How to Make a Two Color Woven Fishtail Friendship Bracelet Step by Step

Summary: Throughout this instruction, I will show you how to make a fishtail friendship bracelet step by step, a stunning pattern that is very similar to the 8-strand fishtail one!

How to Make a Two Color Woven Fishtail Friendship Bracelet Step by Step

Learn to make a fishtail friendship bracelet, you can choose a braided pattern, or today's design consists of 4 strands only. At first, select two rubber cord wristband as a base. And in the following, you only need to weave the two cords through them for creating an alternating chevron of two colors. Getting interested? Just check it out.

Supplies needed for making your own wristband:

1mm Waxed Cord
Rubber Band Bracelet
Scissors
Lighter (optional)
Hot Melt Glue Gun
Tiger Tail Wire (assistive)

Supplies needed for making your own wristband

How to start the woven fishtail friendship bracelet?

Step 1: Prepare the cord

1st, cut two lengths of waxed cord, about 150cm for each color;
2nd, tie the blue cord up to one end of rubber band bracelet by tying a sliding knot. Tighten the knot as tautly as possible;

tie the blue cord onto a rubber band
3rd, repeat the same process with orange cord and another rubber bracelet.

tie the orange cord onto another rubber band

Step 2: Start to make your own wristband

1st, hold the two parts with fingers;
2nd, loop the blue cord against the right rubber band in a clockwise direction;
3rd, loop the orange cord against the blue cord and left rubber band in a counterclockwise direction;
4th, fasten two loops with fingers;

Start to make the first weaving pattern
5th, make a clockwise loop against the right rubber band with the blue cord;
6th, counterclockwise wrap the blue cord and left rubber band by using the orange;
7th, tighten the cords with fingers;

repeat the other time
8th, making loops with the blue and orange cords alternately for 10~13times.

making loops with the blue and orange cords alternately for 10~13times

Step 3: Replace the positions of two colors

1st, in the last segment, direct the blue cord leftwards after making a loop with it;
2nd, similarly, pull the orange cord rightwards after making loop with it;

Replace the positions of two colors
3rd, making loops with the blue and orange cords alternately for 10~13times, as you did in step 1.

making loops with the blue and orange cords alternately for 10~13times

Step 4: Make the rest parts for woven friendship bracelets

1st, replace the positions of blue and orange cords;
2nd, make the two color fishtail patterns in order.

Make the rest parts for woven friendship bracelets

Step 5: Deal with the ending of bracelet

1st, take the excess blue (or orange) cord. Wrap about 3~5 times around the rest cord and two rubber bands;
2nd, fold a short length of tiger tail wire and pass it through the wraps from end;
3rd, pass the blue cord through the folded wire loop;
4th, pull the wire hard to bring the blue cord pass through the wraps;
5th, secure the cord tail with drops of glue;

Deal with the ending of bracelet
6th, back to the starting, remove the excess cord and then seal by using lighter.

deal with the starting part

Done!

finished fishtail friendship bracelet pattern
Here is a photo of how it looks like when stacking with my previous Chinese Crown Knot Bracelet Using Waxed Cord.

a round up of two types of friendship bracelets

Whatever pattern you are going to make, my step-by-step instruction makes it a cinch for you to make such type of woven fishtail friendship bracelet. And, with the right color choice, it can work on a guy or girl perfectly!

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Comments (1)

Feb 14, 2014 at 05:23 AM Cathleen Reese

I just love this and love to weave! TY1