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If there is one thing that is true, when it comes to fashion, it is that fashion repeats itself!  If it goes out of style it will one day be revived and come back again. :) Think about it: from blue jean, bell bottoms, polka-dot prints, and more. If you've seen it once, don't worry you will see it again. Back in the 90s,­ there was a popular bracelet, called the “friendship bracelet”. It featured a design that has back it's way back to the fashion scene: the chevron print.

Feel free to share the bracelet design instructions with others. As a matter of fact feel free to print them out and make it a crafts activity over the summer for yourself or for the little ones!

Chevron Friendship Bracelet

Things you’ll need:
1. Embroidery floss in your choice of colors:
2. The Chevron can be made using different colors (one color combination or three to four color combination). This jewelry project calls for five colors: blue (1), rust (2), yellow (3), green (4), and brown (5).
3. Masking tape, a safety pin and pillow, or a clipboard
4. Scissors
5. Measuring Tape

Jewelry Making Instructions:

Step 1
Cut strands of your necklace or bracelet to desired length. For this particular project, 50 inches will produce approximately a 5 inch (including loop and knot) tight friendship bracelet.

Step 2
Fold strands of thread in half and make a loop and make a tight knot at the top. Pin the knot you tie to your workstation pillow to keep it from moving.

Step 3
Arrange colors with pattern such as 12345 54321. The outer strands (blue) will be used first for the bracelet pattern.

Step 4
Starting on the right side and using the blue thread strand, make four backward

Step 5
From the left side with the blue thread strand, make five forward knots. The fifth knot will join the blue strands which should be placed in the center of your bracelet. The color arrangement will be 23451 15432.

Step 6
Continue steps 4 and 5 until you reach the length you want for your bracelet.

Step 7
Divide the thread strands into two sections, and in each group you start braiding it.

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