I’m Twelve Again

Breigh May 25, 2010 17


One day I was looking through some craft websites and saw these friendship bracelets.  Suddenly I was 12 years old again and itching to make some.  I thought back to the day when I was a kid and making bracelets with gimp was all the rage, man I loved that stuff.

I decided to start with an easy pattern to learn how to make the knots.  I had all the materials needed since I have plenty of embroidery floss sitting around.  I don’t think it came out too bad for my first try!  I’d like to make one with a few more colors that is a bit more intricate.  Maybe one for 1-2 of my friends if they don’t think they are too lame to wear :P

I don’t think I’ll be going crazy with this or making tons of them, but they are fun to make and it’s nice to know how.  Makes for something easy and enjoyable to make while sitting out on the balcony in the sun.

They even have turtle patterns, you know I’ll be making one of those!


  1. Xander May 25, 2010 at 10:07 am - Reply

    Make me a robot one and I’ll wear it!
    .-= Xander´s last blog ..ROBOTC 2.16 Beta Is Out =-.

    • Breigh May 27, 2010 at 8:58 am - Reply

      It’s a deal :D

  2. Miriam May 25, 2010 at 10:09 am - Reply

    OMG – I had loads of these back in the day. Wore them until they virtually rotted from my wrists. Think I might just have to have a go at making one as well!

    • Breigh May 27, 2010 at 8:59 am - Reply

      If you do I hope you’ll put photos on FB! I want to see :)

  3. Alison May 25, 2010 at 10:42 am - Reply

    For me, it was 10th grade; I remember sitting around between classes and such with the things pinned to the jeans as we twisted and braided. I might have to give it a shot again!
    .-= Alison´s last blog ..Cultural Monday =-.

    • Breigh May 27, 2010 at 9:00 am - Reply

      I don’t remember making the ones with the embroidery floss, just the GIMP ones. I made a ton of those!

  4. Sonya May 25, 2010 at 10:48 am - Reply

    Wow thats so funny..I was looking at making one myself when I stumbled across a You-Tube video on it. I was about 13 and had both of my arms covered in them.
    .-= Sonya´s last blog ..Sundays In My City…. =-.

    • Breigh May 27, 2010 at 9:00 am - Reply

      It takes you back, doesn’t it? :)

  5. Invader_Stu May 25, 2010 at 1:20 pm - Reply

    I don’t know if it’s just a Canadian/American thing or a girl thing but as someone who went to an all boys secondary school in London I never encountered friendship bracelets. It was only something I heard about in movies.
    .-= Invader_Stu´s last blog ..Lost in Liverpool =-.

    • Breigh May 27, 2010 at 9:01 am - Reply

      Yeah I think it’s probably both. I don’t recall boys making them back home, but they did wear them if the girl they liked gave them one! I’ll make you one Stu, everyone deserves at least one friendship bracelet in their lifetime!

  6. stephanie May 25, 2010 at 4:54 pm - Reply

    omgosh… i remember making them back in the day. The one in the picture turned out well for not having made them in yrs.hmmm maybe you’ll make a few and bring them home with ya in oct.. hint haha ;)

    • Breigh May 27, 2010 at 9:02 am - Reply

      hehe I’ll see what I can do. If you don’t spoil anymore shows between now and then I’ll make you a really cool one!:P

  7. Hallak May 25, 2010 at 6:56 pm - Reply

    Make me one with fishes on it :)

    • Breigh May 27, 2010 at 9:03 am - Reply

      You are fishing obsessed! :P

  8. Gaby May 25, 2010 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    Venezuela here and we did use to have those… Hmm, a turtle one sounds nice. Too bad I’m just pathetic when it comes to crafts… I always say I failed kindergarten!

    Yours turned out nice! I wouldn’t have guessed it was your first!

    • Breigh May 27, 2010 at 9:03 am - Reply

      They aren’t that hard, the knots are easy, the hard part is just remembering where you were at with the pattern. I had to undo it and go back a few times.

  9. Kara May 28, 2010 at 12:13 pm - Reply

    I never had the patience to make those as a kid!
    .-= Kara´s last blog ..Birthday at the Lake =-.

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