4 Friendship Bracelets We Want to Make This Second

Friendship bracelets
from The Work Is Getting To Me

There was a time in my life — or a series of summers, rather — when every single pair of socks I owned was connected to a safety pin and dangling strands of colorful string. The scenario I’m describing, of course, is the way that dedicated friendship bracelet-makers would get to work. (Scotch tape was for the birds; real makers used safety pins.)

For some reason I only made them during summer, so from the months of June to August, I’d find any excuse I could to sneak away from my camp activities, which typically included flag football or toy car restoration hacks (I’m not super clear on what kind of camp this was to be honest), and park it on the grass so I could work on my friendship bracelets. Because that is what mattered in the late ’90s.

I was terrible in the beginning — every design I made had weird bumps and unintentional squiggles. But I kept at it and eventually got pretty darn good. I’d raise the stakes, telling myself that a real ace could whip up a chevron-style band with 20+ colors and I wouldn’t give up until I finished. (I know, I was a go-getter.)

It’s been YEARS since I had that kind down time, but I’ll get back around to it one day. In the meantime, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite friendship bracelet designs. Here they are:

Chevron
from Make It and Fake It

diy color blocked friendship bracelet
from The Gilded Hare

friendship bracelet
from Crafts Unleashed

really-easy-friendship-bracelet-patterns-1
from weddingtrendista.com

About Rebecca B

Rebecca is an L.A.-born (and raised!) New Yorker that now calls the Bay Area home. She lives on the Internet, still hearts ‘90s gangster rap, and does some of her best vintage shopping in her mom’s closet. Also: These are not her glasses.

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1 Comment

  1. Rachel Lauren 04/25/2014 at 11:28 am #

    On my goodness I was a pro at friendship bracelets in the 90s! If you are looking for some good 90s fashions. Check out my Etsy store at http://www.vintagepod.com!

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