One of my most closest and dearest friends is Emily. Emily is probably the most infectious person I've ever met. She has the biggest heart, loves deeply, laughs loud and gives the best hugs! She also makes no excuses for her big personality and I’m telling you, it’s one-of-a kind! Emily and I met way back in high school, but it wasn't until college that our relationship really blossomed and our friendship took off.
We affectionately call each other Shorty and Boo. Her family is my second family and have always felt like home to me. I have countless memories of holidays and family dinners shared with them and way too many stories from late night slumber parties in their basement. Emily and I shared an apartment together the year I graduated college. It was one of the best years I had in my twenties. It was our first time living on our own, paying rent and figuring out how to be an adult. We pulled off the best NYE party in that apartment, shared more shoes and jewelry than two girls should ever own and formed a bond that is still a part of us today.
Emily and I share a DIY spirit, so it goes without saying our time together often includes some kind of craft. I recently told her we needed to schedule a Shorty and Boo date night stat when she showed me these bomb bracelets she had been making. They are super simple and can be personalized to your own style, which I love! They’re the perfect DIY to try out if you’re new to the game. Our date night included pjs, her loveable dogs Mayberry and Bronco, lots of catching up on life, bracelet making and of course wine! It doesn’t get much better than that.
Items Needed ||
- You and a few girlfriends
- A variety of beads & charms
- Clear stretch cord (can be found at any craft store)
1. Pull out a large amount of the cording. We didn't cut it until the end. This way you can ensure it fits your wrist and you have the size you want.
2. Start beading your bracelet. Use a good mix of colors, beads and charms. Emily's bead stash is huge, so we had plenty to choose from. Start small and buy a couple packs of different beads that fit your personality. Emily also has a few plain wooden beads on hand to paint the color of your choosing.
I loved this idea! As always make it your own!
3. Once you've beaded your bracelet, ensure it first around your wrist at the size you want and tie the cording in a double knot. That's it! The cording is great because it has stretch to it, so ensure you don't make the bracelet too big. The stretch will help it slip on and off your wrist easily. Emily likes having themes to her bracelets which I love. Some of the themes she's done are sports, holidays, love, and she's also done some specific to a girlfriend's personality with an initial charm.