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Friendship Bracelets and Chockers with Charms

teacher avatar Daniela Klausner, Student, Crafter, Recreator

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Lessons in This Class

17 Lessons (57m)
    • 1. Class Intro

      2:43
    • 2. Supplies

      2:21
    • 3. Undoing a Mistake

      1:26
    • 4. Diamond Pattern

      23:01
    • 5. Forward and Backward Knots

      2:16
    • 6. Attaching Chain Extenders to Ribbon Clasps

      2:43
    • 7. Attaching Charms to Bail Beads

      1:25
    • 8. Measuring for a Bracelet with Charm in Center

      1:01
    • 9. Measuring for a Choker with Charm Attached Later

      0:43
    • 10. Measuring for a Bracelet with Charm Attached Later

      0:59
    • 11. Measuring for a Choker with Charm in Center

      0:40
    • 12. Starting a Project with Charm in Center

      2:31
    • 13. Starting a Project with Charm Attached Later

      1:26
    • 14. Attaching Charms with Jump Rings and Bail Beads

      3:11
    • 15. Ending a Bracelet with a Square Knot

      5:35
    • 16. Ending a Bracelet or Choker with a Ribbon Clasp

      4:02
    • 17. Thank You!

      0:47
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In this class you will learn how to incorporate charms into your micro macramé projects. By the end of the class you will gain the skills necessary to create your own bracelet and choker using embroidery floss and charms. I’ll teach you a diamond pattern that works well with charm projects. I will also show you three different ways to incorporate charms into your project and two different ways to end them. One way to incorporate a charm is by placing it in the middle and working the embroidery floss around it. The other two ways of incorporating charms is by attaching them after by either using a bail bead or jump ring.

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Daniela Klausner

Student, Crafter, Recreator

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Hi there! My name is Daniela and I am a graduate of San Diego State University. I joined Skillshare to help improve some of my skills to use in my current internship. When I discovered that teaching was an option, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.

I've been friendship braceleting for over 10 years and I've always wanted to share my skill. I love creating macrame key-chains as gifts for friends/family/coworkers. It is a bit of a process and I had to figure some things out on my own. 

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1. Class Intro: Hi everyone. My name is Daniela clause steric and welcome to my third class on Skillshare, friendship bracelets and jokers with chars. In this class, I will teach you how to incorporate charms into your micro, macro may projects. I will keep teach you the skills necessary to create your very own bracelet, her choker, using embroidery, floss and charts. I will also teach you a modified diamond pattern that is perfect for these types of projects. I'll also show you three different ways of incorporating charms and two different ways of ending a project. One way to incorporate a charm is by placing it in the center and working the embroidery floss around it. You can use this method for bracelets, can't jokers. The second way to incorporate a charms your bracelet or choker is by using Jump brings. You just attach those directly to the bracelet. And it works very simply, very easily. And you have a beautiful little bracelet or choker. The third way of incorporating and charm to a brace her choker is by using something called a bill bead. And those look like this. They come in all kinds of different shapes and sizes, but you do have to have a jump ring to attach them to wit charm and then later to your project. One way to end your project is by using something called a square naught. And I will teach you exactly how to make these. And it just makes your bracelet adjustable and super easy to put on and off. The second way of ending your project is by using proven class. So Ribbon class you have to have if you want to make choker. They're very easy to take on and off, but you can also use them to make a bracelet and they look very nice. For the class project, I want you to create your very own micro, macro me. Wear a suit, her choker, which incorporates at least one sharp. I also highly encouraged you to post your progress and ask me any questions, but you may have. I hope you enjoyed this class and just have fun with it. 2. Supplies: Here are all the supplies you will need to create your project. Embroidery floss. This is what your project is made out of. Pick out three colors that work well together. A clipboard, scissors, a ruler, charms. There are many different kinds of charms. If you want to make a project with a charm in the center, look for a larger charms that have a lot of empty space. That means finding shapes like hearts and stars, or even the infinity sign. If you want to project onto which you add the charm later, you can use any type of charm. These are the materials you will need for attaching charms to a finished bracelet. Jump rings, and bail beats, jump brings, or a simple way to attach charms to your project. Fail beads are a classier way to attach a charm to a choker. He will also need jump brings to attach bail beads onto your project. I will show you how to use both of these later on in the class. Ribbon clasps and chain extenders. Ribbon class, or a classy way to end a bracelet or choker. Ten by seven millimeter clasps are a good fit for this class. You would not want to get anything larger than that. You will also need chain extenders to finish the project. Round nose pliers and flat nose pliers. Round and flat nose pliers are handy when handling jump brings and closing ribbon clasps. Glue. You can use crafting glue or superglue when working on this project. You'll need it to keep knots in place and also to ensure the project attached securely to ribbon class. If you choose to use them. Now that you have your supplies, you are ready to start working on your project. If you have never macro made or friendship bracelet it before. I highly suggest watching the forward and backward knots video. If you are familiar with micro, macro ME or have seen my previous classes, move on to the diamond pattern video in which I will teach you a modified diamond pattern. 3. Undoing a Mistake: Undoing a mistake. In order to undo a mistake, you are going to need some tools. You can use a clothes pin, pushpin, or really anything that is small, easy to grasp with a pointy end. How it works. First, bind where you made the mistake and take the two strings the mistake was made on. Then lift up the string that you made the knot on and set it back. Take your PIN and stick it between the two knots that you made. Scrape up to loosen the top, not when there is enough room. You can pull the second string through between the knots. Then just scrape at the second, Not until it is loose enough to pull the two strings apart. Let's see that done one more time. Find the mistake. Lift up the strand that doubtless made on. Stick your pen between the two naughts that were made and scrape up to loosen the one on the top. Once there is enough room, hook the second string and pull it out between the knots. Then scrape at the second, not until you can pull the two strings apart. Now, correct your mistake and move on with the pattern. 4. Diamond Pattern: In this class, we will be using an intuitive diamond pattern to create our projects. This means that after watching me make several rows of Diamonds, you'll actually be able to memorize the pattern. Most friendship bracelets are made from patterns that look like this. Intuitive patterns have to be shown to you as they are being made. They can't be expressed in a single picture. That's because with most patterns you work from left to right. But with intuitive patterns, you work from the outside and the inside out. I know this sounds a little strange, but trust me, after you watch me make a few diamonds, you'll understand the pattern, I'll explain the principle, and you'll actually be able to memorize it. And you don't have to constantly look back and forth between a sheet of paper and your project. I will teach you the pattern using six strands and three colors. There are three parts to a modified diamond. The diamond outline, the center and outside filler. And the center dot. Setups with a pattern, placed the diamond outline color strands on the outside. Next, place the middle slash side filler color next to those. The center dot colors strands remain on the inside. As I mentioned before, instead of working from side to side, we will be working from the outside and the inside out. Working outside in. To start, we will take the outer strand on the left and make two forward knots. Next we take the outer strand on the right and make two backward knots. Now our outer colors are on the inside. We need to connect the diamond outline by making a forward or not. We've just created the bottom part of the diamond. Now we need to make the filler space before moving on to a full diamond. To create the filler, we will start by taking the outer left color and making one forward not with it. Then take the outer right color and make one backward not with it. We have just worked from the outside in. Now it is time to work from the inside out. Working inside out. We continue the pattern by taking the center left strand and making two backward knots with it until it is on the outside again. Next, we take the center right strand and work outward, making two forward knots. Now it's time to make the filling of the diamond. We do this by taking the center strands and making a forward not with them. The left strand over the right. Then we take the center left strand and make one backward not. Next, we take the center right strand and make one forward not to make the center dot o we have to do is make one forward not with the center strands. Now we have completed the filling of the diamond and all our strands are in the same position they were in when we started continuing the pattern outside in essentially what we are doing is taking the outside colors and sending them to the center, where we then combine them. To recap, we accomplish this by taking the outer left strand and making two forward knots. And taking the outer right strand and making two backward knots. Then make a forward not once they are both in the center. To make the outer filling, we just have to make a forward not on the left, and a backward not on the right. Now that the outer strands are in the inside and the inside strands are on the outside. It is time to reverse the direction of nodding IEEE, working inside out, continuing the pattern inside out. We start by taking the inner left strand and making backward knots until it is on the outside again. Then we take the inner right strand and make forward naughts until it reaches the outside. To create the filling, we need to not the center strands together. We do this by making a forward not with them. Then we make one backward not with the inner left strand. And one for word not with the inner right strand. We want to send those strands as far out as we can without crossing the diamond outline strands. We finished the center of the diamond with one last forward, not with the center strings. The principal. Now our outer colors are back on the outside and the inner colors are back on the inside. The basic principle of the pattern is that you start on the sides and move inward until the strands that were in the center are pushed all the way out. The filler color can never not over the outline color. And the center color can never not over the filler color. Let's see that play out. We take the strand on the outer left and move it all the way in. And then take the outer strand on the right and move it all the way in. Now, those two can connect with 14 word, not the new outer color strands need to go towards the center now too, but cannot cross the outline strands. In this case, that means only one not inward be made on either side. Strands that are now on the outside were originally in the center. The center color cannot, not over the filler color. So that means we have to stop moving inward and we have to start moving outward. The basic principle of working inside out is that we want to send all the strands outward until the new outer strands are back in the center. Again, the filler color cannot not over the outline color. And the center color can never not over the filler color. Let's watch this play out. First. We take the center left stream and move it all the way back out with a series of backward knots. Then we take the center right strand and move it all the way back out with a series of forward knots. Now we have the filler color in the center. We want to send it outward as well. The first step to not the two strands together with a forward not to avoid holes in the bracelet. Then we take the inner left strand and move it to the left with a backward not. Then we take the inner right strand and move it to the right. What's y for work not center strands by back in the center and need to be joined together with one forward. Because the sender color, it can never not over the filler color. There are no more strands that can move outward. And it is time to move from the outside. And again, now you should be ready to continue the pattern on your own. If you feel that you have memorize the pattern, you are ready to move on to undoing a mistake or finding the measurement video that matches the type of project you would like to make. If you feel that you still need more time to memorize the pattern, continue watching as I make a few more diamonds. I won't add any voiceover. This is a chance to just watch and follow along. 5. Forward and Backward Knots: Forward and backward knots, less than one. Forward, not for a forward, not the first thing you do is take the first string and cross it over the second string. It'll look like a four. Then the first string goes under the second string through the hoop and out. Then you pull each forward not consists of two naughts. So one more time. Make a 4 first string under the second through the hoop and pull. Now you can see that the first string is in second position. Let's do a forward Not one more time. First string over the second, then under, through the hoop and pull. And now one more time to complete, but not. There we go. Now you have the basics of the forward. Now, let's move on to the backward, not the backward naught is just a mirror image of the forward not to make a backward not. You take the second string and cross it over the first. Then the second string goes under the first through the loop out and pull. Again. We need to do this twice. Second string over the first, under, through the hoop and pull. Try it one more time. Make it backwards. Four seconds stirring under the first through the loop, and pull. Now one more time to complete the knot. 6. Attaching Chain Extenders to Ribbon Clasps: Attaching chain extenders to ribbon class. You will need to attach your chain extenders to ribbon clasps before you attach the ribbon class to your final project. Most chain extenders are sold like this with a lobster class attached to the tail. The first thing you need to do is separate the class from the tail. You do this by taking the jump bring attached to the lobster class and opening it up, moving the ends in opposite directions. You can do this with your finger or by using tools like flat and round nose pliers. Once the ring is open, grab onto the ring in class with one hand and remove the tail with the other hand. Still holding onto the lobster class and ring, put the tail down and grab one ripping class. Feed the hole on top of the ribbon class onto the open side of the jump brain. Now carefully hold onto both clasps with one hand to expose the open ends of the jump. Bring. It can take a few tries before you manage to keep the ring in place. Once the ring is steady, take the flat nose pliers and press the ends of the ring together. Cheap pressing the ring until you feel it is secure enough to make the tail end of the ribbon class picked up the tail and grab the first ring, adjusted until the split in the ring is spacing up at you. Then grab either end up the ring with your fingers are pliers, and twist your hands in opposite directions until the ring is open. Keep holding onto one side of the ring with one hand in, grab the remaining ribbon class, but the other hand, feed the top of the class onto the open side of the ring. Then grab the flat nose pliers and press the open ends of the ring together to close them. Do this in any way that is comfortable to you. You can continue to adjust the way you hold your hands. As you close the loop. Keep pressing on the ring until you feel it as secure. Now the ribbon clasps are complete and ready to be added to the end of your choker or a bracelet. 7. Attaching Charms to Bail Beads: Attaching charms to bail beads. In order to attach a charm to avail bead, you will need a jump. Bring. Start by picking up one end of the ring with the opening facing up towards you. Then take hold of both sides of the ring with either your fingers or some pliers, and twist your hands in opposite directions to open up the ring. Some rings are more suburban than others, so it might take a few tries to open the ring. If you are using pliers, it can also take a few tries to get a good grip on the ring. Once the ring is open, pick up the bail bead and feed the loop through one end of the ring. Then pick up the charm and carefully feed it through the other end of the ring. When both the bail bead and charm or on the ring, pinch them together while also keeping the ring upright. Then take your flat nose pliers and press the ends of the ring together to close it. Keep pressing the ends of the ring together until you feel it is secure. Now the bill beat is complete and ready to be added onto your choker or bracelet. 8. Measuring for a Bracelet with Charm in Center: Measuring for a bracelet with charm in center. Here are the exact measurements for adults and children. For an adult bracelet. You will need to cut 44 inch strands for the diamond outline color. Cut to 34 inch strands for the filler color. Lastly, cut 222 strands for the center dot color. For a child bracelet. You will need to cut 238 strands for the diamond outline color. Then cut to 30-inch strands for the filler color. Lastly, cut to 21 inch strands for the center dot color. I used measurements for the average size. So if you are the person you are making the bracelet for, has the larger wrist, you can add a few inches to each strand. 9. Measuring for a Choker with Charm Attached Later: Measuring for a choker with charm attached later. Here are the measurements for a choker for an adult. For a choker, cut to 84 inch strands for the diamond outline color. Next cut, 253 inch strands for the filler color. Lastly, cut to 28 inch strands for the center dot color. The measurement I have very choker is based off the average next size. If you are the person you were making in the choker for has a larger neck, you can add 10 or more inches to each strand. 10. Measuring for a Bracelet with Charm Attached Later: Measuring for a bracelet with charm attached later. Here are the exact measurements for adults and children. For an adult bracelet. You will need to cut 248 inch strands for the diamond outline color. Next, cut to 32 inch strands for the filler color. Lastly, cut to 18 inch strands for the center dot color for a child bracelet. Cut to 42 inner strands for the diamond outline color. Next, cut to 28 inch strands for the filler color. Lastly, cut to 17 inch strands for the center dot color, I use measurements for the average risk size. So if you are the person you are making the bracelet for has a larger wrist, you can add a few inches to each strand. 11. Measuring for a Choker with Charm in Center: Measuring for a choker with Charmin center. Here are the measurements for a choker for an adult, you'll want to cut two strands for the diamond outline color. Cut 258 inch strands for the filler color. Cut 235 inner strands where the center dot color. The measurement I have for a choker is based off the average neck size. If you were the person you were making the choker for has a larger neck, you can add 10 or more inches to each strand. 12. Starting a Project with Charm in Center: Starting a project with a Charmin center. Once you cut your embroidery floss strands, fold them in half, and place one strand of each color on either side of your large charm. Start by picking up the charm and one bunch of strands. Makes sure the strands are all exactly in half. And place the fold on top of one side of the charm. Next, take one tail end of the floss and feed it up through the bottom of the charm. Once all the strands are pulled through, do the same thing with the remaining tail-end. Beat it up through the bottom of the charm and pull all the strands out. Now all you have to do is carefully pull on the tail ends until you have a tight knot on one end of the charm. Then pick up the remaining embroidery floss and place the folded and on one side of the charm. Carefully feed the tail ends through the bottom of the charm up. You can do them one at a time or all at once, depending on how much room you have. Once the tails are pulled all the way through, it's time to pull them until you have another type naught on the other side of the charm. Now place one side of the charm under the clipboard and set up the strands to start making the diamond pattern. When you complete one side, flip the charm over and work on the other side. If you're making an adult bracelet, you should make eight diamonds on either side of the charm. If you're making a child bracelet, you should have six diamonds on either side. If you are making a choker, you should have 19 or 20 diamonds on either side of the charm. Once you're all done making the diamonds, you can either move on to the ending a bracelet with a square NADH, or the ending of bracelet or choker with a ribbon class video, depending on the type of finish you want for your project. 13. Starting a Project with Charm Attached Later: Starting a project with charms attached later. You should have two strands of each color in front of you right now. Grab one end of each strand and make sure they are all about equal height. If you're making a bracelet with a square not ending, start by making me not about three inches down the strands. If you're making a bracelet or choker with a ribbon class end, start by making a not about one inch down the strands. The knots don't need to be too tight. In fact, it is better if they are a little loose. Once you have your one or three inch not, place the strands under the clipboard class with the not as close to the class as possible. Then start making the modified diamond. And adult bracelet is complete after about 20 diamonds, and the child bracelet is complete after about 16. A choker consists of about 40 diamonds. Once the body of the bracelet or choker is complete, you can move on to the attaching charms with jump rings and fail beads. Video. 14. Attaching Charms with Jump Rings and Bail Beads: Attaching charms with jump rings and bail beads. Once you complete all the diamonds you need for your specific project. Take the bracelet or choker off the clipboard. Find the beginning of the project where we made a naught. Now, undo the not. Attaching a bail be to your project is very easy. All you have to do is twist the embroidery floss strands at the end of the project together and then feed them through the bail Bede. Once you have the bail beats attached, you can either move on to ending a bracelet with a square knot or ending a bracelet or choker with a ribbon class. Depending on the type of project you are working on. Attaching charms to a bracelet or choker with a jump ring is easy as well, but it takes getting used to. The first thing to do is to find the center of the bracelet. If you May 20 diamonds, then you should have 10 diamonds on either the charm. If you made 16 diamonds, that means you'll have eight diamonds on either side of the charm. For a choker with 40 diamonds, the charm should have 20 diamonds on either side of it. Finally, halfway point on your project by counting half the diamonds. In my case, that means 10 diamonds. When you find the center, place the charm next to the filler in the center. Now, it's time to open up a jump ring. You can open it using your fingers or with round and flat nose pliers. Then pinch the center of the project and lifted up with the wrong side facing you. Now feed one end of the jump, bring through the center filler color. You may need to open the jumping wider in order to accomplish this. Once the jump ring is attached to your project, turn it the right way and make sure the opening in the jump ring is facing you. Now pick up the charm and feed it onto the jump. Bring them. All that is left to do is to close the jump bring. The easiest way to do that is what suppliers, you can use round or flat nose pliers. Both will do the job just as well. I'm going to attach for more charms to my bracelet. You can add as many or as few terms as you wish. Once you are done, you can either move on to the ending a bracelet with a square knot or the ending a bracelet or choker with a ribbon class video. Depending on the type of finish you want for your projects. 15. Ending a Bracelet with a Square Knot: Ending a bracelet with a square knot. By this point, you should have completed making all the diamonds required for your project. If you started with a Charmin the center, keep the charm clipped to your clipboard. If you just finished attaching the charms to your bracelet, return the project back under the clipboard. The first part to make a square naught end is grading both ends of the bracelet. To do this, split the embroidery floss into three groups of two, and start braiding. You can make the braid as long or as short as you like. When you reach the desired length. Make a knot. Then flip over to the other side. Make another braid. Tried to make it the same length as the other side. Then at the end of the brain. Now remove the bracelet for the clipboard and line up the ends together. Then cut off the excess embroidery floss to start making a square. Not place the bracelet down and place the braided ends parallel to each other. Grab two pieces of tape and tape each end of the bracelet down to the surface you are working on. This will stop the bracelet for moving too much as you create the square naught. Now cut 12 inches of whichever embroidery floss color you like. I usually make my square naught with the filler color. Place the strand under the braided ends, making sure it is centered. A square knot is pretty simple because it only consists of two steps that you repeat over and over. Step one of a square naught is to take the strand on the right and slide it under the braids and then over the strand on the other side, while also ensuring a hoop remains on the right side. Then take the strand on the left and feed it over the braids. And through the hoop on the right, this creates a pretzel shape. Then all you have to do is pull both ends, pull hard enough to secure the braids together, but not so hard that you choke the braids. Step 2 of a square naught is to take the strand on the left and slide it under the braid and place it over and a strand on the right while making sure there is a hoop on the left side. Then take the strand on the right and place it over the braid and inside the loop. Then pull both ends tightly. The rest of a square knot is repeating step 1 and 2 over and over until you feel it is the right length. I usually only make five knots, meaning I need to repeat step one, step two, then step 1 of 4 finishing. You can make as many square knots as you like. When you complete the square knots, all you have to do is to make a knot on each strand to prevent the square naught and from coming apart. Once you cut off the excess embroidery floss and immediately glue the steps to further secure the square. 16. Ending a Bracelet or Choker with a Ribbon Clasp: Ending a bracelet or choker with a ribbon class. By this point, you should have completed making all the diamonds required for your project. If you started with a Charmin the center, keep the charm clip to your clipboard. If you just finished attaching your charms to your bracelet or choker, return, project back under the clipboard. If you want the lobster class on the right side, expose the left end of your project on the clipboard. If you want the lobster class on the left side of your bracelet, expose the right side of your project. I'm right handed, so I will expose the left side. Pick up the exposed end of the bracelet or choker and cut off access embroidery floss. Then grab some glue and glue the loose remaining strands so they don't unravel. You can squeeze the strands together to keep them even in close together. Next, take the ribbon class, but the lobster clasp attached. Squeeze a small amount of glue inside the class. Then place the bracelet or choker. And inside the class. When you have the project in place inside the class, you will need some flat nose pliers to close the clasp onto the project. Pinch the sides of the class with the pliers sharply at first, just in case the project starts moving. And then press hard to secure it. Keep pressing and adjusting until you like how it looks. Now we repeat the process on the other end of the project. Flip the project over and secure the other end. Grab some scissors and cut off all x's embroidery floss. Then glue the little stubs and press them to keep them close together. Then pick up the ribbon class, but the long-chain. Put a small amount of glue into the open class and then place the end of the project inside of it. Lastly, take your flat nose pliers and pinch the class closed over the end of the bracelet or choker. 17. Thank You!: Congratulations on making it to the end of this class. I hope that at this point you have been able to at least start on your project. I highly encourage you to post all the progress up until the end of the project. This way, I can answer any questions have and we can resolve any issues that you may be facing. I can't wait to see all of your wonderful projects. I also thank you so much for choosing to take this and what it really means a lot. I've had a great time teaching you new skills or expanding upon the ones that you read hat. And I can't wait to see you in my next class where not friendship bracelets. Thank you everyone.