle with a hole in the center and 8 slots around. The way the string is moved around the board creates a weave that magically comes out of the hole in the center.

Ok, I had to try it, so I put down the crochet hook and ran into the kitchen where I knew there was an empty cracker box that Nick just finished off. I cut and slotted it then headed back to the instructions.


By golly it worked. It was sort of a long process, but it actually created a tight weave using 7 strings of thread. It was so easy a kid can do it. I just suggest thicker string for a quicker process.

After I had the length I needed, I tied if off. I made it adjustable by adding a slip knot and decorated it with a couple beads. I like how it turned out. I also like how it looks paired with my Alex and Ani string bracelet.


Instructions I used for the woven bracelet can be found HERE.
Alex and Ani Bracelet can be purchased HERE.

9 comments

  1. Wow that is the cutest bracelet you made Lisa. You were so creative to think of using cardboard. Enjoy wearing it. :)

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  2. You are so creative! It turned out really nice. I bet my grand quads would love to make some of those!

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  3. The bracelet is really nice.
    My son made a whole bunch of these when he was a teenager.

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  4. That is a cool bracelet. But I like what your tattoo says even more (if I'm not mistaken, it looks like Faith?....beautiful).

    ~Sheri

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  5. You’re so clever:) Those are cute bracelets. Jilda made me one back when my hair was long :)

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  6. You are just the most creative soul, Lisa!!

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  7. Wow! I'm so impressed! It's so cute!

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  8. Wow, all the designs are super and according to new fashion trends. Thank you to share it.
    Men Kurta Designs

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