[My DIY] Hurricane Bracelets

In an attempt to grab hold of the last moments of summer, and to kill time while stuck indoors during the hurricane this weekend, my friends and I got together to make old school bracelets. Once we got started it was like riding a bike, and each only took about an hour. I am a fan of rocking a them with a bright watch, or mixing one with a wrist of mixed metal. 
Supplies: Gimp, or Lester lace as we called in back in the day, from Blick Art (less then $2 a roll), scissors, and a fastener. Steps after the break…
Cut two piece, each as long as your wingspan.
Start by threading the black strand through the fastener loop, and move it to the middle of the strand.

Wrap around the front and back of your finger.

Take your orange string under both black loops, and put till you reach the middle of your orange strand

 Next take the right end of the orange and go over and under in the front, and then take the left end and go over and under in the back. 
Pull slowly to create a square knot

Next loop your orange pieces over the square knot diagonally
Thread the right end of the black through the orange hoop in the back, Thread the left black end through the orange hoop in the front. 
It should look like this as you pull the four pieces 
Repeat and the pattern should like this
When your bracelet is long enough to fit around your waist, tie all four pieces in a knot at the end. Then thread one strand through the other end of the fastener

Tie the ends in another knot and trim ends.  

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  1. ACC says:

    Another great project! I say keep the arm party going as long as possible. Love that bright watch too!


  2. Love it! I used to make these at summer camp along time ago! Brings back great memories

  3. Yona says:

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  4. Meg says:

    I interned at nOir where I helped make some of these in the production room – they’re really as simple as they look once you get the hang out it! Just gotta keep it even….

  5. Love it!! I’m so going to try this when I get the time.


    Sam xoxo

  6. Ivette says:

    Lovely and easy-to-do bracelets!!! 🙂


  7. Sandra . says:

    Wow, I really like it : )

  8. Mette says:

    SUPER fede armbånd! det skal prøves 🙂

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  10. jamie. says:

    so similar to these anthro ones http://preview.tinyurl.com/3vr9rt5 but so much cheaper than $48! well done 🙂

  11. the bright colors are so fun. what a perfect diy in light of hurricane irene.


  12. as much as I like it, after seeing the tutorial once only, I understand nothing:))) I’ll study harder and will do it somehow! just have to get the basic idea… thanx for sharing!!
    ps.have you ever tried to do it with a different material?

    staklene bombone

  13. Anonymous says:

    A hurricane brings out the best in all of us.
    What a nice project when all were hunkered down.

  14. Grace says:

    I was looking for some reason to use up all my plastic lace, thanks fo rthe tutorial!

    xx Grace

  15. Nikuska says:

    i made this when I was young 🙂

  16. Anonymous says:

    Ahhhhhhh!!!! I remember it well.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Hi! I was wondering if there’s another name of the material that you’re using for the bracelet.

    Could you tell me?

  18. David Diaz says:


    Have a Good Day!



  19. They look so great! I’ll have to make some to get ready for our Spring


  20. Just Serena says:

    Oh so cute! I love these, used to make them when I was younger and they got confiscated when we took them to school! In the UK we call them Scoubidous, no idea why! Its incredible the amount of copies you can find on the internet, selling for $$$! Deffo gona make some of these for my mates, thanks 🙂 x

  21. Grace says:

    so fun… i love GIMP!

  22. Olivia says:

    oh wow- these give me a seriou case of nostalgia- I remember making various variations of these in JHS.

  23. Bellesme says:

    Love it!
    I need to do this… =P
    Btw you said “When your bracelet is long enough to fit around your waist,” I think you meant wrist right?

  24. anguillian says:

    Oh how wonderful are you; I love this DIY; I bought these supplies before I even found a DIY on it. Honestly WTF pointed me your way on Twitter. I’m in love with your blog.


  25. angelieeee says:

    love your blog!!!!! im your new follower, hope you like mine´s so you can follow me back! ♥
    xxxo from Argentina

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  26. I just discovered your blog, & I’m obviously following it!! OMG I looove every diy you post!! So excited to attempt to reach my creative side 🙂

  27. So awesome! I used to make these like crazy when I was little. Key chains galore! Thanks for sharing.

  28. ana says:

    they came out lovely! i am really digging your nail color too. 🙂

  29. Sam says:

    My friend and I recently collaborated on something similar! http://homemade-speed.com/necklace/rathead2big.jpg

  30. valentina says:

    I Love your blog, very interesting! http://11camille.blogspot.com/ Ciao! Valentina

  31. angie says:

    ohh, this brings back memories!! i used to love making jewelry (and even cell phone/keys charms) this way during middle school. 🙂

  32. Alex says:

    this is great but I really need to know the color of you nail polish 🙂

  33. Love it! It’s been such a long time since I’ve made this but after seeing this post it makes me want to start again. Love your blog…I’m following!


  34. Brilliant! you are so creative!It’s amazing! yours are always so pretty and original!!

  35. I used to make hundreds of these as a kid.. mostly as keychains. Never thought to make them as bracelets. Reminds me of my childhood making rollerskate music videos with my sister!

  36. Anonymous says:

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  37. milacrochet says:

    Excelente, muy lindo, gracias

  38. Laura says:

    I totally rocked one out today! (As in, I made it and wore it on the same day). Thanks, Jenni! Turquoise/navy blend…

  39. Anonymous says:

    wow cool gonna make one now!

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  41. Nur Sert says:

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  42. liuhuan says:

    Those with a passion for all creatures great and small may well appreciate an animal pendant as a gift, to remind them of their favorite mammal. Kitty cats and dolphins tend to be popular choices and make great bracelets for girls presents for kids, young and old.i like it.

  43. valerie vasqez says:

    this is stupid you little idiot. go and die

  44. jamie lopez says:

    you are stupid and ignorent. you think this stuff is cool. you coppy cat of a slut

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