Friendship Bracelets

Probably about 8 years ago, my parents gave me this book for a gift.  And I started making friendship bracelets.

And I made them like CRAZY.  I started working chronologically through the patterns, until the three hardest at the end (because they were based on the chevron, which had made me cry, or at least really frustrated).  So at least 7 bracelets.  Then I made maybe 5 more.

A few weeks ago I was going through my drawers, and I came across an old bracelet I had made, which I had come across awhile previously when cleaning, and stashed in my drawer to put on during summer.  I wouldn’t have put it on had I not found it cleaning my drawers (you never know what you are going to find when you clean out your drawers).  (Did that make any sense to anyone?)

So I pulled out the book to teach Meiling how to make them.  And I started a bracelet, too.

The chevron pattern.  To prove to myself I could do it.

Meiling didn’t seem to like it much.  But I continued to make bracelets.

I made one for me, one for my dog (one for me that I didn’t like so well), one for a friend, and now I am working on another for myself.

(And it turns out the chevron was a breeze.  Not sure what my problem was before. =))

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The two I am currently wearing:  The pink and green one is one I found it my drawer, and the other is the chevron I successfully made without tears.

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The one that I put on Lucy – this pattern is called “Rag Rug.”

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What do you think of your pretty necklace, Luc? Does it make you feel like part of the club?

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(I think she says “Not so much.”)

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The one I made for a friend  – this pattern is called “Totem Pole.”

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The one I am making now – the beaded chevron (these are not the beads I am going to be using – I need to get to the store and get some better ones.